MILWAUKEE (AP) — Cory Spangenberg and Chase d’Arnaud each hit a solo home run in the 11th inning, lifting the San Diego Padres over the Milwaukee Brewers 7-5 on Saturday in yet another slugfest.
The teams have combined for 15 home runs in the first two games of the three-game series. The Padres totaled five home runs Saturday, including two by Yangervis Solarte and one by Wil Myers, while Milwaukee got a homer each from Orlando Arcia, Eric Thames and Keon Broxton. On Friday night, Thames’ game-ending shot in the 10th was the seventh home run of the game.
Spangenberg hit the first pitch from reliever Oliver Drake (2-2) leading off the 11th, and two outs later, d’Arnaud followed with his first homer of the season.
Broxton tied it at 5 with a two-run homer off Brandon Maurer in the 10th after Solarte hit a two-run homer in the top of the inning for his first multihomer game since May 27, 2016, at Arizona. Solarte also had solo homer in the second.
The clubs also combined for 30 strikeouts, including 19 by the Brewers. Padres starter Dinelson Lamet accounted for a career-high 12 of those punchouts while allowing three runs in six innings.
Lamet struck out six of the first seven batters he faced before Arcia legged out an inside-the-park homer in the third. Arcia hit a ball that ricocheted off the right-center field wall and rolled along the warning track toward left, giving him ample time to score standing up. Thames followed with his NL-leading 20th homer.
Myers struck out for the team-leading 84th time in fourth, but tied the game at 3 with his 14th home run, a solo shot in the sixth.
Hunter Renfroe hit his 14th double, best among rookies, to drive in a run in the fourth. It was the first run scored by the Padres that didn’t come courtesy of the long ball in the first two games of the series.
Jose Torres (4-2) picked up the win in relief. Phil Maton pitched the 11th for his first career save.
Padres: OF Manuel Margot (strained right calf) ran the bases Saturday. “Everything was really good today,” manager Andy Green said. “Our expectation is he is days away from a rehab start.” ... RHP Trevor Cahill (right shoulder strain) threw a side session Friday. “We are moving closer to getting him out with an affiliate,” Green said.
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