Padres beat Cardinals, lock up fifth straight series win

ST. LOUIS (AP) Padres manager Andy Green is trying not to get too excited about San Diego's run of success. His players seem to be enjoying it, though.

Eric Lauer carried a shutout into the sixth inning, Manuel Margot had three hits and the Padres beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 on Wednesday night to win their fifth straight series.

San Diego has won 11 of 15 games, including five of its last seven. It's the first time the Padres have won five consecutive series since 2010.

''It means we're playing good baseball and that's the most important thing,'' said shortstop Freddy Galvis, who sparked the attack with a two-run double in the first inning.

Marcell Ozuna homered for the Cardinals, who have lost three of four.

Green warned his players about staying on an even keel heading into a four-game series in Atlanta.

''I don't want to make too much out of the streak,'' Green said. ''Over the course of a season, every team has some hot streaks and cold streaks. You can't get caught up in those moments. It doesn't serve the purpose.''

The Padres took two of three in a stadium where they had struggled. St. Louis had won 30 of its previous 42 home games against San Diego.

Lauer (3-4) gave up two runs and eight hits over 5 2/3 innings. He's 3-0 when getting two or more runs of support.

''I felt a lot more comfortable out on the mound as far as not pressing,'' Lauer said. ''I think I did a good job. I was out there just throwing my game.''

Lauer gave up six runs to St. Louis on seven hits during a 9-5 loss on May 11. The Cardinals hit four homers off him in a short 2 1/3 inning stint.

''I pretty much had the same game plan, I wanted to attack hitters,'' Lauer said.

Brad Hand recorded his 21st save in 23 opportunities. He got Jedd Gyorko to ground into a double play after hitting Yadier Molina to start the ninth.

San Diego reliever Jose Castillo struck out all four batters he faced. The Padres pitching staff did not walk a batter in the three-game series.

St. Louis starter Luke Weaver (3-6) gave up four runs and nine hits over 5 1/3 innings. He has just one win over his last 11 starts.

''I didn't think it was a terrible start,'' Weaver said. ''They just capitalized on the moments they needed to. I've just got to go back to the drawing board.''

Margot, who singled in the second and fourth, stretched the lead to 3-0 with a run-scoring triple in the sixth. Raffy Lopez followed with a broken-bat single off reliever Austin Gomber for a 4-0 lead.

Margot has hit safely in his last six games, going 9 for 20. He had two hits in a 4-2 win Tuesday.

Ozuna, who leads the team with 21 multihit games, has hit safely in 11 of his last 12.

St. Louis came into the series having won three of four.

''Sometimes we do our best with a real good team and sometimes - well I don't know,'' Ozuna said. ''It's baseball and in baseball anything happens.''

SHARP DEFENSE

The Cardinals have not allowed an error in their last six games. It is their longest errorless stretch since Aug. 3-8 last season.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: C Austin Hedges began a rehab assignment with Class A Lake Elsinore on Tuesday. He went 1 for 2. Hedges was placed on the DL on May 1 with right elbow tendonitis. He has missed 38 games.

Cardinals: INF Jose Martinez will be out on paternity leave for the upcoming weekend series against the Chicago Cubs.

UP NEXT:

Padres: RHP Tyson Ross (5-3, 3.43) will open a four-game series at Atlanta against RHP Anibal Sanchez (2-0, 2.37) on Thursday. The Padres are in 10-3 when Tyson starts and have won the last six.

Cardinals: RHP Michael Wacha (8-1, 2.47) face LHP Jon Lester (7-2, 2.22) in the first of a three-game home series against the Chicago Cubs on Friday. Wacha has won his last eight decisions against the Cubs.

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  • W: E. Lauer (3-4)L: L. Weaver (3-6)S: B. Hand (21)
  • HR: STL - M. Ozuna (8)
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C. Spangenberg 2B41200010.216.246.416.6624.5
E. Hosmer 1B40200001.290.370.480.8502.0
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F. Reyes RF31100011.211.250.461.7112.5
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  • a-fouled out for Yates in the 9th
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T. Pham CF40100001.270.353.428.7811.0
J. Martinez 1B41100011.321.389.517.9061.5
M. Ozuna LF41221001.286.335.419.7548.0
Y. Molina C30000001.259.283.413.6951.0
J. Gyorko 3B40200011.262.326.415.7421.5
Y. Munoz SS40000013.247.292.371.662-0.5
K. Wong 2B30000010.182.282.299.581-0.5
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J. Brebbia P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Mayers in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - F. Galvis (12), F. Reyes
  • 3B - M. Margot (3)
  • SH - E. Lauer (3)
  • RBI - F. Galvis 2 (24), M. Margot (17), R. Lopez (12)
  • 2-Out RBI - F. Galvis 2 (11)
BATTING
  • HR - M. Ozuna (8)
  • RBI - M. Ozuna 2 (37)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Spangenberg (5)
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - H. Bader
FIELDING
  • DP - (Hosmer-Galvis)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Wong-Munoz-Martinez)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
E. Lauer (W, 3-4)5.28220216.201.9813.0
J. Castillo (H, 1)1.10000400.000.255.0
K. Yates (H, 12)1.00000101.000.933.5
B. Hand (S, 21)1.00000001.780.9310.0
PITCHERSIP
E. Lauer (W, 3-4)5.2
J. Castillo (H, 1)1.1
K. Yates (H, 12)1.0
B. Hand (S, 21)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Weaver (L, 3-6)5.19441404.521.36-2.0
A. Gomber1.11000103.681.362.5
M. Mayers0.10000102.791.290.5
J. Brebbia2.00000303.091.077.5
PITCHERSIP
L. Weaver (L, 3-6)5.1
A. Gomber1.1
M. Mayers0.1
J. Brebbia2.0
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Castillo
  • HBP - B. Hand (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - E. Lauer 87-61, J. Castillo 19-12, K. Yates 14-11, B. Hand 12-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Lauer 6-8, K. Yates 1-1, B. Hand 2-0
  • Batters Faced - E. Lauer 24, J. Castillo 4, K. Yates 3, B. Hand 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Weaver 90-57, A. Gomber 13-10, M. Mayers 6-4, J. Brebbia 19-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Weaver 6-5, A. Gomber 2-1
  • Batters Faced - L. Weaver 25, A. Gomber 5, M. Mayers, J. Brebbia 6
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Spangenberg 2B41200010.216.246.416.6624.5
E. Hosmer 1B40200001.290.370.480.8502.0
C. Villanueva 3B31000113.230.300.508.8081.5
F. Galvis SS40120010.231.295.340.6353.5
F. Reyes RF31100011.211.250.461.7112.5
M. Szczur LF10000000.200.278.292.5700.0
M. Margot CF41310010.235.295.350.6456.5
R. Lopez C40110012.176.265.282.5481.5
E. Lauer P20000020.167.154.250.404-1.0
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K. Yates P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Pirela PH10000000.274.324.350.6740.0
B. Hand P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-fouled out for Yates in the 9th
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H. Bader RF40100021.267.333.425.7580.0
T. Pham CF40100001.270.353.428.7811.0
J. Martinez 1B41100011.321.389.517.9061.5
M. Ozuna LF41221001.286.335.419.7548.0
Y. Molina C30000001.259.283.413.6951.0
J. Gyorko 3B40200011.262.326.415.7421.5
Y. Munoz SS40000013.247.292.371.662-0.5
K. Wong 2B30000010.182.282.299.581-0.5
L. Weaver P20100000.190.227.190.4181.0
A. Gomber P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Mayers P0000-000.0001.000.000.000-
a- D. Fowler PH10000010.171.273.283.557-0.5
J. Brebbia P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Mayers in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - F. Galvis (12), F. Reyes
  • 3B - M. Margot (3)
  • SH - E. Lauer (3)
  • RBI - F. Galvis 2 (24), M. Margot (17), R. Lopez (12)
  • 2-Out RBI - F. Galvis 2 (11)
BATTING
  • HR - M. Ozuna (8)
  • RBI - M. Ozuna 2 (37)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Spangenberg (5)
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - H. Bader
FIELDING
  • DP - (Hosmer-Galvis)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Wong-Munoz-Martinez)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
E. Lauer (W, 3-4)5.28220216.201.9813.0
J. Castillo (H, 1)1.10000400.000.255.0
K. Yates (H, 12)1.00000101.000.933.5
B. Hand (S, 21)1.00000001.780.9310.0
Total9.0822071---
PITCHERSIP
E. Lauer (W, 3-4)5.2
J. Castillo (H, 1)1.1
K. Yates (H, 12)1.0
B. Hand (S, 21)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Weaver (L, 3-6)5.19441404.521.36-2.0
A. Gomber1.11000103.681.362.5
M. Mayers0.10000102.791.290.5
J. Brebbia2.00000303.091.077.5
Total9.01044190---
PITCHERSIP
L. Weaver (L, 3-6)5.1
A. Gomber1.1
M. Mayers0.1
J. Brebbia2.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Castillo
  • HBP - B. Hand (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - E. Lauer 87-61, J. Castillo 19-12, K. Yates 14-11, B. Hand 12-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Lauer 6-8, K. Yates 1-1, B. Hand 2-0
  • Batters Faced - E. Lauer 24, J. Castillo 4, K. Yates 3, B. Hand 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Weaver 90-57, A. Gomber 13-10, M. Mayers 6-4, J. Brebbia 19-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Weaver 6-5, A. Gomber 2-1
  • Batters Faced - L. Weaver 25, A. Gomber 5, M. Mayers, J. Brebbia 6
  • 6TH INNING
    Ozuna homered to center, Martinez scored42
    Lopez singled to left, Margot scored40
    Margot tripled to deep right, Reyes scored30
  • 1ST INNING
    Galvis doubled to deep center, Spangenberg and Villanueva scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • J. Brebbia Pitching:
    • R. Lopez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lopez struck out swinging
    • Jose Pirela hit for Kirby Yates
    • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Pirela fouled out to catcher
    • T. Jankowski: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Jankowski struck out looking
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Brad Hand pitching
    • Y. Molina: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Molina hit by pitch
    • J. Gyorko: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gyorko grounded into double play first to shortstop, Molina out at second
    • Y. Munoz: Ball, Munoz grounded out to third
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • John Brebbia pitching
    • F. Galvis: Foul, Foul, Galvis flied out to shallow right
    • M. Szczur: Strike looking, Szczur lined out to center
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Margot struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Kirby Yates relieved Jose Castillo
    • T. Pham: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pham lined out to center
    • J. Martinez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ozuna grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • A. Gomber Pitching:
    • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Spangenberg struck out looking
    • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Hosmer lined out to third
    • Mike Mayers relieved Austin Gomber
    • C. Villanueva: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Villanueva struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Matt Szczur in left field
    • K. Wong: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Wong struck out swinging
    • Dexter Fowler hit for Mike Mayers
    • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Fowler struck out looking
    • H. Bader: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bader struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • L. Weaver Pitching:
    • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Galvis lined out to second
    • F. Reyes: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Reyes doubled to center
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Ball, Margot tripled to deep right, Reyes scored
    • Austin Gomber relieved Luke Weaver
    • R. Lopez: Strike looking, Lopez singled to left, Margot scored
    • E. Lauer: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Lauer hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Lopez to second
    • T. Jankowski: Jankowski grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • E. Lauer Pitching:
    • T. Pham: Ball, Strike looking, Pham grounded out to first
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Martinez singled to right
    • M. Ozuna: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ozuna homered to center, Martinez scored
    • Y. Molina: Molina lined out to shortstop
    • J. Gyorko: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Gyorko reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • Jose Castillo relieved Eric Lauer
    • Y. Munoz: Strike swinging, Gyorko to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Munoz struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • L. Weaver Pitching:
    • E. Lauer: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Lauer struck out swinging
    • T. Jankowski: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Jankowski lined out to shortstop
    • C. Spangenberg: Strike looking, Spangenberg singled to center
    • E. Hosmer: Pickoff attempt, Hosmer singled to right, Spangenberg to second
    • C. Villanueva: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Villanueva popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • E. Lauer Pitching:
    • K. Wong: Ball, Wong grounded out to shortstop
    • L. Weaver: Ball, Ball, Weaver flied out to shallow left
    • H. Bader: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bader struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • L. Weaver Pitching:
    • F. Galvis: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
    • F. Reyes: Reyes grounded out to third
    • M. Margot: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Margot singled to left
    • R. Lopez: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Lopez grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • E. Lauer Pitching:
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Martinez flied out to deep right
    • M. Ozuna: Ozuna singled to right
    • Y. Molina: Molina flied out to left
    • J. Gyorko: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Gyorko singled to left, Ozuna to second
    • Y. Munoz: Ball, Ball, Foul, Munoz grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • L. Weaver Pitching:
    • T. Jankowski: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Foul, Jankowski flied out to center
    • C. Spangenberg: Foul, Spangenberg grounded out to second
    • E. Hosmer: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Hosmer reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • C. Villanueva: Ball, Villanueva grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • E. Lauer Pitching:
    • K. Wong: Wong grounded out to second
    • L. Weaver: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Weaver singled to left
    • H. Bader: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Bader fouled out to catcher
    • T. Pham: Pham grounded out to third
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • L. Weaver Pitching:
    • M. Margot: Ball, Ball, Margot singled to center
    • R. Lopez: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Lopez grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Margot out at second
    • E. Lauer: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Lauer struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • E. Lauer Pitching:
    • Y. Molina: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Molina fouled out to first
    • J. Gyorko: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Gyorko struck out swinging
    • Y. Munoz: Munoz flied out to deep center
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • L. Weaver Pitching:
    • T. Jankowski: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Jankowski grounded out to first
    • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Spangenberg singled to center
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Hosmer lined out to center
    • C. Villanueva: Ball, Ball, Spangenberg stole second, Ball, Ball, Villanueva walked
    • F. Galvis: Galvis doubled to deep center, Spangenberg and Villanueva scored
    • F. Reyes: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • E. Lauer Pitching:
    • H. Bader: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Bader singled to center
    • T. Pham: Strike looking, Bader picked off at first, pitcher to first, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pham singled to right
    • J. Martinez: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Martinez lined out to center
    • M. Ozuna: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ozuna grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Pham out at second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)