Tatis on HR tear vs LA during four-game series

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Fernando Tatis Jr. is coming off consecutive two-homer games as the San Diego Padres wrap up their four-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers in prime time. The NL West rivals have split six entertaining meetings this season.

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San Diego Padres’ Fernando Tatis Jr. tosses his bat after hitting a solo home run during the sixth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles, Saturday, April 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

“It’s the biggest rivalry in baseball,” Tatís said Friday night. “Everybody can feel it. Everybody can see it.”

Tatis hit a leadoff homer and another solo shot off Trevor Bauer during San Diego’s 5-4 loss Saturday night to become the first opposing player with multi-homer games on consecutive nights at Dodger Stadium since San Francisco slugger Barry Bonds in 2002.

After taking Clayton Kershaw deep twice on Friday, Tatis became the first player to have multiple homers in back-to-back games against former Cy Young Award winners.

Joe Musgrove (2-2, 1.04 ERA) is 0-2 since pitching the first no-hitter in Padres history for his hometown team April 9 at Texas. He had a career-high 13 strikeouts over seven innings Monday in a 3-1 loss to Milwaukee.

Dustin May (1-1, 2.93) gets the ball for the defending World Series champions, who are missing injured slugger Cody Bellinger and several other regulars.

Sports talk radio host and NFL sideline reporter Scott Kaplan joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss the series and other sports news.

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