San Diego heart fielder Fernando Tatis Jr. dropped Nolan Arenado’s bases-loaded popup and heaved the ball dwelling, resulting in a five-run first inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Padres 8-7 Sunday for an eight-game worthwhile streak.

Tatis’ brutal error and psychological mistake — he chosen to not make a easy throw to second or third for a forceout — acquired proper right here someday after his dugout dustup with teammate Manny Machado.

“Looking back, maybe you’d take the out at second,” Padres supervisor Jayce Tingler talked about. “He came in ready to make a play in case they were tagging there, so that’s where his mindset was, to catch and go home. After the ball went on the ground, he just went with those instincts.”

San Diego starter Jake Arrieta left quickly after the error with an damage.

St. Louis accomplished a three-game sweep and opened a three-game lead for the second NL wild card over Cincinnati and Philadelphia, which carried out on the New York Mets later Sunday. The Cardinals had not gained eight in a row since Aug. 7-15, 2018.

St. Louis was 8 1/2 video video video games out of a wild card spot on Aug. 10.

“It’s been very big for us, every victory that we’ve had ever since that time.” Cardinals shortstop Edmundo Sosa talked about by a translator. “That’s been our mindset going into this, to be able to win series and be able to win games. We’re just going to continue doing what we’re doing right now.”

San Diego, which trailed 8-4 all through the eighth inning, has misplaced eight of 11 and dropped 3 1/2 video video video games as soon as extra of the Cardinals.

“Last time while I was on the Zoom I said it was going to be the greatest comeback in San Diego history,” talked about Padres reliever Craig Stammen, who modified Arrieta. “I still believe it. The rest of those guys in the clubhouse still believe it. I was hoping it wouldn’t go this way, but here we are.”

Arrieta (5-14) left after six batters and 20 pitches on account of an accurate adductor groin pressure. He allowed 5 runs — 4 earned — three hits and a stroll whereas getting one out.

St. Louis loaded the bases with no outs all through the primary when Tommy Edman doubled, Paul Goldschmidt singled and Tyler O’Neill walked.

Arenado hit a pop to heart that Tatis settled beneath 226 toes from the plate and allowed to bounce out of his glove. Rather than throw to second or third for a easy forceout, the 22-year-old heart fielder with the $340 million, 14-year contract rushed a one-hop throw that reached the plate correctly after Edman scored standing up.

Dylan Carlson adopted with a sacrifice fly, Sosa hit an RBI double and Harrison Bader greeted Stammen with a two-run double for a 5-0 lead.

“A lot of great at-bats,” Cardinals supervisor Mike Shildt talked about. “We didn’t think they were just going to roll over. They’re going to give you their best bolt, they did, and we were able to fend them off.”

Alex Reyes (9-8) allowed one run over two innings to win in help of J.A. Happ, who gave up three runs and 4 hits in 4 innings. Giovanny Gallegos struck out two in an excellent ninth for his tenth save in 18 probabilities.

San Diego closed to 5-3 on Tatis’ RBI single all through the third, and on Eric Hosmer’s run-scoring groindout and Wil Myers’ RBI single off Happ’s foot all through the fourth.

O’Neill singled in a run all through the fifth and scored on a double by Sosa that merely fell out of the grasp of a diving Myers in right.

Tommy Pham’s 14th homer cut back the outlet to 7-4 all through the sixth, and Carlson singled dwelling a run off Dinelson Lamet all through the seventh.

Pham hit a two-run double off Luís Garcia all through the eighth and scored on Hosmer’s groundout. With Myers on third, Genesis Cabrera induced Adam Frazier’s inning-ending flyout.


Cardinals: RHP Jack Flaherty (right shoulder pressure) will accompany the workforce on its journey to Milwaukee and throw a bullpen session on Tuesday.


Padres: Open a six-game homestand Tuesday within the path of San Francisco.

Cardinals: RHP Jake Woodford (2-3, 4.30 ERA) will begin the primary sport of a 4 sport assortment in Milwaukee Monday night time. The Brewers will counter with RHP Freddy Peralta (9-4, 2.57 ERA).