Pirela, Padres end Astros' 5-game winning streak, 4-1

HOUSTON (AP) The San Diego Padres knew they'd need to play much better than they had been after losing six of their first seven games entering Friday night's series opener with the Houston Astros.

Timely hitting, an improved performance by Luis Perdomo and a stellar outing by their bullpen allowed them to do just that to get a 4-1 victory, ending Houston's five-game winning streak.

''The message we sent coming in here was: `We've got to be on top of our game or we could just flat-out get embarrassed by these guys,''' Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer said. ''So I think it was a good message. I think the urgency from the club was there and I think that's what we've got to get good at is being consistent at bringing that type of energy and coming to play like that every single day.''

Jose Pirela had three hits, including a tiebreaking, two-run double in the fifth inning that helped the Padres to the interleague win.

The game was tied 1-all when Austin Hedges doubled off Lance McCullers Jr. (1-1) with one out in the fifth and Manuel Margot followed with a single. Pirela doubled to right-center for a 3-1 lead.

Hosmer, who has an 11-game hitting streak in Houston, hit a two-out double in the ninth off Ken Giles and scored on a double by Villanueva.

The Astros had just four hits - all singles - after piling up 18 runs and 28 hits in a three-game sweep of Baltimore. San Diego's pitchers retired 16 straight batters before Marwin Gonzalez walked with one out in the ninth.

''Very quiet. Pretty quiet night all around,'' manager A.J. Hinch said of Houston's offense. ''We couldn't piece too many things together. They obviously got some match-ups and pitched their game plan pretty well.''

Luis Perdomo (1-1) bounced back from a tough outing in his first start to yield one run and four hits in five innings. He allowed a single to Evan Gattis starting Houston's fourth before retiring the next six batters. Jordan Lyles, a first-round pick by the Astros in 2008, took over in the sixth and sat down the next six Astros, with four strikeouts, before Kirby Yates struck out two in a scoreless eighth. Brad Hand walked one in a scoreless ninth for his second save.

''For us any win's good right now,'' manager Andy Green said. ''We want to get rolling, want to get in the win column. For me today, our pitching was outstanding. Perdomo, much better than his first time out. That's a tough lineup, a tough lineup to navigate for everyone. He threw the ball incredibly well.''

McCullers allowed three runs, seven hits and three walks in five innings in the first meeting between these teams since 2015 and San Diego's first visit to Houston since 2012.

Carlos Correa had an RBI for the Astros.

There were two on and one out in the first after Pirela singled and Hosmer walked. An error by McCullers allowed both runners to advance before he struck out Villanueva. The Padres took a 1-0 lead when Pirela scored and Hosmer took third on Brian McCann's passed ball.

George Springer singled to start the third before a one-out single by Jose Altuve. Houston tied it at 1-all on Correa's sacrifice fly.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Astros: 1B Yuli Gurriel, on the disabled list after breaking his hand in February, went 2 for 4 as the designated hitter in his second rehabilitation game with Double-A Corpus Christi.

Padres: Villanueva was shaken up in the seventh inning when he was plunked on the left wrist by Collin McHugh. Villanueva fell to his knees and remained there for a couple of minutes while Green and a trainer checked him out. Villanueva remained in the game.

THEY SAID IT

Perdomo on if he feels like he's pitching for his job right now: ''I think so. I think every time going out there, I have that mentality. If I'm not going out there to pitch for my job or to make sure I keep it, then what am I doing?''

UP NEXT

Bryan Mitchell (0-1, 9.00 ERA) will start for San Diego in the second game of this three-game set on Saturday. He'll look to bounce back after allowing five runs and eight hits in five innings of a 7-4 loss to Colorado. Houston starter Gerrit Cole (1-0, 1.29) allowed one run and two hits with 11 strikeouts in an 8-2 win over Texas in his Astros debut on Sunday.

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  • W: L. Perdomo (1-1)L: L. McCullers (1-1)S: B. Hand (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Margot CF51100001.138.219.241.4602.0
J. Pirela LF51320011.294.333.412.7456.5
M. Szczur LF00000000.286.286.286.5710.0
E. Hosmer 1B41200102.290.389.452.8415.0
C. Villanueva 3B40210022.294.368.8821.2514.0
H. Renfroe RF50100025.263.364.421.7850.0
C. Asuaje 2B50100002.267.333.333.6671.0
F. Galvis SS30200111.370.469.519.9872.5
C. Spangenberg DH40000033.235.278.647.925-1.5
A. Hedges C31100122.095.174.286.4603.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    G. Springer CF41100001.219.297.406.7042.0
    A. Bregman 3B40000021.172.333.241.575-1.0
    J. Altuve 2B30100110.406.429.469.8971.5
    C. Correa SS30010021.409.444.8181.2630.0
    J. Reddick RF30100120.350.458.6501.1081.0
    M. Gonzalez 1B30000103.185.281.370.6521.0
    E. Gattis DH30100111.269.367.423.7901.5
    B. McCann C30000013.333.474.333.807-0.5
    a- M. Stassi PH10000011.417.500.5831.083-0.5
    D. Fisher LF30000023.176.211.412.622-1.0
    • a-struck out for McCann in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Pirela (2), E. Hosmer (5), C. Villanueva, F. Galvis, A. Hedges
    • RBI - J. Pirela 2 (3), C. Villanueva (6)
    • 2-Out RBI - C. Villanueva (5)
    BATTING
    • SF - C. Correa (2)
    • RBI - C. Correa (9)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - F. Galvis (3)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - J. Reddick
    • E - L. McCullers
    • PB - B. McCann
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    L. Perdomo (W, 1-1)5.04113406.002.0016.0
    J. Lyles (H, 1)2.00000400.000.638.0
    K. Yates (H, 2)1.00000200.000.554.0
    B. Hand (S, 2)1.00001203.601.8010.0
    PITCHERSIP
    L. Perdomo (W, 1-1)5.0
    J. Lyles (H, 1)2.0
    K. Yates (H, 2)1.0
    B. Hand (S, 2)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    L. McCullers (L, 1-1)5.07323703.481.451.5
    T. Sipp0.21000003.861.71-1.0
    C. McHugh2.12000401.931.076.0
    K. Giles1.03110006.001.67-1.0
    PITCHERSIP
    L. McCullers (L, 1-1)5.0
    T. Sipp0.2
    C. McHugh2.1
    K. Giles1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - L. Perdomo 97-61, J. Lyles 28-19, K. Yates 16-13, B. Hand 16-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Perdomo 4-7
    • Batters Faced - L. Perdomo 22, J. Lyles 6, K. Yates 3, B. Hand 4
    PITCHING
    • WP - L. McCullers
    • HBP - C. McHugh
    • Pitches-Strikes - L. McCullers 91-56, T. Sipp 13-9, C. McHugh 36-25, K. Giles 17-14
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. McCullers 5-1, C. McHugh 2-1, K. Giles 3-0
    • Batters Faced - L. McCullers 23, T. Sipp 3, C. McHugh 10, K. Giles 6
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Margot CF51100001.138.219.241.4602.0
    J. Pirela LF51320011.294.333.412.7456.5
    M. Szczur LF00000000.286.286.286.5710.0
    E. Hosmer 1B41200102.290.389.452.8415.0
    C. Villanueva 3B40210022.294.368.8821.2514.0
    H. Renfroe RF50100025.263.364.421.7850.0
    C. Asuaje 2B50100002.267.333.333.6671.0
    F. Galvis SS30200111.370.469.519.9872.5
    C. Spangenberg DH40000033.235.278.647.925-1.5
    A. Hedges C31100122.095.174.286.4603.0
    Total384133031119-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      G. Springer CF41100001.219.297.406.7042.0
      A. Bregman 3B40000021.172.333.241.575-1.0
      J. Altuve 2B30100110.406.429.469.8971.5
      C. Correa SS30010021.409.444.8181.2630.0
      J. Reddick RF30100120.350.458.6501.1081.0
      M. Gonzalez 1B30000103.185.281.370.6521.0
      E. Gattis DH30100111.269.367.423.7901.5
      B. McCann C30000013.333.474.333.807-0.5
      a- M. Stassi PH10000011.417.500.5831.083-0.5
      D. Fisher LF30000023.176.211.412.622-1.0
      Total30141041214-----
      • a-struck out for McCann in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Pirela (2), E. Hosmer (5), C. Villanueva, F. Galvis, A. Hedges
      • RBI - J. Pirela 2 (3), C. Villanueva (6)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Villanueva (5)
      BATTING
      • SF - C. Correa (2)
      • RBI - C. Correa (9)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - F. Galvis (3)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - J. Reddick
      • E - L. McCullers
      • PB - B. McCann
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Perdomo (W, 1-1)5.04113406.002.0016.0
      J. Lyles (H, 1)2.00000400.000.638.0
      K. Yates (H, 2)1.00000200.000.554.0
      B. Hand (S, 2)1.00001203.601.8010.0
      Total9.04114120---
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Perdomo (W, 1-1)5.0
      J. Lyles (H, 1)2.0
      K. Yates (H, 2)1.0
      B. Hand (S, 2)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. McCullers (L, 1-1)5.07323703.481.451.5
      T. Sipp0.21000003.861.71-1.0
      C. McHugh2.12000401.931.076.0
      K. Giles1.03110006.001.67-1.0
      Total9.013433110---
      PITCHERSIP
      L. McCullers (L, 1-1)5.0
      T. Sipp0.2
      C. McHugh2.1
      K. Giles1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Perdomo 97-61, J. Lyles 28-19, K. Yates 16-13, B. Hand 16-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Perdomo 4-7
      • Batters Faced - L. Perdomo 22, J. Lyles 6, K. Yates 3, B. Hand 4
      PITCHING
      • WP - L. McCullers
      • HBP - C. McHugh
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. McCullers 91-56, T. Sipp 13-9, C. McHugh 36-25, K. Giles 17-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. McCullers 5-1, C. McHugh 2-1, K. Giles 3-0
      • Batters Faced - L. McCullers 23, T. Sipp 3, C. McHugh 10, K. Giles 6
      • 9TH INNING
        Villanueva doubled to left, Hosmer scored41
      • 5TH INNING
        Pirela doubled to deep right, Hedges and Margot scored, Pirela out at third31
      • 3RD INNING
        Correa hit sacrifice fly to center, Springer scored11
      • 1ST INNING
        Pirela scored, Hosmer to third on passed ball10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Ken Giles relieved Collin McHugh
        • M. Margot: Margot grounded out to second
        • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pirela grounded out to shortstop
        • E. Hosmer: Hosmer doubled to shallow center
        • C. Villanueva: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Villanueva doubled to left, Hosmer scored
        • H. Renfroe: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Renfroe reached on an infield single to shortstop, Villanueva to third
        • C. Asuaje: Asuaje grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Brad Hand relieved Kirby Yates
        • Matt Szczur in left
        • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Reddick struck out swinging
        • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez walked
        • E. Gattis: Gattis lined out to right
        • Max Stassi hit for Brian McCann
        • M. Stassi: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Stassi struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • C. McHugh Pitching:
        • C. Asuaje: Asuaje fouled out to third
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Galvis singled to left
        • C. Spangenberg: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Spangenberg struck out swinging
        • A. Hedges: Foul, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hedges struck out looking
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Kirby Yates relieved Jordan Lyles
        • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Bregman lined out to center
        • J. Altuve: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Altuve struck out looking
        • C. Correa: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Correa struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • C. McHugh Pitching:
        • M. Margot: Strike looking, Margot grounded out to second
        • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Pirela singled to right
        • E. Hosmer: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hosmer reached on fielder's choice to third, Pirela out at second
        • C. Villanueva: Ball, Villanueva hit by pitch, Hosmer to second
        • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Lyles Pitching:
        • B. McCann: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
        • D. Fisher: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Fisher struck out swinging
        • G. Springer: Ball, Foul, Ball, Springer lined out to pitcher
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Tony Sipp relieved Lance McCullers
        • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Strike looking, Asuaje lined out to right
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Galvis doubled to left
        • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Spangenberg lined out to second
        • Collin McHugh relieved Tony Sipp
        • A. Hedges: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Jordan Lyles relieved Luis Perdomo
        • J. Reddick: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul tip, Reddick struck out on foul tip
        • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez popped out to shortstop
        • E. Gattis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Gattis struck out looking
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • L. McCullers Pitching:
        • C. Spangenberg: Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Strike swinging, Spangenberg struck out swinging
        • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hedges doubled to left
        • M. Margot: Foul, Ball, Foul, Margot reached on an infield single to second, Hedges to third
        • J. Pirela: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Pirela doubled to deep right, Hedges and Margot scored, Pirela out at third
        • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Foul, Hosmer singled to left
        • C. Villanueva: Villanueva singled to center, Hosmer to second
        • H. Renfroe: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Renfroe struck out looking
        • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Perdomo Pitching:
        • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Bregman popped out to first
        • J. Altuve: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Altuve lined out to center
        • C. Correa: Strike looking, Ball, Correa flied out to shallow right
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • L. McCullers Pitching:
        • C. Villanueva: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Villanueva struck out swinging
        • H. Renfroe: Strike swinging, Ball, Renfroe popped out to shortstop
        • C. Asuaje: Ball, Asuaje singled to left
        • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Asuaje to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • L. Perdomo Pitching:
        • E. Gattis: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Gattis reached on an infield single to second
        • B. McCann: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, McCann lined out to right
        • D. Fisher: Strike swinging, Fisher reached on fielder's choice to second, Gattis out at second
        • G. Springer: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Springer grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • L. McCullers Pitching:
        • A. Hedges: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hedges walked
        • M. Margot: Strike looking, Margot grounded out to second, Hedges to second
        • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pirela struck out swinging
        • E. Hosmer: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Hosmer grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Perdomo Pitching:
        • G. Springer: Strike looking, Foul, Springer singled to center
        • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Bregman struck out looking
        • J. Altuve: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Altuve singled to right, Springer to third
        • C. Correa: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Correa hit sacrifice fly to center, Springer scored
        • J. Reddick: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Reddick walked, Altuve to second
        • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to second
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • L. McCullers Pitching:
        • C. Asuaje: Asuaje grounded out to shortstop
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Galvis walked
        • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Galvis caught stealing, catcher to shortstop
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Perdomo Pitching:
        • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Reddick singled to shallow right
        • M. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Gonzalez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Reddick out at second
        • E. Gattis: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gattis walked, Gonzalez to second
        • B. McCann: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, McCann flied out to center
        • D. Fisher: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Fisher struck out looking
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • L. McCullers Pitching:
        • M. Margot: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Margot grounded out to third
        • J. Pirela: Pirela singled to left
        • E. Hosmer: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Hosmer walked, Pirela to second
        • C. Villanueva: Strike looking, Pirela to third, Hosmer to second on McCullers fielding error, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Villanueva struck out swinging
        • H. Renfroe: Ball, Pirela scored, Hosmer to third on passed ball, Strike swinging, Renfroe grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • L. Perdomo Pitching:
        • G. Springer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Springer lined out to shortstop
        • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bregman struck out swinging
        • J. Altuve: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Altuve walked
        • C. Correa: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Correa struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)