Stephen Drew comes by for Washington Nationals in ninth

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WASHINGTON – It has been a severe few days for Stephen Drew, a haven infielder for a Washington Nationals.

He has had a high fever, mislaid about 7 or 8 pounds and had only adequate appetite to take some indoor batting use on Friday.

“It has been ugly,” pronounced Drew, who was happy not to share some-more specifics. “Hopefully, we am on a mend.”

Drew, who final played in a diversion on Jul 17, had adequate appetite to come off a dais and broach a pinch-triple to right-center domain with one out in a bottom of a ninth inning to expostulate in a winning run as a Washington Nationals kick a San Diego Padres 3-2 on Saturday night.

“He was super sick,” Nationals manager Dusty Baker pronounced of Drew. “He took another IV today. He took one yesterday and a day before.”

It was a sixth walk-off win of a deteriorate for a first-place Nationals. Drew has 6 pinch-hits this year, including 3 homers and 6 RBIs.

“These guys battled back,” pronounced Drew, who watched partial of a diversion on a bench. “These guys kept harsh (with) good at-bats. we was advantageous to get my ‘A’ representation off on a representation we could drive” opposite Kevin Quakenbush.

The starting pitchers — Max Scherzer and Edwin Jackson — both pitched good though did not figure in a decision.

Scherzer gave adult 4 hits and dual runs with 10 strikeouts and no walks in 7 innings. Jackson, who played for a Nationals in 2012, yielded 6 hits and dual runs in 6 innings.

“It feels good being means to come out and give a group a possibility to win,” Jackson said. “That’s a good attack team. It was a good outing. We only came adult short.”

It was a second start for Jackson with a Padres.

“He was good. He gave us an event to win a round game. He threw a round well,” San Diego manager Andy Green pronounced of Jackson.

Drew’s strike scored Anthony Rendon, who singled to start a ninth for his second strike of a game.

The winning pitcher was Jonathan Papelbon (2-2), who worked a scoreless ninth, and Quackenbush (6-4) was saddled with a loss.

The first-place Nationals (58-40) won for only a second time in 6 games and a fourth-place Padres (42-56) have mislaid 5 of a final six. Washington is now 4-8 opposite a National League West.

Matt Kemp, who had dual hits, crushed a initial representation in a tip of a ninth for a double to left off Papelbon. After an conscious travel with dual outs to Ryan Schimpf, pinch-hitter Brett Wallace popped out to a finish a inning.

Washington’s Shawn Kelley authorised a two-out triple to Travis Jankowski in a eighth though afterwards fanned Wil Myers looking to finish a threat. Myers, who got a day off Friday, struck out 3 times.

Schimpf, attack .225 during diversion time, strike a prolonged two-run homer off Scherzer in a second to give a Padres a 2-0 lead. His eighth homer of a year also scored Yangervis Solarte, who had singled to lead off a inning.

Scherzer has a robe of giving adult homers to non-power hitters. The prior homer he authorised was Jul 4 during home to Martin Maldonado (three homers by Friday) of a Milwaukee Brewers.

Before that, he gave adult dual homers on Jun 24 during Milwaukee to Keon Broxton and Kirk Nieuwenhuis. That was a initial homer of a year for Broxton and a fourth for Nieuwenhuis.

Washington’s Daniel Murphy had a scapegoat fly in a third to expostulate in Ben Revere and cut a domain to 2-1 opposite Jackson.

Scherzer gave adult only one run or fewer in 7 of his prior 8 starts. But a night belonged to Drew, who has played several infield spots this year in his initial year in Washington.

“At a commencement of open training, we didn’t know. He didn’t demeanour as good as he does now,” Baker said. “He has worked and he stays ready. We missed him a final few days. He has had a extensive impact. He has finished all that we have asked of him.”

NOTES: The game-time heat was 94 degrees. … ESPN reported that San Diego LF Melvin Upton Jr. could be traded to an American League East team, and FOX Sports pronounced a Baltimore Orioles could be a alighting spot. The Orioles had executive of actor crew John Stockstill during Friday and Saturday’s games in Washington. “We’ve chatted a small bit,” Padres manager Andy Green pronounced of Upton before Saturday’s game. “Right now it’s out in a distance. He’s in a conditions where mixed teams are after him, mixed teams are in a follow for a pennant, and winning a World Series. He’s finished all a things for people to take notice that he is a actor from behind in Tampa.” Upton pennyless in with Tampa Bay in 2004 and also played for a group from 2006-12. Upton was attack .259 with 16 home runs and 45 RBIs by Friday. Upton was in a starting lineup Saturday. … San Diego RHP Andrew Cashner could also be dealt, according to several sources. “The approach that Andrew has taken a round out his final dual starts have been his best dual starts of a year, so it’s (the rumors) clearly not impacting him,” Green said. Cashner is 4-7 with a 4.79 ERA in 15 starts. … Padres RHP Edwin Jackson, a Saturday starter, was 10-11 with a 4.03 ERA in 2012 for a Nationals. … The Padres entered Saturday with a homer in 20 games in a row, a authorization record and a best strain in a National League this year. … In Sunday’s array finale, a Padres will start LHP Christian Friedrich (4-6, 4.55) opposite Washington rookie RHP Lucas Giolito (0-0, 4.70), who has done dual large joining starts.

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