Darvish earns 1st win in 11 starts, Padres beat Angels 8-5

Yu Darvish
Wil Myers
Posted at 8:57 PM, Sep 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-08 23:57:05-04

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Yu Darvish threw six strong innings to earn his first victory in 11 starts and Adam Frazier had two hits and three RBIs during the eight-run second inning that carried the San Diego Padres to an 8-5 win against the Los Angeles Angels.

The Padres took a one-game lead over Cincinnati for the NL’s second wild card. The Reds lost 4-1 at the Chicago Cubs.

Darvish’s strong outing came one night after the Padres wasted a third straight strong start by lefty Blake Snell.

Snell lost his no-hit bid in the seventh and the Padres’ offense went silent in a 4-0 loss.