KANSAS — Kim Ha-Seong homered and drove in 5 runs, and the San Diego Padres beat the Kansas metropolis Royals thirteen-five on Friday night time.
Wil Myers and Jake Cronenworth additionally homered for San Diego in the franchise’s first journey to Kansas city considering 2002. Myers completed with 3 hits and 3 RBIs, and José Azocar had a career-high four hits.
“We absolutely have the capacity to (score runs),” manager Bob Melvin stated. “It’s vital for us to have an excellent recreation like this however to comply with it up.”
Kim hit an RBI single within the sixth, a -run double in San Diego’s 4-run seventh, and a -run shot within the ninth.
Robert Suarez (four-1) were given four outs for the win in relief of Joe Musgrove.
“anywhere he’s coming in now he’s coming in with men on base,” Melvin said of the significance of Suarez’s day trip. “He’s pitching one-plus. He’s getting into his own at the proper time for us.”
Salvador Perez and Nick Pratto every had two hits and two RBIs for Kansas town, which had received of three. Nicky Lopez additionally had two hits and scored runs.
Royals left-hander Kris Bubic (2-nine) turned into tagged for 6 runs and nine hits in 4 innings.
Fighting for positioning in the NL wild-card standings, San Diego scored three runs or fewer in its previous six video games. However it had no trouble scoring against Kansas city.
The first six runs for the Padres scored with outs.
“Scoring with outs is big,” Myers said. “We haven’t been scoring a ton in fashionable currently. Two-out knocks are top notch.”
Myers hit a two-run double in San Diego’s three-run first. Jurickson Profar drove in Azocar with a -out double inside the 2d. Myers and Cronenworth hit lower back-to-again homers within the 0.33.
Kansas city scored its first run on Perez’s RBI single inside the third after which added four greater in the fourth. Pratto had the massive blow, a -run shot to right-middle against Musgrove.
“not anything comes easy for us,” Melvin stated. “we’ve a recreation wherein we’re ahead 6-0 and we’ve Joe at the mound. You think that’s about as easy as it could gets. Suarez came in and did a excellent activity and we ended up scoring a few runs after that.
“You sense accurate all the way round. We need to choose up a guy like Joe while he doesn’t have his exceptional stuff.”
San Diego spoke back with run-scoring singles for Kim inside the sixth and Cronenworth within the seventh.
Musgrove was charged with five runs — two earned — and eight hits in three 2/three innings.
“I struggled to get the swing and omit,” Musgrove said. “within the fourth, I made some correct pitches and wasn’t able to get the misses I desired. I was capable of get the floor balls, but they located a few holes. The mistake pitches over the middle have been hit tough. Terrible execution.”
Kim hit his 7th homer in the 9th against utilityman Hunter Dozier.
Padres: RHP Yu Darvish become activated from the paternity listing. LHP Luis Castillo changed into optioned to Triple-A El Paso. … C Jorge Alfaro changed into placed on the 10-day injured listing with right knee infection. C Luis Campusano become known as up from El Paso. … INF Matthew Batten changed into optioned to El Paso and INF Edguy Rosario turned into referred to as up from El Paso.
Padres OF Juan Soto turned into no longer in the beginning lineup after missing the final games with returned tightness. Melvin said it became viable that Soto could pinch-hit based totally on how he felt after batting practice. “He looks as if he’s feeling loads better,” Melvin stated. … RHP Pierce Johnson commenced a rehab mission with El Paso. He has been at the injured listing because April 22 with right elbow tendinitis.