Machado hits go-ahead homer as Padres beat Giants 3-1

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Manny Machado came through with the type of performance the San Diego Padres hoped for.

Machado put the Padres ahead with his third home run of the season and made some sparkling defensive plays in a 3-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.

Signed to a $300 million, 10-year contract, Machado broke a 1-1 tie in the sixth inning with an opposite-field drive to right on a fastball from Dereck Rodriguez (1-2). Machado went 1 for 4 and is hitting .244 with six RBIs.

''He made one mistake all day,'' Machado said. ''I was able to take advantage of the situation. I've hit a few balls that hit the top of that wall. I'm happy I got one over this time.''

Machado made a shoestring catch on pinch-hitter Brandon Belt's infield popup for the game-ending out with runners at second and third.

''We were all screaming in that dugout. Nobody catches that last ball but Manny,'' Padres manager Andy Green said.

A two-time Gold Glove winner, Machado also made a great barehanded throw to retire Yangervis Solarte on a grounder leading off the third. He threw out Erik Kratz trying to score from third on Kevin Pillar's fifth-inning grounder.

Wil Myers added a run-scoring single in the ninth off Will Smith, and the Padres won for the fifth time in seven games.

Nick Margevicius (1-1) got his first major league win. Making his third start, the 23-year-old left-hander allowed one run and five hits in six innings with no walks and six strikeouts, including his last four hitters. He retired his first nine batters before a home run by Pillar, who has nine RBIs in his last three games. Right-handed hitters were 1 for 27 against Margevicius before the homer.

''Going into the game I felt my stuff was going to be all right. I was working in the bullpen on my slider,'' Margevicius said. ''It wasn't quite where I wanted it, but once I got into the game and started throwing it a little I got more comfortable with it. I felt pretty confident with my pitches. I felt pretty good.''

Aside from a playoff game last season with Double-A San Antonio, Margevicius had not pitched above Class A before making his major league debut on March 30 against the Giants. He singled in the fifth for his first big league hit.

Kirby Yates pitched the ninth to remain perfect in seven save chances and finish a seven-hitter. Brandon Crawford walked with one out and Evan Longoria doubled. Yates struck out Solarte before Belt's popup to Machado.

Rodriguez gave up two runs and four hits in seven innings as San Francisco lost for the sixth time in eight games. The Giants are 0-4 in series this year, including two against the Padres, the first time they lost their first four series since 1983.

''We had a couple of empty at-bats in key situations, and that was the difference, but Dereck threw the ball very well. Great job on his part,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. ''We have a lot of baseball left. We're not happy with where we're at, but you've got to understand there's other good teams that haven't gotten off to a great start either.

GET AHEAD

Manuel Margot put San Diego ahead with a run-scoring single in the second.

BEEN A LONG TIME

Tyler Austin started in left field for San Francisco, the first time he played there since Sept. 17, 2016, for the New York Yankees. He was 1 for 3 with two strikeouts.

UP NEXT

Padres: RHP Pedro Avila (0-0. 0.00 ERA) is to make his major league debut on Thursday in Arizona. The 22-year-old's April 6 start for Double-A Amarillo is the only game he has appeared in above Class A.

Giants: RHP Jeff Samardzija (0-0, 2.79) is to start Thursday against visiting Colorado. The 34-year-old is 4-6 with a 4.00 ERA in 13 starts and four relief appearances against the Rockies.

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  • W: N. Margevicius (1-1)L: D. Rodriguez (1-2)S: K. Yates (7)
  • HR: SD - M. Machado (3), SF - K. Pillar (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Margot CF40110011.314.333.400.7331.5
E. Hosmer 1B40000022.222.300.333.633-1.0
M. Machado 3B41111002.244.370.467.8376.0
H. Renfroe RF41100010.324.378.8241.2023.5
W. Myers LF40110010.326.354.565.9191.5
F. Mejia C40000011.190.227.286.513-0.5
I. Kinsler 2B30100100.171.277.268.5452.0
L. Urias SS21000112.000.200.000.2002.5
N. Margevicius P10100000.250.250.250.5001.0
a- F. Reyes PH10000001.143.235.286.5210.0
T. Wingenter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Wieck P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Stammen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Yates P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-grounded out for Margevicius in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Pillar CF41111003.140.133.302.4366.0
S. Duggar RF40000013.204.231.347.578-0.5
T. Austin LF30100020.333.467.417.8830.0
a- G. Parra PH-LF10000001.212.316.273.5890.0
B. Posey 1B-C40000011.189.250.270.520-0.5
B. Crawford SS30100110.289.333.333.6671.5
E. Longoria 3B40100002.188.204.292.4962.0
Y. Solarte 2B40000022.226.294.323.617-1.0
E. Kratz C20100000.154.313.231.5432.0
b- B. Belt PH-1B20000002.209.292.442.7340.0
D. Rodriguez P20100010.167.167.167.3330.5
R. Moronta P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- P. Sandoval PH10100000.357.357.6431.0002.0
D. Holland PR0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Smith P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-flied out for Austin in the 8th
  • b-flied out for Kratz in the 7th
  • c-doubled for Moronta in the 8th
BATTING
  • 3B - H. Renfroe
  • HR - M. Machado (3)
  • SH - N. Margevicius
  • RBI - M. Margot (4), M. Machado (6), W. Myers (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Margot, M. Machado 2 (2), L. Urias, F. Reyes
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Longoria (2), E. Kratz, P. Sandoval (4)
  • HR - K. Pillar (2)
  • RBI - K. Pillar (10)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Duggar 2 (2), G. Parra, E. Longoria 2 (2), B. Belt 2 (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Longoria-Solarte-Posey; Longoria-Solarte-Belt)
  • E - E. Longoria
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
N. Margevicius (W, 1-1)6.05110611.690.6325.0
T. Wingenter (H, 3)0.20000103.601.200.5
B. Wieck (H, 2)0.11000000.000.75-1.0
C. Stammen (H, 7)1.00000001.080.603.0
K. Yates (S, 7)1.01001101.131.008.5
PITCHERSIP
N. Margevicius (W, 1-1)6.0
T. Wingenter (H, 3)0.2
B. Wieck (H, 2)0.1
C. Stammen (H, 7)1.0
K. Yates (S, 7)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Rodriguez (L, 1-2)7.04221514.150.9214.5
R. Moronta1.00000104.761.243.5
W. Smith1.02111102.251.25-0.5
PITCHERSIP
D. Rodriguez (L, 1-2)7.0
R. Moronta1.0
W. Smith1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - N. Margevicius 77-54, T. Wingenter 8-6, B. Wieck 7-5, C. Stammen 4-3, K. Yates 18-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Margevicius 8-4, T. Wingenter 1-0, C. Stammen 1-2, K. Yates 1-1
  • Batters Faced - N. Margevicius 23, T. Wingenter 2, B. Wieck 2, C. Stammen 3, K. Yates 5
PITCHING
  • HBP - D. Rodriguez
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Rodriguez 101-63, R. Moronta 11-8, W. Smith 16-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Rodriguez 11-5, R. Moronta 1-1, W. Smith 1-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Rodriguez 27, R. Moronta 3, W. Smith 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Margot CF40110011.314.333.400.7331.5
E. Hosmer 1B40000022.222.300.333.633-1.0
M. Machado 3B41111002.244.370.467.8376.0
H. Renfroe RF41100010.324.378.8241.2023.5
W. Myers LF40110010.326.354.565.9191.5
F. Mejia C40000011.190.227.286.513-0.5
I. Kinsler 2B30100100.171.277.268.5452.0
L. Urias SS21000112.000.200.000.2002.5
N. Margevicius P10100000.250.250.250.5001.0
a- F. Reyes PH10000001.143.235.286.5210.0
T. Wingenter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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C. Stammen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Yates P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-grounded out for Margevicius in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Pillar CF41111003.140.133.302.4366.0
S. Duggar RF40000013.204.231.347.578-0.5
T. Austin LF30100020.333.467.417.8830.0
a- G. Parra PH-LF10000001.212.316.273.5890.0
B. Posey 1B-C40000011.189.250.270.520-0.5
B. Crawford SS30100110.289.333.333.6671.5
E. Longoria 3B40100002.188.204.292.4962.0
Y. Solarte 2B40000022.226.294.323.617-1.0
E. Kratz C20100000.154.313.231.5432.0
b- B. Belt PH-1B20000002.209.292.442.7340.0
D. Rodriguez P20100010.167.167.167.3330.5
R. Moronta P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- P. Sandoval PH10100000.357.357.6431.0002.0
D. Holland PR0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Smith P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-flied out for Austin in the 8th
  • b-flied out for Kratz in the 7th
  • c-doubled for Moronta in the 8th
BATTING
  • 3B - H. Renfroe
  • HR - M. Machado (3)
  • SH - N. Margevicius
  • RBI - M. Margot (4), M. Machado (6), W. Myers (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Margot, M. Machado 2 (2), L. Urias, F. Reyes
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Longoria (2), E. Kratz, P. Sandoval (4)
  • HR - K. Pillar (2)
  • RBI - K. Pillar (10)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Duggar 2 (2), G. Parra, E. Longoria 2 (2), B. Belt 2 (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Longoria-Solarte-Posey; Longoria-Solarte-Belt)
  • E - E. Longoria
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
N. Margevicius (W, 1-1)6.05110611.690.6325.0
T. Wingenter (H, 3)0.20000103.601.200.5
B. Wieck (H, 2)0.11000000.000.75-1.0
C. Stammen (H, 7)1.00000001.080.603.0
K. Yates (S, 7)1.01001101.131.008.5
Total9.0711181---
PITCHERSIP
N. Margevicius (W, 1-1)6.0
T. Wingenter (H, 3)0.2
B. Wieck (H, 2)0.1
C. Stammen (H, 7)1.0
K. Yates (S, 7)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Rodriguez (L, 1-2)7.04221514.150.9214.5
R. Moronta1.00000104.761.243.5
W. Smith1.02111102.251.25-0.5
Total9.0633271---
PITCHERSIP
D. Rodriguez (L, 1-2)7.0
R. Moronta1.0
W. Smith1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - N. Margevicius 77-54, T. Wingenter 8-6, B. Wieck 7-5, C. Stammen 4-3, K. Yates 18-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Margevicius 8-4, T. Wingenter 1-0, C. Stammen 1-2, K. Yates 1-1
  • Batters Faced - N. Margevicius 23, T. Wingenter 2, B. Wieck 2, C. Stammen 3, K. Yates 5
PITCHING
  • HBP - D. Rodriguez
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Rodriguez 101-63, R. Moronta 11-8, W. Smith 16-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Rodriguez 11-5, R. Moronta 1-1, W. Smith 1-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Rodriguez 27, R. Moronta 3, W. Smith 5
  • 9TH INNING
    Myers singled to right, Renfroe scored31
  • 6TH INNING
    Machado homered to right21
  • 4TH INNING
    Pillar homered to left11
  • 3RD INNING
    Margot singled to center, Urias scored, Margevicius to second10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Will Smith pitching
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Renfroe tripled to left center
    • W. Myers: Myers singled to right, Renfroe scored
    • F. Mejia: Foul, Mejia grounded out to second, Myers out at second
    • I. Kinsler: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kinsler walked
    • L. Urias: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Urias struck out looking
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Kirby Yates relieved Craig Stammen
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Posey grounded out to second
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Crawford walked
    • E. Longoria: Longoria doubled to deep left, Crawford to third
    • Y. Solarte: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Solarte struck out swinging
    • B. Belt: Ball, Strike looking, Belt popped out to third
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Reyes Moronta relieved Dereck Rodriguez
    • M. Margot: Ball, Foul, Margot grounded out to second
    • E. Hosmer: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Hosmer struck out looking
    • M. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Machado flied out to right
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Pablo Sandoval hit for Reyes Moronta
    • P. Sandoval: Foul, Ball, Foul, Sandoval doubled to right
    • Derek Holland ran for Pablo Sandoval
    • Craig Stammen relieved Brad Wieck
    • K. Pillar: Pillar grounded out to third
    • S. Duggar: Ball, Duggar lined out to right, Holland to third
    • Gerardo Parra hit for Tyler Austin
    • G. Parra: Parra flied out to deep left
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • D. Rodriguez Pitching:
    • F. Mejia: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Mejia grounded out to first
    • I. Kinsler: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Kinsler grounded out to second
    • L. Urias: Strike looking, Ball, Urias hit by pitch
    • Franmil Reyes hit for Nick Margevicius
    • F. Reyes: Ball, Reyes grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Trey Wingenter pitching
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Longoria grounded out to third
    • Y. Solarte: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Solarte struck out swinging
    • Brandon Belt hit for Erik Kratz
    • Brad Wieck relieved Trey Wingenter
    • B. Belt: Foul, Ball, Belt flied out to center
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • D. Rodriguez Pitching:
    • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hosmer grounded out to pitcher
    • M. Machado: Machado homered to right
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Renfroe grounded out to third
    • W. Myers: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • N. Margevicius Pitching:
    • T. Austin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Austin struck out swinging
    • B. Posey: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Posey struck out swinging
    • B. Crawford: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • D. Rodriguez Pitching:
    • I. Kinsler: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Kinsler reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • L. Urias: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Urias grounded out to second, Kinsler out at second
    • N. Margevicius: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Margevicius singled to left
    • M. Margot: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Margot struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • N. Margevicius Pitching:
    • Y. Solarte: Ball, Solarte grounded out to third
    • E. Kratz: Ball, Strike looking, Kratz doubled to left center
    • D. Rodriguez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Rodriguez singled to right, Kratz to third
    • K. Pillar: Pillar reached on fielder's choice to third, Kratz out at home, Rodriguez to second
    • S. Duggar: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Duggar struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • D. Rodriguez Pitching:
    • H. Renfroe: Renfroe popped out to shortstop
    • W. Myers: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Myers grounded out to third
    • F. Mejia: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Mejia struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • N. Margevicius Pitching:
    • K. Pillar: Ball, Ball, Pillar homered to left
    • S. Duggar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Duggar grounded out to second
    • T. Austin: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Austin singled to left center
    • B. Posey: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Posey popped out to second
    • B. Crawford: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Crawford singled to deep right center, Austin to third
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Longoria grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Crawford out at second
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • D. Rodriguez Pitching:
    • I. Kinsler: Ball, Kinsler flied out to deep right
    • L. Urias: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Urias walked
    • N. Margevicius: Ball, Foul, Margevicius hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Urias to second on 3rd baseman Longoria fielding error
    • M. Margot: Ball, Margot singled to center, Urias scored, Margevicius to second
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Hosmer grounded out to shortstop, Margevicius to third, Margot to second
    • M. Machado: Ball, Machado grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • N. Margevicius Pitching:
    • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Foul, Solarte grounded out to third
    • E. Kratz: Foul, Kratz fouled out to first
    • D. Rodriguez: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Rodriguez struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • D. Rodriguez Pitching:
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Renfroe struck out looking
    • W. Myers: Ball, Myers popped out to shortstop
    • F. Mejia: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Mejia flied out to center
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • N. Margevicius Pitching:
    • B. Posey: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Posey grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Crawford grounded out to second
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Ball, Longoria grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • D. Rodriguez Pitching:
    • M. Margot: Margot fouled out to catcher
    • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hosmer struck out swinging
    • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Machado grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • N. Margevicius Pitching:
    • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Pillar flied out to right
    • S. Duggar: Ball, Duggar flied out to deep left
    • T. Austin: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Austin struck out looking
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)