Hunter Renfroe hit the first home run in Petco Park history to land on the roof of the brick warehouse in the left-field corner as the San Diego Padres beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-5 Wednesday.
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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer
After 13 years of Petco Park in San Diego, somebody has finally hit a home run on the roof of the Western Metal Supply Co., in a regular-season game anyway. The Padres' Hunter Renfroe, in his seventh career game, crushed one on top of the fourth floor of the brick building down the LF line. Perhaps more of those are coming from Renfroe, who already has four HRs in those seven games.
Lineup: Padres (67-90) vs. Dodgers (90-67)
- 1. Manuel Margot, CF (R)
- 2. Wil Myers, 1B (R)
- 3. Yangervis Solarte, 3B (S)
- 4. Alex Dickerson, LF (L)
- 5. Hunter Renfroe, RF (R)
- 6. Ryan Schimpf, 2B (L)
- 7. Austin Hedges, C (R)
- 8. Alexi Amarista, SS (L)
- 9. Luis Perdomo, RHP
Tyson Ross hasn't pitched for the Padres since Opening Day due to shoulder troubles, and surgery is a possibility.
Hunter Renfroe quick to make history
Against the Dodgers on Tuesday, Renfroe became the second player to have at least seven RBIs in a game within the first six games of his career since RBIs became an official stat in 1920, per ESPN Stats & Info. J.R. Towles of the Astros (eight RBIs in sixth game in 2007) is the other.
Rookie Hunter Renfroe hit his first career grand slam and also had a three-run shot to drive in all the runs in the San Diego Padres' 7-1 victory against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday.
Padres rise in Power Rankings
The Pads played spoiler against the Giants over the weekend, winning two of four games to hurt San Francisco's wild-card odds. The team welcomed back Yangervis Solarte after the passing of his wife. Week 25 Power Rankings
Rookie Manuel Margot tripled in the seventh inning and scored the go-ahead run on Wil Myers' single as the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 4-3 on Sunday.
The San Francisco Giants blew a six-run lead before scoring three times in the 10th inning, including a two-run home run by Denard Span, to beat the San Diego Padres 9-6 Saturday night.
Yangervis Solarte returned to the Padres on Saturday, thanking the organization for what it has done following the death of his wife.
Wil Myers hit a three-run homer off rookie Albert Suarez in the first inning and the Padres beat the Giants for the seventh time in eight games since the All-Star break, 7-2 on Friday night.
Thursday's longest home runs
J.T. Realmuto and Justin Upton both hit 443-foot homers to pace the competition on Thursday. The most impactful blast on the list came off the bat of Yasmani Grandal, who crushed a go-ahead grand slam against the Rockies in the seventh inning.
Angel Pagan's single broke a scoreless tie in the eighth and Jeff Samardzjia struck out nine in seven innings for the San Francisco Giants, who beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Thursday night.
Padres poised to ruin Giants' season?
San Francisco will travel to San Diego for a four-game series starting Thursday. The Giants owned the Padres in the first half of the season but haven't won in six games since the All-Star break.
Wednesday's longest home runs
Career home run No. 100 was an absolute blast for Evan Gattis, leading the way in the majors on Wednesday at 441 feet. Corey Dickerson hit the longest of the Rays' four third-inning homers off AL Cy Young candidate Masahiro Tanaka.
Paul Goldschmidt homered twice, including a go-ahead, two-run shot in the sixth inning, and Zack Greinke pitched six strong innings to lead Arizona to a 3-2 victory over San Diego on Wednesday.
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Adam Rosales homered and drove in four runs, and rookie Ryan Schimpf scored three times to lead the San Diego Padres to a 5-2 victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.
Quantrill's debut deserves a shout out
Keith Law lists Padres first-rounder Cal Quantrill among the 2016 draftees that enjoyed the best debuts. After not pitching at all this spring as he recovered from Tommy John surgery, the 21-year-old was impressive in short stints in the minors. Best 2016 debuts (Insider)
Clayton Richard was sharp for six-plus innings and Wil Myers homered as the San Diego Padres defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Monday night.
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