Kim homers, helps lead Padres to 7-5 win over Reds

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San Diego Padres’ Ha-Seong Kim hits a ground ball to Cincinnati Reds second baseman Jonathan India in the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 18, 2021, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Derrick Tuskan)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rookie Kim Ha-seong hit a tiebreaking, two-run home run with two outs in the eighth, three innings after he replaced injured star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., and the San Diego Padres beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-5.

Kim’s homer off the Western Metal Supply Co. Building in the left field corner sent Petco Park into a frenzy on a wild day that included Tatis getting hurt again and Reds star Joey Votto and manager David Bell getting ejected in a wild scene in the first inning.

Tatis left after apparently hurting his left shoulder diving for Tyler Naquin’s RBI single in the fifth.

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