Pinch-hitter Hector Sanchez powers Padres past Tigers 7-3

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Padres are having fun despite a losing record. Comeback wins like the one against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night are a big reason for the positive vibes.

Pinch-hitter Hector Sanchez slugged a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning, powering the Padres to a 7-3 victory Saturday night and sending the Tigers to their eighth consecutive loss.

Chants of ''Sweep! Sweep!'' were easily heard outside the Padres' closed clubhouse after the game.

''There's a lot of energy on this team,'' Sanchez said.

With the Padres trailing 3-2, Shane Greene (1-2) walked leadoff man Erick Aybar to start the eighth. Sanchez, a backup catcher who was batting for pitcher Kirby Yates, was hitting .087 in 23 at-bats when he slammed Greene's 0-1 pitch for his second homer of the season.

''That guy throws hard, so you try to be early and put a good swing on it,'' said Sanchez, who returned from the disabled list Friday.

Padres manager Andy Green said Sanchez provides left-handed power off the bench that the team lacked during his absence dating to early May. He added that Sanchez, who was Tim Lincecum's personal catcher with the San Francisco Giants, also is an energetic, seasoned leader for a young team.

''There's a lot of stuff that comes out of his mouth that's fun to hear,'' Green said.

Cory Spangenberg added a two-run single and Austin Hedges drove in another run on a squeeze bunt - both against Alex Wilson - in the Padres' five-run eighth inning.

Greene was charged with four runs and two hits with two walks in just one-third of an inning.

''It lined up like we wanted,'' Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. ''Just didn't get it done.''

Detroit's losing streak is its longest since also dropping eight in a row from May 28 to June 5 in 2015.

''From me to the coaches to the players, we just haven't gotten it done. Simple as that,'' Ausmus said. ''The results we've gotten in the last 10 days, we should be embarrassed by. Not embarrassed by the effort - the guys are trying. They care. The results, we should be embarrassed by.''

Yates (2-1) threw a scoreless eighth to earn the win for the Padres, who fell behind 3-2 in the seventh on Andrew Romine's RBI single off reliever Phil Maton. Romine drove in Justin Upton, whose leadoff double ended the night for rookie starter Dinelson Lamet. He pitched into the seventh for the first time in his six starts, allowing three runs - two earned - and three hits in six innings.

Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez allowed two runs over six innings. His third-inning throw wide of third base off a fielded bunt by Lamet gave San Diego a 1-0 lead.

GORE'S ABOARD

The Padres and North Carolina high school lefty MacKenzie Gore, drafted third overall last week, agreed to terms on $6.7 million signing bonus. Gore threw a ceremonial pitch to Padres first baseman Wil Myers before the game.

1984 MEMORY

Former Tigers shortstop Allan Trammell shared a memory of arriving at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium for the 1984 World Series between Detroit and the Padres. ''There were portable bathrooms near the tunnel into the stadium, and a sign on them said: `Detroit Tigers Clubhouse. I thought that was great,'' said Trammell, a Tigers executive and San Diego resident.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Tigers: 3B Nicholas Castellanos was back in the lineup after tightness in his lower back held him out of the lineup Friday.

Padres: SS Allen Cordoba left with a bruised left hand after he was hit with a pitch in the third inning. Chase d'Arnaud replaced him. ... LF Alex Dickerson will have back surgery on Wednesday. He was supposed to play left field and bat cleanup for the Padres, but hadn't played since he was shut down in March.

UP NEXT

Tigers: RHP Jordan Zimmermann (5-5, 5.25) is 3-1 with an ERA of 0.50 in five career starts at Petco Park.

Padres: LHP Clayton Richard (5-7, 4.20) has induced a league-leading 174 groundballs this season.

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TigersDET32-42
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PadresSD31-44
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  • W: K. Yates (2-1)L: S. Greene (1-2)
  • HR: SD - H. Sanchez (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
I. Kinsler 2B40000003.247.336.407.7430.0
A. Avila C40200000.320.438.5881.0263.0
M. Cabrera 1B40000012.262.363.436.798-0.5
J. Martinez RF40000012.288.373.626.999-0.5
J. Upton LF32100111.264.351.492.8434.5
N. Castellanos 3B40100011.234.303.406.7090.5
A. Romine CF41220000.241.313.352.6656.0
J. Iglesias SS40000022.247.273.350.623-1.0
A. Sanchez P20000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
a- M. den Dekker PH10000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
D. Stumpf P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Greene P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Wilson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-struck out for Sanchez in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pirela LF41100021.323.389.554.9432.0
C. Stammen P0000-000.250.400.500.000-
C. Asuaje 2B31200011.250.333.375.7083.5
W. Myers 1B21010102.258.329.470.7993.0
H. Renfroe RF31000101.218.274.435.7092.0
C. Spangenberg 3B40220010.271.302.376.6783.5
A. Hedges C40110001.221.269.423.6924.0
F. Cordero CF40000022.238.289.429.717-1.0
A. Cordoba SS00000000.248.295.352.6471.0
C. d'Arnaud PR11000000.204.246.296.5423.0
a- E. Aybar SS11000112.214.286.333.6201.5
D. Lamet P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
P. Maton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Yates P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- H. Sanchez PH11121000.125.192.375.5677.0
M. Szczur LF0000-000.175.316.300.000-
  • a-walked for d'Arnaud in the 8th
  • b-homered for Yates in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Avila (11), J. Upton (16), A. Romine (8)
  • RBI - A. Romine 2 (15)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Pirela (6), C. Asuaje
  • HR - H. Sanchez (2)
  • SF - W. Myers (3)
  • SH - C. Asuaje, D. Lamet
  • RBI - W. Myers (38), C. Spangenberg 2 (14), A. Hedges (36), H. Sanchez 2 (5)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Hedges, C. d'Arnaud (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - I. Kinsler, M. Cabrera, J. Iglesias
  • E - A. Sanchez (2)
FIELDING
  • E - A. Hedges (5), H. Renfroe (8)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Sanchez6.02210406.751.6620.0
D. Stumpf (H, 1)1.01000105.681.892.5
S. Greene (L, 1-2) (BS, 2)0.12442013.571.25-13.0
A. Wilson0.22111203.691.26-3.0
PITCHERSIP
A. Sanchez6.0
D. Stumpf (H, 1)1.0
S. Greene (L, 1-2) (BS, 2)0.1
A. Wilson0.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Lamet6.03321506.601.2017.5
P. Maton1.02000100.000.531.5
K. Yates (W, 2-1)1.01000103.001.299.5
C. Stammen1.00000103.951.183.5
PITCHERSIP
D. Lamet6.0
P. Maton1.0
K. Yates (W, 2-1)1.0
C. Stammen1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - A. Sanchez (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Sanchez 77-52, D. Stumpf 8-7, S. Greene 16-7, A. Wilson 20-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Sanchez 11-4, D. Stumpf 1-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Sanchez 22, D. Stumpf 3, S. Greene 5, A. Wilson 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Lamet 78-44, P. Maton 23-17, K. Yates 14-10, C. Stammen 12-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Lamet 3-11, C. Stammen 1-1
  • Batters Faced - D. Lamet 23, P. Maton 5, K. Yates 4, C. Stammen 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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TigersDET32-42
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PadresSD31-44
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
I. Kinsler 2B40000003.247.336.407.7430.0
A. Avila C40200000.320.438.5881.0263.0
M. Cabrera 1B40000012.262.363.436.798-0.5
J. Martinez RF40000012.288.373.626.999-0.5
J. Upton LF32100111.264.351.492.8434.5
N. Castellanos 3B40100011.234.303.406.7090.5
A. Romine CF41220000.241.313.352.6656.0
J. Iglesias SS40000022.247.273.350.623-1.0
A. Sanchez P20000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
a- M. den Dekker PH10000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
D. Stumpf P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Greene P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Wilson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-struck out for Sanchez in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pirela LF41100021.323.389.554.9432.0
C. Stammen P0000-000.250.400.500.000-
C. Asuaje 2B31200011.250.333.375.7083.5
W. Myers 1B21010102.258.329.470.7993.0
H. Renfroe RF31000101.218.274.435.7092.0
C. Spangenberg 3B40220010.271.302.376.6783.5
A. Hedges C40110001.221.269.423.6924.0
F. Cordero CF40000022.238.289.429.717-1.0
A. Cordoba SS00000000.248.295.352.6471.0
C. d'Arnaud PR11000000.204.246.296.5423.0
a- E. Aybar SS11000112.214.286.333.6201.5
D. Lamet P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
P. Maton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Yates P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- H. Sanchez PH11121000.125.192.375.5677.0
M. Szczur LF0000-000.175.316.300.000-
Total2877613710-----
  • a-walked for d'Arnaud in the 8th
  • b-homered for Yates in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Avila (11), J. Upton (16), A. Romine (8)
  • RBI - A. Romine 2 (15)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Pirela (6), C. Asuaje
  • HR - H. Sanchez (2)
  • SF - W. Myers (3)
  • SH - C. Asuaje, D. Lamet
  • RBI - W. Myers (38), C. Spangenberg 2 (14), A. Hedges (36), H. Sanchez 2 (5)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Hedges, C. d'Arnaud (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - I. Kinsler, M. Cabrera, J. Iglesias
  • E - A. Sanchez (2)
FIELDING
  • E - A. Hedges (5), H. Renfroe (8)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Sanchez6.02210406.751.6620.0
D. Stumpf (H, 1)1.01000105.681.892.5
S. Greene (L, 1-2) (BS, 2)0.12442013.571.25-13.0
A. Wilson0.22111203.691.26-3.0
Total8.0776371---
PITCHERSIP
A. Sanchez6.0
D. Stumpf (H, 1)1.0
S. Greene (L, 1-2) (BS, 2)0.1
A. Wilson0.2
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Lamet6.03321506.601.2017.5
P. Maton1.02000100.000.531.5
K. Yates (W, 2-1)1.01000103.001.299.5
C. Stammen1.00000103.951.183.5
Total9.0632180---
PITCHERSIP
D. Lamet6.0
P. Maton1.0
K. Yates (W, 2-1)1.0
C. Stammen1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - A. Sanchez (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Sanchez 77-52, D. Stumpf 8-7, S. Greene 16-7, A. Wilson 20-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Sanchez 11-4, D. Stumpf 1-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Sanchez 22, D. Stumpf 3, S. Greene 5, A. Wilson 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Lamet 78-44, P. Maton 23-17, K. Yates 14-10, C. Stammen 12-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Lamet 3-11, C. Stammen 1-1
  • Batters Faced - D. Lamet 23, P. Maton 5, K. Yates 4, C. Stammen 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Hedges reached on bunt single to pitcher, Renfroe scored, Spangenberg to third37
    Spangenberg singled to right, Asuaje and Myers scored, Renfroe to third36
    Sanchez homered to right, Aybar scored34
  • 7TH INNING
    Romine singled to center, Upton scored, Castellanos to second32
  • 6TH INNING
    Myers hit sacrifice fly to left, Pirela scored22
  • 5TH INNING
    Iglesias reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Romine scored, Iglesias to second on catcher Hedges fielding error21
    Romine doubled to deep right, Upton scored, Romine to third on right fielder Renfroe fielding error11
  • 3RD INNING
    Lamet safe at first on Sanchez fielding error, d'Arnaud scored01
  • 8TH INNING
    • Kirby Yates relieved Phil Maton
    • A. Avila: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Avila singled to right
    • M. Cabrera: Cabrera flied out to right
    • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Martinez flied out to deep center
    • J. Upton: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Upton struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Shane Greene relieved Daniel Stumpf
    • Erick Aybar hit for Chase d'Arnaud
    • E. Aybar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Aybar walked
    • Hector Sanchez hit for Kirby Yates
    • H. Sanchez: Strike swinging, Sanchez homered to right, Aybar scored
    • J. Pirela: Ball, Pirela lined out to right
    • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Asuaje singled to left
    • W. Myers: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Myers walked, Asuaje to second
    • Alex Wilson relieved Shane Greene
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Renfroe walked, Asuaje to third, Myers to second
    • C. Spangenberg: Spangenberg singled to right, Asuaje and Myers scored, Renfroe to third
    • A. Hedges: Foul, Hedges reached on bunt single to pitcher, Renfroe scored, Spangenberg to third
    • F. Cordero: Ball, Foul, Foul, , Strike swinging, Cordero struck out swinging
    • E. Aybar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hedges stole second, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Aybar struck out looking
    • End of the 8th (5 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • D. Lamet Pitching:
    • J. Upton: Ball, Upton doubled to deep left
    • Phil Maton relieved Dinelson Lamet
    • N. Castellanos: Foul, Foul, Castellanos reached on an infield single to shortstop, Upton to third
    • A. Romine: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Romine singled to center, Upton scored, Castellanos to second
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Ball, Iglesias popped out to second
    • Matt den Dekker hit for Anibal Sanchez
    • M. den Dekker: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, den Dekker struck out swinging
    • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Kinsler flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Daniel Stumpf pitching
    • C. Spangenberg: Spangenberg singled to left
    • A. Hedges: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Hedges grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Spangenberg out at second
    • F. Cordero: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cordero struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • D. Lamet Pitching:
    • A. Avila: Strike looking, Avila lined out to center
    • M. Cabrera: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
    • J. Martinez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Martinez grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Sanchez Pitching:
    • J. Pirela: Ball, Pirela doubled to left
    • C. Asuaje: Asuaje hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Pirela to third
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Myers hit sacrifice fly to left, Pirela scored
    • H. Renfroe: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Renfroe grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • D. Lamet Pitching:
    • J. Upton: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Upton walked
    • N. Castellanos: Ball, Ball, Castellanos grounded out to catcher
    • A. Romine: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Romine doubled to deep right, Upton scored, Romine to third on right fielder Renfroe fielding error
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Iglesias reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Romine scored, Iglesias to second on catcher Hedges fielding error
    • A. Sanchez: Sanchez popped out to second
    • I. Kinsler: Ball, Kinsler lined out to third
    • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 2 Errors)
    • A. Sanchez Pitching:
    • F. Cordero: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cordero grounded out to second
    • C. d'Arnaud: Ball, d'Arnaud grounded bunt out to catcher
    • D. Lamet: Strike swinging, Ball, Lamet grounded out to first
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • D. Lamet Pitching:
    • I. Kinsler: Ball, Ball, Kinsler flied out to deep center
    • A. Avila: Avila doubled to deep right
    • M. Cabrera: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Cabrera lined out to right
    • J. Martinez: Martinez flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Sanchez Pitching:
    • H. Renfroe: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Renfroe grounded out to second
    • C. Spangenberg: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Spangenberg grounded out to first
    • A. Hedges: Hedges grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • D. Lamet Pitching:
    • A. Romine: Ball, Ball, Romine flied out to deep center
    • J. Iglesias: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Iglesias struck out swinging
    • A. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Sanchez Pitching:
    • A. Cordoba: Strike looking, Ball, Cordoba hit by pitch
    • Chase d'Arnaud ran for Allen Cordoba
    • D. Lamet: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, d'Arnaud stole second, Lamet safe at first on Sanchez fielding error, d'Arnaud scored
    • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Pirela struck out swinging
    • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Asuaje struck out swinging
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Myers grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 2ND INNING
    • D. Lamet Pitching:
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
    • J. Upton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Upton flied out to deep center
    • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Sanchez Pitching:
    • C. Spangenberg: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Spangenberg struck out swinging
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Hedges fouled out to shortstop
    • F. Cordero: Strike looking, Cordero grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • D. Lamet Pitching:
    • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Kinsler popped out to third
    • A. Avila: Ball, Strike looking, Avila flied out to deep center
    • M. Cabrera: Ball, Cabrera flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Sanchez Pitching:
    • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pirela struck out swinging
    • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Asuaje doubled to deep right
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Ball, Myers fouled out to first
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Renfroe flied out to right
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)