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A’s loss to Padres puts them under .500 in worst 16 games of the season

Fernando Tatis Jr. homered to extend his career-best hitting streak to 16 games, the longest current streak in the majors, and Dylan Cease won for the first time in six starts as the San Diego Padres defeated the Oakland Athletics 6-1 on Monday. night.

Jake Cronenworth also homered for the Padres, who hit multiple home runs in four straight games.

The A’s have lost nine of their last twelve games and are their worst of the season at sixteen games under .500.

There was a three-minute delay in the bottom of the seventh inning when some of the lights at Petco Park went out. When play resumed, with the Padres leading 3-1, Donovan Solano was walked with the bases loaded by Michel Otanez. Rookie Jackson Merrill followed with his third hit, an RBI single, and Ha-Seong Kim added a sacrifice fly.

Tatis’ team-leading 13th home run was an opposite-field shot off the top of the right field wall by Joey Estes (2-2). Tatis has reached base in 20 consecutive games in his career.

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Cronenworth’s shot in the third, which tied the game at 1, was his 10th in his 66th game. It tied his 2023 total achieved in 127 games.

Cease (6-5) won for the first time since May 8 at the Chicago Cubs. He allowed one run and eight hits in six innings, striking out eight and walking one.

Cease’s only major mistake was leading Tyler Soderstrom’s home run to right-center from the second, his second.

Estes allowed three runs and eight hits in five innings, striking out three and walking two.


Padres: Manny Machado was back in the lineup for the first time since injuring his right hip in a loss to the Los Angeles Angels


Athletics LHP JP Sears (4-5, 3.93 ERA) and Padres RHP Randy Vásquez (1-3, 5.40) are scheduled to start Tuesday night.


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