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Tatis hits 3 HRs, Pads hand D-Backs 24th straight road loss

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Posted at 7:47 AM, Jun 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-26 10:47:36-04

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego slugger Fernando Tatis Jr. hit three homers, hours after saying he would skip the All-Star Home Run Derby because of an ailing shoulder, and the Padres sent the Arizona Diamondbacks to their record 24th straight road loss, 11-5.

The dynamic Tatis hit a solo home run off Corbin Martin in the first inning and another solo drive in the second off Riley Smith.

Tatis connected again in his third at-bat, a two-run shot off Smith in the fourth. Tatis got two more chances at becoming the 19th player to share the record of four homers in a game.

He singled and grounded out. Tatis is tied with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. of Toronto for the major league lead with 25 home runs.