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Caratini, Hosmer HR in 9th, Padres seesaw past Reds 6-4


The first sellout crowd at Petco Park since 2019 was treated to Fernando Tatis Jr.'s electrifying solo home run in the sixth inning and Victor Caratini's game-winning, two-run shot in the ninth.


In between, Manny Machado and Eric Hosmer also homered for the Padres , who recovered from closer Mark Melancon's blown save in Cincinnati's four-run ninth to take a 6-4 thriller against the Reds on Thursday night.


"It felt like more than a win, for a lot of reasons," manager Jayce Tingler said as fireworks went off over the downtown ballpark to put a capper on what was billed as "San Diego's Opening Day."


Miley, who threw his first career no-hitter at Cleveland on May 7, had frustrated the struggling Padres until Tatis drove a high-arcing shot that just cleared the wall in left-center for San Diego's first hit with two outs in the sixth.


A giant American flag was unfurled by 275 U.S. Navy sailors prior to the national anthem and there was a flyover of F/A-18 Hornets from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.


In the seventh, Machado, moving from third base to shallow right in a shift, ran down Barnhart's ball and made a sensational off-balance throw to get him at first.






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