Austin Hedges connected for a grand slam, and the San Diego Padres hit a franchise-record seven home runs to romp past the host Toronto Blue Jays 19-4 Saturday for their fifth straight win.
Wil Myers and Hunter Renfroe each hit two home runs and Ian Kinsler and Eric Hosmer also homered. The previous team record was six, set in Cincinnati on July 17, 1998.
Hedges hit his first career slam and drove in five runs. Myers went 2-for-2, drove in four and scored four times, and Renfroe had four hits, scored four and drove in three.
Stanford alum Cal Quantrill (1-2), the son of former major-league pitcher Paul Quantrill, earned his first win in his fourth career start.
Edwin Jackson got the loss, allowing seven runs in four innings.
Myers hit the team-record seventh homer in a five-run eighth that included homers by Hosmer and Renfroe off Sam Gaviglio.
“I did not know that,” Myers said of the record. “That’s pretty cool but it’s not surprising with the guys we’ve got here. We’ve got a lot of power in this lineup and a lot of guys that can really hit.”
Dodgers 7, Pirates 2: Cody Bellinger and Corey Seager both doubled and drove in two runs as visiting Los Angeles slugged its way past Pittsburgh. Max Muncy added two doubles for the Dodgers, who had eight two-base hits in all, the most in the major leagues this season.
Astros 4, Red Sox 3: Carlos Correa hit an RBI single in the ninth inning to give host Houston the win. After Boston tied it in the top of the inning, Aledmys Diaz led off the bottom half with a double to left off Matt Barnes. Following walks to Alex Bregman and Michael Brantley, Correa hit a blooper down the right-field line over a five-man infield.
Rays 6, Indians 2: Charlie Morton struck out a season-high 10 and Ji-Man Choi and Tommy Pham homered, helping visiting Tampa Bay beat Cleveland in a game delayed for nearly three hours because of an incorrect weather forecast.
Twins 8, White Sox 1: Kyle Gibson struck out nine in seven innings, and host Minnesota beat Chicago for its 10th win in 11 games. C.J. Cron and Ehire Adrianza each drove in four runs for the Twins.
Cubs 8, Reds 6: Addison Russell homered at Wrigley Field for the first time since he was suspended for violating baseball’s domestic violence policy, leading host Chicago to a victory. Tucker Barnhart, Yasiel Puig and Derek Dietrich homered for Cincinnati.
Nationals 5, Marlins 0: Patrick Corbin pitched a four-hitter for his second career shutout, helping host Washington to the victory. Yan Gomes’ three-run double to right field capped a five-run fourth inning for the Nationals.
Yankees win two: Luke Voit hit a go-ahead homer in the seventh inning, helping the visiting Yankees earn their sixth consecutive win in the opener of a day-night doubleheader with a 7-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals. In Game 2, Austin Romine and Cameron Maybin each drove in two in New York’s five-run second inning, and the Yankees held on to win 6-5.
Phillies 7, Brewers 2: Jake Arrieta pitched eight effective innings, Andrew McCutchen homered and visititng Philadelphia beat Milwaukee. César Hernández, Rhys Hoskins and J.T. Realmuto also connected in the Phillies’ third consecutive win.
Mets 5, Tigers 4: Tomás Nido homered against Buck Farmer leading off the 13th inning, Wilson Ramos homered twice and host New York beat Detroit.
Cardinals 6, Braves 3: Pinch-hitter Jedd Gyorko connected for a three-run homer during host St. Louis’ four-run eighth inning, helping the Cardinals top Atlanta.
Briefly: The Astros placed outfielder George Springer on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain, but could be close to getting star second baseman Jose Altuve back from injury. … The Angels placed right-hander Matt Harvey on the IL with an upper back strain.
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