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San Diego Padres beat Texas Rangers – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

San Diego Padres beat Texas Rangers – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

David Peralta hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the seventh inning, his first of the season, in the San Diego Padres’ 6-4 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night.

The 427-foot blast into the Texas bullpen in right-center field helped give the Padres their 10th win in 13 games. San Diego ended the Rangers’ three-game shutout streak at home with Manny Machado’s two-run homer in the third inning.

Jurickson Profar had two hits on the night he was named an All-Star for the first time as a National League starter. The nomination came nearly 12 years after Profar made his major league debut as a 19-year-old with the Rangers, in the city of his original team and where the All-Star Game will be held on July 16.

Corey Seager hit a game-tying RBI double in the third inning as a late addition to Texas’ lineup. The star shortstop had missed the previous two games after being hit on the left wrist by a pitch in Baltimore.

The Rangers led 4-2 in the fifth when Profar scored on a dribbler down the third-base line by rookie Jackson Merrill. The ball bounced over the bag, landed in foul territory and was called good by crew chief Alfonso Marquez at third.

Luis Arraez’s game-tying single in the sixth inning set the stage for Peralta, who is playing for his fourth team in three seasons after a seven-year career with Arizona. He began this season in the Chicago Cubs’ minor league system.

The 36-year-old Venezuelan took advantage of a changeup by starter-turned-reliever Dane Dunning (4-7) and raised his right arm as he approached second base while ending the Rangers’ six-game home winning streak.

Left-handed reliever Adrian Morejon (2-1) retired all five batters he faced after Japanese rookie left-hander Yuki Matsui got all four of his outs on strikeouts.

Robert Suarez struck out two and got the final four outs for his 21st save.

Machado’s 11th homer and fourth in seven games (off Texas starter Jon Gray) ended a three-game scoreless home run for the Rangers and put the Padres up 2-0 in the third.

Seager’s tying double came in the bottom of the third after Leody Taveras’ sacrifice fly, and the Rangers took the lead when Josh Smith lined a pitch to almost the same spot as Seager in the right-field corner.

Smith dropped to third in the order as Seager slid into his usual No. 2 spot, and he also shifted to third base, where he spent most of the season filling in for the injured Josh Jung except when he was needed to replace Seager.

UNTIL NEXT TIME

Right-hander Max Scherzer (1-1, 1.74 ERA) will make his third start of the season for Texas in the series finale. Right-hander Michael King (6-5, 3.61) is scheduled for the Padres. Scherzer has been solid since returning from offseason back surgery and a setback involving a nerve problem.