Odor’s 3-run homer in 9th gives Padres 8-6 win over Nationals

by | May 25, 2023 | Sports

WASHINGTON — Rougned Odor hit a three-run homer off Hunter Harvey with two outs in the ninth inning, giving the San Diego Padres an 8-6 win over the Washington Nationals on Thursday that stopped a steak of five straight series losses.“He is a guy that throws really hard,” Odor said. “I was looking for the fastball and he throw me that fastball and I was ready to go.”Jake Cronenworth and Juan Soto singled leading off the ninth. Harvey (2-2) struck out Xander Bogaerts and Matt Carpenter, and Odor homered on an 1-0 fastball, lining the ball just inside the right-field foul pole.San Diego had been 0-22 this year when trailing after eight innings.“That ninth inning is something we needed to grab onto and hold,” Cronenworth said. “It’s a feeling we want to feel all the time: the feeling of stringing those quality at-bats together and stringing some runs together, whether it comes from a base hits or a big home run like Odor had today.”Washington trailed 5-1 before a five-run seventh.Odor also hit a two-run double and had five RBIs, one short of his career high. He has homered in consecutive games and has 10 hits in his last 12 games as he subs for the injured Manny Machado.“You feel good when he’s at the plate right …

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