Lamet sharp for Padres, who beat Pirates 4-2

SAN DIEGO (AP) Dinelson Lamet needed 27 pitches to get through the first inning. He settled down quite nicely from there.

Lamet pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning and fellow rookie Manuel Margot homered and scored twice, leading the San Diego Padres to a 4-2 victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night.

''It was something that I was aware of and I focused on,'' Lamet said through a translator ''I knew after that first inning that they had made me work and I had thrown a lot of pitches there. So going on from the second inning on, I tried to get outs early.''

Lamet (5-4) held the Pirates hitless until David Freese and Adam Frazier opened the fifth with singles. The right-hander got Francisco Cervelli to line out to second baseman Carlos Asuaje, who doubled off Freese. Jordy Mercer flied out to end the inning.

Lamet was pulled after the first two batters reached in the seventh. Craig Stammen came in and Freese responded with an RBI single. Adam Frazier then singled before Cervelli hit into a double play, bringing in Josh Bell.

After Mercer walked, Phil Maton came in and struck out pinch hitter Jose Osuna to end the inning.

''I was honestly just focused on getting deep into the game. ... I wanted to throw at least seven innings,'' Lamet said.

''He did a great job tonight,'' manager Andy Green said. ''He was around the zone pretty much most of the day. It wasn't pinpoint command, but we don't really look at him as that type of pitcher. It's stuff over location. It's trusting that stuff. It's electric enough that if he mixes it effectively he's going to do a good job.''

San Diego stretched its win streak to four. Pittsburgh lost its fourth straight and sixth in seven games overall.

Kirby Yates pitched the ninth for his first save of the season and second of his career.

Pittsburgh right-hander Ivan Nova (10-8) was charged with four runs and eight hits in five innings. He struck out six and walked none.

San Diego jumped on Nova for two in the first. Margot singled and scored on Jose Pirela's first of two triples. Hector Sanchez added a run-scoring double.

Rookie Hunter Renfroe hit an RBI double in the fourth, and Margot added his eighth homer in the fifth.

Pirela went 2 for 4 and scored a run. He is filling in at first base while slumping Wil Myers gets two games off.

The Pirates have been frustrated in the first two games of the series.

''We need to show up tomorrow,'' manager Clint Hurdle said. ''We need to shower well tonight and show up tomorrow and win a ballgame.''

The Pirates are struggling to stay in the NL Central race while the Padres are buried in fourth place in the West.

''You keep playing,'' Hurdle said. ''You don't get concerned about all that other noise, because that's what it is. You've got to take care of your own team, you've got to take care of yourselves, and that's what we need to do right now.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Pirates: Hurdle said OF Gregory Polanco (hamstring) is getting close to coming off the disabled list.

Padres: C Austin Hedges (concussion) and 2B Yangervis Solarte (strained side muscle) are scheduled to come off the disabled list on Sunday. Solarte could play some shortstop.

UP NEXT

Pirates: RHP Gerrit Cole (8-7, 4.12 ERA), who lives in Santa Ana and played at UCLA, is scheduled to start the series finale Sunday. He is 5-1 with a 3.04 ERA in his last eight starts, and 3-1 with a 1.52 ERA in four career starts against San Diego.

Padres: LHP Clayton Richard (5-11, 5.37 ERA) has a 2.01 ERA in eight appearances against the Pirates, including three starts.

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  • W: D. Lamet (5-4)L: I. Nova (10-8)S: K. Yates (1)
  • HR: SD - M. Margot (8)
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  • b-struck out for LeBlanc in the 7th
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    BATTING
    • RBI - D. Freese (32)
    BATTING
    • 2B - H. Sanchez (3), H. Renfroe (22)
    • 3B - J. Pirela 2 (4)
    • HR - M. Margot (8)
    • RBI - M. Margot (23), J. Pirela (20), H. Sanchez (18), H. Renfroe (45)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - M. Margot (11)
    • CS - C. Spangenberg (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    I. Nova (L, 10-8)5.08440613.751.181.0
    W. LeBlanc1.00000104.751.263.5
    T. Watson1.00000103.661.523.5
    J. Nicasio1.00001102.471.162.5
    PITCHERSIP
    I. Nova (L, 10-8)5.0
    W. LeBlanc1.0
    T. Watson1.0
    J. Nicasio1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Lamet (W, 5-4)6.02222705.621.2525.5
    C. Stammen (H, 3)0.22001003.901.23-3.0
    P. Maton (H, 6)1.11000202.950.843.0
    K. Yates (S, 1)1.00000202.230.9911.0
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Lamet (W, 5-4)6.0
    C. Stammen (H, 3)0.2
    P. Maton (H, 6)1.1
    K. Yates (S, 1)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - I. Nova 67-48, W. LeBlanc 13-7, T. Watson 10-7, J. Nicasio 15-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - I. Nova 4-4, T. Watson 1-1, J. Nicasio 1-0
    • Batters Faced - I. Nova 22, W. LeBlanc 3, T. Watson 3, J. Nicasio 3
    PITCHING
    • WP - D. Lamet 2 (7)
    • HBP - D. Lamet (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Lamet 104-68, C. Stammen 21-10, P. Maton 16-13, K. Yates 13-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Lamet 5-5, C. Stammen 1-0
    • Batters Faced - D. Lamet 22, C. Stammen 4, P. Maton 5, K. Yates 3
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    J. Harrison 2B30000101.280.357.430.7871.0
    A. McCutchen CF31000012.286.378.507.8851.5
    J. Bell 1B31000122.244.321.469.7901.0
    D. Freese 3B40210020.261.387.377.7652.0
    A. Frazier RF40200000.275.348.375.7232.0
    F. Cervelli C40000024.260.352.391.743-1.0
    J. Mercer SS20000101.260.339.415.7541.0
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    • a-popped out for Nova in the 6th
    • b-struck out for LeBlanc in the 7th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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    D. Lamet P20000021.000.000.000.000-1.0
    C. Stammen P0000-000.400.571.600.000-
    M. Szczur LF10000000.244.377.407.7840.0
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      BATTING
      • RBI - D. Freese (32)
      BATTING
      • 2B - H. Sanchez (3), H. Renfroe (22)
      • 3B - J. Pirela 2 (4)
      • HR - M. Margot (8)
      • RBI - M. Margot (23), J. Pirela (20), H. Sanchez (18), H. Renfroe (45)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - M. Margot (11)
      • CS - C. Spangenberg (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      I. Nova (L, 10-8)5.08440613.751.181.0
      W. LeBlanc1.00000104.751.263.5
      T. Watson1.00000103.661.523.5
      J. Nicasio1.00001102.471.162.5
      Total8.0844191---
      PITCHERSIP
      I. Nova (L, 10-8)5.0
      W. LeBlanc1.0
      T. Watson1.0
      J. Nicasio1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Lamet (W, 5-4)6.02222705.621.2525.5
      C. Stammen (H, 3)0.22001003.901.23-3.0
      P. Maton (H, 6)1.11000202.950.843.0
      K. Yates (S, 1)1.00000202.230.9911.0
      Total9.05223110---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Lamet (W, 5-4)6.0
      C. Stammen (H, 3)0.2
      P. Maton (H, 6)1.1
      K. Yates (S, 1)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - I. Nova 67-48, W. LeBlanc 13-7, T. Watson 10-7, J. Nicasio 15-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - I. Nova 4-4, T. Watson 1-1, J. Nicasio 1-0
      • Batters Faced - I. Nova 22, W. LeBlanc 3, T. Watson 3, J. Nicasio 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - D. Lamet 2 (7)
      • HBP - D. Lamet (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Lamet 104-68, C. Stammen 21-10, P. Maton 16-13, K. Yates 13-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Lamet 5-5, C. Stammen 1-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Lamet 22, C. Stammen 4, P. Maton 5, K. Yates 3
      • 7TH INNING
        Cervelli grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Bell scored, Freese to third, Frazier out at second24
        Freese singled to right, McCutchen scored, Bell to second14
      • 5TH INNING
        Margot homered to left04
      • 4TH INNING
        Renfroe doubled to deep left, Spangenberg scored03
      • 1ST INNING
        Sanchez doubled to deep right, Pirela scored02
        Pirela tripled to deep right, Margot scored01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Kirby Yates relieved Phil Maton
        • D. Freese: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Freese struck out looking
        • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Frazier lined out to right
        • F. Cervelli: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Cervelli struck out looking
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • P. Maton Pitching:
        • S. Marte: Marte reached on bunt single to pitcher
        • J. Harrison: Strike swinging, Foul, Harrison flied out to right
        • A. McCutchen: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, McCutchen struck out swinging
        • J. Bell: Strike swinging, Foul, Bell flied out to left
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Juan Nicasio relieved Tony Watson
        • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Asuaje walked
        • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Pirela struck out on foul tip
        • H. Sanchez: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Sanchez grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Asuaje out at second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • D. Lamet Pitching:
        • A. McCutchen: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, McCutchen hit by pitch
        • J. Bell: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, McCutchen to third, McCutchen to third on wild pitch, Ball, Bell walked
        • Craig Stammen relieved Dinelson Lamet
        • D. Freese: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Freese singled to right, McCutchen scored, Bell to second
        • A. Frazier: Ball, Frazier singled to left, Bell to third, Freese to second
        • F. Cervelli: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Cervelli grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Bell scored, Freese to third, Frazier out at second
        • J. Mercer: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Mercer walked
        • Matt Szczur in left
        • Phil Maton pitching
        • Jose Osuna hit for Wade LeBlanc
        • J. Osuna: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Osuna struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Tony Watson pitching
        • D. Coleman: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Coleman struck out swinging
        • M. Szczur: Ball, Foul, Ball, Szczur grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Margot: Margot flied out to right
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Jordan Luplow hit for Ivan Nova
        • J. Luplow: Strike swinging, Luplow popped out to first
        • S. Marte: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
        • J. Harrison: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Harrison grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Wade LeBlanc pitching
        • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Spangenberg struck out swinging
        • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Renfroe flied out to center
        • J. Blash: Ball, Blash lined out to left
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • D. Lamet Pitching:
        • D. Freese: Strike looking, Freese singled to right
        • A. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Frazier singled to right, Freese to second
        • F. Cervelli: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Cervelli lined into double play second to shortstop, Freese out at second
        • J. Mercer: Mercer flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • I. Nova Pitching:
        • M. Margot: Strike looking, Margot homered to left
        • C. Asuaje: Asuaje flied out to left
        • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Pirela flied out to deep center
        • H. Sanchez: Sanchez grounded out to second
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • D. Lamet Pitching:
        • J. Harrison: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Harrison flied out to deep right
        • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, McCutchen grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Bell: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bell struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • I. Nova Pitching:
        • C. Spangenberg: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Spangenberg singled to right
        • H. Renfroe: Foul, Renfroe doubled to deep left, Spangenberg scored
        • J. Blash: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Blash struck out swinging
        • D. Coleman: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Coleman struck out swinging
        • D. Lamet: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Lamet struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • D. Lamet Pitching:
        • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Mercer lined out to right
        • I. Nova: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Nova grounded out to pitcher
        • S. Marte: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • I. Nova Pitching:
        • M. Margot: Foul, Ball, Margot grounded out to pitcher
        • C. Asuaje: Ball, Asuaje grounded out to second
        • J. Pirela: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pirela tripled to deep right center
        • H. Sanchez: Ball, Sanchez lined out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • D. Lamet Pitching:
        • D. Freese: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Freese struck out looking
        • A. Frazier: Strike swinging, Frazier grounded out to first
        • F. Cervelli: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Cervelli struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • I. Nova Pitching:
        • J. Blash: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Blash struck out swinging
        • D. Coleman: Ball, Coleman grounded out to third
        • D. Lamet: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lamet struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • D. Lamet Pitching:
        • S. Marte: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Marte struck out looking
        • J. Harrison: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Harrison walked
        • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, McCutchen grounded out to pitcher, Harrison to second
        • J. Bell: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bell struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • I. Nova Pitching:
        • M. Margot: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Margot singled to right center
        • C. Asuaje: Ball, Margot stole second, Ball, Asuaje lined out to left, Margot to third
        • J. Pirela: Pirela tripled to deep right, Margot scored
        • H. Sanchez: Strike swinging, Sanchez doubled to deep right, Pirela scored
        • C. Spangenberg: Strike swinging, Ball, Spangenberg singled to right, Sanchez to third
        • H. Renfroe: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Spangenberg caught stealing, catcher to second
        • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)