Tommy Pham reached base five times and Fernando Tatis Jr. had four hits as the visiting San Diego Padres completed a 10-4 win over the Washington Nationals Sunday in a game suspended after 5 1/2 innings Saturday night due to a shooting outside Nationals Park.
The Padres led 8-4 at the time of the suspension and have outscored the Nationals 34-12 while winning the first two games of a three-game series that ends later Sunday. The Padres collected 40 hits over the first two games, including 18 hits in the suspended game.
“(Nationals manager) Dave Martinez reached out this morning, and what a class act the Nationals were from all aspects,” Padres manager Jayce Tingler said Monday morning of Saturday’s incident outside the third-base gate at Nationals Park.
At the time of the incident, neither team nor the umpires knew where the sounds of gunfire were coming from.
“I certainly want to thank the Nationals’ security people who were putting their lives on the line,” said Tingler. “It’s definitely a time to step back and say thank you.”
Pham was 3-for-3 with two walks, an RBI and two runs scored. Tatis was 4-for-5 with a double, a stolen base, two runs scored and two RBIs.
Manny Machado had three hits, including a double, with two RBIs. Jake Cronenworth and Ha-Seong Kim each added two hits and two RBIs, while Webster Rivas also had two hits.
Reliever Craig Stammen (4-2) was credited with the win after Padres starter Blake Snell lasted only four innings, giving up four runs on six hits and four walks with three strikeouts. Snell also had a single and scored his first career run.
Nationals’ left-handed starter Patrick Corbin (6-8) took the loss, giving up six runs on 10 hits and four walks with three strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.
Ryan Zimmerman accounted for three of the Nationals’ four runs with his 10th homer of the season, a three-run shot off Snell in the third that temporarily cut the Padres’ lead to 5-4.
–Field Level Media