WATCH: Manny Machado’s blast gives the Padres the lead

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The Padres have clawed their way back from a 3-0 deficit, taking the lead on a Manny Machado blast.

In the early goings of Sunday’s finale, the Padres could do little off Astros starter Zack Greinke. They chipped away at the lead, tying the game with a three-run fourth inning. There was a bizarre sequence in that inning when the Padres pulled within one.

Greinke walked off the mound and sat on the ground while the groundscrew worked on the mound. Was it an attempt to break up the Padres rally? Whatever it was, it didn’t work, as an RBI groundout scored the game-tying run.

The bullpen has generally been solid this weekend with a particular emphasis on Sunday. Adrian Morejon lasted all of 1.2 innings, but the rest of the group kept the Padres in this game. It was enough for the team’s hottest hitter to take the lead. Enjoy.