George Soler hit a double with one in the 10th inning for his fourth RBI, and the San Diego Padres held on to maintain their 1 1/2-game lead in the NL East as the Atlanta Braves won 10–8. was knocked out of the playoffs. Controversy
SAN DIEGO – George Soler hit a double double for his fourth RBI with one in the 10th inning, and the Atlanta Braves made their 1 1/2-game run in the NL East on Saturday night in a 10-8 win maintained the lead. Kicking the San Diego Padres out of playoff contention.
The Padres were out of a win in regulation when Eddie Rosario hit a tying single from the major leagues, saving leader Marc Melanchon, who was trying for his 39th place.
Soler, who hit a three-run homer in the sixth, then helped seal the biggest collapse in Padres history with his hit from Daniel Hudson (5-3). Ozzie Albies added a sacrificial fly.
San Diego, led by superstars Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado and with a payroll of more than $170 million, had a one-game lead for the second NL wild card on September 9, but then went into a disastrous free-fall for the Padres. appearance after a second consecutive season.
Richard Rodriguez (5-4) did the ninth and Will Smith did the perfect 10th for his 34th save.
Machado hit a Grand Slam in a game that had some big swings, and Adam Frazier and Eric Hosmer also made home for the Padres. Victor Caratini hit a go-forward single in the sixth.
Machado’s slam with two outs in the fifth gave the Padres a 7-3 lead. It was the 12th Grand Slam of her career and the seventh Grand Slam for the Padres this season. Machado has 27 homers.
The Braves came right back up and tied in sixth when pinch-hitter Jock Pedersen hit an RBI double and Soler hit a three-run homer off Nabil Chrismatt. This was Solar’s 25th.
Cartini took the lead for the Padres with a single against Chris Martin.
All three Padres were out homers Husker Yonoa. Frazier hit a leadoff homer, his fifth, and Hosmer took the second, his 12th. Starting pitcher Vince Velasquez added an RBI groundout in second.
The Braves tied it at 3 after an RBI single by LBs and Austin Riley in the fifth and an RBI single by Riley in the fifth.
Velasquez scored three runs in three innings, earned two, and delivered three hits with three strikeouts and two walks. Yanoa allowed seven runs and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings, hit a six and no one went.
The Braves did not announce a starter for Sunday’s series wrapup. RHP Joe Musgrove (11-9, 3.15 ERA) would start in their home finish for the Padres.
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