Major League Baseball postseason

Tatis, Myers homer twice, Padres stay alive with 11-9 win


Wil Myers also homered twice and Manny Machado connected, but Tatis — with his signature exuberance and flair — was the one who carried the party at empty Petco Park.


1of12San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. tosses his bat after hitting a two-run home run during the seventh inning of Game 2 of the team's National League wild-card baseball series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in San Diego.Gregory Bull/AP Show MoreShow Less 2of12San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. gestures next to a teammate after a home run by Wil Myers during the seventh inning of Game 2 of the team's National League wild-card baseball series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in San Diego.Gregory Bull/AP Show MoreShow Less 3of12San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr., right, is congratulated by Manny Machado, left, after hitting a three-run home run during the sixth inning of Game 2 of the team's National League wild-card baseball series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in San Diego.Gregory Bull/AP Show MoreShow Less 4of12San Diego Padres' Wil Myers watches his two-run home run during the eighth inning of Game 2 of the team's National League wild-card baseball series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in San Diego.Gregory Bull/AP Show MoreShow Less 5of12San Diego Padres' Wil Myers hits a home run during the seventh inning of Game 2 of the team's National League wild-card baseball series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in San Diego.Gregory Bull/AP Show MoreShow Less 6of12San Diego Padres' Wil Myers reacts after hitting a home run during the seventh inning of Game 2 of the team's National League wild-card baseball series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in San Diego.Gregory Bull/AP Show MoreShow Less 7of12San Diego Padres center fielder Trent Grisham can't make the catch at the wall on a double by St. Louis Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt during the seventh inning of Game 2 of a National League wild-card baseball series Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in San Diego.Gregory Bull/AP Show MoreShow Less 8of12San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., left, celebrates with right fielder Trent Grisham after the Padres defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 11-9 in Game 2 of a National League wild-card baseball series Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in San Diego.Gregory Bull/AP Show MoreShow Less 9of12St.


Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina makes the catch of a foul ball for the out on San Diego Padres' Eric Hosmer during the eighth inning of Game 2 of a National League wild-card baseball series Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in San Diego.Gregory Bull/AP Show MoreShow Less 10of12San Diego Padres relief pitcher Matt Strahm, right, picks up the ball before throwing out St. Louis Cardinals' Kolten Wong, left, during the sixth inning of Game 2 of a National League wild-card baseball series Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in San Diego.


San Diego’s powerful offense finally burst to life after slumbering through a 7-4 loss in Game 1 and a listless first five innings Thursday night.


The first was when Greg Vaughn and Tony Gwynn connected off San Diego native David Wells in the fifth inning of Game 1 of the 1998 World Series at Yankee Stadium.


Cardinals reliever Genesis Cabrera opened the sixth by walking Austin Nola and rookie Jake Cronenworth before striking out Trent Grisham and making way for Giovanny Gallegos.






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