Jose Pirela has 4 hits, Padres beat Reds 7-3

CINCINNATI (AP) Every time Luis Perdomo got into trouble, he got what he wanted - a ground ball on Great American Ball Park's accommodating infield grass.

Perdomo escaped threats by inducing three ground-ball double plays - his specialty - and the San Diego Padres used a balanced offense to pull away for a 7-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.

Jose Pirela tied his career high with four hits, and Yangervis Solarte had a homer among his three hits as the Padres improved to 4-1 against the Reds. Cincinnati hasn't won a season series against San Diego since the 2012 season.

''Jose was the story of the game - hit after hit, good at-bat after good at-bat,'' manager Andy Green said.

There was another story line underneath it all. Perdomo (6-6) pitched into the seventh by repeatedly escaping trouble with his sinker. The right-hander has induced 23 double plays, among the most in the majors.

The Padres turned a fourth double play when Zack Cozart struck out and Billy Hamilton was caught stealing.

''In the Midwest, the thicker grass slows things down,'' Green said. ''Guys have better range.''

And Perdomo knew that his only chance to stay in the game was to avoid letting the Reds hit one in the seats with runners aboard. Tucker Barnhart hit a three-run homer off Jose Torres.

''In this ballpark, the ball flies a bit, so you've got to keep it down,'' Perdomo said through a translator.

San Diego piled up nine hits and five runs off Sal Romano (2-4), who was in trouble in each of his six innings. Austin Hedges homered for a 5-0 lead in the sixth. Solarte connected for a two-run shot an inning later.

''I'm still learning,'' said Romano, who made his seventh major league appearance. ''It's going to take time. I had a bad day.''

Pirela and Solarte have led the way against the Reds this season.

Pirela had his first career multihomer game on Monday. He had a two doubles and two singles on Tuesday, leaving him 10 for 20 with three doubles and two homers in five games against the Reds this season. Solarte is 15 for 34 against the Reds over the last two seasons with two homers.

The Reds have gone 7-18 since the All-Star break.

VOTTO CONTAINED

Joey Votto extended his hitting streak to 13 games with a single, but he failed to extend his streak of homers in three consecutive games. He's never homered in four in a row.

A SLICK PLAY ...

The Padres pulled off an improbable double play to escape a bases-loaded, no-out threat in the second inning with the speedy Hamilton at bat. Second baseman Carlos Asuaje fielded his grounder and flipped to shortstop Dusty Coleman, who did a spin move to grab the throw, kick the base and throw to first, barely beating Hamilton.

... AND A PAYBACK

Hamilton made an equally impressive play in the top of the fourth, robbing Asuaje of extra bases. He grabbed Asuaje's fly ball with his back to the infield, then ran into the wall and held on while tumbling to the ground.

STILL NOTHING

Padres reliever Brad Hand pitched the ninth and extended his scoreless innings streak to 24, the longest active one in the majors.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: Green decided not to use RH reliever Carter Capps two days in a row. He missed all of last season recovering from Tommy John surgery, was called up on Monday and faced five batters.

Reds: RHP Scott Feldman could be available to pitch over the weekend. He's recovering from a sore right knee that landed him on the DL on July 18.

UP NEXT

Padres: LHP Travis Wood (2-3) makes his third start for the Padres. He's 1-0 after his first two starts with a 4.91 ERA.

Reds: RHP Asher Wojciechowski (2-1) won his last start, allowing one run in five innings of a 3-2 victory over the Cardinals on Friday. It was his first win since May 20.

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PadresSD50-62
2100112007110
RedsCIN46-67
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  • W: L. Perdomo (6-6)L: S. Romano (2-4)
  • HR: SD - Y. Solarte (12), A. Hedges (15), CIN - T. Barnhart (4)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Asuaje 2B41000112.293.361.407.7681.5
J. Pirela RF43400100.299.341.534.87510.0
B. Hand P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Y. Solarte 3B51331012.268.344.430.7739.5
W. Myers 1B30010021.238.321.450.7721.0
C. Spangenberg LF31000114.265.320.388.7081.5
J. Torres P0000-0001.0001.0001.000.000-
A. Cordoba LF00000000.219.291.317.6080.0
A. Hedges C41211013.228.267.440.7077.5
D. Coleman SS30210010.333.343.6971.0402.5
L. Perdomo P10000001.138.167.379.5460.0
M. Szczur RF10000000.223.363.377.7390.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Hamilton CF50100015.251.298.339.637-0.5
    Z. Cozart SS50000023.313.398.564.961-1.0
    J. Votto 1B30100100.314.439.6021.0412.0
    A. Duvall LF30000121.265.316.530.8460.0
    S. Gennett 3B40100013.291.340.535.8750.5
    J. Winker RF31200101.244.358.422.7814.0
    J. Peraza 2B21200200.258.290.327.6185.0
    T. Barnhart C31231102.264.336.384.72010.0
    S. Romano P20000023.000.000.000.000-1.0
    D. Storen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    a- P. Kivlehan PH10000000.212.295.415.7110.0
    A. Brice P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    b- E. Suarez PH10000012.255.357.454.811-0.5
    • a-lined out for Storen in the 7th
    • b-struck out for Brice in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Pirela 2 (19), A. Hedges (12)
    • HR - Y. Solarte (12), A. Hedges (15)
    • SF - W. Myers (5), D. Coleman
    • SH - L. Perdomo 2 (5)
    • RBI - Y. Solarte 3 (44), W. Myers (53), A. Hedges (44), D. Coleman (8)
    BATTING
    • HR - T. Barnhart (4)
    • RBI - T. Barnhart 3 (25)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - B. Hamilton (9)
    FIELDING
    • DP - W. Myers, C. Asuaje, A. Hedges, D. Coleman
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - A. Duvall (9)
    • DP - J. Votto, A. Duvall, J. Peraza
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    L. Perdomo (W, 6-6)6.07224704.811.5618.5
    J. Torres2.02110014.831.193.0
    B. Hand1.00002201.840.922.0
    PITCHERSIP
    L. Perdomo (W, 6-6)6.0
    J. Torres2.0
    B. Hand1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    S. Romano (L, 2-4)6.09552215.351.66-2.0
    D. Storen1.02220213.331.240.0
    A. Brice2.00001305.281.306.5
    PITCHERSIP
    S. Romano (L, 2-4)6.0
    D. Storen1.0
    A. Brice2.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - L. Perdomo 95-58, J. Torres 25-18, B. Hand 24-14
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Perdomo 4-3, J. Torres 2-4
    • Batters Faced - L. Perdomo 25, J. Torres 8, B. Hand 5
    PITCHING
    • WP - S. Romano (3)
    • HBP - S. Romano (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - S. Romano 91-53, D. Storen 17-14, A. Brice 26-19
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Romano 8-7, A. Brice 1-2
    • Batters Faced - S. Romano 29, D. Storen 5, A. Brice 7
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    PadresSD50-62
    2100112007110
    RedsCIN46-67
    000000300390
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Margot CF50000003.270.308.417.7250.0
    C. Asuaje 2B41000112.293.361.407.7681.5
    J. Pirela RF43400100.299.341.534.87510.0
    B. Hand P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    Y. Solarte 3B51331012.268.344.430.7739.5
    W. Myers 1B30010021.238.321.450.7721.0
    C. Spangenberg LF31000114.265.320.388.7081.5
    J. Torres P0000-0001.0001.0001.000.000-
    A. Cordoba LF00000000.219.291.317.6080.0
    A. Hedges C41211013.228.267.440.7077.5
    D. Coleman SS30210010.333.343.6971.0402.5
    L. Perdomo P10000001.138.167.379.5460.0
    M. Szczur RF10000000.223.363.377.7390.0
    Total33711623716-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      B. Hamilton CF50100015.251.298.339.637-0.5
      Z. Cozart SS50000023.313.398.564.961-1.0
      J. Votto 1B30100100.314.439.6021.0412.0
      A. Duvall LF30000121.265.316.530.8460.0
      S. Gennett 3B40100013.291.340.535.8750.5
      J. Winker RF31200101.244.358.422.7814.0
      J. Peraza 2B21200200.258.290.327.6185.0
      T. Barnhart C31231102.264.336.384.72010.0
      S. Romano P20000023.000.000.000.000-1.0
      D. Storen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      a- P. Kivlehan PH10000000.212.295.415.7110.0
      A. Brice P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      b- E. Suarez PH10000012.255.357.454.811-0.5
      Total3239316920-----
      • a-lined out for Storen in the 7th
      • b-struck out for Brice in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Pirela 2 (19), A. Hedges (12)
      • HR - Y. Solarte (12), A. Hedges (15)
      • SF - W. Myers (5), D. Coleman
      • SH - L. Perdomo 2 (5)
      • RBI - Y. Solarte 3 (44), W. Myers (53), A. Hedges (44), D. Coleman (8)
      BATTING
      • HR - T. Barnhart (4)
      • RBI - T. Barnhart 3 (25)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - B. Hamilton (9)
      FIELDING
      • DP - W. Myers, C. Asuaje, A. Hedges, D. Coleman
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - A. Duvall (9)
      • DP - J. Votto, A. Duvall, J. Peraza
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Perdomo (W, 6-6)6.07224704.811.5618.5
      J. Torres2.02110014.831.193.0
      B. Hand1.00002201.840.922.0
      Total9.0933691---
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Perdomo (W, 6-6)6.0
      J. Torres2.0
      B. Hand1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      S. Romano (L, 2-4)6.09552215.351.66-2.0
      D. Storen1.02220213.331.240.0
      A. Brice2.00001305.281.306.5
      Total9.01177372---
      PITCHERSIP
      S. Romano (L, 2-4)6.0
      D. Storen1.0
      A. Brice2.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Perdomo 95-58, J. Torres 25-18, B. Hand 24-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Perdomo 4-3, J. Torres 2-4
      • Batters Faced - L. Perdomo 25, J. Torres 8, B. Hand 5
      PITCHING
      • WP - S. Romano (3)
      • HBP - S. Romano (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - S. Romano 91-53, D. Storen 17-14, A. Brice 26-19
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Romano 8-7, A. Brice 1-2
      • Batters Faced - S. Romano 29, D. Storen 5, A. Brice 7
      • 7TH INNING
        Barnhart homered to left center, Winker and Peraza scored73
        Solarte homered to right, Pirela scored70
      • 6TH INNING
        Hedges homered to right center50
      • 5TH INNING
        Myers hit sacrifice fly to center, Pirela scored40
      • 2ND INNING
        Coleman hit sacrifice fly to center, Spangenberg scored, Hedges to third30
      • 1ST INNING
        Pirela scored on wild pitch20
        Solarte grounded out to second, Asuaje scored, Pirela to third10
      • 9TH INNING
        • A. Brice Pitching:
        • C. Asuaje: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Asuaje struck out looking
        • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pirela walked
        • Y. Solarte: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Solarte struck out swinging
        • W. Myers: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Myers flied out to center
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Brad Hand pitching
        • Allen Cordoba in left
        • J. Peraza: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Peraza walked
        • T. Barnhart: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Barnhart walked, Peraza to second
        • Eugenio Suarez hit for Austin Brice
        • E. Suarez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
        • B. Hamilton: Hamilton flied out to right, Peraza to third
        • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Cozart struck out looking
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Austin Brice pitching
        • D. Coleman: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Coleman struck out on foul tip
        • M. Szczur: Ball, Strike looking, Szczur grounded out to pitcher
        • M. Margot: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Margot flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Torres Pitching:
        • J. Votto: Strike looking, Votto flied out to deep left
        • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Duvall grounded out to pitcher
        • S. Gennett: Foul, Strike swinging, Gennett singled to left center
        • J. Winker: Strike looking, Winker reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Gennett out at second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Drew Storen relieved Sal Romano
        • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pirela singled to left center
        • Y. Solarte: Solarte homered to right, Pirela scored
        • W. Myers: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Myers struck out looking
        • C. Spangenberg: Spangenberg flied out to deep left
        • A. Hedges: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Perdomo Pitching:
        • J. Winker: Winker singled to center
        • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Peraza walked, Winker to second
        • Jose Torres pitching
        • Matt Szczur in left
        • T. Barnhart: Ball, Ball, Barnhart homered to left center, Winker and Peraza scored
        • Patrick Kivlehan hit for Drew Storen
        • P. Kivlehan: Ball, Strike looking, Kivlehan lined out to center
        • B. Hamilton: Foul, Hamilton fouled out to first
        • Z. Cozart: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Cozart flied out to center
        • End of the 7th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • S. Romano Pitching:
        • A. Hedges: Ball, Ball, Hedges homered to right center
        • D. Coleman: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Coleman singled to left
        • L. Perdomo: Ball, Strike looking, Perdomo hit sacrifice bunt to first, Coleman to second
        • M. Margot: Foul, Margot grounded out to second, Coleman to third
        • C. Asuaje: Ball, Asuaje lined out to center
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Perdomo Pitching:
        • J. Votto: Ball, Votto singled to center
        • A. Duvall: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Duvall struck out looking
        • S. Gennett: Strike looking, Gennett grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Votto out at second
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • S. Romano Pitching:
        • J. Pirela: Pirela reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • Y. Solarte: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Solarte singled to deep right, Pirela to third
        • W. Myers: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Myers hit sacrifice fly to center, Pirela scored
        • C. Spangenberg: Pickoff attempt, Spangenberg lined into double play left to second to first, Solarte out at first
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Perdomo Pitching:
        • S. Romano: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Romano struck out swinging
        • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hamilton singled to right
        • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hamilton caught stealing, catcher to second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • S. Romano Pitching:
        • D. Coleman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Coleman singled to left
        • L. Perdomo: Foul, Perdomo hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Coleman to second
        • M. Margot: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Margot grounded out to shortstop, Coleman to third
        • C. Asuaje: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Asuaje flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • L. Perdomo Pitching:
        • S. Gennett: Gennett lined out to first
        • J. Winker: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Winker walked
        • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Peraza singled to right center, Winker to second
        • T. Barnhart: Foul, Barnhart grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Peraza out at second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • S. Romano Pitching:
        • C. Asuaje: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Asuaje flied out to deep center
        • J. Pirela: Ball, Pirela doubled to deep left
        • Y. Solarte: Foul, Ball, Solarte singled to center, Pirela to third
        • W. Myers: Foul, Ball, Ball, Myers hit by pitch, Solarte to second
        • C. Spangenberg: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Spangenberg struck out swinging
        • A. Hedges: Hedges reached on fielder's choice to third, Myers out at second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Perdomo Pitching:
        • Z. Cozart: Ball, Ball, Cozart flied out to deep center
        • J. Votto: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Votto grounded out to second
        • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Duvall struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • S. Romano Pitching:
        • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Spangenberg walked
        • A. Hedges: Ball, Strike looking, Hedges doubled to deep left, Spangenberg to third
        • D. Coleman: Ball, Foul, Coleman hit sacrifice fly to center, Spangenberg scored, Hedges to third
        • L. Perdomo: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Perdomo grounded out to pitcher
        • M. Margot: Ball, Margot grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • L. Perdomo Pitching:
        • J. Winker: Winker singled to left
        • J. Peraza: Ball, Ball, Foul, Peraza singled to left, Winker to second
        • T. Barnhart: Ball, Foul, Barnhart singled to right, Winker to third, Peraza to second
        • S. Romano: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Romano struck out swinging
        • B. Hamilton: Ball, Hamilton grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Barnhart out at second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • S. Romano Pitching:
        • M. Margot: Strike looking, Margot lined out to center
        • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Asuaje walked
        • J. Pirela: Ball, Strike looking, Pirela doubled to deep left, Asuaje to third
        • Y. Solarte: Solarte grounded out to second, Asuaje scored, Pirela to third
        • W. Myers: Ball, Pirela scored on wild pitch, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • L. Perdomo Pitching:
        • B. Hamilton: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hamilton struck out swinging
        • Z. Cozart: Cozart flied out to center
        • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Votto walked
        • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Duvall walked, Votto to second
        • S. Gennett: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Gennett struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)