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Spangenberg hits 2 homers, Padres beat Nationals 8-3

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San Diego Padres' Derek Norris, left, is greeted by teammates after hitting a three-run home run, driving in Matt Kemp, right, and Justin Upton, center, against the Washington Nationals. San Diego Padres' Derek Norris, left, is greeted by teammates after hitting a three-run home run, driving in Matt Kemp, right, and Justin Upton, center, against the Washington Nationals.
San Diego Padres wait during a rain delay in a baseball game between the Padres and the Washington Nationals on Thursday, May 14, 2015, in San Diego. San Diego Padres wait during a rain delay in a baseball game between the Padres and the Washington Nationals on Thursday, May 14, 2015, in San Diego.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Cory Spangenberg had his first two-homer game and Derek Norris homered, tripled and drove in five runs to lead the San Diego Padres to an 8-3 victory Thursday night against the Washington Nationals in a game delayed for nearly two hours by rain.

Spangenberg homered to right-center with two outs in the second off Doug Fister and to left off Blake Treinen leading off the fourth. They were his first two of the season.

Norris hit a three-run homer to left with two outs in the first and barely missed another shot in the second, settling for a two-run triple off the wall in left-center, also with two outs.

Norris' chance at the first cycle in Padres history ended when he grounded out to shortstop in the fifth.

The offensive outburst gave Tyson Ross (2-3) his first victory since April 12 against San Francisco.

The game was held up for 1 hour, 56 minutes in the first inning, just the fifth rain delay since Petco Park opened in 2004. It had rained earlier Thursday, but the tarp came off about an hour before first pitch. Rain started falling during the pregame managers' meeting, and crew chief Gerry Davis sent the players off after Ross struck out leadoff batter Denard Span.

Ross had a strong start, holding Washington to two runs and five hits in five-plus innings while striking out six and walking three.

Fister (2-2) had a rough night, allowing seven runs and eight hits in two innings.

Fister retired the first two Padres batters in the first before Matt Kemp and Justin Upton singled ahead of Norris' homer.

He retired the first two batters in the second before Spangenberg homered. Will Venable walked, Kemp singled and Upton hit an RBI single before Norris tripled.

Wilson Ramos drove in two runs for Washington, on a single and a sacrifice fly.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Nationals: 3B Anthony Rendon (oblique) has reported to extended spring training. ... RHP Casey Janssen (right shoulder) will throw on consecutive days in his final rehabilitation hurdle. ... LHP Felipe Rivero (stomach) is progressing in building arm strength, manager Matt Williams said.

Padres: 1B-OF Wil Myers had a cortisone shot Wednesday and his left wrist is in a brace due to tendinitis. He says he's hoping to avoid the disabled list. "I got some goodies yesterday so hopefully we can get back out there," he said. ... 1B Yonder Alonso has increased his range of motion in his strained right shoulder but there's no timetable for his return.

UP NEXT

Nationals: RHP Jordan Zimmermann (2-2, 4.20) comes in with a 2-1 record and 0.60 ERA in four starts at Petco Park, his lowest ERA against any opponent with a minimum of two starts.

Padres: RHP Odrisamer Despaigne (2-1, 5.13 ERA) will make his second straight start after three straight appearances out of the bullpen.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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