Drew’s game-ending triple rises Nationals over Padres 3-2

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Stephen Drew returned to a Washington Nationals after a multiday illness sapped strength and pounds, afterwards found adequate appetite for a timely strike Saturday night.

Drew strike a game-ending RBI triple in a ninth inning to give a Nationals a 3-2 win over a San Diego Padres .

Anthony Rendon non-stop a bottom off a ninth with a singular off reliever Kevin Quackenbush (6-4). Drew, who final played Jun 17, entered with one out and gathering a representation off a center-field scoreboard. Rendon raced around a bases for a winning run.

“He was on a dais a few innings tonight,” Baker pronounced of Drew. “Other than that, we had sent him home. Not eating. Couldn’t reason any food. we consider he mislaid 7 or 8 pounds. … I’m certain this will make him feel better.”

Just in time formed on Drew’s outline of a high-fever scenario.

“It’s been crazy,” pronounced Drew, who chose to lay down on a chair when vocalization with reporters. “I don’t wish to contend on TV, though it’s been ugly.”

Jonathan Papelbon (2-2) authorised a leadoff double in a ninth before timid 3 true batters. San Diego left runners in scoring position in any of a final dual innings.

Max Scherzer struck out 10 over 7 innings. Washington’s starter surrendered dual runs and 4 hits, including a two-run homer to Ryan Schimpf.

Edwin Jackson authorised dual runs and 6 hits over 6 innings for a Padres.

San Diego fell to 1-5 on a 10-game highway trip. The Padres snapped a four-game movement with a 5-3 win Friday.

“Both of those hits were unresolved violation balls in a center of a plate,” Padres manager Andy Green pronounced of a ninth inning. “(Stephen) hadn’t been on a margin in 6 or 7 days and comes out and has a good at-bat for them and wins a game.”

Scherzer struck out 3 of a initial 5 batters, though Schimpf struck behind for a Padres in a second, branch on a 2-0 fastball for a soaring expostulate low over a right-field wall for a 2-0 lead. The homer was a 22nd authorised this deteriorate by Scherzer, many in a NL, extended San Diego’s authorization record of 21 true games with a home run. It was Schimpf’s eighth this month.

“His fastball’s good, so we only attempted to get geared adult to get a good representation to drive,” Schimpf said.

The All-Star recovered and late 15 of a final 16 batters he faced. Since Jun 1, Scherzer is 5-2 with a 1.71 ERA in 10 starts.

“If we tumble behind and chuck fastballs in this league, you’re going to get beat,” Scherzer pronounced of a home run. “I also wasn’t going to let that mistake conclude my outing.”

He struck out during slightest 10 for a eighth time this deteriorate and 44th over his career. Scherzer authorised one run over 6 innings with 10 strikeouts in a no-decision during San Diego on Jun 18.

NL batting personality Daniel Murphy’s third-inning scapegoat fly cut San Diego’s lead in half.

Washington tied a measure 2-2 in a fifth with a span of doubles. Ben Revere stepped into a batter’s box 2 for 20 on a homestand before rub-down a round into a right-field corner, scoring Danny Espinosa.

Travis Jankowski tripled with dual outs in a eighth, though Nationals reliever Shawn Kelley finished a hazard by distinguished out Wil Myers looking.


Scherzer late Matt Kemp twice before a outfielder doubled in a sixth inning. Kemp entered a at-bat 1 for 29 (.034) career opposite Scherzer.


Padres: RHP Tyson Ross (right shoulder inflammation), out given Opening Day, recently threw from 250 feet. “His arm feels unequivocally good,” Green said. “It’s still only holding time.”

Nationals: 1B Ryan Zimmerman (left ribcage strain) went 2 for 3 with a three-run homer Saturday for Class A Potomac in his third rehab game. Placed on a DL retroactive to Jul 7, Zimmerman is approaching to react Washington’s lineup Tuesday during Cleveland.


Padres: LHP Christian Friedrich (4-6, 4.55) has mislaid 4 true decisions.

Nationals: RHP Lucas Giolito (0-0, 4.70), Washington’s tip prospect, will be removed from Triple-A Syracuse for Sunday’s start. The 22-year-old was demoted on Jul 8 following his initial dual ML starts.

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