MIKE Yastrzemski, who was a late scratch from the starting lineup due to a sore left hand, belted a pinch-hit home run to break a seventh-inning tie and lead the visiting San Francisco Giants to a 3-2 win over the San Diego Padres on Monday (Tuesday in Manila).
However, the loss of a second straight game wasn’t the Padres’ biggest concern. Fernando Tatis Jr. sustained a partial dislocation of his left shoulder on a swinging third strike in the third inning and immediately left the game in considerable pain.
The 22-year-old shortstop, who signed a 14-year, $340 million contract with the Padres in mid-February, collapsed in pain at home plate after swinging through the pitch from Anthony DeSclafani. Padres’ manager Jayce Tingler and a trainer rushed to the plate. Tatis walked off the field holding his left arm.
All three Giants runs came on solo homers. The Padres countered long balls from San Francisco’s Darin Ruf and Evan Longoria thanks to Victor Caratini twice driving in Jurickson Profar.