At a wiry 6 ft and 195 kilos, Cory Spangenberg is hardly the image of a budding energy menace. He is no slap-hitter, both.
The 26-yr-previous infielder hit his third homer within the final two days, capping a night through which situational hitting – for a change – acquired the San Diego Padres began towards in a 7-four win on Monday night time over the Philadelphia Phillies to start the homestand.
The Padres collected two sacrifice flies, the final in a 4-run sixth that answered the error that Spangenberg made a half-inning earlier to offer the Phillies’ their second lead of the night time.
An inning later, Spangenberg lifted a house run over the wall in left to enhance his profession-greatest complete to eleven.
His final two have come left of middle subject, giving the left-handed Spangenberg 5 profession reverse-subject homers.
Sunday marked the second multi-homer recreation of the season and the third of his profession.
Padres starter Travis Wooden threw ninety two pitches (fifty six strikes) in a laborious fourth begin for his new workforce. He allowed two runs on six hits and two walks, struck out three and exited after 5 innings after Manuel Margot ran down a bases-loaded drive from Rhys Hoskins to finish the fifth.
Hoskins added a second shot within the seventh inning off Craig Stammen after Jose Torres obtained the ultimate out of the sixth inning.
Kirby Yates threw a scoreless eighth in his return to the staff and Brad Hand stranded two runs within the ninth to save lots of his tenth recreation.
Phillies starter Jerad Eickhoff allowed two runs – one earned – on 5 hits and three walks in 5 innings.
Austin Hedges drove within the first run on a bases-loaded sacrifice fly within the second and the second scored when Margot, additionally with the bases loaded, beat out an errant throw to first base to tie the sport at 2-2.
The Padres scored 4 runs within the sixth on well timed hitting off the Phillies’ bullpen: Hedges’ run-scoring single to middle, Carlos Asuaje’s sacrifice fly to middle and Jose Pirela’s two-run single to left.