Drury, Nola Homer in big rally, Padres beat Giants 13-7
SAN DIEGO — Brandon Drury hit a three-barrel go-ahead home run in the sixth, and Austin Nola’s two-barrel home run capped a seven-barrel rally — all with two outs — that led the San Diego Padres to a wild 13-7 victory on Wednesday against the San Francisco Giants.
The Padres fell 4-0 behind, shooting 6-4 up after Manny Machado’s two-run double ignited a six-run rally in the third and then fell 7-6 in the sixth. But the Padres came through with another big rally at the end of the sixth, the second time they batted around in the game.
Drury lined a 1-2 pitch from Yunior Marte (0-1) into the left field seats with two outs to make it 9-7. Machado and Josh Bell were on board as singles. The Padres added with Kim Ha-seong’s RBI double, a miss, and then Nola’s shot into a balcony of the Western Metal Supply Co. building in the left corner of field. It was Drury’s 22nd and Nola’s third.
Machado and Jake Cronenworth had three hits each and Drury drove in four runs. The Padres scored 20 runs by winning two straight games after suffering two straight shutouts at the end of a five-game losing streak. They played 26 scoreless innings from the fourth inning on Saturday against the Los Angeles Dodgers until Juan Soto hit his first homer with the Padres in the fourth inning on Tuesday night. The Padres won that game 7-4 on Machado’s walk-off homer in three runs.
Robert Suarez (3-1) pitched 1 2/3 innings for the win.
San Diego now travels to Washington, where Soto and Josh Bell reunite with their old team. They were acquired by the Nationals in a blockbuster trade on August 2.
The Padres sent 11 batters on the plate in the third, scoring six runs on six hits, two walks and a fielder choice. They sent seven batsmen to the plate and scored four runs before making an out while chasing starter Jakob Junis.
For the third time in franchise history, they had four hits with loaded bases. Alongside Machado’s double, the Padres got base-loaded singles from Drury, Cronenworth and Trent Grisham. Another run met the choice of Nola’s outfield player.
The Padres needed the big rally after the Giants hit three runs in the third to take a 4-0 lead. Two of those runs came in when right fielder Soto misplayed Austin Slater’s single in three bases, allowing two runs to score. Wilmer Flores then singled at Slater.
San Francisco went 7-6 in the sixth with a three-run rally topped by pinch-hitter Joc Pederson’s RBI single.
JD Davis hit a homer with one from the second, his seventh, in front of Padres starter Sean Manaea.
Manaea allowed four carries, three earned and six hits in five innings.
Junis allowed six runs and seven hits in 2 1/3 innings.
Giants: Haven’t named a starter for Friday night’s series opener at home against Pittsburgh.
Padres: RHP Mike Clevinger (3-4, 3.60 ERA) is scheduled to take on RHP Cory Abbott (0-1, 5.68) in Friday night’s opener of a three-game series in Washington.
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