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Myers, Voit Provide Punch as Padres Beat Pirates

San Diego Padres' Luke Voit hits a three-run home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 27, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

SAN DIEGO — Wil Myers drove in Manny Machado with a shattered-bat single in the eighth inning and the San Diego Padres beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 on Friday night.

Machado, who came in with an NL-best .357 average, started the winning rally with a leadoff walk against Duane Underwood Jr. (0-1) and took third on Eric Hosmer’s single to right-center. Myers brought in Machado with a single to center as his bat shattered.

Nabil Crismatt (3-0) pitched a perfect eighth for the win and Taylor Rogers pitched a perfect ninth for his 17th save.

The Padres’ slumbering offense came to life when Luke Voit hit a tying three-run homer with two outs in the sixth. Voit was one strike away from striking out for the third straight time when he drove a 2-2 pitch from reliever Wil Crowe into the seats in left-center field. It was his first since May 11 and third overall.

The Padres hadn’t hit a home run since Machado’s solo shot in a 2-1 win at San Francisco last Saturday.

Jurickson Profar singled off Carlos Quintana leading off the sixth and Eric Hosmer reached on an error by first baseman Josh VanMeter. Hosmer was originally called out, but the Padres challenged and the call was overturned because although the throw beat Hosmer to the bat, VanMeter didn’t get his foot on the base. It was originally ruled a single, but later changed to an error.

The Pirates took a 3-0 lead against Manaea on Bryan Reynolds’ homer with one out in the first, his sixth, and Diego Castillo’s two-run double with one out in the in the fourth. Manaea walked Ben Gamel and VanMeter ahead of Castillo’s double.

Manaea allowed three runs and four hits in seven innings, struck out five and walked three.


Second base umpire CB Bucknor jogged off the field during the top of the seventh and returned before the bottom of the inning wearing his protective gear and took over for plate umpire Jeff Nelson, who left the game. No explanation was given.


Pirates: 1B Michael Chavis left in the sixth with discomfort in his left forearm. … 1B Yoshi Tsutsugo was placed on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to Wednesday with a strained lumbar muscle. … INF/OF Tucupita Marcano was recalled from Double-A Altoona.


Pirates RHP JT Brubaker (0-4, 4.64) and Padres RHP Joe Musgrove (5-0, 1.90) are scheduled to start in the middle game of the series. Musgrove pitched for the Pirates for three seasons before being traded to his hometown before to the 2021 season. The Padres have won all eight of Musgrove’s starts.


NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso homered, doubled and drove in four runs, taking over the major league RBIs lead and powering the New York Mets past the Philadelphia Phillies 8-6 Friday night.

Down 7-0 to Carlos Carrasco (5-1), the Phillies made it close by scoring six times in the sixth inning, capped by Garrett Stubbs’ three-run homer.

Mets relievers Drew Smith, Joely Rodríguez, Seth Lugo and Edwin Díaz held on, helping the NL East leaders beat Philadelphia for the seventh time in 10 games this season. Díaz got his 11th save in 14 chances.

Alonso had a sacrifice fly in a three-run first, a two-run homer — his 12th — in the third and an RBI double in the fourth.

Francisco Lindor scored three runs for the Mets, and Starling Marte (RBI) had two hits and scored twice. They each stole a base.


SEATTLE (AP) — Rookie Julio Rodriguez hit the first of Seattle’s four home runs off Houston ace Justin Verlander, and the Mariners beat the Astros.

Rodríguez, Kyle Lewis, Ty France and Taylor Trammell all went deep off Verlander, tying his career-high for homers allowed in a start. Verlander (6-2) gave up six earned runs to the Mariners, all via the long ball.

Seattle’s Chris Flexen tossed a gem. Flexen (2-6) allowed one run and seven hits over seven innings with six strikeouts.

Houston’s lone run came on Jose Siri’s fielder’s choice in the second inning.


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jameson Tallion pitched two-hit ball over eight innings, following Nestor Cortes to give the Yankees their longest consecutive starts in nine years and leading New York over Tampa Bay.

Gleyber Torres put the Yankees ahead with a homer in the fourth off Jeffrey Springs (2-2) and Matt Carpenter, in his second game with New York, homered later in the inning.

Taillon (5-1) improved to 5-0 with a 2.20 ERA in his last seven starts, striking out five and walking none. Clay Holmes earned his sixth save in six chances.

Cortes threw eight-plus innings of one-run ball as New York won Thursday’s series opener 7-2. Yankees starters had not pitched eight innings in consecutive games since CC Sabathia and Ivan Nova against Kansas City on July 9-10, 2013.


ATLANTA (AP) — Ozzie Albies’ bloop double in the seventh inning drove in two runs and Atlanta recovered after squandering an early three-run lead in a win over Miami.

Miami led 4-3 before Ronald Acuna Jr. tied the game with a pinch-hit double off Anthony Bass (1-2). Matt Olson scored on the double.

After Bass walked Dansby Swanson, Albies hit a blooper that fell into shallow left. Marlins left fielder Jorge Soler held the ball too long and Acuna easily scored the go-ahead run. Swanson ran through third-base coach Ron Washington’s stop sign to also score.

Jackson Stephens (1-1) had two strikeouts and allowed no hits in two scoreless innings. Kenley Jansen earned his 11th save.

Jesus Aguilar and Garrett Cooper hit two-run homers for Miami. Austin Riley homered for Atlanta.


BOSTON (AP) — Anthony Santander hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and also had a two-run homer, helping Baltimore overcome a pair of six-run deficits to beat Boston.

Baltimore trailed 8-2 before Jorge Mateo hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning and Austin Hays added a two-run shot in the eighth.

Cionel Perez (3-0) got the win with one pitch, a popup by Christian Arroyo that ended the eighth inning.

Xander Bogaerts hit a three-run homer and Matt Strahm (2-2) took the loss as Baltimore outhit the Red Sox 15-14 to open the five-game series.


ST. LOUIS (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer in the third inning to extend his hitting streak to 18 games and lead St. Louis over Milwaukee.

Dakota Hudson was pulled after 4 2/3 innings with the bases loaded in the fifth, after allowing five hits and four walks. Drew VerHagen (2-0) earned the win.

Genesis Cabrera allowed one hit over two innings, Kodi Whitley gave up Keston Hiura’s two-run homer in the ninth and Ryan Helsley picked up his third save, ending Milwaukee’s three-game winning streak.

Brandon Woodruff (5-3) allowed two runs and two hits, then was removed while warming up for the fifth inning because of right ankle discomfort.


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jorge Polanco homered in a four-run first inning and Carlos Correa hit a go-ahead homer in the fourth as Minnesota had a season-high 15 hits in a win over Kansas City.

Bobby Witt Jr. finished a double shy of the cycle for the Royals, who have lost seven of eight. He singled in the first, hit a two-run triple in the third and added a solo homer in the seventh for his sixth of the season.

The Twins used seven relievers to close out the final six innings. Trevor Megill (1-1) was credited with the win, pitching 2 2/3 scoreless innings. Emilio Pagan got the final out for his seventh save.

Kansas City starter Brad Keller (1-5) gave up six runs and 11 hits in four innings. MJ Melendez also homered for the Royals.


CINCINNATI (AP) — Rookie right-hander Graham Ashcraft earned his first victory with six strong innings and Cincinnati beat San Francisco following a political protest by Giants manager Gabe Kapler and a scuffle between Tommy Pham and Joc Pederson.

Kapler refused to take the field for the national anthem, a demonstration of his frustration with the country’s political direction following this week’s school shooting in Texas.

Meanwhile, the Reds’ Pham and Giants’ Pederson had a brief altercation on the field pregame. Major League Baseball is investigating the incident, and Pham was scratched pending the results of that inquiry.

Ashcraft (1-0) pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings. He limited San Francisco to four hits and two walks while striking out two. Art Warren got five outs for his third save.

Matt Reynolds had an RBI double in the third and later scored on a check-swing single by Tyler Stephenson. Brandon Drury added a solo homer in the fifth, his eighth of the season.

Carlos Rodon (4-4) allowed three runs on seven hits.


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