SAN DIEGO, May 29 (UPI) -- San Diego center-fielder Jody Gerut hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning Thursday to secure San Diego's 5-2 victory against Washington.
The homer off reliever Charlie Manning snapped a 2-2 tie.
Michael Barrett had two hits and seven players had one hit each for the Padres, who took two games of the three-game series.
Starter Wilfredo Ledesma gave up an earned run and three hits in five innings in his best outing this season. The right-hander walked three batters and struck out seven.
The losing pitcher was Saul Rivera (3-3).