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Story by Liz Alper

Photo via @Padres on Twitter

May 10, 2017 (San Diego) - Yesterday was...well.  In any event, the Padres got a chance tonight in the second leg of a home-at-home series against the Rangers, this time in Arlington.  Luis Perdomo started on the mound against Rangers ace Yu Darvish.

The Padres were back to normal, scoring first and early.  Wil Myers hit a solo homer in the first to give the Friars a 1-0 lead.

But as usual, this didn’t last long.  Shin-Soo Choo scored on a wild pitch in the Rangers’ half of the first to tie the game at one.  Back to old times.

Erick Aybar gave the Padres the lead back in the second with a solo homer.  Matt Szczur, in his second Padres debut, doubled to score Hunter Renfroe and it was 3-1 Padres.

The Rangers crept closer with Choo’s single in the fifth that scored Mike Napoli.  Perdomo balked with the bases loaded, allowing Delino DeShields to come home and tie the game at three.  Would you expect anything less?

Well, you need to expect less, because in the seventh, what would’ve been the Padres’ fourth double play of the night resulted in an errant throw that Myers couldn’t make the catch on.  DeShields scored and the Rangers took the lead.  One run would be enough as the Rangers took the first game against the Padres in their home 4-3.

The last game of this home-at-home is tomorrow at 5:05 p.m.  Clayton Richard takes the mound against Martin Perez for the Rangers.

Transaction news:

  • Padres claim Jose Valdez waivers from Angels; optioned to El Paso
  • Christian Friedrich transferred to 60-day DL


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