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Padres follow up 1st no-no with 7-4 victory over Rangers

Trent Grisham hit a go-ahead homer for San Diego in the seventh inning and the Padres followed up the franchise's first no-hitter with a 7-4 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night.

A day after Joe Musgrove pitched that no-hitter, the Padres won their seventh in a row against Texas. Eric Hosmer and Ha-Seong Kim also homered for San Diego.

Grisham put San Diego up 5-4 with his two-run homer off reliever Wes Benjamin (0-1). The leadoff-hitting center fielder was born in Burleson, Texas, about 30 miles from Globe Life Field. His season debut came Friday after being on the injured list with a left hamstring strain.

Texas Rangers third baseman Anderson Tejeda (19) tags out San Diego Padres' Manny Machado (13) during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, April 10, 2021, in Arlington, Texas. (AP PhotoBrandon Wade)

Ryan Weathers (1-0) struck out three in his two innings, though he gave up a tiebreaking solo homer to Isiah Kiner-Falefa in the fifth.

Mark Melancon worked a perfect ninth for his fourth save in as many chances. The 36-year-old right-hander signed a free-agent deal with the Padres in mid-February.

After no hits and one baserunner (on a hit batsman) against Musgrove, the Rangers had three extra-base hits with two outs in the second inning off Padres starter Chris Paddack.

Texas Rangers left fielder David Dahl is unable to catch a hit by San Diego Padres' Jurickson Profar during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, April 10, 2021, in Arlington, Texas. (AP PhotoBrandon Wade)

Jonah Heim’s double ended an 0-for-34 drought for Texas hitters before Eli White tripled, Anderson Tejeda walked and Kiner-Falefa snapped his personal 0-for-12 slide with a two-run double to make it 3-0.

Texas finished with seven hits.

Hosmer opened the fourth with his third homer of the season. Kim, the Padres' shortstop with Fernando Tatis Jr. out injured, tied the game 3-3 with his first big league homer starting the fifth, and Rangers starter Jordan Lyles faced only one more batter after that.

Texas Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa (9) slides into second on a two RBI-double during the second inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Saturday, April 10, 2021, in Arlington, Texas. (AP PhotoBrandon Wade)

Manny Machado added an RBI double in the Padres seventh, two innings after he was tagged out at third base on Gold Glove-winning right fielder Joey Gallo's one-hop throw after he fielded Hosmer's hit that dropped in front of him.

MANNY TOSSED

Machado got ejected when he had words with home plate umpire Jansen Visconti after taking a called third strike with the bases loaded to end the eighth.

San Diego Padres' Wil Myers is congratulated by teammates after scoring a run on a sacrifice fly hit by Tommy Pham during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Saturday, April 10, 2021, in Arlington, Texas. (AP PhotoBrandon Wade)

TRAINER’S ROOM

Padres: RHP Austin Adams (right elbow strain) was activated from the 10-day injured list. ... RHP Dinelson Lamet (right UCL sprain) threw 56 pitches and looked sharp in an alternate training site game Friday. Manager Jayce Tingler said Lamet could make his season debut as early as next week's series in Pittsburgh. Lamet was 3-1 with a 2.09 ERA in 12 starts last season, but didn’t pitch in the postseason because of elbow discomfort.

Rangers: LF David Dahl was back in the lineup. He didn't play Friday, when he was a little under the weather.

San Diego Padres' Eric Hosmer, right, is congratulated by Wil Myers (5) after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Saturday, April 10, 2021, in Arlington, Texas. (AP PhotoBrandon Wade)

UP NEXT

Lefty Adrián Morejón (0-0) starts the series finale for the Padres against Mike Foltynewicz (0-1), who needed 95 pitches to get through four innings in the home opener Monday against Toronto.

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San Diego Padres' Eric Hosmer celebrates a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Saturday, April 10, 2021, in Arlington, Texas. (AP PhotoBrandon Wade)

San Diego Padres' Ha-Seong Kim, right, is congratulated by Jurickson Profar (10) after hitting a solo home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Saturday, April 10, 2021, in Arlington, Texas. (AP PhotoBrandon Wade)

San Diego Padres second baseman Ha-Seong Kim (7) reacts after committing a fielding error on a hit by Texas Rangers' David Dahl during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, April 10, 2021, in Arlington, Texas. (AP PhotoBrandon Wade)