Allen makes strong debut for Padres in 4-1 win over Brewers

SAN DIEGO (AP) Left-hander Logan Allen will have so many memories of his major league debut that he might not know where to start.

There was the moment in the bullpen warming up when a fan handed him a button with a long-ago picture of him and his older brother, Philip, whose condition is best described as severe cerebral palsy and couldn't be at Petco Park to watch Allen pitch.

WWE superstar John Cena, who became friends with Allen after a chance meeting in a Tampa steakhouse in January 2018, watched from the owner's box, wearing Allen's No. 54 Padres jersey. Allen warmed up before the first inning to Cena's ''The Time Is Now.''

The 22-year-old was brilliant for seven scoreless innings in his major league debut, helping the Padres beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 Tuesday night. Francisco Mejia hit a two-run home run and Manny Machado added an RBI double.

When closer Kirby Yates came out of the bullpen in the ninth, ''I just like stood up on the bench and just did a full 360 and it was like, `Wow, I'm in the big leagues,''' Allen said. ''It was awesome.''

He said his debut was ''10 times better'' than he could have imagined. ''You can draw it up any way you want to until it happens. When it happens like that it's incredible. I can't describe the feeling. I worked my entire life for this. To be able to do it, and do it really well was awesome.''

Allen (1-0) held Milwaukee to three hits while striking out five and walking two. After being bailed out by a double play in the sixth, Allen struck out the side in his last inning and pumped his fist as he walked off the mound.

Allen was acquired with three other players from Boston for closer Craig Kimbrel on Nov. 13, 2015.

Allen, 22, was backed by three double plays as well as another dazzling play by rookie shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. Tatis gloved Lorenzo Cain's grounder with two outs in the third, spun and threw to first. Cain originally was called safe, but the Padres challenged and it was overturned after video review showed the throw beat the runner. Allen pumped his fist after the play, and was disappointed when Cain was originally ruled safe.

Allen also got his first hit, a single to right in the two-run fifth. He eventually scored on a throwing error by third baseman Mike Moustakas. Machado followed with an RBI ground-rule double to right-center.

On the night they met, Allen and Cena made a $1 bet on whether the pitcher would reach the majors.

''I'm glad he could be here,'' Allen said. ''He was wearing my jersey. That was really cool. Some of the guys in here were a little jealous which made me feel a little better. It was awesome. Obviously John owes me $1. So, I can't wait to receive that.''

As for the balls from his first hit and victory, ''I don't know where they're going to go yet,'' Allen said. ''Obviously if I give them to my dad now he might crawl into a little ball and start crying.''

The Brewers scored a run without the benefit of a hit off Trey Wingenter in the eighth, on a walk by Jesus Aguilar, two groundouts and a wild pitch. Yates finished the combined four-hitter when he pitched the ninth for his 26th save, most in the big leagues. He tied Heath Bell (2011) for the most saves by a Padres closer before the All-Star break.

Mejia, recalled from Triple-A El Paso on Monday, homered to right-center off Brandon Woodruff with one out in the sixth. It was his first. Mejia caught Allen in the minors.

''That's the one pitch I want back,'' said Woodruff (8-2), who allowed four runs and seven hits in six innings, struck out six and walked one. ''I literally think I could have thrown it anywhere besides right there. I tried to go a little bit higher than high and I just pulled it right down into his wheelhouse and he did a good job on it.''

Manager Craig Counsell said the double plays hurt. ''Every rally was kind of squashed by that. We just didn't get enough going against them. He did a nice job. He pitched very well. It was more than I expected. It was standard as far as just he mixed up his pitches and threw strikes. We didn't put enough pressure in general. He just had a good arm and a good night.''

PADRES SIGNING

OF Hudson Head signed with the Padres for $3 million, making him one of the highest-paid players in this year's draft even though he was a third-round draft pick. He's represented by Scott Boras.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Brewers: 3B Mike Moustakas left with a bruised left hand after the fifth, when he was hit by a pitch by Allen. ''He caught it in kind of his first three fingers. X-rays were negative,'' Counsell said. ''He was pretty sore coming out. A little scared for sure, but he's all right.''

UP NEXT

Brewers: RHP Zach Davies (7-1, 2.60) is scheduled to start the series finale Wednesday afternoon. He I s 3-0 with a 2.16 ERA in four career starts against the Padres.

Padres: LHP Matt Strahm (2-6, 4.66) looks to snap a streak of three straight losses.

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  • W: L. Allen (1-0)L: B. Woodruff (8-2)S: K. Yates (26)
  • HR: SD - F. Mejia (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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L. Cain CF30100101.249.307.358.6652.0
C. Yelich RF40100003.340.438.7341.1721.0
R. Braun LF40000013.262.311.439.750-0.5
Y. Grandal C30000111.274.381.531.9120.5
M. Moustakas 3B10000001.279.350.581.9311.0
T. Shaw 3B20000021.172.282.294.576-1.0
H. Perez 2B20000011.246.287.403.690-0.5
J. Aguilar 1B21000111.202.311.325.6361.5
O. Arcia SS30000012.239.305.385.690-0.5
B. Woodruff P20200000.364.382.485.8673.0
C. Burnes P0000-000.286.286.286.000-
a- E. Thames PH10000001.255.375.497.8720.0
A. Claudio P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-grounded out for Burnes in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
F. Tatis SS40100020.329.385.603.9882.0
E. Hosmer 1B40000013.282.337.439.776-0.5
M. Machado 3B40210011.268.348.468.8163.5
H. Renfroe LF-RF40100013.257.307.640.9480.5
J. Naylor RF30100022.232.264.362.6260.0
M. Margot PR-CF11100000.237.284.322.6067.0
W. Myers CF-LF30000113.224.322.408.7300.5
F. Mejia C41121012.172.210.310.5206.5
L. Allen P31100000.333.333.333.6672.0
T. Wingenter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- F. Reyes PH00000100.240.292.529.8221.0
K. Yates P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
G. Garcia 2B21000110.257.344.393.7371.5
b- I. Kinsler PH-2B10000013.223.283.396.679-0.5
  • a-was walked intentionally for Wingenter in the 8th
  • b-struck out for G. Garcia in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Woodruff (4)
  • SH - H. Perez
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Cain, T. Shaw, O. Arcia
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Machado (12), M. Margot (7)
  • HR - F. Mejia
  • RBI - M. Machado (41), F. Mejia 2 (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Machado (18)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - H. Renfroe 3 (3), W. Myers 2 (2), I. Kinsler 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - F. Tatis (9), M. Margot 2 (9)
FIELDING
  • E - O. Arcia (11), Y. Grandal (4), M. Moustakas (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - 3 (Allen-Tatis-Hosmer; Tatis-Garcia-Hosmer; Tatis-Garcia-Hosmer)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Woodruff (L, 8-2)6.07441614.021.174.0
C. Burnes1.00000308.691.814.5
A. Claudio1.01002204.991.401.0
PITCHERSIP
B. Woodruff (L, 8-2)6.0
C. Burnes1.0
A. Claudio1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Allen (W, 1-0)7.03002500.000.7128.5
T. Wingenter1.00111003.951.021.0
K. Yates (S, 26)1.01000201.130.8110.0
PITCHERSIP
L. Allen (W, 1-0)7.0
T. Wingenter1.0
K. Yates (S, 26)1.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - A. Claudio
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Woodruff 90-66, C. Burnes 14-10, A. Claudio 26-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Woodruff 6-7, A. Claudio 1-0
  • Batters Faced - B. Woodruff 27, C. Burnes 3, A. Claudio 6
PITCHING
  • WP - T. Wingenter (2)
  • HBP - L. Allen
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Allen 90-56, T. Wingenter 16-7, K. Yates 15-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Allen 10-3, T. Wingenter 3-0
  • Batters Faced - L. Allen 24, T. Wingenter 4, K. Yates 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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L. Cain CF30100101.249.307.358.6652.0
C. Yelich RF40100003.340.438.7341.1721.0
R. Braun LF40000013.262.311.439.750-0.5
Y. Grandal C30000111.274.381.531.9120.5
M. Moustakas 3B10000001.279.350.581.9311.0
T. Shaw 3B20000021.172.282.294.576-1.0
H. Perez 2B20000011.246.287.403.690-0.5
J. Aguilar 1B21000111.202.311.325.6361.5
O. Arcia SS30000012.239.305.385.690-0.5
B. Woodruff P20200000.364.382.485.8673.0
C. Burnes P0000-000.286.286.286.000-
a- E. Thames PH10000001.255.375.497.8720.0
A. Claudio P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-grounded out for Burnes in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
F. Tatis SS40100020.329.385.603.9882.0
E. Hosmer 1B40000013.282.337.439.776-0.5
M. Machado 3B40210011.268.348.468.8163.5
H. Renfroe LF-RF40100013.257.307.640.9480.5
J. Naylor RF30100022.232.264.362.6260.0
M. Margot PR-CF11100000.237.284.322.6067.0
W. Myers CF-LF30000113.224.322.408.7300.5
F. Mejia C41121012.172.210.310.5206.5
L. Allen P31100000.333.333.333.6672.0
T. Wingenter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- F. Reyes PH00000100.240.292.529.8221.0
K. Yates P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
G. Garcia 2B21000110.257.344.393.7371.5
b- I. Kinsler PH-2B10000013.223.283.396.679-0.5
Total33483131117-----
HITTERSAB
F. Tatis SS4
E. Hosmer 1B4
M. Machado 3B4
H. Renfroe LF-RF4
J. Naylor RF3
M. Margot PR-CF1
W. Myers CF-LF3
F. Mejia C4
L. Allen P3
T. Wingenter P0
a- F. Reyes PH0
K. Yates P0
G. Garcia 2B2
b- I. Kinsler PH-2B1
Total33
  • a-was walked intentionally for Wingenter in the 8th
  • b-struck out for G. Garcia in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Woodruff (4)
  • SH - H. Perez
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Cain, T. Shaw, O. Arcia
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Machado (12), M. Margot (7)
  • HR - F. Mejia
  • RBI - M. Machado (41), F. Mejia 2 (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Machado (18)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - H. Renfroe 3 (3), W. Myers 2 (2), I. Kinsler 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - F. Tatis (9), M. Margot 2 (9)
FIELDING
  • E - O. Arcia (11), Y. Grandal (4), M. Moustakas (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - 3 (Allen-Tatis-Hosmer; Tatis-Garcia-Hosmer; Tatis-Garcia-Hosmer)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Woodruff (L, 8-2)6.07441614.021.174.0
C. Burnes1.00000308.691.814.5
A. Claudio1.01002204.991.401.0
Total8.08443111---
PITCHERSIP
B. Woodruff (L, 8-2)6.0
C. Burnes1.0
A. Claudio1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Allen (W, 1-0)7.03002500.000.7128.5
T. Wingenter1.00111003.951.021.0
K. Yates (S, 26)1.01000201.130.8110.0
Total9.0411370---
PITCHERSIP
L. Allen (W, 1-0)7.0
T. Wingenter1.0
K. Yates (S, 26)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - A. Claudio
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Woodruff 90-66, C. Burnes 14-10, A. Claudio 26-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Woodruff 6-7, A. Claudio 1-0
  • Batters Faced - B. Woodruff 27, C. Burnes 3, A. Claudio 6
PITCHING
  • WP - T. Wingenter (2)
  • HBP - L. Allen
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Allen 90-56, T. Wingenter 16-7, K. Yates 15-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Allen 10-3, T. Wingenter 3-0
  • Batters Faced - L. Allen 24, T. Wingenter 4, K. Yates 4
  • 8TH INNING
    Aguilar scored on wild pitch14
  • 6TH INNING
    Mejia homered to right center, Margot scored04
  • 5TH INNING
    Machado doubled to deep center, Garcia scored, Tatis to third02
    Hosmer lined out to third, Allen scored, Garcia to third on 2nd baseman Moustakas throwing error01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Kirby Yates pitching
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Ball, Yelich reached on an infield single to first
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Braun struck out swinging
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Grandal lined out to left
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Yelich to second, Foul, Strike swinging, Yelich to third, Strike looking, Shaw struck out looking
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Trey Wingenter relieved Logan Allen
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Aguilar walked
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Arcia grounded out to third, Aguilar to second
    • Eric Thames hit for Corbin Burnes
    • E. Thames: Ball, Strike looking, Thames grounded out to second, Aguilar to third
    • L. Cain: Ball, Aguilar scored on wild pitch, Strike looking, Ball, Cain grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Alex Claudio pitching
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Renfroe struck out looking
    • M. Margot: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Margot doubled to shallow right
    • W. Myers: Ball, Margot stole third, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Myers walked
    • F. Mejia: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mejia reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Margot out at home, Myers to third, Mejia to second
    • Franmil Reyes hit for Trey Wingenter
    • F. Reyes: Reyes intentionally walked
    • Ian Kinsler hit for Greg Garcia
    • I. Kinsler: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Kinsler struck out looking
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • L. Allen Pitching:
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Grandal struck out swinging
    • T. Shaw: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Shaw struck out swinging
    • H. Perez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Corbin Burnes relieved Brandon Woodruff
    • F. Tatis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Tatis struck out looking
    • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hosmer struck out swinging
    • M. Machado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • L. Allen Pitching:
    • B. Woodruff: Ball, Strike looking, Woodruff singled to center
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cain walked, Woodruff to second
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Ball, Yelich flied out to left
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Braun grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Cain out at second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Travis Shaw at third base
    • J. Naylor: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Naylor singled to right center
    • Manuel Margot ran for Josh Naylor
    • W. Myers: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Margot stole second, Margot to third on catcher Grandal throwing error, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • F. Mejia: Foul, Foul, Mejia homered to right center, Margot scored
    • L. Allen: Allen grounded out to shortstop
    • G. Garcia: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Garcia struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 5TH INNING
    • L. Allen Pitching:
    • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Moustakas hit by pitch
    • H. Perez: Perez hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Moustakas to second
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Aguilar flied out to left
    • O. Arcia: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Arcia grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • F. Mejia: Strike swinging, Foul, Mejia flied out to deep center
    • L. Allen: Strike looking, Allen singled to right
    • G. Garcia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Garcia walked, Allen to second
    • F. Tatis: Ball, Ball, Tatis singled to shallow right, Allen to third, Garcia to second
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hosmer lined out to third, Allen scored, Garcia to third on 2nd baseman Moustakas throwing error
    • M. Machado: Foul, Machado doubled to deep center, Garcia scored, Tatis to third
    • H. Renfroe: Renfroe lined out to left
    • End of the 5th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 4TH INNING
    • L. Allen Pitching:
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Yelich grounded out to pitcher
    • R. Braun: Ball, Strike looking, Braun grounded out to second
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Grandal grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • E. Hosmer: Foul, Strike looking, Hosmer grounded out to second
    • M. Machado: Machado reached on an infield single to second
    • H. Renfroe: Renfroe singled to left, Machado to second
    • J. Naylor: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Naylor struck out swinging
    • W. Myers: Foul, Myers grounded out to second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • L. Allen Pitching:
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Aguilar struck out swinging
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Arcia struck out swinging
    • B. Woodruff: Ball, Ball, Woodruff doubled to left
    • L. Cain: Strike swinging, Ball, Cain grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • L. Allen: Strike looking, Ball, Allen grounded out to third
    • G. Garcia: Ball, Strike looking, Garcia grounded out to second
    • F. Tatis: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Tatis struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • L. Allen Pitching:
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Grandal walked
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Strike looking, Moustakas flied out to center
    • H. Perez: Foul, Foul, Perez grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Grandal out at second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • J. Naylor: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Naylor struck out swinging
    • W. Myers: Myers popped out to second
    • F. Mejia: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Mejia struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • L. Allen Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Ball, Foul, Cain singled to left center
    • C. Yelich: Yelich grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Cain out at second
    • R. Braun: Braun grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • F. Tatis: Foul, Tatis safe at first on shortstop Arcia throwing error
    • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Tatis stole second, Hosmer lined out to shortstop
    • M. Machado: Ball, Foul, Machado flied out to deep center, Tatis to third
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Renfroe flied out to deep center
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)