Ross hits, pitches Padres to 5-1 win over Giants

SAN DIEGO (AP) The old Tyson Ross is back, which is a good thing for the San Diego Padres.

Ross hit an RBI single with the bases loaded to snap a scoreless tie in the fifth and pitched six-plus strong innings to lead the Padres to a 5-1 victory against the San Francisco Giants on Friday night.

The Padres had gone 10 hitless innings since pinch-hitting pitcher Clayton Richard had their only hit Thursday night in the third inning of a desultory 7-0 loss to the Giants. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that was the first time a team's lone hit was by a pitcher who did not start the game since June 28, 1935, when Pittsburgh's Mace Brown did it against the Chicago Cubs after entering as a reliever.

''Our pitchers are raking right now,'' San Diego manager Andy Green said.

Ross said he was happier with his hit than with his strong performance on the mound.

''RBI for sure, man. All pitchers wish we could hit. That was fun,'' he said.

Ross (2-1) allowed an unearned run on seven hits while striking out five and walking one. He exited in the seventh after a single and an error on shortstop Freddy Galvis put runners on first and second. Craig Stammen allowed Joe Panik's RBI single.

The 31-year-old Ross rejoined the Padres when he signed a minor league contract in December and made the squad as a non-roster invitee. He was an All-Star in 2014 and was San Diego's opening day starter in 2016, but didn't pitch again that season due to a shoulder ailment that required surgery. He appeared in just 12 games for Texas last season after recovering from the surgery.

''I felt like I threw a good game out there. I competed,'' Ross said. ''That's what I did back in '14, '15 when I was going good. Throwing six innings, us getting the win, that's all I can ask for.''

Ross was happy with his command.

''I'm getting a little older, a little wiser. I'm not trying to hump up and throw it as hard as I can, and trying to move the ball around a little bit and having better command comes with that. I felt pretty good today and hopefully I can get better.''

His comeback has been impressive so far.

''When you miss 15 months you've got nothing to do but learn, unless you're just going to bury your head in the sand and be stubborn,'' he said. ''I sat out and watched a lot of baseball and talked to a lot of people on the bench during that time of not playing, and tried to learn and be better and smarter when I came back.''

Franchy Cordero homered for the Padres leading off the seventh, his second.

Brad Hand came on with runners at first and second and one out in the ninth to get his fifth save.

The Padres jumped on Ty Blach (1-2) for two runs and four hits in the fifth, with a fielding error by first baseman Brandon Belt leading to one of the runs being unearned. San Diego added two runs on three consecutive hits opening the sixth to chase the left-hander.

Jose Pirela also hit an RBI single in the fifth. In the sixth, Hunter Renfroe and Christian Villanueva hit consecutive doubles and Galvis followed with an RBI single to chase Blach.

Blach allowed four runs, three earned, and seven hits. He struck out three and walked one.

''I felt really good,'' Blach said. ''I felt like I was keeping the ball down, executing a lot of really good pitches down in the zone, getting a lot of groundballs, kind of the contact that I like to get. Left a couple of balls up there with some guys on base. I got a couple groundballs early in that inning, just not quite right at guys. Got behind, left a couple balls up, then the same thing in the sixth there.''

Said manager Bruce Bochy: ''He was throwing well. They placed it where we couldn't catch it. That was the difference really in the game, and we were still having a tough time getting that big hit. We're going to have to find a way to get these runners in.''

Brandon Crawford had three hits for the Giants.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: Announced that RHP Dinelson Lamet will have season-ending reconstructive elbow surgery next week. He was hurt in his final spring training start. Lamet had been projected as the team's No. 2 starter.

UP NEXT

Giants: LHP Derek Holland (0-2, 4.09 ERA) is scheduled to make his third start of the season. He's 0-1 lifetime against San Diego, having allowed seven runs, six earned, on a career-high 13 hits in 5 2/3 innings of a 7-3 loss with Texas on June 27, 2009.

Padres: Richard (1-1, 5.29) is coming off a 7-6 win at Colorado on Monday night in which he hit a three-run homer.

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  • W: T. Ross (2-1)L: T. Blach (1-2)S: B. Hand (5)
  • HR: SD - F. Cordero (2)
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B. Belt 1B30200112.270.400.405.8052.5
A. McCutchen RF40000007.204.259.296.5550.0
B. Posey C40000003.341.400.545.9450.0
E. Longoria 3B40000030.149.167.277.443-1.5
B. Crawford SS40300000.273.327.364.6903.0
H. Pence LF40000033.200.229.222.451-1.5
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  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Johnson in the 7th
  • b-singled for Dyson in the 9th
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E. Hosmer 1B40000003.288.364.458.8210.0
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A. Hedges C40100013.167.205.357.5620.5
C. Asuaje 2B41000015.185.279.278.5560.5
T. Ross P30110011.200.200.200.4001.5
C. Stammen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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B. Hand P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-grounded out for Stammen in the 8th
BATTING
  • RBI - J. Panik (4)
BATTING
  • 2B - H. Renfroe (2), C. Villanueva (3)
  • HR - F. Cordero (2)
  • RBI - F. Cordero (2), J. Pirela (6), C. Villanueva (7), F. Galvis (6), T. Ross
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Pirela (3)
FIELDING
  • E - B. Belt (3), E. Longoria (2)
FIELDING
  • E - F. Galvis
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Blach (L, 1-2)5.07431304.431.620.5
P. Johnson1.00000201.130.754.0
S. Dyson2.01110117.111.424.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Blach (L, 1-2)5.0
P. Johnson1.0
S. Dyson2.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Ross (W, 2-1)6.07101503.501.2222.5
C. Stammen (H, 4)2.01000200.000.296.0
K. Makita0.12000101.691.31-1.5
B. Hand (S, 5)0.20000002.351.307.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Ross (W, 2-1)6.0
C. Stammen (H, 4)2.0
K. Makita0.1
B. Hand (S, 5)0.2
PITCHING
  • HBP - S. Dyson
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Blach 81-55, P. Johnson 15-8, S. Dyson 22-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Blach 11-2, S. Dyson 4-2
  • Batters Faced - T. Blach 24, P. Johnson 3, S. Dyson 9
PITCHING
  • HBP - T. Ross
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Ross 100-67, C. Stammen 16-14, K. Makita 7-7, B. Hand 3-2
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Ross 7-6, C. Stammen 2-1, B. Hand 1-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Ross 27, C. Stammen 6, K. Makita 3, B. Hand
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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B. Belt 1B30200112.270.400.405.8052.5
A. McCutchen RF40000007.204.259.296.5550.0
B. Posey C40000003.341.400.545.9450.0
E. Longoria 3B40000030.149.167.277.443-1.5
B. Crawford SS40300000.273.327.364.6903.0
H. Pence LF40000033.200.229.222.451-1.5
G. Blanco CF41200011.391.440.478.9182.5
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  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Johnson in the 7th
  • b-singled for Dyson in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
F. Cordero CF41111013.167.167.667.8335.5
J. Pirela LF40110000.297.328.391.7192.0
E. Hosmer 1B40000003.288.364.458.8210.0
H. Renfroe RF41100010.179.256.359.6152.5
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C. Villanueva 3B21210100.257.333.600.9337.0
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A. Hedges C40100013.167.205.357.5620.5
C. Asuaje 2B41000015.185.279.278.5560.5
T. Ross P30110011.200.200.200.4001.5
C. Stammen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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B. Hand P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-grounded out for Stammen in the 8th
BATTING
  • RBI - J. Panik (4)
BATTING
  • 2B - H. Renfroe (2), C. Villanueva (3)
  • HR - F. Cordero (2)
  • RBI - F. Cordero (2), J. Pirela (6), C. Villanueva (7), F. Galvis (6), T. Ross
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Pirela (3)
FIELDING
  • E - B. Belt (3), E. Longoria (2)
FIELDING
  • E - F. Galvis
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Blach (L, 1-2)5.07431304.431.620.5
P. Johnson1.00000201.130.754.0
S. Dyson2.01110117.111.424.5
Total8.0854161---
PITCHERSIP
T. Blach (L, 1-2)5.0
P. Johnson1.0
S. Dyson2.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Ross (W, 2-1)6.07101503.501.2222.5
C. Stammen (H, 4)2.01000200.000.296.0
K. Makita0.12000101.691.31-1.5
B. Hand (S, 5)0.20000002.351.307.0
Total9.01010180---
PITCHERSIP
T. Ross (W, 2-1)6.0
C. Stammen (H, 4)2.0
K. Makita0.1
B. Hand (S, 5)0.2
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - S. Dyson
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Blach 81-55, P. Johnson 15-8, S. Dyson 22-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Blach 11-2, S. Dyson 4-2
  • Batters Faced - T. Blach 24, P. Johnson 3, S. Dyson 9
PITCHING
  • HBP - T. Ross
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Ross 100-67, C. Stammen 16-14, K. Makita 7-7, B. Hand 3-2
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Ross 7-6, C. Stammen 2-1, B. Hand 1-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Ross 27, C. Stammen 6, K. Makita 3, B. Hand
  • 7TH INNING
    Cordero homered to right center15
    Panik singled to left, Blanco scored, Sandoval to second14
  • 6TH INNING
    Galvis singled to center, Villanueva scored04
    Villanueva doubled to right, Renfroe scored03
  • 5TH INNING
    Pirela singled to right, Asuaje scored, Ross to third, Cordero to second02
    Ross singled to right, Galvis scored, Hedges to third, Asuaje to second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Kazuhisa Makita pitching
    • Matt Szczur in right
    • H. Pence: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Pence struck out swinging
    • G. Blanco: Blanco singled to left
    • Kelby Tomlinson hit for Sam Dyson
    • K. Tomlinson: Strike looking, Tomlinson reached on an infield single to second, Blanco to second
    • Brad Hand relieved Kazuhisa Makita
    • J. Panik: Ball, Foul, Panik grounded into double play shortstop to first, Tomlinson out at second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • C. Stammen Pitching:
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Posey grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Longoria: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Longoria struck out looking
    • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Crawford lined out to left
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Dyson Pitching:
    • C. Villanueva: Ball, Villanueva hit by pitch
    • F. Galvis: Galvis flied out to deep left
    • A. Hedges: Hedges safe at first on 3rd baseman Longoria fielding error, Villanueva to second
    • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Ball, Asuaje flied out to center, Villanueva to third
    • Cory Spangenberg hit for Craig Stammen
    • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Spangenberg grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 7TH INNING
    • T. Ross Pitching:
    • G. Blanco: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Blanco reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • Pablo Sandoval hit for Pierce Johnson
    • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Sandoval reached on fielder's choice to second, Blanco to second on shortstop Galvis fielding error
    • Craig Stammen relieved Tyson Ross
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Panik singled to left, Blanco scored, Sandoval to second
    • B. Belt: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Belt struck out looking
    • A. McCutchen: McCutchen grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Panik out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
    • Sam Dyson pitching
    • F. Cordero: Ball, Cordero homered to right center
    • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Ball, Pirela grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Foul, Ball, Hosmer grounded out to second
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • T. Ross Pitching:
    • B. Posey: Ball, Strike swinging, Posey grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Longoria flied out to left
    • B. Crawford: Foul, Ball, Crawford singled to right
    • H. Pence: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pence grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Crawford out at second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Blach Pitching:
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Ball, Renfroe doubled to deep right center
    • C. Villanueva: Strike looking, Strike looking, Villanueva doubled to right, Renfroe scored
    • F. Galvis: Galvis singled to center, Villanueva scored
    • Pierce Johnson relieved Ty Blach
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Hedges flied out to center
    • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Asuaje struck out looking
    • T. Ross: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ross struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • T. Ross Pitching:
    • G. Blanco: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Blanco struck out swinging
    • T. Blach: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Blach flied out to shallow right
    • J. Panik: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Panik singled to right
    • B. Belt: Ball, Belt singled to shallow right center, Panik to third
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, McCutchen flied out to center
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Blach Pitching:
    • C. Villanueva: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Villanueva reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • F. Galvis: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Galvis reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Villanueva out at second
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Hedges singled to right, Galvis to second
    • C. Asuaje: Foul, Ball, Asuaje reached on fielder's choice to first, Galvis to third, Hedges to second on 1st baseman Belt fielding error
    • T. Ross: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ross singled to right, Galvis scored, Hedges to third, Asuaje to second
    • F. Cordero: Ball, Strike swinging, Cordero reached on fielder's choice to first, Hedges out at home, Asuaje to third, Ross to second
    • J. Pirela: Ball, Pirela singled to right, Asuaje scored, Ross to third, Cordero to second
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Foul, Hosmer grounded out to second
    • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Ross Pitching:
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Longoria struck out swinging
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Crawford singled to right
    • H. Pence: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pence struck out swinging, Crawford to second, Crawford caught stealing, catcher to second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Blach Pitching:
    • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Pirela grounded out to first
    • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Hosmer grounded out to second
    • H. Renfroe: Renfroe lined out to left
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Ross Pitching:
    • T. Blach: Strike looking, Blach grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Panik hit by pitch
    • B. Belt: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Belt walked, Panik to second
    • A. McCutchen: McCutchen lined out to shortstop
    • B. Posey: Strike swinging, Foul, Posey grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Blach Pitching:
    • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Asuaje grounded out to first
    • T. Ross: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ross grounded out to pitcher
    • F. Cordero: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cordero grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Ross Pitching:
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Longoria struck out swinging
    • B. Crawford: Strike swinging, Crawford singled to left center
    • H. Pence: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Pence struck out swinging
    • G. Blanco: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Blanco grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Blach Pitching:
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Foul, Ball, Renfroe flied out to right
    • C. Villanueva: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Villanueva walked
    • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Galvis struck out looking
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Ross Pitching:
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Panik lined out to third
    • B. Belt: Ball, Strike looking, Belt reached on bunt single to third
    • A. McCutchen: Foul, Strike looking, McCutchen reached on fielder's choice to third, Belt out at second
    • B. Posey: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Posey lined out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Blach Pitching:
    • F. Cordero: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cordero struck out swinging
    • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Strike looking, Pirela grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Hosmer: Hosmer grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)