Adams, Turner, Strasburg lead Nationals over Padres, 8-5

SAN DIEGO (AP) Trea Turner and Stephen Strasburg had done enough to give the Washington Nationals the lead against the San Diego Padres when Matt Adams broke the game open with two majestic home runs.

Adams connected in consecutive innings, Turner went deep in his first at-bat at Petco Park and Strasburg beat his hometown team again, leading the Nationals to an 8-5 victory Monday night.

Adams hit a towering, two-run drive to right field off Tyson Ross in the four-run sixth and a three-run shot to right-center in the seventh off Matt Strahm for an 8-2 lead. He has 10 homers this year. It was his seventh career multihomer game and second in a week after he went deep twice against Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

''It's huge,'' Adams said. ''We go out there and we play the game hard. For me to be able to contribute the way that I'm doing, it means a lot. I think it also means a lot the way the team has bounced back to a little rocky start. We knew all along what this team was capable of doing. It's been a fun stretch and we plan on keeping it going.''

Said Strasburg: ''Pretty impressive. He's even showing off the glove, which is not what he's known for. Matt plays hard and is a great guy to have in the clubhouse. It's fun to watch.''

Turner, San Diego's first-round pick in the 2014 draft who never played for the Padres, drove a 1-1 pitch from Ross an estimated 396 feet into the home bullpen in center field with one out in the first inning. It was his third on the season.

''Homers are fun in general. It was nice to put a good swing on the ball,'' Turner said. ''It was a good atmosphere, good stadium, good field, it was fun. We got the win, which is the most important thing.

''I think anytime I play them it's always reminding me that I was there,'' he said about facing the Padres. ''Not that it was my decision, but no regrets about anything. Everything's worked out great for me individually and I'm happy to be a part of this team.''

San Diego made Turner the 13th pick overall in 2014 and then dealt him to Washington - along with Ross' younger brother, Joe - that December in an 11-player, three-team trade that sent Wil Myers from Tampa Bay to San Diego.

Turner couldn't head to the Nationals until the following June due to a rule at the time that said a player selected in the amateur draft couldn't be traded until one year had passed since he signed his initial professional contract.

Joe Ross had Tommy John surgery in July.

''He's turned out to be a pretty good ballplayer,'' Tyson Ross said of Turner. ''He put a good swing on a bad pitch in the first and gave their team the early lead right there.''

Turner walked leading off the four-run sixth and scored the go-ahead run on Anthony Rendon's double to left. Adams followed with his first homer, Howie Kendrick doubled and Matt Wieters hit an RBI single.

''The leadoff walk, that's always trouble for the pitcher and after that it was just poor execution with two strikes,'' Ross said. ''I made two bad pitches to Rendon and Adams and they made me pay, and then they jumped on two first pitches after that. It kind of steamrolled pretty quick right there and I've got to be better with two strikes.''

Strasburg (4-3) improved to 7-2 in nine career starts against the Padres. He allowed three runs and six hits in seven innings, struck out five and walked one.

Strasburg went to West Hills High in suburban Santee and then pitched at San Diego State under Tony Gwynn before going to the Nationals as the top pick overall in the 2009 draft.

''We won a nice game tonight,'' manager Dave Martinez said. ''Nice to see Strasburg do what he did. He ran out of gas a little bit at the end but he pitched really well.''

Ross (2-3) permitted five runs and six hits in six innings.

Jose Pirela had three hits and drove in a run for San Diego. Right fielder Travis Jankowski made a nice play against the wall to rob Bryce Harper of an extra-base hit to end the eighth.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Nationals: Reinstated RHP Shawn Kelley from the 10-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Rafael Bautista to Triple-A Syracuse. Kelley missed 12 games with right elbow irritation.

Padres: Reinstated Strahm from the 10-day disabled list. He was acquired in a six-player trade with Kansas City on July 24, just 2 1/2 weeks after undergoing surgery for a torn patellar tendon in his left knee. He pitched one inning in relief during spring training and made nine rehab appearances, including two starts, with Double-A San Antonio.

UP NEXT

Nationals: RHP Jeremy Hellickson (0-0, 3.00 ERA) is scheduled to make his fifth start of the season Tuesday night.

Padres: LHP Clayton Richard (1-4, 6.21) looks to rebound after allowing a season-high seven runs, six earned, in his last start, a 9-4 loss at San Francisco on Wednesday.

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  • W: S. Strasburg (4-3)L: T. Ross (2-3)
  • HR: WAS - M. Adams 2 (10), T. Turner (3)
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M. Adams 1B42252102.307.422.7471.16916.0
H. Kendrick LF51200023.286.321.476.7973.0
M. Wieters C30110203.217.338.367.7054.0
M. Taylor CF40000034.189.267.320.586-1.5
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W. Difo 2B40000013.277.378.394.772-0.5
  • a-walked for Strasburg in the 8th
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T. Jankowski RF41200012.348.400.522.9224.5
E. Hosmer 1B40000024.287.392.516.908-2.0
F. Cordero LF41110013.271.347.518.8653.5
R. Lopez C31000121.167.333.417.7501.0
C. Headley 3B30000122.136.269.159.4280.0
J. Pirela 2B41310001.264.321.340.6615.0
F. Galvis SS40010003.233.310.287.5970.0
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  • a-hit a sacrifice fly for Ross in the 6th
  • b-walked for Strahm in the 8th
  • c-struck out for Maton in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Rendon 2 (6), H. Kendrick (12)
  • HR - T. Turner (3), M. Adams 2 (10)
  • RBI - T. Turner (13), A. Rendon (7), M. Adams 5 (23), M. Wieters (7)
BATTING
  • 2B - F. Cordero (3)
  • 3B - M. Margot (2)
  • SF - C. Asuaje
  • RBI - F. Cordero (15), J. Pirela (12), F. Galvis (11), M. Margot (8), C. Asuaje (12)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Pirela (7), M. Margot (5)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - T. Jankowski (2)
  • CS - E. Hosmer, F. Galvis (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Strasburg (W, 4-3)7.06331503.521.0423.5
T. Gott1.00001205.401.293.0
C. Torres1.02221208.221.43-1.0
PITCHERSIP
S. Strasburg (W, 4-3)7.0
T. Gott1.0
C. Torres1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Ross (L, 2-3)6.06553623.891.222.0
M. Strahm2.023331113.502.50-1.5
P. Maton1.00001100.691.382.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Ross (L, 2-3)6.0
M. Strahm2.0
P. Maton1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - S. Strasburg (3)
  • HBP - T. Gott (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Strasburg 109-72, T. Gott 21-10, C. Torres 22-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Strasburg 10-3, T. Gott 1-0, C. Torres 1-0
  • Batters Faced - S. Strasburg 25, T. Gott 5, C. Torres 6
PITCHING
  • HBP - P. Maton
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Ross 107-74, M. Strahm 36-19, P. Maton 17-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Ross 5-7, M. Strahm 3-1, P. Maton 1-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Ross 27, M. Strahm 10, P. Maton 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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T. Turner SS33111111.283.389.413.8029.5
A. Rendon 3B42210100.288.373.424.7988.0
M. Adams 1B42252102.307.422.7471.16916.0
H. Kendrick LF51200023.286.321.476.7973.0
M. Wieters C30110203.217.338.367.7054.0
M. Taylor CF40000034.189.267.320.586-1.5
S. Strasburg P30000012.125.222.125.347-0.5
a- M. Sierra PH00000100.196.250.239.4891.0
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W. Difo 2B40000013.277.378.394.772-0.5
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  • a-walked for Strasburg in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Jankowski RF41200012.348.400.522.9224.5
E. Hosmer 1B40000024.287.392.516.908-2.0
F. Cordero LF41110013.271.347.518.8653.5
R. Lopez C31000121.167.333.417.7501.0
C. Headley 3B30000122.136.269.159.4280.0
J. Pirela 2B41310001.264.321.340.6615.0
F. Galvis SS40010003.233.310.287.5970.0
M. Margot CF31210000.185.240.304.5447.0
T. Ross P10000000.167.231.167.3970.0
a- C. Asuaje PH00010000.194.263.291.5541.0
M. Strahm P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- M. Szczur PH00000100.243.300.351.6511.0
P. Maton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-hit a sacrifice fly for Ross in the 6th
  • b-walked for Strahm in the 8th
  • c-struck out for Maton in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Rendon 2 (6), H. Kendrick (12)
  • HR - T. Turner (3), M. Adams 2 (10)
  • RBI - T. Turner (13), A. Rendon (7), M. Adams 5 (23), M. Wieters (7)
BATTING
  • 2B - F. Cordero (3)
  • 3B - M. Margot (2)
  • SF - C. Asuaje
  • RBI - F. Cordero (15), J. Pirela (12), F. Galvis (11), M. Margot (8), C. Asuaje (12)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Pirela (7), M. Margot (5)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - T. Jankowski (2)
  • CS - E. Hosmer, F. Galvis (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Strasburg (W, 4-3)7.06331503.521.0423.5
T. Gott1.00001205.401.293.0
C. Torres1.02221208.221.43-1.0
Total9.0855390---
PITCHERSIP
S. Strasburg (W, 4-3)7.0
T. Gott1.0
C. Torres1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Ross (L, 2-3)6.06553623.891.222.0
M. Strahm2.023331113.502.50-1.5
P. Maton1.00001100.691.382.5
Total9.0888783---
PITCHERSIP
T. Ross (L, 2-3)6.0
M. Strahm2.0
P. Maton1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - S. Strasburg (3)
  • HBP - T. Gott (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Strasburg 109-72, T. Gott 21-10, C. Torres 22-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Strasburg 10-3, T. Gott 1-0, C. Torres 1-0
  • Batters Faced - S. Strasburg 25, T. Gott 5, C. Torres 6
PITCHING
  • HBP - P. Maton
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Ross 107-74, M. Strahm 36-19, P. Maton 17-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Ross 5-7, M. Strahm 3-1, P. Maton 1-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Ross 27, M. Strahm 10, P. Maton 5
  • 9TH INNING
    Margot singled to center, Pirela scored85
    Galvis grounded out to first, Lopez scored, Pirela to third84
  • 7TH INNING
    Pirela singled to center, Cordero scored83
    Adams homered to right center, Turner and Rendon scored82
  • 6TH INNING
    Asuaje hit sacrifice fly to center, Margot scored52
    Wieters singled to right, Kendrick scored51
    Adams homered to right, Rendon scored41
    Rendon doubled to deep left, Turner scored21
  • 4TH INNING
    Cordero grounded out to second, Jankowski scored11
  • 1ST INNING
    Turner homered to center10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Phil Maton pitching
    • T. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Turner hit by pitch
    • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Rendon walked, Turner to second
    • M. Adams: Strike swinging, Adams flied out to right
    • H. Kendrick: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Kendrick struck out swinging
    • M. Wieters: Ball, Wieters grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Carlos Torres relieved Trevor Gott
    • R. Lopez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Lopez walked
    • C. Headley: Ball, Lopez to second on fielder's indifference, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Headley struck out looking
    • J. Pirela: Pirela singled to center, Lopez to third
    • F. Galvis: Strike swinging, Pirela to second on fielder's indifference, Galvis grounded out to first, Lopez scored, Pirela to third
    • M. Margot: Ball, Margot singled to center, Pirela scored
    • Christian Villanueva hit for Phil Maton
    • C. Villanueva: Strike swinging, Margot to second on fielder's indifference, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Villanueva struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Moises Sierra hit for Stephen Strasburg
    • M. Sierra: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sierra walked
    • W. Difo: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Difo grounded into double play third to second to first, Sierra out at second
    • B. Harper: Ball, Strike looking, Harper lined out to right
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Trevor Gott pitching
    • M. Margot: Foul, Ball, Ball, Margot hit by pitch
    • Matt Szczur hit for Matt Strahm
    • M. Szczur: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Szczur walked, Margot to second
    • T. Jankowski: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Jankowski struck out looking
    • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Hosmer struck out on foul tip
    • F. Cordero: Ball, Strike swinging, Cordero grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Szczur out at second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Matt Strahm pitching
    • B. Harper: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Harper walked
    • T. Turner: Turner reached on fielder's choice to second, Harper out at second
    • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Rendon doubled to deep left, Turner to third
    • M. Adams: Ball, Adams homered to right center, Turner and Rendon scored
    • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Kendrick struck out swinging
    • M. Wieters: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Wieters walked
    • M. Taylor: Ball, Taylor grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Wieters out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Strasburg Pitching:
    • F. Cordero: Cordero doubled to left center
    • R. Lopez: Lopez fouled out to left
    • C. Headley: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Headley grounded out to first, Cordero to third
    • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pirela singled to center, Cordero scored
    • F. Galvis: Strike swinging, Pirela to second on wild pitch, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Galvis grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • T. Ross Pitching:
    • T. Turner: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Turner walked
    • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Rendon doubled to deep left, Turner scored
    • M. Adams: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Adams homered to right, Rendon scored
    • H. Kendrick: Kendrick doubled to deep left
    • M. Wieters: Wieters singled to right, Kendrick scored
    • M. Taylor: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Taylor struck out looking
    • S. Strasburg: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strasburg grounded out to pitcher, Wieters to second
    • W. Difo: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Difo struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Strasburg Pitching:
    • M. Margot: Ball, Ball, Margot tripled to deep right
    • Carlos Asuaje hit for Tyson Ross
    • C. Asuaje: Strike swinging, Foul, Asuaje hit sacrifice fly to center, Margot scored
    • T. Jankowski: Jankowski grounded out to second
    • E. Hosmer: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hosmer struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • T. Ross Pitching:
    • S. Strasburg: Foul, Ball, Strasburg grounded out to second
    • W. Difo: Strike looking, Ball, Difo grounded out to pitcher
    • B. Harper: Strike looking, Foul, Harper grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Strasburg Pitching:
    • C. Headley: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Headley struck out swinging
    • J. Pirela: Foul, Ball, Pirela singled to shallow center
    • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Galvis reached on fielder's choice to second, Pirela out at second
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Galvis caught stealing, catcher to second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Ross Pitching:
    • M. Adams: Adams flied out to left
    • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Foul, Kendrick singled to right center
    • M. Wieters: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Wieters flied out to right
    • M. Taylor: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Strasburg Pitching:
    • T. Jankowski: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Jankowski singled to right
    • E. Hosmer: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Jankowski stole second, Ball, Hosmer grounded out to first, Jankowski to third
    • F. Cordero: Ball, Foul, Cordero grounded out to second, Jankowski scored
    • R. Lopez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Lopez struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Ross Pitching:
    • B. Harper: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Harper lined out to right
    • T. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Rendon flied out to left
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Strasburg Pitching:
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Galvis popped out to third
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Margot grounded out to third
    • T. Ross: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ross grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Ross Pitching:
    • M. Wieters: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Wieters walked
    • M. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • S. Strasburg: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strasburg struck out bunting foul
    • W. Difo: Strike looking, Difo grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Strasburg Pitching:
    • R. Lopez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Lopez struck out swinging
    • C. Headley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Headley walked
    • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pirela grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Headley out at second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Ross Pitching:
    • B. Harper: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Harper lined out to second
    • T. Turner: Ball, Foul, Turner homered to center
    • A. Rendon: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Rendon lined out to left
    • M. Adams: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Adams walked
    • H. Kendrick: Foul, Kendrick lined out to second
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Strasburg Pitching:
    • T. Jankowski: Jankowski singled to shallow left
    • E. Hosmer: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Hosmer reached on fielder's choice to second, Jankowski out at second
    • F. Cordero: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Cordero struck out looking, Hosmer caught stealing, catcher to shortstop to first
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)