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MLB: Yu Darvish gets no result as Padres beat Braves in comeback

Yu Darvish of the San Diego Padres pitches during the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park on May 13, 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Getty/Kyodo)

ATLANTA (Kyodo) -- Yu Darvish got no result Friday in a 5-2/3 inning start for the San Diego Padres, who came back to beat the Atlanta Braves 11-6.

    The 35-year-old right-hander struck out four and was charged with five runs on nine hits and a walk. He allowed a leadoff home run to William Contreras in the third.

    The Padres led 4-3 when Darvish exited the National League clash at Atlanta's Truist Park with two out and two on in the sixth.

    "I focused on my big slider," Darvish said. "They were able to hit some fat breaking pitches, but there weren't too many hard hits. I was happy with my game."

    San Diego reliever Robert Suarez, the 2021 saves leader in Japan's Central League, surrendered a three-run homer and a pair of walks before getting the final out of the sixth inning.

    Ha Seong Kim put the Padres back in front for good with a three-run blast off lefty Will Smith (0-1) in the seventh.

    Right-handed reliever Luis Garcia (1-2) was credited with the win after a scoreless seventh inning.

    Darvish is 3-1 with a 4.62 ERA in seven games for the 21-12 Padres, who trail the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers by half a game in the NL West.

    In the American League, Shohei Ohtani went 0-for-4 for the Los Angeles Angels, who beat the Oakland Athletics 2-0 to remain half a game behind the AL West-leading Houston Astros.

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