Myers hits slam, Tatis leads the way in Padres' 6-4 win over Rangers

Posted at 8:35 AM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-19 11:35:18-04

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Wil Myers hit a first-inning grand slam and the San Diego Padres, with Fernando Tatis Jr. again leading the charge, beat the Texas Rangers 6-4.

Tatis fueled a 14-4 rout Monday with a grand slam and seven RBIs. His homer came on a 3-0 pitch from Juan Nicasio in the eighth inning, rankling Texas manager Chris Woodward and the Rangers over what they perceived as breaking one of baseball's unwritten rules.

In Tuesday’s game, Tatis singled and scored on Myers' slam.

Jurickson Profar added a 2-run shot in the fourth inning. Later in the inning, with the Padres ahead 6-0, Tatis stole third base. The stolen bag, his sixth of the season, put him into a tie for the MLB lead.

The Rangers scored four times in the bottom of the fourth off reliever Javy Guerra, but the much-maligned Padres bullpen weathered the storm and made the 6-4 lead stand.

Cal Quantrill got the final out for his first save.