Joe Musgrove pitched six strong innings on the night his childhood idol Jake Peavy was inducted into the Padres Hall of Fame, and San Diego beat the division-leading Texas Rangers 7-1 Friday. American League West.
Fernando Tatis homered for Musgrove (10-3), who faced the Rangers for the first time since April 9, 2021, when he recorded the first no-hitter in Padres history.
That was just his second start for his hometown team in Texas. This time, Musgrove earned his ninth win in 10 decisions, holding the Rangers to four hits, striking out five and walking two.
Musgrove grew up in suburban El Cajon as a Padres fan and admirer of Peavy, who won the National League Cy Young Trophy in 2007. After being traded to the Padres ahead of the 2021 season, Musgrove he began wearing Peavy’s number 44.
Joe Musgrove looks dominant
The Rangers, led by former Padres manager Bruce Bochy, lost for the fifth time in seven games but held on to a two-game lead over Houston.
Tatis homered off Dane Dunning (8-4) with one out in the fifth inning.
For the Rangers, Cuban Adolis García 4-1. The Dominicans Ezequiel Durán 4-0, Leody Taveras 4-1.
For the Padres, the Dominicans Fernando Tatis 5-2 with a run scored and two RBIs, Juan Soto 3-2 with an RBI, Manny Machado 3-1 with T-RBIs, Gary Sánchez 3-1 with a run scored and an RBI. pushed.