Renfroe's 2-run homer lifts Padres to 5-4 win over Giants

SAN DIEGO (AP) Rookie reliever Adam Cimber was in the weight room after throwing two scoreless innings when All-Star closer Brad Hand struck out the side in the ninth to save the San Diego Padres' 5-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.

A few minutes later, Cimber was getting a raucous beer bath from his teammates to celebrate his first big league win.

''Really cold,'' said Cimber, 27, who made the club out of spring training as a non-roster invitee. ''Absolutely worth it.''

Cimber's victory and Hand's four-out save - he became the first Padres reliever to strike out every batter he faced in a save of more than one inning - were made possible by Hunter Renfroe's strong throw from right field in the top of the seventh inning followed by the slugger's go-ahead, two-run homer in the bottom of the frame.

The Padres beat the Giants for the second straight night and leapfrogged the Los Angeles Dodgers into fourth place in the NL West.

Renfroe changed the game with a throw and a swing.

He lined a shot to left off Cory Gearrin (0-1), his second, to give the Padres the lead in the seventh. Freddy Galvis was aboard on a leadoff single. Renfroe finished with three RBIs.

San Francisco's Joe Panik tripled with one out in the seventh and the Giants seemed poised to add to their 4-3 lead. But Andrew McCutchen lined out to Renfroe in right. Renfroe's strong throw was cut off by first baseman Christian Villanueva, who threw to catcher A.J. Ellis to tag the sliding Panik. The play was upheld after a review of 2 minutes, 41 seconds.

''I think the game-winning home run is always going to be tops,'' Renfroe said. ''You always want to do something to help the pitcher as far as the throw, but you always want to hit homers for yourself and the team. It's good.''

After Renfroe's homer, the Padres loaded the bases but Tony Watson retired the side on two strikeouts and a line out to shortstop.

Cimber (1-1) allowed only Panik's triple in his two scoreless innings while striking out three. He took the loss on opening day in a 2-1, 12-inning defeat to Milwaukee.

Watching Hand save his first win was ''just pure excitement,'' Cimber said. ''It crossed my mind but it's cooler to just help the team win.''

Hand earned his sixth save. He came on after Evan Longoria doubled with two outs in the eighth and struck out pinch-hitter Hunter Pence. Hand struck out the side in the ninth.

''The more you pitch him the better he gets,'' manager Andy Green said. ''You run him out there and he gets sharper and sharper.''

San Francisco wasted impressive homers by Longoria and McCutchen, who were acquired in the offseason to give the Giants some pop. Longoria drove a 2-0 pitch from Clayton Richard an estimated 426 feet into the second deck in left to tie the game at 2 in the fourth. It was his second. The Giants took the lead with two outs when Austin Jackson's singled to bring in Brandon Crawford, who had tripled.

McCutchen led off the fifth with a 424-foot shot into the second deck, also his second.

The Padres pulled to 4-3 in the fifth on Jose Pirela's RBI double. They loaded the bases against Derek Holland with two outs, but Reyes Moronta came on and got Chase Headley to ground out to first base.

San Diego took a 2-0 lead in the first on rookie Villanueva's line-shot homer to left, his fourth, and Renfroe's sacrifice fly. It was Villanueva's first homer since April 3, when he hit three against Colorado.

Holland allowed three runs and six hits in 4 2/3 innings, struck out four and walked two. Richard allowed four runs and seven hits in five innings, struck out three and walked three.

''Got to tip your hat,'' Holland said. ''It's not like I was doing anything bad. I was throwing strikes. Can't get too caught up in those kind of things. Got to keep plugging away. Definitely it's frustrating but everything will turn at some point. Just have to keep fighting. It was just my fault of trying to be too fine. I just didn't get them off rhythm.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: Manager Bruce Bochy was encouraged after RHP Johnny Cueto, on the disabled list with a sprained left knee, threw a total of 40 pitches Saturday, 20 to hitters and 20 more on the side. ''He looked good,'' Bochy said. ''Right now it looks like a go.'' Cueto could start Tuesday.

Padres: RHP Dinelson Lamet, who will undergo reconstructive elbow surgery next week, was transferred to the 60-day DL. San Diego claimed LHP Taylor Webb off waivers from Milwaukee. He'll report to Triple-A El Paso.

UP NEXT

Giants: RHP Tyler Beede (0-0, 4.50) is scheduled to make his second start of the season in the series finale on Sunday. He was added to the roster to replace Cueto.

Padres: Rookie LHP Joey Lucchesi (1-0, 1.72) is coming off his first big league win,

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  • W: A. Cimber (1-1)L: C. Gearrin (0-1)S: B. Hand (6)
  • HR: SF - A. McCutchen (2), E. Longoria (2), SD - C. Villanueva (4), H. Renfroe (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Panik 2B40200001.327.397.538.9353.0
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B. Posey 1B40000012.313.370.500.870-0.5
N. Hundley C41100000.105.190.105.2962.0
E. Longoria 3B41221010.176.192.373.5658.5
G. Hernandez LF30100000.429.429.6431.0711.0
a- G. Blanco PH0000-000.391.440.478.000-
b- H. Pence PH-LF10000011.196.224.217.442-0.5
B. Crawford SS31100120.277.340.404.7444.0
D. Holland P20000013.000.000.000.000-0.5
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  • a-announced for Hernandez in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Blanco in the 8th
  • c-struck out for Johnson in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pirela LF51210012.304.333.420.7545.5
F. Galvis SS51200012.309.406.418.8242.5
H. Renfroe RF31131101.190.271.429.6999.0
C. Villanueva 3B-1B21111202.270.372.6761.0488.0
C. Headley 1B30000013.043.154.043.197-0.5
A. Cimber P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- F. Cordero PH-CF10100000.231.231.692.9231.0
C. Spangenberg 2B-3B40100010.189.211.405.6160.5
M. Szczur CF40100023.250.250.250.5000.0
P. Maton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Hand P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
A. Ellis C31100124.231.375.231.6062.0
C. Richard P10000011.250.250.625.875-0.5
b- C. Asuaje PH-2B30100004.193.281.281.5621.0
  • a-singled for Cimber in the 7th
  • b-popped out for Richard in the 5th
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Longoria (4)
  • 3B - J. Panik, B. Crawford
  • HR - A. McCutchen (2), E. Longoria (2)
  • RBI - A. Jackson (2), A. McCutchen (8), E. Longoria 2 (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Jackson
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Pirela 2 (6)
  • HR - H. Renfroe (2), C. Villanueva (4)
  • SF - H. Renfroe
  • RBI - J. Pirela (7), H. Renfroe 3 (8), C. Villanueva (8)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Villanueva (6)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - J. Panik
FIELDING
  • E - E. Longoria (3)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - H. Renfroe
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Holland4.26332414.601.093.0
R. Moronta1.00001100.001.172.5
J. Osich0.01000004.762.12-1.0
C. Gearrin (L, 0-1) (BS, 2)0.12221113.601.40-9.5
T. Watson1.02000200.000.902.0
P. Johnson1.00000101.000.673.5
PITCHERSIP
D. Holland4.2
R. Moronta1.0
J. Osich0.0
C. Gearrin (L, 0-1) (BS, 2)0.1
T. Watson1.0
P. Johnson1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Richard5.07443325.731.642.5
A. Cimber (W, 1-1)2.01000301.800.9013.5
P. Maton (H, 1)0.21000100.000.69-0.5
B. Hand (S, 6)1.10000402.001.1112.0
PITCHERSIP
C. Richard5.0
A. Cimber (W, 1-1)2.0
P. Maton (H, 1)0.2
B. Hand (S, 6)1.1
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Holland 86-57, R. Moronta 18-11, J. Osich 1-1, C. Gearrin 16-8, T. Watson 13-10, P. Johnson 15-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Holland 4-6, R. Moronta 1-1, P. Johnson 2-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Holland 22, R. Moronta 4, J. Osich, C. Gearrin 4, T. Watson 5, P. Johnson 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Richard 89-48, A. Cimber 24-18, P. Maton 17-9, B. Hand 19-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Richard 6-5, P. Maton 1-0
  • Batters Faced - C. Richard 24, A. Cimber 6, P. Maton 3, B. Hand 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Panik 2B40200001.327.397.538.9353.0
A. McCutchen RF21111201.214.290.357.6478.0
B. Posey 1B40000012.313.370.500.870-0.5
N. Hundley C41100000.105.190.105.2962.0
E. Longoria 3B41221010.176.192.373.5658.5
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B. Crawford SS31100120.277.340.404.7444.0
D. Holland P20000013.000.000.000.000-0.5
R. Moronta P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
J. Osich P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Gearrin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Watson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Johnson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- K. Tomlinson PH10000010.267.353.267.620-0.5
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  • a-announced for Hernandez in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Blanco in the 8th
  • c-struck out for Johnson in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pirela LF51210012.304.333.420.7545.5
F. Galvis SS51200012.309.406.418.8242.5
H. Renfroe RF31131101.190.271.429.6999.0
C. Villanueva 3B-1B21111202.270.372.6761.0488.0
C. Headley 1B30000013.043.154.043.197-0.5
A. Cimber P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- F. Cordero PH-CF10100000.231.231.692.9231.0
C. Spangenberg 2B-3B40100010.189.211.405.6160.5
M. Szczur CF40100023.250.250.250.5000.0
P. Maton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Hand P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
A. Ellis C31100124.231.375.231.6062.0
C. Richard P10000011.250.250.625.875-0.5
b- C. Asuaje PH-2B30100004.193.281.281.5621.0
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  • a-singled for Cimber in the 7th
  • b-popped out for Richard in the 5th
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Longoria (4)
  • 3B - J. Panik, B. Crawford
  • HR - A. McCutchen (2), E. Longoria (2)
  • RBI - A. Jackson (2), A. McCutchen (8), E. Longoria 2 (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Jackson
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Pirela 2 (6)
  • HR - H. Renfroe (2), C. Villanueva (4)
  • SF - H. Renfroe
  • RBI - J. Pirela (7), H. Renfroe 3 (8), C. Villanueva (8)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Villanueva (6)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - J. Panik
FIELDING
  • E - E. Longoria (3)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - H. Renfroe
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Holland4.26332414.601.093.0
R. Moronta1.00001100.001.172.5
J. Osich0.01000004.762.12-1.0
C. Gearrin (L, 0-1) (BS, 2)0.12221113.601.40-9.5
T. Watson1.02000200.000.902.0
P. Johnson1.00000101.000.673.5
Total8.01155492---
PITCHERSIP
D. Holland4.2
R. Moronta1.0
J. Osich0.0
C. Gearrin (L, 0-1) (BS, 2)0.1
T. Watson1.0
P. Johnson1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Richard5.07443325.731.642.5
A. Cimber (W, 1-1)2.01000301.800.9013.5
P. Maton (H, 1)0.21000100.000.69-0.5
B. Hand (S, 6)1.10000402.001.1112.0
Total9.09443112---
PITCHERSIP
C. Richard5.0
A. Cimber (W, 1-1)2.0
P. Maton (H, 1)0.2
B. Hand (S, 6)1.1
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Holland 86-57, R. Moronta 18-11, J. Osich 1-1, C. Gearrin 16-8, T. Watson 13-10, P. Johnson 15-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Holland 4-6, R. Moronta 1-1, P. Johnson 2-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Holland 22, R. Moronta 4, J. Osich, C. Gearrin 4, T. Watson 5, P. Johnson 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Richard 89-48, A. Cimber 24-18, P. Maton 17-9, B. Hand 19-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Richard 6-5, P. Maton 1-0
  • Batters Faced - C. Richard 24, A. Cimber 6, P. Maton 3, B. Hand 4
  • 7TH INNING
    Renfroe homered to left, Galvis scored45
  • 5TH INNING
    Pirela doubled to left center, Ellis scored43
    McCutchen homered to left center42
  • 4TH INNING
    Jackson singled to left, Crawford scored32
    Longoria homered to left, Hundley scored22
  • 1ST INNING
    Villanueva homered to left02
    Renfroe hit sacrifice fly to center, Pirela scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • B. Hand Pitching:
    • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • Kelby Tomlinson hit for Pierce Johnson
    • K. Tomlinson: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Tomlinson struck out looking
    • A. Jackson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Jackson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Phil Maton pitching
    • B. Posey: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Posey struck out looking
    • N. Hundley: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Hundley grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Longoria doubled to left
    • Gregor Blanco hit for Gorkys Hernandez
    • Brad Hand relieved Phil Maton
    • Hunter Pence hit for Gregor Blanco
    • H. Pence: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Pence struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Pierce Johnson relieved Tony Watson
    • J. Pirela: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pirela grounded out to second
    • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Foul, Renfroe grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • A. Cimber Pitching:
    • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Jackson struck out swinging
    • J. Panik: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Panik tripled to right center
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, McCutchen lined into double play first to right to catcher, Panik out at home
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Gearrin Pitching:
    • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Ball, Galvis singled to shallow center
    • H. Renfroe: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Renfroe homered to left, Galvis scored
    • C. Villanueva: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Villanueva walked
    • Tony Watson relieved Cory Gearrin
    • Franchy Cordero hit for Adam Cimber
    • F. Cordero: Cordero singled to right, Villanueva to second
    • C. Spangenberg: Spangenberg reached on bunt single to pitcher, Villanueva to third, Cordero to second
    • M. Szczur: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Szczur struck out swinging
    • A. Ellis: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Ellis struck out swinging
    • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Asuaje lined out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Adam Cimber pitching
    • G. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Hernandez lined out to first
    • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • R. Moronta: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Moronta struck out looking
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Moronta Pitching:
    • C. Spangenberg: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Spangenberg flied out to center
    • M. Szczur: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Szczur struck out on foul tip
    • A. Ellis: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ellis walked
    • Josh Osich relieved Reyes Moronta
    • C. Asuaje: Asuaje singled to center, Ellis to third
    • Cory Gearrin relieved Josh Osich
    • J. Pirela: Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Pirela struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • C. Richard Pitching:
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, McCutchen homered to left center
    • B. Posey: Ball, Posey grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Hundley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Hundley lined out to right
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Longoria popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Holland Pitching:
    • A. Ellis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ellis singled to left
    • Carlos Asuaje hit for Clayton Richard
    • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Asuaje popped out to shortstop
    • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Pirela doubled to left center, Ellis scored
    • F. Galvis: Galvis grounded out to second, Pirela to third
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Renfroe walked
    • C. Villanueva: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Villanueva walked, Renfroe to second
    • Reyes Moronta relieved Derek Holland
    • C. Headley: Headley grounded out to second
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • C. Richard Pitching:
    • N. Hundley: Strike looking, Ball, Hundley singled to shallow center
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Ball, Longoria homered to left, Hundley scored
    • G. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Hernandez fouled out to catcher
    • B. Crawford: Crawford tripled to shallow right
    • D. Holland: Strike swinging, Holland grounded out to first
    • A. Jackson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Jackson singled to left, Crawford scored
    • J. Panik: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Panik grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Holland Pitching:
    • C. Headley: Foul, Headley flied out to center
    • C. Spangenberg: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Spangenberg grounded out to second
    • M. Szczur: Szczur lined out to left
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • C. Richard Pitching:
    • A. Jackson: Ball, Ball, Jackson flied out to center
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Panik grounded out to pitcher
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, McCutchen walked
    • B. Posey: Posey popped out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Holland Pitching:
    • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Pirela popped out to third
    • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Galvis singled to shallow center
    • H. Renfroe: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Renfroe safe at first on 3rd baseman Longoria fielding error, Galvis to second
    • C. Villanueva: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Villanueva grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Renfroe out at second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 2ND INNING
    • C. Richard Pitching:
    • N. Hundley: Ball, Hundley grounded out to second
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Longoria struck out swinging
    • G. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez singled to shallow center
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Crawford walked, Hernandez to second
    • D. Holland: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Holland struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Holland Pitching:
    • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Spangenberg struck out swinging
    • M. Szczur: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Szczur singled to right center
    • A. Ellis: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ellis struck out looking
    • C. Richard: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Richard struck out looking
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • C. Richard Pitching:
    • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Jackson struck out looking
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Panik singled to shallow right
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Panik picked off at second, pitcher to first to second, Ball, McCutchen walked
    • B. Posey: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Posey grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Holland Pitching:
    • J. Pirela: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Pirela doubled to deep center
    • F. Galvis: Galvis flied out to center, Pirela to third
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Renfroe hit sacrifice fly to center, Pirela scored
    • C. Villanueva: Strike looking, Ball, Villanueva homered to left
    • C. Headley: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Headley struck out looking
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)