Pham homers main off, Padres pile on in 8-1 resolve over A’s

Tommy Pham hit a leadoff homer, Austin Nola had four hits and two RBIs, and the San Diego Padres thumped the Oakland Athletics 8-1 on Tuesday night.

Manny Machado added two hits and scored twice for San Diego. Blake Snell pitched spherical traffic for 5 innings and allowed one tear because the Padres obtained for the second time in three video games since star shortstop Fernando Tatís Jr. went out with a shoulder ruin.

The Padres’ offense didn’t appear to miss the star hitter in opposition to the A’s. Every San Diego starter had as a minimum one hit or scored a tear.


“Up and down the lineup the blokes unbiased correct didn’t strive and construct too considerable,” Padres manager Jayce Tingler mentioned. “Stayed in the guts of the discipline and tried to dwell on high of that heater. With Tommy environment the tone in the first and a few elephantine two-out hits in the second, that used to be broad. No doubt appropriate night offensively.”

Starling Marte had three hits for Oakland, including his first home tear with the A’s.

Pham hit his 12th home tear on the ninth pitch from A’s starter Sean Manaea (8-7). The Padres’ leadoff hitter additionally had an RBI single in the third when San Diego save collectively four straight two-out hits.

San Diego scored twice in the fifth and twice more in the seventh. Trent Grisham had a two-tear single that drove in Machado and Eric Hosmer, who slid past catcher Yan Gomes without being tagged, then fast got lend a hand up and touched home plate.

“We’re transferring spherical the lineup neatly,” Nola mentioned. “The elephantine thing is invent the pitcher throw strikes and swing at appropriate pitches.”

Snell (5-4) went into the game with the very best twin carriageway ERA amongst pitchers with as a minimum 11 starts far off from home earlier than beating the A’s. He had six strikeouts and walked three.

Four relievers retired three batters apiece to total the seven-hitter.

“There’s loads to work on restful, nonetheless it’s without a doubt headed in the suitable route with a resolve,” Snell mentioned. “I may perhaps per chance per chance like to proceed to assault the zone and secure quicker outs. I unbiased correct favor to search out a skill to be better.”

The A’s had runners on imperfect in each and every of the first four innings but did no longer rating.

After Imprint Canha singled to originate the first and Marte doubled, Snell retired the next three batters without allowing the ball out of the infield. Oakland loaded the bases with one out in the second when Canha flew out to appropriate and Wil Myers threw out Josh Harrison sliding into home plate to total the double play.

“A elaborate sport with situational at-bats,” A’s manager Bob Melvin mentioned. “We got some guys on, we ran some. We unbiased correct didn’t save appropriate at-bats collectively in these eventualities. No longer our easiest sport.”

Manaea allowed 5 runs in 4 1/3 innings in his shortest day outing since early Can also. The left-hander got drilled in the leg by a 112.5 mph comebacker in the second inning.

“They had been on all the pieces,” Manaea mentioned.


The Padres accumulate had as a minimum two further-imperfect hits in 24 consecutive video games, the second-longest stuffed with life lag in the majors in the lend a hand of the Los Angeles Angels (37). The Padres’ lag is additionally the second-longest in franchise historical past.


Padres: LHP Matt Strahm (appropriate patellar tendon) used to be activated from the 60-day Injured Checklist. … RHP Taylor Williams (appropriate knee) started a rehab assignment with Triple-A El Paso. … IF Jorge Mateo used to be designated for assignment.

Athletics: IF/OF Chad Pinder (appropriate hamstring) fielded infield grounders earlier than the game but has but to growth to working bases, which is the next step in his recovery. Pinder has been on the IL since July 8.


Athletics RHP Frankie Montas (9-8, 4.08 ERA) pitches the finale of this temporary two-sport series while the Padres counter with RHP Joe Musgrove (7-7, 2.94). Montas beat the Padres in his easiest look in opposition to them in 2018. Musgrove has obtained three of his last four selections and is coming off an 11-strikeout efficiency in opposition to Colorado in his last starting up.

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