Washington (USA), Jul 16 (EFE) .- Second baseman Jake Cronenworth hit for the first cycle of his career, ranger Wil Myers hit two home runs, including a grand slam, and the San Diego Padres hit 24 -8 to the Washington Nationals.
The Padres, who finished the first half losing two of three to the Rockies, had 22 hits against seven Washington pitchers and set a franchise-run record.
San Diego scored in every inning except the seventh, and the Nationals allowed the most runs since the franchise moved to Washington in 2005.
Cronenworth had a two-run double in the second, an RBI triple in the third, a solo homer in the fifth and an infield single in the sixth.
Jurickson Profar replaced him at second base in the bottom of the seventh.
While Myers hit a grand slam to cap a seven-run second inning, adding a two-run homer in the sixth and an RBI single in the eighth.
Tommy Pham had four hits, including a home run, and scored five runs, and Jorge Mateo hit a home run.
Padres starter Chris Paddack (5-6) allowed four runs in five innings for the win.
For the Nationals, Dominican ranger Juan Soto had four hits, including two home runs, and Gerardo Parra hit a three-run homer for Washington, which has lost five in a row and 10 of 12.
Soto (13) hit a full-lap hit in the first inning leading two runners ahead, finding pitches from starter Chriss Paddack, leading a couple of teammates along the way.
The Dominican returned to hit full back in the sixth inning when he found the enemy streamer and blew the wand.
Also the Venezuelan ranger Gerardo Parra (2) sent the ball to the street in the sixth inning with two men in circulation.
The loss was charged by starter Erick Fedde (4-7) in a third of the inning.
Washington was left without infielder Starlin Castro, who was placed on administrative leave Friday by Major League Baseball under its domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy. EFE