Adams, Turner, Strasburg lead Nationals over Padres, 8-5

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Matt Adams homered in consecutive innings, Trea Turner went deep in his first at-bat at Petco Park and Stephen Strasburg beat his hometown team again, leading the Washington Nationals to an 8-5 victory against the San Diego Padres on Monday night.

Adams hit a towering two-run drive to right off Tyson Ross in the sixth and a three-run shot to right-center in the seventh off Matt Strahm, giving him 10 homers this year. It was his seventh career multihomer game and second in a week after he went deep twice against Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

Turner, San Diego’s first-round pick in the 2014 draft who never played for the Padres, drove a 1-1 pitch from Ross an estimated 396 feet into the home bullpen in center field with one out in the first inning. It was his third on the season.

Turner walked leading off the sixth and scored the go-ahead run on Anthony Rendon‘s double to left. Adams followed with his first homer.

San Diego made Turner the 13th pick overall in 2014 and then dealt him to Washington — along with Ross’ younger brother, Joe — that December in an 11-player, three-team trade that brought Wil Myers from Tampa Bay to San Diego.

Turner couldn’t head to the Nationals until the following June due to a rule at the time that said a player selected in the June amateur draft couldn’t be traded until one year had passed since he signed his initial professional contract.

Joe Ross had Tommy John surgery in July.

Strasburg (4-3) improved to 7-2 in nine career starts against the Padres. He allowed three runs and six hits in seven innings, struck out five and walked one.

Strasburg went to West Hills High in suburban Santee and then pitched at San Diego State under Tony Gwynn before going to the Nationals as the top pick overall in the 2009 draft.

Ross (2-3) allowed five runs and six hits in six innings.

Jose Pirela had three hits and drove in a run for San Diego. Right fielder Travis Jankowski made a nice play against the wall to rob Washington’s Bryce Harper of an extra-base hit to end the eighth.


Nationals: Reinstated RHP Shawn Kelley from the 10-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Rafael Bautista to Triple-A Syracuse. Kelley missed 12 games with right elbow irritation.

Padres: Reinstated Strahm from the 10-day disabled list. He was acquired in a six-player trade with Kansas City on July 24, 2 1/2 weeks after undergoing surgery for a torn patellar tendon in his left knee. He pitched one inning in relief during spring training and made nine rehab appearances, including two starts, with Double-A San Antonio.


Nationals: RHP Jeremy Hellickson (0-0, 3.00 ERA) is scheduled to make his fifth start of the season on Tuesday night.

Padres: LHP Clayton Richard (1-4, 6.21 ERA) is looking to rebound after allowing a season-high seven runs, six earned, in his last start, a 9-4 loss at San Francisco on Wednesday.


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Source: Fox Sports

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