The Padres took their series from the Atlanta Braves in stirring fashion Sunday, scoring four runs in the top of the 11th inning to win 7-3.
Ha-Seong Kim drove in the game winner with a double to score Jake Cronenworth, who had started the inning at second base. After a costly error by Brave shortstop Dansby Swanson, Kim scored on a fielder’s choice, then a Wil Myers single drove in two.
Myers had three RBIs on the day, while he and Kim each had two hits in five at-bats.
The Padres took advantage of another Brave error in the seventh inning to get starter Joe Musgrove, who had left the game trailing 3-1, off the hook. They scored two, on a Myers single and an Austin Nola sacrifice fly, after a miscue by third baseman Austin Riley.
Nabil Crismatt, following two innings of work, notched the win to improve to 2-0.
Musgrove told MLB.com that “that’s kind of my thought as I’m going out to pitch, that if I keep this game within two, three runs, we got a chance to win every time.”
The Padres opened the series with an 11-6 win, but the Braves came back late Saturday for a 6-5 victory.
As the team moves on to Philadelphia, they anticipate the return of starter Blake Snell, who’s been out for a month with a groin injury. In their next stop, San Francisco, manager Bob Melvin should be back too.
Interim skipper Ryan Christenson told MLB.com that Melvin’s colonoscopy had found no signs of cancer, and that if he felt well enough, he would be return for the series that begins Friday against the Giants.
After an off day Monday, Mike Clevinger, Snell and Yu Darvish are set to take the mound against the Phillies.