ATLANTA (AP) — Ha-Seong Kim hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning off reliever Will Smith, Wil Myers went deep in the sixth against Max Fried and the San Diego Padres beat the Atlanta Braves 11-6 on Friday night.
Kim homered for the fourth time after Eric Hosmer and Myers singled against Smith (0-1) to make it 7-6. Myers added a sacrifice fly in the ninth to make it 8-6. His 421-foot solo shot to center in the sixth gave San Diego a 4-2 lead.
“I opened up my stance a little bit in that at-bat just to get a little more visual,” Myers said. “I was able to get some good rhythm and good timing and was able to put a good swing on it.”
Kim, Hosmer and Myers each had three hits as San Diego tied a season high with 16 of them.
Trent Grisham’s three-run, pinch-hit double in the ninth padded the lead to 11-6.
“You can’t say enough about how Hosmer and (Manny) Machado have been up to this point,” acting manager Ryan Christenson said. “Hosmer went out there and continued to do it today. The fact that we were able to get 16 hits and score 11 runs sends a lot of guys back to the hotel feeling good about themselves.”
The Braves erased a two-run deficit with a four-run sixth, plating four runs with two outs — the first coming after Ozzie Albies doubled and scored when Myers charged in from right field and dropped Adam Duvall’s short fly.
Myers wasn’t charged with an error, and a single by William Contreras chased Padres starter Yu Darvish, setting the stage for Dansby Swanson’s third homer of the season, a 436-foot shot off Robert Suárez that landed in the seats in left-center and gave the Braves a 6-4 lead.
Darvish loved watching the offense open up after it has largely struggled through the early season.
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