Padres take advantage of Blue Jays' help to stop losing streak

Kevin Acee, The San Diego Union-Tribune on

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"I'd throw that pitch again 10 out of 10 times," Musgrove said.

Bogaerts' home run — his fourth hit in nine games and his first extra-base hit in that span — re-tied the game in the bottom of the third.

It remained that way until the sixth, when a single by Machado and walk by Profar ended Blue Jays starter Chris Bassitt's day. Right-hander Trevor Richards promptly walked Kim to load the bases.

Merrill's dribbler in front of the plate resulted in Machado being forced at home before Richards walked Luis Campusano to bring Profar home with the go-ahead run. A grounder to the right side by Wade appeared to end the inning, but as the Blue Jays began walking off the field, home plate umpire Adrian Johnson signaled that Wade's swing had hit catcher Danny Jansen's glove, meaning Wade was safe and Kim had scored.

Musgrove retired 11 of the 13 batters he faced between Clement's homer and his hitting Justin Turner with one out in the seventh.

A hard grounder just fair down the line by Daulton Varsho likely would have scored Turner had the ball girl not mistakenly fielded the ball, resulting in a ground-rule double that forced Turner to stop at third.


In that Varsho almost certainly would not have had more than a double anyway, the ball girl was off the hook when Turner scored on Schneider's groundout to shortstop and Musgrove ended the inning on a fly ball to center field by Jansen.

Kim led off the inning with a walk, then with one out stole second and third while Luis Campusano batted. Campusano ended up walking before Wade was hit on the foot by a pitch from Nate Pearson to load the bases. In succession, Bogaerts walked and Tatis his a sacrifice fly that was caught at the left field wall to provide the three-run cushion for Suarez.

"We have a good team," Tatis said. "We can play ball in here. … So just clean it up a little bit more, and I feel like at the end of the road we'll be fine."


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