Tatis Jr.'s return helps spark Padres over Nationals, 5-4

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Padres played with a different energy level with prized rookie Fernando Tatis Jr. back in the lineup and getting his uniform dirty after more than a month on the injured list.

Tatis caused some havoc on the basepaths during the go-ahead rally in the fifth inning and Joey Lucchesi settled down after falling behind 4-0 in the first to lead the Padres to a 5-4 victory against the Washington Nationals on Thursday night. The Padres retired the final 20 Nats batters.

''It's great to be back, and it was even better just the way we came back and got a W,'' said Tatis, who missed 34 games after straining his left hamstring in a loss at Washington on April 28.

''We're a different club with him on the field,'' manager Andy Green said. ''I think it's pretty obvious. Everybody's like that with their best players. His speed, his walks today, aggression at third base changed probably the key play of the game.''

The 20-year-old Tatis singled in the fifth and scored the second of three Padres runs that gave San Diego the lead. An error by third baseman Anthony Rendon, forced by Tatis' speed, led to two unearned runs.

Manuel Margot hit a leadoff single and went to third on Tatis' single to right field. Wil Myers walked to load the bases for Manny Machado, whose grounder to shortstop brought in Margot. With Tatis charging for third, Rendon couldn't handle Trea Turner's throw for what would have been a force out, allowing Tatis to score the tying run.

Franmil Reyes followed with a go-ahead sacrifice fly.

''I love creating chaos,'' Tatis said. ''I saw the ground ball and immediately thought, OK, there was going to be like a 95% chance he's coming to third, trying to get an easy out and I'm going to force this and try to create something different.''

Said Turner: ''Slow-hit ball, kind of a spinner so I didn't think I had the double play and I figured I had momentum going to third so I figured it was the right play. Looking back at it I think if I make a better throw we get out of that inning with the lead and probably win the game. It kind of was the difference. I don't think it was the wrong play. I think it was the right play and stick by it.''

Lucchesi said Tatis brings a lot of energy to the team

''Everyone's excited he's back,'' the big lefty said. ''Another great bat in our lineup; great all-around player and he's a good teammate.''

The Padres snapped the Nationals' four-game winning streak.

Lucchesi (5-3) won on his 25th birthday. He allowed four runs and four hits on 95 pitches in five innings. He struck out five and walked three. Kirby Yates pitched the ninth for big league-leading 23rd save.

Washington lefty Patrick Corbin (5-4) threw 101 pitches in five innings, allowing five runs - three earned - on five hits. He struck out six and walked five.

Lucchesi gave up Howie Kendrick's two-run single followed by Brian Dozier's two-run homer with two outs in the first. It was Dozier's ninth. Lucchesi threw 64 pitches through two innings and 79 through three but didn't allow any more runs. He ended his night with a perfect fourth and fifth.

Hunter Renfroe started San Diego's comeback with a two-run homer to right-center in the second, his 18th. Reyes was aboard on a leadoff walk.

''You can't walk five guys,'' Corbin said. ''I gave them too many baserunners today. Made a mistake on the homer, another 3-1 count there. Just got to be in the zone more.''

UP NEXT

Nationals: RHP Erick Fedde (1-0, 2.55 ERA) is scheduled to start Friday night. He threw four innings of two-hit shutout relief against the Padres on April 28 at Nationals Park.

Padres: Rookie LHP Nick Margevicius (2-6, 5.40) is 0-3 with an 11.25 ERA in his last three starts. He allowed five runs - four earned - and six hits in three-plus innings of a 9-3 loss to Miami on Saturday night.

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  • W: J. Lucchesi (5-3)L: P. Corbin (5-4)S: K. Yates (23)
  • HR: WAS - B. Dozier (9), SD - H. Renfroe (18)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Turner SS30000120.255.305.439.7440.0
V. Robles RF-CF41100022.238.314.429.7422.0
A. Rendon 3B30000111.324.433.6471.0800.5
J. Soto LF31000103.295.399.528.9282.0
H. Kendrick 1B41120010.320.356.585.9413.5
M. Grace P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Dozier 2B41221010.229.321.410.7318.5
Y. Gomes C30000021.220.295.311.605-1.0
a- G. Parra PH10000000.231.297.366.6630.0
M. Taylor CF30000011.217.299.300.599-0.5
J. Guerra P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Adams 1B10000010.248.279.486.765-0.5
P. Corbin P20000000.120.214.120.3340.0
T. Sipp P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Eaton RF10000000.262.345.369.7140.0
  • a-grounded out for Gomes in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
F. Tatis SS21100201.304.374.549.9234.0
W. Myers 1B-LF21000214.232.330.442.7722.5
M. Machado 3B40010013.246.333.412.7460.5
F. Reyes RF21010111.245.293.571.8642.5
C. Stammen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Yates P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
H. Renfroe LF-RF31121111.250.304.619.9237.5
I. Kinsler 2B40200002.206.270.382.6532.0
A. Hedges C40000032.188.259.333.593-1.5
J. Lucchesi P20000021.000.053.000.053-1.0
M. Wisler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Naylor PH10000000.243.243.459.7030.0
T. Wingenter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
E. Hosmer 1B10000001.283.332.447.7790.0
M. Margot CF21200100.241.283.321.6044.0
  • a-grounded out for Wisler in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - V. Robles (11), B. Dozier (7)
  • HR - B. Dozier (9)
  • RBI - H. Kendrick 2 (37), B. Dozier 2 (21)
  • 2-Out RBI - H. Kendrick 2 (12), B. Dozier 2 (11)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Soto 2 (15), M. Taylor (9)
BATTING
  • HR - H. Renfroe (18)
  • SF - F. Reyes (4)
  • RBI - M. Machado (32), F. Reyes (32), H. Renfroe 2 (35)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - W. Myers 2 (12)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - M. Taylor (2)
  • DP - 3 (Taylor-Rendon; Adams-Turner-Grace; Dozier-Turner-Kendrick)
  • E - A. Rendon (3)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Lucchesi
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
P. Corbin (L, 5-4)5.05535613.591.200.0
T. Sipp0.20001105.401.37-0.5
J. Guerra1.21001203.801.312.0
M. Grace0.20000006.581.500.0
PITCHERSIP
P. Corbin (L, 5-4)5.0
T. Sipp0.2
J. Guerra1.2
M. Grace0.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Lucchesi (W, 5-3)5.04443514.211.1313.5
M. Wisler (H, 2)1.00000304.071.234.5
T. Wingenter (H, 10)1.00000203.101.034.0
C. Stammen (H, 15)1.00000003.271.033.0
K. Yates (S, 23)1.00000100.960.8610.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Lucchesi (W, 5-3)5.0
M. Wisler (H, 2)1.0
T. Wingenter (H, 10)1.0
C. Stammen (H, 15)1.0
K. Yates (S, 23)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - P. Corbin 101-57, T. Sipp 16-9, J. Guerra 24-18, M. Grace 2-2
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Corbin 7-3, T. Sipp 1-0, J. Guerra 2-1, M. Grace 1-0
  • Batters Faced - P. Corbin 24, T. Sipp 3, J. Guerra 7, M. Grace
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lucchesi 95-60, M. Wisler 11-9, T. Wingenter 14-9, C. Stammen 12-8, K. Yates 9-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lucchesi 8-6, T. Wingenter 1-0, C. Stammen 1-1, K. Yates 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Lucchesi 23, M. Wisler 3, T. Wingenter 3, C. Stammen 3, K. Yates 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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T. Turner SS30000120.255.305.439.7440.0
V. Robles RF-CF41100022.238.314.429.7422.0
A. Rendon 3B30000111.324.433.6471.0800.5
J. Soto LF31000103.295.399.528.9282.0
H. Kendrick 1B41120010.320.356.585.9413.5
M. Grace P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Dozier 2B41221010.229.321.410.7318.5
Y. Gomes C30000021.220.295.311.605-1.0
a- G. Parra PH10000000.231.297.366.6630.0
M. Taylor CF30000011.217.299.300.599-0.5
J. Guerra P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Adams 1B10000010.248.279.486.765-0.5
P. Corbin P20000000.120.214.120.3340.0
T. Sipp P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Eaton RF10000000.262.345.369.7140.0
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  • a-grounded out for Gomes in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
F. Tatis SS21100201.304.374.549.9234.0
W. Myers 1B-LF21000214.232.330.442.7722.5
M. Machado 3B40010013.246.333.412.7460.5
F. Reyes RF21010111.245.293.571.8642.5
C. Stammen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Yates P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
H. Renfroe LF-RF31121111.250.304.619.9237.5
I. Kinsler 2B40200002.206.270.382.6532.0
A. Hedges C40000032.188.259.333.593-1.5
J. Lucchesi P20000021.000.053.000.053-1.0
M. Wisler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Naylor PH10000000.243.243.459.7030.0
T. Wingenter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
E. Hosmer 1B10000001.283.332.447.7790.0
M. Margot CF21200100.241.283.321.6044.0
Total2756417916-----
  • a-grounded out for Wisler in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - V. Robles (11), B. Dozier (7)
  • HR - B. Dozier (9)
  • RBI - H. Kendrick 2 (37), B. Dozier 2 (21)
  • 2-Out RBI - H. Kendrick 2 (12), B. Dozier 2 (11)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Soto 2 (15), M. Taylor (9)
BATTING
  • HR - H. Renfroe (18)
  • SF - F. Reyes (4)
  • RBI - M. Machado (32), F. Reyes (32), H. Renfroe 2 (35)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - W. Myers 2 (12)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - M. Taylor (2)
  • DP - 3 (Taylor-Rendon; Adams-Turner-Grace; Dozier-Turner-Kendrick)
  • E - A. Rendon (3)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Lucchesi
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
P. Corbin (L, 5-4)5.05535613.591.200.0
T. Sipp0.20001105.401.37-0.5
J. Guerra1.21001203.801.312.0
M. Grace0.20000006.581.500.0
Total8.0653791---
PITCHERSIP
P. Corbin (L, 5-4)5.0
T. Sipp0.2
J. Guerra1.2
M. Grace0.2
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Lucchesi (W, 5-3)5.04443514.211.1313.5
M. Wisler (H, 2)1.00000304.071.234.5
T. Wingenter (H, 10)1.00000203.101.034.0
C. Stammen (H, 15)1.00000003.271.033.0
K. Yates (S, 23)1.00000100.960.8610.5
Total9.04443111---
PITCHERSIP
J. Lucchesi (W, 5-3)5.0
M. Wisler (H, 2)1.0
T. Wingenter (H, 10)1.0
C. Stammen (H, 15)1.0
K. Yates (S, 23)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - P. Corbin 101-57, T. Sipp 16-9, J. Guerra 24-18, M. Grace 2-2
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Corbin 7-3, T. Sipp 1-0, J. Guerra 2-1, M. Grace 1-0
  • Batters Faced - P. Corbin 24, T. Sipp 3, J. Guerra 7, M. Grace
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lucchesi 95-60, M. Wisler 11-9, T. Wingenter 14-9, C. Stammen 12-8, K. Yates 9-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lucchesi 8-6, T. Wingenter 1-0, C. Stammen 1-1, K. Yates 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Lucchesi 23, M. Wisler 3, T. Wingenter 3, C. Stammen 3, K. Yates 3
  • 5TH INNING
    Reyes hit sacrifice fly to left, Myers scored45
    Machado reached on fielder's choice to third, Margot and Tatis scored, Myers to third, Machado to second on 3rd baseman Rendon fielding error44
  • 2ND INNING
    Renfroe homered to center, Reyes scored42
  • 1ST INNING
    Dozier homered to left, Kendrick scored40
    Kendrick singled to left center, Robles and Soto scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • Kirby Yates relieved Craig Stammen
    • B. Dozier: Strike swinging, Ball, Dozier flied out to deep right
    • Gerardo Parra hit for Yan Gomes
    • G. Parra: Parra grounded out to first
    • M. Adams: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Adams struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Craig Stammen pitching
    • Eric Hosmer at first base
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Rendon lined out to right
    • J. Soto: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Soto grounded out to shortstop
    • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Kendrick flied out to center
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Guerra Pitching:
    • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Kinsler singled to right center
    • A. Hedges: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Hedges flied out to right
    • Matt Grace pitching
    • Matt Adams at first base
    • E. Hosmer: Strike swinging, Hosmer grounded into double play first to shortstop to pitcher, Kinsler out at second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Trey Wingenter pitching
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Strike looking, Eaton grounded out to second
    • Tr. Turner: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Turner struck out looking
    • V. Robles: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Robles struck out looking
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Guerra Pitching:
    • W. Myers: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Myers walked
    • M. Machado: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike looking, Machado struck out looking
    • F. Reyes: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
    • H. Renfroe: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Renfroe reached on fielder's choice to third, Myers out at second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Matt Wisler relieved Joey Lucchesi
    • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Dozier struck out swinging
    • Y. Gomes: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Gomes struck out looking
    • M. Taylor: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Tony Sipp relieved Patrick Corbin
    • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
    • Josh Naylor hit for Matt Wisler
    • J. Naylor: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Naylor grounded out to first
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Margot walked
    • Javy Guerra pitching
    • Adam Eaton in right field
    • F. Tatis: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Tatis reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Margot out at second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
    • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Ball, Rendon flied out to deep center
    • J. Soto: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Soto grounded out to second
    • H. Kendrick: Ball, Kendrick grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Margot singled to center
    • F. Tatis: Pickoff attempt, Tatis singled to right, Margot to third
    • W. Myers: Foul, Pickoff attempt to third, Strike swinging, Ball, Tatis to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Ball, Myers walked
    • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Machado reached on fielder's choice to third, Margot and Tatis scored, Myers to third, Machado to second on 3rd baseman Rendon fielding error
    • F. Reyes: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Reyes hit sacrifice fly to left, Myers scored
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Renfroe walked
    • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Kinsler flied into double play center to third, Machado out at third
    • End of the 5th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
    • P. Corbin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Corbin grounded out to second
    • Tr. Turner: Turner grounded out to third
    • V. Robles: Ball, Robles flied out to right
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • I. Kinsler: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Kinsler grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Hedges: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Hedges struck out looking
    • J. Lucchesi: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Lucchesi struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
    • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Kendrick struck out swinging
    • B. Dozier: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Dozier doubled to right
    • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Gomes flied out to center
    • M. Taylor: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Taylor grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • M. Machado: Foul, Strike swinging, Machado grounded out to second
    • F. Reyes: Ball, Ball, Reyes flied out to deep right
    • H. Renfroe: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
    • M. Taylor: Foul, Taylor flied out to deep center
    • P. Corbin: Strike looking, Ball, Corbin safe at first on Lucchesi throwing error, Corbin to second
    • Tr. Turner: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Turner walked
    • V. Robles: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Robles struck out on foul tip
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rendon walked, Corbin to third, Turner to second
    • J. Soto: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Soto grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • F. Reyes: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Reyes walked
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Renfroe homered to center, Reyes scored
    • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Kinsler singled to left
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Hedges struck out on foul tip
    • J. Lucchesi: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Lucchesi struck out bunting foul
    • M. Margot: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Margot reached on an infield single to second, Kinsler to second
    • F. Tatis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Tatis walked, Kinsler to third, Margot to second
    • W. Myers: Foul, Ball, Myers popped out to second
    • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
    • Tr. Turner: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • V. Robles: Strike looking, Foul, Robles doubled to left center
    • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Rendon struck out looking
    • J. Soto: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Soto walked
    • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Kendrick singled to left center, Robles and Soto scored
    • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Dozier homered to left, Kendrick scored
    • Y. Gomes: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • F. Tatis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Tatis walked
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • M. Machado: Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Ball, Machado grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Tatis out at second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)