Renfroe, Margot power Padres past Dodgers 3-1

LOS ANGELES (AP) Hunter Renfroe struck out in his first two at-bats, hardly suggesting he might be on tap to play the hero role for a second consecutive day.

One more chance proved otherwise.

Renfroe hit his second late-inning home run in as many days and the San Diego Padres held on for a 3-1 victory Saturday night over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

On a night when manager Andy Green used three left-handed bats and a switch-hitter against Dodgers right-hander Kenta Maeda, it was Renfroe's right-handed bat that came through anyway. Renfroe broke through in a scoreless pitchers' duel with a blast in the seventh inning off Maeda, his team-leading 27th of the season. He also hit a go-ahead home run in the eighth inning of a victory over the Dodgers on Friday night.

But he followed his big night with a three-pitch strikeout against Maeda in the second inning, ending the at-bat on a slider. Then came a strikeout on another slider in the fifth. A last two-strike slider in the seventh was one too many as Renfroe delivered.

''You swing at enough sliders, eventually they'll throw one that you can hit,'' Renfroe said with a wink. ''I'm just kidding.

''Kenta was good out there tonight. He eventually threw one that I could get a nice barrel to it. The second at-bat, I swung and just missed a two-strike one. I was like, `If he throws me that again, I'm not going to miss it.' I was able to get a barrel to it and stay toward the middle of the field and stay long enough through it to get it.''

Manuel Margot's two-run homer in the eighth off Maeda made it 3-0. It came on another slider to a right-handed hitter.

''I did have a good feel for my slider overall,'' Maeda said through an interpreter. ''Those two pitches they hit a home run off it, those were the only two mistakes I made.''

Trey Wingenter (1-1) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings for the victory, while Kirby Yates pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his 29th save of the season and second in two nights.

Maeda (7-5) had given up just one hit until Renfroe got to him with two outs in the seventh.

''Hunter is the kind of guy that failure doesn't bother him,'' Green said. ''Struggle doesn't bother him. Nobody wants to go up there and struggle a couple at-bats, but you still have the confidence that there's not going to be a carryover effect. As soon as he got that first slider that first at-bat, he was still out front of it. He was still out in front of the second. He finally backed the third one up.''

Maeda gave up three runs and four hits with one walk and six strikeouts in a season-high 7 2/3 innings. The right-hander is 0-3 over his last six starts with a 4.05 ERA and has not won a game since May 31.

''I thought (Maeda) threw the ball well across the board; everything was really good,'' Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. ''He made two mistakes and unfortunately they were homers. But to go deep in the seventh inning, he threw a great baseball game.''

Padres starter Chris Paddack pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings, throwing 96 pitches, just one off his career high. He gave up three hits with one walk and six strikeouts.

The Dodgers appeared poised to break through against Paddack in the fifth inning when Matt Beaty doubled, Chris Taylor walked and Russell Martin singled to load the bases with one out. But Paddack struck out Maeda and got the putout at first base on a groundball by Joc Pederson to first baseman Eric Hosmer.

The Dodgers avoided the shutout with two outs in the eighth inning. Alex Verdugo doubled to right-center field off Craig Stammen and scored when Padres third baseman Manny Machado was charged with a throwing error after a grounder by Justin Turner.

Los Angeles lost consecutive games for the fifth time since April 23, but has not lost three straight in that stretch. It was the first time the Dodgers dropped consecutive games at home since April 12-13 against the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Padres assured themselves of no worse than a split in the four-game series after losing the previous six matchups against the Dodgers.

RECORD RUN

Yates' 29 saves are the most by a Padres pitcher heading into the All-Star break, and he even has one more game to reach 30. Whether he gets it, he will head to Cleveland on Sunday night for Tuesday's All-Star Game with his head held even higher.

If Yates had a sore spot this season, it was with outings against the Dodgers. His two losses are both against them, but that was long ago now, way back on May 3 and 4. He not only has a pair of saves in consecutive games at Dodger Stadium, Friday night's save was of the five-out variety, before getting a more traditional three-out save Saturday.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: Fernando Tatis Jr. was hit in the left elbow by a pitch from Maeda in the eighth inning and went to the ground behind home plate, where he was tended to by a Padres trainer. After a brief delay, he remained in the game.

Dodgers: OF A.J. Pollock (right elbow inflammation) and SS Corey Seager (strained left hamstring) both came out of a minor league game Friday with no issues and remain on track to return from the disabled list Friday at Boston in the opening game of the second half. ... INF David Freese (strained left hamstring) also remains on track to return Friday with manager Dave Roberts saying the veteran will not need a rehab game.

UP NEXT

Padres: LHP Joey Lucchesi (6-4, 3.91) has never defeated the Dodgers in four previous starts. Last Sunday, he gave up two earned runs over 5 1/3 innings of a no-decision against the St. Louis Cardinals, and has a 3.38 ERA in 10 starts since the beginning of May.

Dodgers: RHP Ross Stripling (3-2, 3.45) will make his third start since returning to the starting rotation after an injury to LHP Rich Hill. Stripling has a 2.61 ERA against the Padres in 38 career innings.

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  • W: T. Wingenter (1-1)L: K. Maeda (7-5)S: K. Yates (29)
  • HR: SD - H. Renfroe (27), M. Margot (4)
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  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Wingenter in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pederson 1B40000013.241.336.525.861-0.5
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J. Turner 3B40200000.295.377.439.8152.0
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R. Martin C40100001.240.361.314.6751.0
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J. Kelly P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Rosscup in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - H. Renfroe (27), M. Margot (4)
  • RBI - H. Renfroe (49), M. Margot 2 (17)
  • 2-Out RBI - H. Renfroe (17), M. Margot 2 (9)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Hosmer
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Verdugo (20), M. Beaty (8)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Pederson 3 (3), C. Bellinger 2 (2), M. Muncy, R. Martin
FIELDING
  • E - M. Machado (10)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Taylor-Muncy-Pederson; Muncy-Taylor-Pederson)
  • E - J. Pederson (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Paddack5.23001602.840.9214.0
T. Wingenter (W, 1-1)1.10000003.511.0210.0
C. Stammen (H, 18)1.02100103.911.261.5
K. Yates (S, 29)1.01000101.180.829.5
PITCHERSIP
C. Paddack5.2
T. Wingenter (W, 1-1)1.1
C. Stammen (H, 18)1.0
K. Yates (S, 29)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Maeda (L, 7-5)7.24331623.761.0714.0
Z. Rosscup0.10000005.292.240.0
J. Kelly1.00000205.281.574.0
PITCHERSIP
K. Maeda (L, 7-5)7.2
Z. Rosscup0.1
J. Kelly1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - T. Wingenter (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Paddack 96-71, T. Wingenter 16-10, C. Stammen 19-13, K. Yates 14-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Paddack 6-5, T. Wingenter 3-1, C. Stammen 1-1, K. Yates 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Paddack 21, T. Wingenter 5, C. Stammen 5, K. Yates 4
PITCHING
  • HBP - K. Maeda (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Maeda 101-68, Z. Rosscup 1-1, J. Kelly 8-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Maeda 12-4, Z. Rosscup 1-0, J. Kelly 1-0
  • Batters Faced - K. Maeda 28, Z. Rosscup, J. Kelly 3
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E. Hosmer 1B40000001.290.340.452.7920.0
M. Machado 3B40000001.269.342.495.8380.0
H. Renfroe RF41111030.248.305.615.9204.5
F. Mejia C40100010.211.262.337.5990.5
J. Naylor LF20100110.215.277.323.6001.5
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K. Yates P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
G. Garcia 2B30000013.271.356.418.773-0.5
C. Paddack P20000000.045.045.045.0910.0
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M. Margot CF31121010.237.293.353.6456.5
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  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Wingenter in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pederson 1B40000013.241.336.525.861-0.5
A. Verdugo CF41100000.299.347.487.8343.0
J. Turner 3B40200000.295.377.439.8152.0
C. Bellinger RF30000012.341.437.7011.1380.5
M. Muncy 2B40000031.266.367.525.892-1.5
M. Beaty LF40100000.278.297.407.7052.0
C. Taylor SS30100100.269.336.470.8062.0
R. Martin C40100001.240.361.314.6751.0
K. Maeda P20000023.281.281.344.625-1.0
Z. Rosscup P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- E. Hernandez PH10000010.218.286.411.697-0.5
J. Kelly P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Rosscup in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - H. Renfroe (27), M. Margot (4)
  • RBI - H. Renfroe (49), M. Margot 2 (17)
  • 2-Out RBI - H. Renfroe (17), M. Margot 2 (9)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Hosmer
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Verdugo (20), M. Beaty (8)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Pederson 3 (3), C. Bellinger 2 (2), M. Muncy, R. Martin
FIELDING
  • E - M. Machado (10)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Taylor-Muncy-Pederson; Muncy-Taylor-Pederson)
  • E - J. Pederson (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Paddack5.23001602.840.9214.0
T. Wingenter (W, 1-1)1.10000003.511.0210.0
C. Stammen (H, 18)1.02100103.911.261.5
K. Yates (S, 29)1.01000101.180.829.5
Total9.0610180---
PITCHERSIP
C. Paddack5.2
T. Wingenter (W, 1-1)1.1
C. Stammen (H, 18)1.0
K. Yates (S, 29)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Maeda (L, 7-5)7.24331623.761.0714.0
Z. Rosscup0.10000005.292.240.0
J. Kelly1.00000205.281.574.0
Total9.0433182---
PITCHERSIP
K. Maeda (L, 7-5)7.2
Z. Rosscup0.1
J. Kelly1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - T. Wingenter (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Paddack 96-71, T. Wingenter 16-10, C. Stammen 19-13, K. Yates 14-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Paddack 6-5, T. Wingenter 3-1, C. Stammen 1-1, K. Yates 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Paddack 21, T. Wingenter 5, C. Stammen 5, K. Yates 4
PITCHING
  • HBP - K. Maeda (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Maeda 101-68, Z. Rosscup 1-1, J. Kelly 8-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Maeda 12-4, Z. Rosscup 1-0, J. Kelly 1-0
  • Batters Faced - K. Maeda 28, Z. Rosscup, J. Kelly 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Turner reached on an infield single to shortstop, Verdugo scored, Turner to second on 3rd baseman Machado throwing error31
    Margot homered to left, Myers scored30
  • 7TH INNING
    Renfroe homered to center10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Joe Kelly pitching
    • M. Machado: Machado grounded out to shortstop
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
    • F. Mejia: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mejia struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Kirby Yates relieved Craig Stammen
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
    • M. Beaty: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Beaty grounded out to second
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Taylor singled to right
    • R. Martin: Martin flied out to left
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • K. Maeda Pitching:
    • J. Naylor: Foul, Naylor singled to right
    • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Garcia flied out to center
    • Wil Myers hit for Trey Wingenter
    • W. Myers: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Myers reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Naylor out at second
    • M. Margot: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Margot homered to left, Myers scored
    • F. Tatis: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Tatis hit by pitch
    • Zac Rosscup relieved Kenta Maeda
    • E. Hosmer: Hosmer grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Craig Stammen pitching
    • Enrique Hernandez hit for Zac Rosscup
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pederson flied out to center
    • A. Verdugo: Ball, Strike looking, Verdugo doubled to deep right center
    • J. Turner: Turner reached on an infield single to shortstop, Verdugo scored, Turner to second on 3rd baseman Machado throwing error
    • C. Bellinger: Foul, Bellinger grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 7TH INNING
    • K. Maeda Pitching:
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Hosmer grounded out to second
    • M. Machado: Foul, Foul, Foul, Machado fouled out to catcher
    • H. Renfroe: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Renfroe homered to center
    • F. Mejia: Strike looking, Foul, Mejia grounded out to catcher
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Wingenter Pitching:
    • M. Beaty: Strike looking, Ball, Beaty grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Taylor: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Taylor grounded out to second
    • R. Martin: Ball, Martin grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • K. Maeda Pitching:
    • C. Paddack: Paddack grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Margot: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Margot struck out looking
    • F. Tatis: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Tatis grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Paddack Pitching:
    • A. Verdugo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Verdugo grounded out to second
    • J. Turner: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Turner lined out to left
    • Trey Wingenter relieved Chris Paddack
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Bellinger hit by pitch
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Muncy popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • K. Maeda Pitching:
    • H. Renfroe: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
    • F. Mejia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Mejia singled to center
    • J. Naylor: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Naylor walked, Mejia to second
    • G. Garcia: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Garcia grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Naylor out at second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Paddack Pitching:
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
    • M. Beaty: Beaty doubled to deep right
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Taylor walked
    • R. Martin: Strike looking, Foul, Martin singled to right, Beaty to third, Taylor to second
    • K. Maeda: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Maeda struck out swinging
    • J. Pederson: Foul, Foul, Foul, Pederson grounded out to first
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • K. Maeda Pitching:
    • F. Tatis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Tatis struck out swinging
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Ball, Hosmer flied out to left
    • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Machado grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Paddack Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Pederson struck out swinging
    • A. Verdugo: Strike looking, Foul, Verdugo grounded out to first
    • J. Turner: Turner singled to left
    • C. Bellinger: Bellinger lined out to right
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • K. Maeda Pitching:
    • G. Garcia: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
    • C. Paddack: Ball, Strike looking, Paddack grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Margot grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Paddack Pitching:
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Taylor lined out to third
    • R. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Martin grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Maeda: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Maeda struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • K. Maeda Pitching:
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
    • F. Mejia: Foul, Ball, Mejia flied out to deep right
    • J. Naylor: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Naylor struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Paddack Pitching:
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bellinger struck out swinging
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Muncy struck out looking
    • M. Beaty: Ball, Strike looking, Beaty grounded out to first
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • K. Maeda Pitching:
    • F. Tatis: Tatis grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Strike looking, Hosmer safe at first on 1st baseman Pederson throwing error
    • M. Machado: Strike swinging, Machado grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Hosmer out at second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
    • C. Paddack Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Pederson grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Verdugo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Verdugo flied out to deep right
    • J. Turner: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Turner lined out to right
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)