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Hunter Renfroe hits pinch-hit walk-off grand slam to beat Dodgers

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Padres outfielder Hunter Renfroe stunned Kenley Jansen and the Dodgers on Sunday afternoon, blasting a pinch-hit walk-off grand slam, turning a 5-4 deficit into an 8-5 win.

Jansen allowed three consecutive singles to Eric Hosmer, Manuel Margo, and Wil Myers to start the inning. Myers’ single was actually a perfectly placed bunt between the shortstop and third baseman. Jansen appeared to be on his way to escaping, however, striking out Greg Garcia and getting Francisco Mejía to pop out. Renfroe, pinch-hitting for reliever Adam Warren, had other ideas:

After Sunday’s performance, Renfroe is hitting .227/.281/.545 with seven home runs, 16 RBI, and 10 runs scored in 96 plate appearances on the season.

Padres to recall Luis Urías

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The Padres are set to recall top infield prospect Luis Urías from Triple-A El Paso, according to a report from Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune. It’ll be the second such stint for the club’s no. 2 prospect, and one they hope to extend through the end of the season. A corresponding roster move will be announced later this weekend.

Urías, 22, struggled in his first promotion to the majors this April. Touted as “one of the Minors’ better pure hitters” with “innate bat-to-ball skills” and “plus on-base skills,” he found it difficult to adjust to big league pitching and slashed a lackluster .083/.241/.125 with just two hits and four walks over 11 games with the Padres.

Upon his return to Triple-A, however, the young middle infielder has delivered nothing short of spectacular results, batting .315/.398/.600 with 19 home runs, seven stolen bases (in nine chances), and a .998 OPS across 339 plate appearances. Given the additional measures he’s taken to improve his mechanics — something, Acee says, the Padres are far more interested in than his results at the plate — it seems he may be ready to handle the competition at the highest level on a long-term basis.

Urías is expected to be recalled in time for the Padres’ game against the Cubs on Saturday, where he’ll likely share the middle infield with fellow top prospect Fernando Tatís. The game is set for 2:20 PM EDT.