Campusano homers and gets 4 hits as the Padres rout the Tigers 14-3
DETROIT (AP) — Luis Campusano had four hits, including a home run, and the San Diego Padres routed the Detroit Tigers 14-3 on Saturday night for the 4,000th victory in franchise history.
Manny Machado and Ha-Seong Kim also homered for the Padres, who trailed 3-0 after two innings.
Jackson Wolf (1-0) won his big league debut, waiting out an 84-minute rain delay in the second. He gave up three runs on six hits and a walk in five innings.
“You're talking about your first major league start and you have to wait out a rain delay before you can go five innings and get the win,” Padres manager Bob Melvin said. “He threw about 75 pitches, and it must have felt like 125. That's more than most guys deal with in their first start, and he got the win.”
Mason Englert (4-3), who replaced Detroit starter Matt Manning after the delay, allowed nine runs and 10 hits in 2 1/3 innings.
“An hour and a half is just too long for Matt, especially since he just came back from an injury,” Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said. “We weren't in great shape with our bullpen, so we knew we were going to need to get as much from Englert as possible, and that's a tough lineup for that situation, because they just feast on mistakes.”
The Tigers took the lead just as heavy rain began to fall in the second. With two outs and fans being moved to the concourses because of lightning in the area, Zach McKinstry walked and went to third on Miguel Cabrera's single.
Jake Rogers hit an RBI double just before the grounds crew covered the infield. When play resumed, Zack Short delivered a two-run single to make it 3-0, but Wolf didn't allow another run.
“(Padres pitching coach) Ruben (Niebla) was with me the whole time, telling me how other guys stay loose in that situation, and he made it easy,” Wolf said.
San Diego scored four runs in the third off Englert. Juan Soto, who homered twice on Friday, hit an RBI double and Machado followed with a three-run homer to left field.
Fernando Tatis Jr. made it 5-3 with an RBI double in the fourth, and the Padres scored five more runs in the fifth. Brendan White replaced Englert and walked two of the first three batters he faced — both on quick-pitch violations. Soto made it 10-3 with a two-run single.
“The umpires want to make sure both guys are engaged and ready, and they thought Brendan was going a little too early,” Hinch said. “Unfortunately, it was with three balls both times.”
San Diego scored once in the seventh and three times in the eighth — including Campusano's homer — before Short pitched a scoreless ninth inning.
“It has seemed like we've had to get everything from our big guys lately, and that's not how winning teams play,” Melvin said. “We need to get more contributions like we're getting from Kim at the top of the lineup and like we got tonight from the bottom of the lineup.”
The Tigers optioned White to Triple-A Toledo after the game and will activate RHP Alex Faedo in time for Sunday's series finale.
With the victory, the Padres ensured their first series win in Detroit. San Diego entered the weekend with a 1-8 record in Michigan, including three losses in the 1984 World Series.
Englert became the first Tigers reliever to allow 10 hits in an outing since Greg Gohr in Seattle on July 27, 1996. Gohr gave up eight runs, one fewer than Englert.
The teams conclude their series Sunday, with RHP Joe Musgrove (9-2, 3.16 ERA) starting for San Diego against Faedo (1-4, 6.98).