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SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Padres finally had a high-scoring game at Petco Park.
Xavier Nady had four hits and a career-high four RBI to lead the Padres to an 11-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night.
The Padres struggled offensively last year in their first season at their new ballpark. San Diego averaged 5.4 runs on the road, but just 4.1 at home. They totaled only three runs in their first two games at Petco Park this season.
"It's good for the club to be swinging the bats like that," Padres manager Bruce Bochy said. "We got a huge day from Nady. He has been swinging the bat well."
After a poor performance in his first start, Woody Williams (1-0) limited the Pirates to three runs and five hits with six strikeouts in six innings.
"Williams put his fastball in a good spot," Pittsburgh's Matt Lawton said. "He threw his offspeed stuff for strikes."
Nady had a three-run homer, a triple and two singles for his first career four-hit game.
"I hit it well, but you never know in this ballpark," Nady said of his home run.
Lawton had two hits and three RBI to lead the Pirates.
San Diego trailed 3-2 before taking the lead for good on Phil Nevin's three-run homer in the fifth inning. Mark Loretta, who had three hits, and Brian Giles walked to open the inning before Nevin hit a 403-foot shot to center field off Pirates starter Oliver Perez (0-2).
"We got a big blow from Nevin, he crushed it," Bochy said.
Nady hit a run-scoring triple and scored on a sacrifice fly in the seventh, and added his homer in the eighth. Loretta reached base five times -- including two walks, two singles and a triple.
"We know we can score runs here, we just have to execute," Loretta said.
Perez, who has an 11.00 ERA after two starts, walked five and struck out four in four-plus innings.
"Right now, Oliver is just not sharp," Pirates manager Lloyd McClendon said. "When you pitch behind like he did, it's going to hurt you."
The Pirates got a run in the third on an RBI double by Lawton. San Diego tied the score in the bottom of the inning on Brian Giles' double-play grounder, and took the lead in the fourth on Williams' RBI single.
"The hitting part is lucky. The reason I am here is to pitch and I still have got to make better pitches," Williams said. "I was fortunate. I threw a lot of pitches that were hittable that they took."
Lawton came through for the Pirates again in the fifth, with a two-run single to score Freddy Sanchez and Benito Santiago for the Pirates' last lead.
"Matt came up big," McClendon said. "When you have two-out RBI like he did twice tonight, you expect to win."
Pirates center fielder Jason Bay had a throwing error in the fourth inning, the first by the Pirates in the last 37 innings. ... Loretta also stole his first base of the season. He received the Silver Slugger award before the game for the top batting average in the National League for second basemen in 2004.
|Players of the Game|
|Matt Lawton, RF||4||0||2||3||0||1||1||.318|
|Jack Wilson, SS||4||0||0||0||0||1||2||.200|
|Jason Bay, CF||4||0||0||0||0||2||0||.286|
|Craig A. Wilson, LF||4||0||2||0||0||0||0||.412|
|Daryle Ward, 1B||4||0||0||0||0||0||1||.000|
|Ty Wigginton, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||1||3||.167|
|Benito Santiago, C||4||1||1||0||0||0||0||.316|
|Freddy Sanchez, 2B||3||2||1||0||1||0||0||.200|
|Oliver Perez, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.000|
|Rick White, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Bobby Hill, PH||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.333|
|Brian Meadows, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Ryan Vogelsong, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- David Ross, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-walked for White in the 7th|
|b-grounded out for Vogelsong in the 9th|
|2B - Matt Lawton (2, Williams)|
|SH - Oliver Perez (1)|
|RBI - Matt Lawton 3 (3)|
|2-OUT RBI - Matt Lawton 3 (3)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|DP - F. Sanchez-J. Wilson-Ward|
|E - Jason Bay (1, throwing error)|
|Oliver Perez (L,0-2)||4||6||5||5||5||4||1||11.00|
|WP - Oliver Perez (2)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Oliver Perez 93-53, Rick White 24-17, Brian Meadows 19-13, Ryan Vogelsong 32-18|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Oliver Perez 2-5, Rick White 3-2, Ryan Vogelsong 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Oliver Perez 22, Rick White 8, Brian Meadows 6, Ryan Vogelsong 8|
|San Diego Padres|
|Khalil Greene, SS||4||1||1||0||1||0||2||.350|
|Mark Loretta, 2B||3||1||3||1||2||0||0||.304|
|Jesse Garcia, 2B||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Brian Giles, RF||3||2||0||0||2||1||2||.294|
|Phil Nevin, 1B||5||2||1||3||0||1||3||.227|
|Ramon Hernandez, C||5||1||1||0||0||2||2||.316|
|Xavier Nady, CF||5||2||4||4||0||1||0||.444|
|Geoff Blum, 3B||3||1||1||0||2||1||2||.400|
|Adam Hyzdu, LF||3||0||0||1||1||0||3||.000|
|Woody Williams, P||2||1||2||1||0||0||0||.500|
|a- Mark Sweeney, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.250|
|Scott Linebrink, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Ryan Klesko, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.250|
|Akinori Otsuka, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Darrell May, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-grounded out for Williams in the 6th|
|b-flied out for Linebrink in the 7th|
|3B - Mark Loretta (1, Vogelsong), Xavier Nady (1, Meadows)|
|HR - Phil Nevin (2, Perez), Xavier Nady (3, Vogelsong)|
|SF - Adam Hyzdu (1)|
|RBI - Mark Loretta (2), Phil Nevin 3 (5), Xavier Nady 4 (9), Adam Hyzdu (1), Woody Williams (1)|
|2-OUT RBI - Xavier Nady 3 (3), Woody Williams (1)|
|SB - Mark Loretta (1, 2nd base off White/Santiago)|
|Team LOB - 9|
|E - Geoff Blum (1, misplayed grounder)|
|San Diego Padres|
|Woody Williams (W,1-0)||6||5||3||3||1||6||0||8.68|
|Scott Linebrink (H,2)||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Pitches-Strikes - Woody Williams 94-59, Scott Linebrink 10-4, Akinori Otsuka 16-9, Darrell May 11-7|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Woody Williams 4-8, Scott Linebrink 1-2, Akinori Otsuka 2-2, Darrell May 3-0|
|Batters Faced - Woody Williams 24, Scott Linebrink 4, Akinori Otsuka 5, Darrell May 3|
|Attendance - 37939|
|Game Time - 2:44|
|Temperature - 61|
|Umpires - Home - Tim Tschida, First Base - Ron Kulpa, Second Base - Dan Iassogna, Third Base - Dale Scott|