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Tatis homers to extend his career-best hitting streak to 16 as the Padres beat the A鈥檚 6-1

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SAN DIEGO (蘑菇影院) 鈥 Fernando Tatis Jr. homered to extend his career-best hitting streak to 16 games, the longest current streak in the majors, and Dylan Cease won for the first time in six starts as the San Diego Padres beat the Oakland Athletics 6-1 on Monday night.

Jake Cronenworth also homered for the Padres, who have hit multiple homers in four straight games.

The A鈥檚 have lost nine of their last 12 games and are a season-worst 16 games under .500.

There was a three-minute delay in the bottom of the seventh when some of Petco Park鈥檚 lights went out. When play resumed, with the Padres leading 3-1, Donovan Solano drew a bases-loaded walk from Michel Otanez. Rookie Jackson Merrill followed with his third hit, an RBI single, and Ha-Seong Kim added a sacrifice fly.

Tatis鈥 team-leading 13th homer was a 371-foot opposite-field line shot off the top of the right field wall off Joey Estes (2-2). Tatis has reached base in a career-high 20 straight games.

鈥淭ati, wow, that was an impressive swing, man,鈥 manager Mike Shildt said. 鈥淚t鈥檚 something you don鈥檛 see every day.鈥

A few weeks ago, Tatis stopped doing his stutter-step around third base on his home run trot because, he said, 鈥淚鈥檓 not swaggy now.鈥

With three homers in four games, his swagger is back, as is the stutter-step.

鈥淵ou can tell,鈥 Tatis said. 鈥淪ince I got my confidence, since I started to do what I鈥檓 supposed to do. I understand that this game is really hard and it鈥檚 going to show you, keep making adjustments, keep learning from the game.

鈥淭his is definitely something I can do. It鈥檚 about time I show it.鈥

Cronenworth鈥檚 shot in the third, which tied the game at 1, was his 10th, in his 66th game. It tied his 2023 total, accomplished in 127 games.

Cease (6-5) won for the first time since May 8 at the Chicago Cubs. He allowed one run and eight hits in six innings, struck out eight and walked one.

Cease鈥檚 only big mistake was allowing Tyler Soderstrom鈥檚 homer to right-center leading off the second, his second.

鈥淛ust a matter of getting back to that consistency of the combination we got tonight, really,鈥 Shildt said, mentioning the home runs and Cease getting through six innings. 鈥淭onight鈥檚 a blueprint for winning baseball games.鈥

Estes allowed three runs and eight hits in five innings, struck out three and walked two.

TRAINER鈥橲 ROOM

Padres: Manny Machado was back in the lineup for the first time since injuring his right hip in a loss at the Los Angeles Angels

UP NEXT

Athletics LHP JP Sears (4-5, 3.93 ERA) and Padres RHP Randy V谩squez (1-3, 5.40) are scheduled to start Tuesday night.

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