WASHINGTON (AP) – Alcides Escobar homered in the eighth inning and hit a winning single in the ninth Sunday as the Washington Nationals wrapped up a disturbing weekend with an 8-7 win over the San Diego Padres. A day after the game was suspended in the sixth inning because of a shooting outside Nationals Park, the Padres completed a 10-4 victory. Washington then came back to end a six-game losing streak. Tres Barrera singled off Mark Melancon (2-2) with one out in the ninth and, after failing on a bunt attempt, Victor Robles was hit by pitch. Escobar hit a flyball that center fielder Trent Grisham couldn’t corral and Barrera scored. Brad Hand (5-2) earned the victory. Juan Soto joined Josh Harrison with three hits and added a two-run homer. Manny Machado, Eric Hosmer and Jackson Profar homered for the Padres. Nationals ace Max Scherzer allowed four runs on four hits in seven innings. He struck out eight. In the completion of Saturday’s suspended game, Fernando Tatis Jr. had his third four-hit game of the season and scored twice for the Padres, and Tommy Pham had three hits and two walks. Reliever Craig Stammen (4-2) pitched a scoreless fifth inning for the win. Starter Blake Snell allowed four runs on six hits and four walks in four innings. Nationals starter Patrick Corbin (6-8) gave up six runs on 10 hits and four walks in 5 1/3 innings. WHITE SOX 4, ASTROS 0 CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Rodón allowed one hit through seven dominant innings, Yoán Moncada and Tim Anderson hit solo homers and Chicago topped Houston. Danny Mendick and Adam Engel added RBI singles, and the White Sox stymied Astros hitters for the second straight game after losing their first five this season to Houston – and being outscored 34-9 in those contests. Chicago has won seven of eight to move to the top of the American League standings. Abraham Toro’s sharp single past Mendick at second in the third inning was the only hit off Rodón (8-3) and accounted for Houston’s only baserunner. The big left-hander struck out 10 in this meeting of division leaders. Framber Valdez (5-2) yielded four runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings, striking out four and walking two. MARINERS 7, ANGELS 4 ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ty France hit a three-run homer, Logan Gilbert struck out a career-high nine and Seattle defeated Los Angeles despite Shohei Ohtani’s 34th homer of the season. Ohtani added to his major league-leading home run total in the ninth inning, hitting his first since the All-Star break. David Fletcher’s 26-game hitting streak ended when he went 0 for 5. The streak was the second-longest in franchise history for the Angels. Luis Torrens also went deep for the Mariners, who have won five of their last seven. His solo shot off Patrick Sandoval (2-4) in the fourth inning was his ninth of the season and extended Seattle’s lead to 3-0. Gilbert (4-2) allowed two runs on four hits in 5 1/3 innings. The right-hander struck out six of the first seven batters he faced as he improved to 4-0 in his last seven starts. PHILLIES 4, MARLINS 2, 1ST GAME PHILLIES 7, MARLINS 4, 2ND GAME PHILADELPHIA (AP) – J.T. Realmuto followed a two-run walk-off homer in the completion of a suspended game with a 3-for-5 performance with two RBIs and Philadelphia beat Miami in the regularly scheduled series finale. Realmuto’s two-run 10th-inning homer gave the Phillies a win in the conclusion to Saturday’s suspended game. Andrew McCutchen and Didi Gregorius also homered in the scheduled game for the Phillies, who rallied from a 4-2 deficit to give starting pitcher Zack Wheeler the win. Adam Duvall hit his 20th homer of the season for the Marlins, who have lost six of their past eight games.
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