Jose Azocar singled home ghost runner Manny Machado from third with two out in the bottom of the 10th Monday night to give the San Diego Padres a 3-2 walk-off win over the visiting Milwaukee Brewers.
Machado, who struck out in the ninth with the game-winning run on third, was on second to start the 10th. He moved to third on Jurickson Profar’s ground out. Brewers reliever Miguel Sanchez then intentionally walked Eric Hosmer and Wil Myers to load the bases. Ha-seong Kim lined to shortstop Luis Urias for the second out before Azocar dropped a single to short center.
Padres reliever Luis Garcia (3-2) worked his way out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the top of the 10th to earn the win. Sanchez, who was promoted from Triple-A Monday morning, took the loss.
Garcia escaped in the top of the 10th by getting Andrew McCutchen to ground into a pitcher-to-catcher-to first double play then retiring Rowdy Tellez on an inning-ending grounder to first.
The Brewers took a 2-0 lead in the second against Padres starter Nick Martinez. McCutchen singled to open the inning and moved to second when Tellez drew a walk. McCutchen reached third when Tellez was forced at second on a Hunter Renfroe grounder to second. Both scored on Tyrone Taylor’s two-out double to right center.
The Padres got one run back against Brewers starter Adrian Houser in the fifth. Luke Voit dropped a single into right, moved to third on a double to left by Trent Grisham and scored on Jorge Alfaro’s slow roller to short.
The Padres tied the game against former Padres reliever Brad Boxberger in the seventh on Grisham’s second safety squeeze bunt in three games. Myers opened the inning with a double to left center and moved to third on a groundout. After Voit drew a walk, Grisham laid a bunt down the first base line that hugged the edge of the grass. Boxberger got out of the inning by retiring Major League batting leader Machado on a bases-loaded fly to left.
Martinez gave up two runs on five hits and three walks with five strikeouts in five innings. Houser gave up one run on three hits and two walks with four strikeouts in six innings.
–Field Level Media