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Story by Liz Alper
Photo: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Via @Padres on Twitter
May 8, 2017 (San Diego) - Yesterday’s game was rained out, but the Padres were back in action tonight against an American League opponent, the Texas Rangers, for a nice change of pace. Nick Martinez started on the mound for the Rangers against Trevor Cahill.
Austin Hedges singled in the second to score Ryan Schimpf and the Padres took a 1-0 lead over the struggling Rangers. Manuel Margot hit an RBI single and Hedges just beat out the throw home to make the score 2-0.
Schimpf added a homer--his ninth of the season--in the third to make it 3-0.
Hedges added another home run for his seventh of the season to make it 4-0 Padres in the fourth.
Shin-Soo Choo put the Rangers on the board with a home run to make it 4-1, but that would be the lone Texas run as Cory Spangenberg made the lead four again in the bottom of the seventh with a solo homer of his own and the Padres took game one 5-1.
The Pads and Rangers will play a rare Tuesday day game tomorrow at 12:40 p.m. El Cajon native, Grossmont High School and USD grad A.J. Griffin starts for the Rangers against Jered Weaver.
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