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Machado Leads 11-HR Mexico City Slugfest, Padres Top Giants | WGN Radio 720

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Manny Machado led San Diego with two homers in the seventh and the 11th that night, as the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night in the first game of Major League Baseball in Mexico. defeated 16-11. city.

Nelson Cruz, Juan Soto, Fernando Tatiz and Xander Bogaerts also beat the Giants 6-5 in thin air at the Estadio Alfredo Harp Hell, which opened in 2019, to beat the Giants 17-13. We went deep for the beaten Padres. This two-game series is the highest elevation in a big league game. The MLB’s previous regular season trip to Mexico was for a game in Monterrey.

San Francisco’s Brandon Crawford, Lamonte Wade Jr. and Mitch Haniger made it home off Joe Musgrove. Blake Sabol hit a two-run homer in his seventh inning against Stephen Wilson, making the score 10–10 for him, and David his Biller homer five pitches after him.

That lead didn’t last long against the home team, who scored in seven of the eight innings they batted.

In front of a crowd of 19,611, Tatis doubled Tyler Rodgers (0-1) and Machado hit his fourth home run of the season. The Padres added four more runs in the eighth inning when Trent Grisham hit a two-run double and Cruz hit a two-run single.

Cruz went 5-for-6 with four RBIs and became the Padres’ oldest home run player when he led deep into the third inning against Sean Manaea. Cruz surpassed Ricky Henderson at 42 years and 283 days on October 4, 2001 at the age of 42 years and 302 days.

Soto and Bogaerts hit homers in the fourth inning on back-to-back pitches from Jakob Junis, and Tatis and Machado went deep in the fifth inning with a three-pitch span against Junis. After each home run, the Padres celebrated by topping the hitter in the green, red, white, and black sombrero Tatis wore during Friday’s promotional event.

Bogaerts became the first player to hit a home run in a regular season game in four countries, joining previous drives in the United States, Canada and England.

Tom Cogrove (1-0), a 26-year-old lefty who played for Manhattan College, won the Padres in his seventh major league debut. He was relieved with a runner in the third inning in the seventh, retiring Joc Pederson on a groundout.

Tyro Estrada had four hits, and Estrada and Haniger each drove in three runs.

San Francisco wore black jerseys with “Los Gigantes” printed across the chest, while San Diego wore pink, gold and green Nike City Connect uniforms on a white background.

The Giants trailed 3-0 and 5-2, led 8-5 with six runs in the fourth, and trailed 9-8 in the fifth. After holding the Padres scoreless for the first time in the sixth inning, the Giants led 11–10 in the seventh.

Manair allowed 5 runs and 5 hits in just two innings, and Musgrove allowed 7 runs and 6 in 3 1/3 innings.

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Padres: IF/OF Brandon Dion was recalled from Triple-A El Paso as the team’s 27th player in the series.

Giants: IF/OF Brett Wisely has been added to the roster as the 27th player to join the Mexico Series. 304 with eight RBIs in his 12 Triple-A games. Brandon Crawford left the game with the Padres with a strained right calf.


The Padres will start with RHP Yu Darvish (1-2, 3.00 ERA), and the Giants will start with RHP Alex Cobb (1-1, 1.91 ERA).


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