May 17, 2023

Pasquantino hits 2-run homer, Royals beat struggling Padres 4-3

Posted May 17, 2023 11:47 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Vinnie Pasquantino hit a tiebreaking two-run homer off Yu Darvish and the Kansas City Royals beat the struggling San Diego Padres 4-3 to take two of three in the series.

Pasquantino’s homer to right field, his eighth, and Maikel Garcia’s RBI double gave the Royals a 4-1 lead in the sixth inning. Many in the crowd of 32,416 booed the Padres after Scott Barlow retired the side in the ninth for his sixth save.

San Diego’s star-studded lineup went 2 for 9 with runners in scoring position and stranded 12 overall as the Padres lost for the ninth time in 11 games.

The Royals next take on the White Sox Friday evening with first pitch at 7:10. Coverage begins at 6:30 on KFEQ (680, 95.3) in St. Joseph.