Kevin McReynolds went five for five and Steve Garvey highlighted a seven-run seventh inning with a three-run double as the San Diego Padres defeated the Cincinnati Reds, 15-11, last night in San Diego in the highest-scoring game in the National League this season.
The Padres trailed, 7-0, after two innings and were behind, 8-3, going into the sixth. The Padres tied the game with five runs in the sixth.
Then, in the seventh, McReynolds and Terry Kennedy led off with singles off reliever Tom Hume (4-13). Carmelo Martinez's bunt single loaded the bases and pinch hitter Champ Summers broke the tie with a squeeze bunt single. Alan Wiggins drove in another run with a sacrifice squeeze bunt and Tony Gwynn was walked intentionally to reload the bases.
Garvey then hit his bases-clearing double. Luis Salazar reached second on shortstop Dave Concepcion's fielding error. McReynolds' second hit of the inning, a single to left, scored Salazar with the final run of the inning.
Dave Parker closed the gap to to 15-11 in the ninth with a three-run homer, his 15th, with two outs off San Diego reliever Luis DeLeon.