Luis Capusano, the Padres’ No. 4 prospect, recorded his first career home run as his first major-league hit to help San Diego blank the A’s 7-0 in a series-opening victory at the Oakland Coliseum on Friday night.
The two played a stalemate into the fifth inning with only a combined three hits between the two before Trent Grisham cranked a tie-breaking double over the shortstop’s head to bring in their first run of the game. Fernando Tatis Jr. followed that with a double of his own, scoring both Grisham and Campusano to give the Padres a 3-0 lead.
A pair of back-to-back base hits by Manny Machado and Eric Hosmer brought the score 4-0 the fifth finally came to a close.
At the top of the seventh, Tatis smacked a lead-off home run on the inning’s third pitch and Machado followed that with a full-count deep shot to really open things up at 6-0. Capusano put the period on the Friars’ scoring on the night with his home run just one inning later.
Zach Davies worked seven innings and recorded his fourth-straight win after striking out five with four hits allowed and four walks.
The A’s Jesus Luzardo pitched 4.2 innings with four Ks and allowed six hits and four runs.
Game two is scheduled for 1:10pm this afternoon. Chris Paddack (3-3) will start for San Diego against Oakland’s Sean Manaea (2-2).