Odor's 9th inning homer lifts Padres over Nationals

Rougned Odor
Photo credit Patrick Smith / Staff

The Padres won a roller coaster of a game on Thursday afternoon, as they jumped out to a 5-1 lead entering the 7th inning. Blake Snell labored through 5 innings, but allowed just one run, and the Padres drove in runners in scoring position. Trent Grisham hit a 2-run homer in the 2nd inning, but the 5th inning was when the Friars really got going offensively. Xander Bogaerts drove in Fernando Tatis with an RBI-single, and Rougned Odor came through with a 2-out 2-run double to make it a 5-1 game. It looked like the Padres may cruise to an easy victory, but the Nationals scored 5 runs on 7 consecutive hits in the 7th inning and took a 6-5 lead.

Jake Cronenworth led off the 9th inning with a single, followed by Juan Soto singling to right field, giving the Padres runners at 1st and 2nd with no outs and trailing by just a run. Xander Bogaerts and Matt Carpenter both struck out, leaving the heroics to Rougned Odor. Down to their final out and staring at a second consecutive series loss to one of the worst teams in baseball, Odor added to his 2-run double earlier in the game, and crushed a 3-run homer with 2 outs, which would prove to be the game winner. The Padres now fly to New York for a 3-game series against the Yankees.

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Featured Image Photo Credit: Patrick Smith / Staff