Kinsler, Myers, Strahm lead Padres past Braves 11-2

ATLANTA (AP) Ian Kinsler needed a game like this.

So did the San Diego Padres.

Kinsler homered and drove in two runs, Wil Myers also went deep and the Padres earned a split of their series in Atlanta with a rare easy victory, routing the Braves 11-2 on Thursday.

Matt Strahm pitched six innings and benefited from a 17-hit barrage.

After breaking out of 0-for-14 slump the previous night with his first multi-hit game this season, Kinsler added three more hits.

''Hitting is contagious,'' said Kinsler, who raised his average to .174. ''This game is results-oriented. It's nice to have results for sure.''

The Padres broke it open with a five-run fifth, helped by an errant throw from Atlanta pitcher Mike Foltynewicz that allowed four unearned runs to score. San Diego added five runs in the sixth - the first time since 2000 they have scored five runs in consecutive innings.

It was the biggest win of the season for San Diego, which walked a fine line through the first month of the season.

Eight of its 18 wins have been a single run, with five more decided by two runs.

''A game like that is a breath of fresh air,'' Kinsler said.

Strahm (1-2) blanked the Braves until Nick Markakis' two-run single in the sixth. The left-hander allowed eight hits in six innings, struck out six and didn't walk anyone.

''I had a little hiccup in the sixth,'' Strahm said. ''Otherwise, everything was feeling good.''

Kinsler homered off Foltynewicz (0-1) in the third and came through again in the fifth, doubling to left-center to bring home another run. The Padres were just getting started, sending 10 platers to the plate and knocking out Foltynewicz, who gave up eight hits and six runs - two earned - in 4 2/3 innings.

Myers hit a two-run homer off Shane Carle in the sixth and finished with three RBIs. Eric Hosmer drove in two runs.

The Padres won two of four games in Atlanta after going 1-10 on their previous trips to Georgia dating to 2016. Still, they haven't won a series at the home of the Braves since September 2013.

CHARLES IN CHARGE

The game was so out hand the Braves turned to Charlie Culberson to pitch the ninth, moving him from left field to make his second big league appearance on the mound.

He allowed a hit and walked two but drew a big cheer from what was left of the crowd by escaping a bases-loaded jam, getting Francisco Mejia on a flyout to deep center.

Culberson also got his first major league strikeout when Manuel Margot was caught looking on what was supposed to be a slider.

''I was just winging it,'' Culberson quipped.

MINISTER OF DEFENSE

Filling in at shortstop for injured rookie Fernando Tatis Jr., Manny Machado looked right at home in the third inning.

Machado scooted into the hole to field a sharp grounder, then made a strong throw to first from short left field to get Dansby Swanson by a half-step.

ACUNA'S TOUGH DAY

Braves star Ronald Acuna Jr. would prefer to forget about his performance.

The center fielder got a late jump on a ball in the fifth, allowing it to drop in front of him for a hit as he attempted to make a sliding catch. That play, combined with Foltynewicz's throwing error, led to the Padres' first big inning.

''That's got to be caught,'' manager Brian Snitker said.

Acuna's also came up short in the sixth after a long run to right center, the ball deflecting off his glove for a triple. Capping a dismal afternoon, the youngster was doubled off second to end an Atlanta threat in the bottom half of that inning.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Braves 3B Josh Donaldson missed his third straight game because of a sore right calf.

UP NEXT

Padres: After going 4-3 on a weeklong trip, they return home for the opener of a three-game weekend series against NL West rival Los Angeles. LHP Eric Lauer (2-3, 4.41 ERA) is scheduled to go against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw (1-0, 2.25).

Braves: Begin a 10-game road trip at Miami, where RHP Kevin Gausman (1-2, 4.80) takes the mound against the Jose Urena (1-4, 5.08), who will face Atlanta for the first time since he was accused of intentionally plunking Acuna with a pitch last August. ''That's in the past,'' Braves outfielder Ender Inciarte said. ''We're just ready to play ball.''

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  • W: M. Strahm (1-2)L: M. Foltynewicz (0-1)
  • HR: SD - I. Kinsler (3), W. Myers (6)
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M. Wisler P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
E. Hosmer 1B41320000.261.310.437.7476.0
T. France 3B42210022.250.333.375.7087.0
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M. Strahm P20000000.200.200.300.5000.0
c- H. Renfroe PH-RF10000110.225.284.538.8220.5
  • a-walked for Perdomo in the 9th
  • b-flied out for Machado in the 9th
  • c-struck out for Strahm in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
O. Albies 2B50100004.292.348.508.8551.0
D. Swanson SS41100011.262.333.534.8671.5
F. Freeman 1B31100110.308.426.504.9302.5
R. Acuna CF-LF40100011.282.392.491.8830.5
N. Markakis RF40120001.327.403.473.8763.0
J. Camargo 3B40200012.233.291.356.6471.5
T. Flowers C40000014.316.381.509.890-0.5
C. Culberson LF-P40200000.421.421.8421.2632.0
M. Foltynewicz P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
G. Dayton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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J. Blevins P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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E. Inciarte CF10000012.234.305.362.666-0.5
  • a-singled for Dayton in the 5th
  • b-lined out for Blevins in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - I. Kinsler 2 (5), M. Machado (3)
  • 3B - T. France
  • HR - I. Kinsler (3), W. Myers (6)
  • SF - E. Hosmer
  • SH - M. Strahm
  • RBI - I. Kinsler 2 (4), M. Machado (14), E. Hosmer 2 (20), T. France, W. Myers 3 (14), M. Margot (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - I. Kinsler (2), M. Machado (7), E. Hosmer (8), T. France, W. Myers 3 (7), M. Margot (3)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Machado, F. Mejia 3 (3), W. Myers, M. Margot 2 (2), A. Hedges 3 (3)
BATTING
  • RBI - N. Markakis 2 (20)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - O. Albies 4 (4), D. Swanson, N. Markakis, T. Flowers
FIELDING
  • DP - (Kinsler)
FIELDING
  • E - M. Foltynewicz
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Strahm (W, 1-2)6.08220603.031.1021.0
L. Perdomo2.00001003.861.005.0
M. Wisler1.02000104.501.251.5
PITCHERSIP
M. Strahm (W, 1-2)6.0
L. Perdomo2.0
M. Wisler1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Foltynewicz (L, 0-1)4.28620315.061.41-1.5
G. Dayton0.11000000.001.50-1.0
S. Carle1.06550219.642.14-7.0
J. Blevins1.00000200.000.604.0
L. Jackson1.01000202.401.203.0
C. Culberson1.01002100.003.000.5
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Strahm (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Strahm 76-58, L. Perdomo 27-16, M. Wisler 16-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Strahm 4-7, M. Wisler 1-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Strahm 25, L. Perdomo 7, M. Wisler 5
PITCHING
  • HBP - M. Foltynewicz
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Foltynewicz 82-57, G. Dayton 6-4, S. Carle 36-25, J. Blevins 12-8, L. Jackson 17-11, C. Culberson 26-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Foltynewicz 5-7, L. Jackson 1-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Foltynewicz 24, G. Dayton 2, S. Carle 9, J. Blevins 3, L. Jackson 4, C. Culberson 6
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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F. Reyes RF51200021.242.290.538.8282.0
L. Perdomo P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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M. Machado SS52110002.235.318.391.7095.0
b- F. Mejia PH10000003.152.204.217.4210.0
M. Wisler P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
E. Hosmer 1B41320000.261.310.437.7476.0
T. France 3B42210022.250.333.375.7087.0
W. Myers LF51231023.248.293.459.7528.0
M. Margot CF50210022.261.270.386.6562.0
A. Hedges C51200013.191.247.382.6292.5
M. Strahm P20000000.200.200.300.5000.0
c- H. Renfroe PH-RF10000110.225.284.538.8220.5
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  • a-walked for Perdomo in the 9th
  • b-flied out for Machado in the 9th
  • c-struck out for Strahm in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
O. Albies 2B50100004.292.348.508.8551.0
D. Swanson SS41100011.262.333.534.8671.5
F. Freeman 1B31100110.308.426.504.9302.5
R. Acuna CF-LF40100011.282.392.491.8830.5
N. Markakis RF40120001.327.403.473.8763.0
J. Camargo 3B40200012.233.291.356.6471.5
T. Flowers C40000014.316.381.509.890-0.5
C. Culberson LF-P40200000.421.421.8421.2632.0
M. Foltynewicz P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
G. Dayton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- M. Joyce PH10100000.276.344.586.9301.0
S. Carle P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Blevins P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- M. Fried PH10000000.100.100.100.2000.0
L. Jackson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
E. Inciarte CF10000012.234.305.362.666-0.5
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  • a-singled for Dayton in the 5th
  • b-lined out for Blevins in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - I. Kinsler 2 (5), M. Machado (3)
  • 3B - T. France
  • HR - I. Kinsler (3), W. Myers (6)
  • SF - E. Hosmer
  • SH - M. Strahm
  • RBI - I. Kinsler 2 (4), M. Machado (14), E. Hosmer 2 (20), T. France, W. Myers 3 (14), M. Margot (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - I. Kinsler (2), M. Machado (7), E. Hosmer (8), T. France, W. Myers 3 (7), M. Margot (3)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Machado, F. Mejia 3 (3), W. Myers, M. Margot 2 (2), A. Hedges 3 (3)
BATTING
  • RBI - N. Markakis 2 (20)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - O. Albies 4 (4), D. Swanson, N. Markakis, T. Flowers
FIELDING
  • DP - (Kinsler)
FIELDING
  • E - M. Foltynewicz
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Strahm (W, 1-2)6.08220603.031.1021.0
L. Perdomo2.00001003.861.005.0
M. Wisler1.02000104.501.251.5
Total9.01022170---
PITCHERSIP
M. Strahm (W, 1-2)6.0
L. Perdomo2.0
M. Wisler1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Foltynewicz (L, 0-1)4.28620315.061.41-1.5
G. Dayton0.11000000.001.50-1.0
S. Carle1.06550219.642.14-7.0
J. Blevins1.00000200.000.604.0
L. Jackson1.01000202.401.203.0
C. Culberson1.01002100.003.000.5
Total9.0171172102---
PITCHERSIP
M. Foltynewicz (L, 0-1)4.2
G. Dayton0.1
S. Carle1.0
J. Blevins1.0
L. Jackson1.0
C. Culberson1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Strahm (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Strahm 76-58, L. Perdomo 27-16, M. Wisler 16-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Strahm 4-7, M. Wisler 1-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Strahm 25, L. Perdomo 7, M. Wisler 5
PITCHING
  • HBP - M. Foltynewicz
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Foltynewicz 82-57, G. Dayton 6-4, S. Carle 36-25, J. Blevins 12-8, L. Jackson 17-11, C. Culberson 26-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Foltynewicz 5-7, L. Jackson 1-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Foltynewicz 24, G. Dayton 2, S. Carle 9, J. Blevins 3, L. Jackson 4, C. Culberson 6
  • 6TH INNING
    Markakis singled to left, Swanson and Freeman scored, Acuna to second112
    Myers homered to right, France scored110
    France tripled to deep center, Hosmer scored90
    Hosmer singled to center, Machado scored80
    Machado doubled to deep center, Kinsler scored70
  • 5TH INNING
    Margot singled to shallow left, France scored, Myers to third60
    Myers singled to left, Machado scored, France to second50
    Hosmer hit sacrifice fly to center, Reyes scored40
    Machado reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Kinsler scored, Reyes to third on Foltynewicz throwing error30
    Kinsler doubled to left center, Hedges scored20
  • 3RD INNING
    Kinsler homered to left center10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Ender Inciarte in center field
    • M. Margot: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Margot struck out looking
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Ball, Hedges singled to left
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Renfroe walked, Hedges to second
    • I. Kinsler: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Kinsler flied out to center
    • Greg Garcia hit for Luis Perdomo
    • G. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Garcia walked, Hedges to third, Renfroe to second
    • Francisco Mejia hit for Manny Machado
    • F. Mejia: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Mejia flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Matt Wisler pitching
    • J. Camargo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Camargo singled to left center
    • T. Flowers: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Flowers flied out to deep center
    • C. Culberson: Culberson singled to shallow left, Camargo to second
    • E. Inciarte: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Inciarte struck out swinging
    • O. Albies: Albies reached on fielder's choice to first, Culberson out at second
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Luke Jackson pitching
    • M. Machado: Foul, Machado grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Hosmer: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hosmer reached on an infield single to second
    • T. France: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, France struck out looking
    • W. Myers: Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Myers struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • L. Perdomo Pitching:
    • D. Swanson: Swanson flied out to deep center
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Freeman walked
    • R. Acuna: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Acuna flied out to center
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Markakis flied out to deep center
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Jerry Blevins relieved Shane Carle
    • Hunter Renfroe hit for Matt Strahm
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Renfroe struck out looking
    • I. Kinsler: Ball, Kinsler flied out to left
    • F. Reyes: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Luis Perdomo pitching
    • C. Culberson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Culberson lined out to center
    • Max Fried hit for Jerry Blevins
    • M. Fried: Ball, Fried lined out to shortstop
    • O. Albies: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Albies flied out to center
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Shane Carle pitching
    • M. Strahm: Strike looking, Strahm lined out to center
    • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Kinsler doubled to deep left
    • F. Reyes: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
    • M. Machado: Ball, Foul, Machado doubled to deep center, Kinsler scored
    • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hosmer singled to center, Machado scored
    • T. France: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, France tripled to deep center, Hosmer scored
    • W. Myers: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Myers homered to right, France scored
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Margot reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • A. Hedges: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (3 Runs, 6 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Strahm Pitching:
    • D. Swanson: Swanson singled to left
    • F. Freeman: Freeman singled to right, Swanson to second
    • R. Acuna: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Acuna singled to left, Swanson to third, Freeman to second
    • N. Markakis: Foul, Strike looking, Markakis singled to left, Swanson and Freeman scored, Acuna to second
    • J. Camargo: Strike looking, Camargo popped out to third
    • T. Flowers: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Flowers lined into double play second, Acuna out at second
    • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • A. Hedges: Hedges reached on bunt single to pitcher
    • M. Strahm: Strahm hit sacrifice bunt to first, Hedges to second
    • I. Kinsler: Foul, Strike looking, Kinsler doubled to left center, Hedges scored
    • F. Reyes: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Reyes singled to center
    • M. Machado: Ball, Machado reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Kinsler scored, Reyes to third on Foltynewicz throwing error
    • E. Hosmer: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hosmer hit sacrifice fly to center, Reyes scored
    • T. France: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, France singled to center, Machado to second
    • W. Myers: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Myers singled to left, Machado scored, France to second
    • Grant Dayton relieved Mike Foltynewicz
    • M. Margot: Ball, Margot singled to shallow left, France scored, Myers to third
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Foul, Foul, Hedges fouled out to first
    • Middle of the 5th (5 Runs, 6 Hits, 1 Error)
    • M. Strahm Pitching:
    • J. Camargo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Camargo struck out swinging
    • T. Flowers: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Flowers struck out swinging
    • C. Culberson: Ball, Culberson singled to left center
    • Matt Joyce hit for Grant Dayton
    • M. Joyce: Joyce singled to right, Culberson to second
    • O. Albies: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Culberson to third on wild pitch, Albies grounded out to second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • E. Hosmer: Hosmer singled to left
    • T. France: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, France struck out looking
    • W. Myers: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Myers popped out to third
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Margot struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Strahm Pitching:
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Freeman struck out swinging
    • R. Acuna: Acuna flied out to deep right
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Markakis lined out to left
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Ball, Hedges grounded out to first
    • M. Strahm: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strahm grounded out to second
    • I. Kinsler: Ball, Kinsler homered to left center
    • F. Reyes: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Reyes singled to left center
    • M. Machado: Foul, Machado popped out to third
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Strahm Pitching:
    • C. Culberson: Culberson fouled out to first
    • M. Foltynewicz: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foltynewicz struck out looking
    • O. Albies: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Albies singled to right
    • D. Swanson: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Swanson grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hosmer flied out to deep left
    • T. France: Ball, France hit by pitch
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • M. Margot: Margot flied out to center
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Strahm Pitching:
    • R. Acuna: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Acuna struck out swinging
    • N. Markakis: Markakis flied out to left
    • J. Camargo: Strike looking, Ball, Camargo singled to center
    • T. Flowers: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Flowers flied out to center
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • I. Kinsler: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Kinsler flied out to left
    • F. Reyes: Reyes popped out to shortstop
    • M. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Machado grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Strahm Pitching:
    • O. Albies: Foul, Albies grounded bunt out to pitcher
    • D. Swanson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Swanson struck out swinging
    • F. Freeman: Freeman grounded out to first
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)