Padres get 9 in 1st inning, rout Astros 21-6 in Mexico City

Houston Astros' catcher Garret Stubbs bats during a spring training baseball game with the San Diego Padres in Mexico City, Sunday, March 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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MEXICO CITY (AP) Jabari Blash, Adam Rosales and Jon Jay homered during a nine-run first inning and the San Diego Padres routed the Houston Astros 21-6 in a split-squad game Sunday, finishing up the first Major League Baseball series in Mexico City in 12 years.

Blash, forced to leave Saturday night's game in the sixth after being hit in the head by a pitch, connected for a three-run shot. Rosales added a two-run drive and Jay hit a three-run shot.

Travis Jankowski and Casey McElroy homered later for the Padres, taking advantage of Mexico City*s altitude of 7,350 feet.

Yangervis Solarte added two RBIs for the Padres, who lost 11-1 to the Astros a day earlier.

Colin Moran homered for Houston.

Mexico City hosted major league games for the first time since March 2004, when the Astros played the Marlins at Foro Sol. This game was played at Fray Nano stadium, which seats 5,000 fans.