Hosmer's home run in 9th lifts Padres past Giants 3-2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Eric Hosmer's impact on San Diego's offense had been minimal after he signed a $144 million contract with the Padres as a free agent this offseason.

A tiebreaking, opposite-field home run into the swirling winds at AT&T Park could be the spark the veteran first baseman has been looking for.

Hosmer homered off Giants closer Hunter Strickland with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting San Diego to a 3-2 victory over San Francisco on Tuesday night. Hosmer also tripled earlier and scored, and Christian Villanueva hit his ninth home run of the season in the Padres' third win in 10 games.

''It's uplifting,'' Hosmer said. ''We feel like we've been playing good enough to win these games, but not really finishing and sealing the deal. It felt good to put the team ahead.''

Kirby Yates (1-0) retired three batters for the win. Brad Hand, who took the loss after giving up three runs in the ninth on Monday, pitched the ninth for his seventh save.

The Giants retired 10 consecutive batters before Hosmer connected on a 2-1 pitch from Strickland (2-1). It was Hosmer's third home run with the Padres.

''He pierced the wind the other way and there's not many guys in the big leagues that can do that,'' Padres manager Andy Green said. ''He's got just ridiculous pop that way.''

Hosmer wasn't sure he got enough of the pitch to get it out.

''Not here,'' Hosmer said. ''It's just the way the wind blows. It's kind of a swirl out there. You really don't know which direction it's going to go. I knew I got a good piece of it, but from that point on I was just hoping it sailed over.''

San Francisco had tied the game at 2 on Buster Posey's two-out RBI double in the seventh.

Before the game, the Giants placed right-hander Johnny Cueto on the disabled list because of inflammation in his pitching elbow. Cueto, who leads the major leagues with a 0.84 ERA, was on the DL in April with a sprained left ankle.

''This was not good news for us,'' manager Bruce Bochy said. ''You find a way to get through this. Hopefully we'll get good news on Johnny.''

The Padres grounded into three double plays in the first six innings and had five hits, but made them count.

They also made a pair of sparkling defensive plays.

Center fielder Manuel Margot crashed into the wall while catching Andrew McCutchen's deep fly in the first. Right fielder Travis Jankowski made a diving catch on Evan Longoria's fly in the sixth.

''That catch by Manny, you see so many guys drop the baseball when they hit the wall and the ball hits the glove at the same time,'' Green said. ''Then that diving catch by Travis, there's not a lot of right fielders that end up catching that baseball, especially as much havoc as the wind was wreaking up there.''

Villanueva homered off Giants starter Andrew Suarez in the first. Jose Pirela added an RBI groundout in the fourth to drive in Hosmer.

COMING HOME

Maybe it was because he got to sleep in his own bed for a change, but Ross looked more like the pitcher who carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning against Arizona on April 20 than the one who got roughed up by Colorado in his most recent outing. The San Diego right-hander, who grew up across the bay in Oakland, allowed one run and had nine strikeouts in six innings.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: Catcher Austin Hedges was placed on the 10-day disabled list with right elbow tendinitis. Raffy Lopez was called up from Triple-A El Paso.

Giants: Cueto will undergo an MRI on Wednesday. ... LHP Madison Bumgarner has been cleared to resume throwing and will begin on flat ground this weekend.

UP NEXT

San Diego's Clayton Richards (1-3, 5.35 ERA) pitches against San Francisco's Derek Holland (0-3. 5.76) in a battle of lefties at AT&T Park on Wednesday afternoon. Richards has received no run support in three of his six starts this season.

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  • W: K. Yates (1-0)L: H. Strickland (2-1)S: B. Hand (7)
  • HR: SD - E. Hosmer (3), C. Villanueva (9)
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F. Galvis SS20000101.243.333.297.6311.0
R. Lopez C30000011.000.250.000.250-0.5
T. Jankowski RF30000021.222.300.222.522-1.0
T. Ross P20100010.182.250.182.4320.5
C. Asuaje 2B10000000.196.271.299.5700.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    G. Blanco CF41100032.316.350.404.7541.5
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    A. McCutchen RF40110101.214.341.359.7013.0
    B. Posey C30210101.286.365.429.7945.0
    B. Belt 1B30000114.292.407.562.9690.5
    E. Longoria 3B40000002.245.274.500.7740.0
    B. Crawford SS40100010.191.238.298.5350.5
    A. Slater LF30000121.200.429.200.6290.0
    A. Hanson 2B41100021.231.286.462.7473.0
    A. Suarez P10000111.000.250.000.2500.5
    b- P. Sandoval PH10000000.250.318.425.7430.0
    T. Watson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    c- K. Tomlinson PH10000000.268.348.317.6650.0
    • a-grounded out for Blanco in the 9th
    • b-grounded out for Suarez in the 7th
    • c-grounded out for Strickland in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 3B - E. Hosmer
    • HR - E. Hosmer (3), C. Villanueva (9)
    • RBI - E. Hosmer (5), C. Villanueva (20), J. Pirela (11)
    • 2-Out RBI - E. Hosmer (3), C. Villanueva (11)
    BATTING
    • 2B - G. Blanco (3), B. Posey (7)
    • RBI - A. McCutchen (13), B. Posey (11)
    • 2-Out RBI - A. McCutchen, B. Posey (6)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - A. Hanson (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Ross6.04113903.281.1817.5
    C. Stammen (BS, 1)1.02111103.000.93-0.5
    K. Yates (W, 1-0)1.00001001.040.699.0
    B. Hand (S, 7)1.00000003.141.1910.0
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Ross6.0
    C. Stammen (BS, 1)1.0
    K. Yates (W, 1-0)1.0
    B. Hand (S, 7)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Suarez7.04221514.500.7519.5
    T. Watson1.00000100.680.983.5
    H. Strickland (L, 2-1)1.01110011.880.84-4.0
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Suarez7.0
    T. Watson1.0
    H. Strickland (L, 2-1)1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - T. Ross (3), C. Stammen
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Ross 102-64, C. Stammen 20-11, K. Yates 13-6, B. Hand 11-6
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Ross 4-5, C. Stammen 1-1, K. Yates 1-2, B. Hand 2-1
    • Batters Faced - T. Ross 25, C. Stammen 6, K. Yates 4, B. Hand 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Suarez 84-56, T. Watson 11-7, H. Strickland 10-6
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Suarez 5-8, T. Watson 2-0
    • Batters Faced - A. Suarez 23, T. Watson 3, H. Strickland 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    C. Villanueva 3B41111011.317.404.7071.1125.5
    J. Pirela 2B30010000.254.314.341.6551.0
    C. Stammen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    F. Galvis SS20000101.243.333.297.6311.0
    R. Lopez C30000011.000.250.000.250-0.5
    T. Jankowski RF30000021.222.300.222.522-1.0
    T. Ross P20100010.182.250.182.4320.5
    C. Asuaje 2B10000000.196.271.299.5700.0
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      G. Blanco CF41100032.316.350.404.7541.5
      a- A. Jackson PH10000000.216.253.243.4960.0
      A. McCutchen RF40110101.214.341.359.7013.0
      B. Posey C30210101.286.365.429.7945.0
      B. Belt 1B30000114.292.407.562.9690.5
      E. Longoria 3B40000002.245.274.500.7740.0
      B. Crawford SS40100010.191.238.298.5350.5
      A. Slater LF30000121.200.429.200.6290.0
      A. Hanson 2B41100021.231.286.462.7473.0
      A. Suarez P10000111.000.250.000.2500.5
      b- P. Sandoval PH10000000.250.318.425.7430.0
      T. Watson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      H. Strickland P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      • a-grounded out for Blanco in the 9th
      • b-grounded out for Suarez in the 7th
      • c-grounded out for Strickland in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 3B - E. Hosmer
      • HR - E. Hosmer (3), C. Villanueva (9)
      • RBI - E. Hosmer (5), C. Villanueva (20), J. Pirela (11)
      • 2-Out RBI - E. Hosmer (3), C. Villanueva (11)
      BATTING
      • 2B - G. Blanco (3), B. Posey (7)
      • RBI - A. McCutchen (13), B. Posey (11)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. McCutchen, B. Posey (6)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - A. Hanson (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Ross6.04113903.281.1817.5
      C. Stammen (BS, 1)1.02111103.000.93-0.5
      K. Yates (W, 1-0)1.00001001.040.699.0
      B. Hand (S, 7)1.00000003.141.1910.0
      Total9.06225100---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Ross6.0
      C. Stammen (BS, 1)1.0
      K. Yates (W, 1-0)1.0
      B. Hand (S, 7)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Suarez7.04221514.500.7519.5
      T. Watson1.00000100.680.983.5
      H. Strickland (L, 2-1)1.01110011.880.84-4.0
      Total9.0533162---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Suarez7.0
      T. Watson1.0
      H. Strickland (L, 2-1)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - T. Ross (3), C. Stammen
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Ross 102-64, C. Stammen 20-11, K. Yates 13-6, B. Hand 11-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Ross 4-5, C. Stammen 1-1, K. Yates 1-2, B. Hand 2-1
      • Batters Faced - T. Ross 25, C. Stammen 6, K. Yates 4, B. Hand 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Suarez 84-56, T. Watson 11-7, H. Strickland 10-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Suarez 5-8, T. Watson 2-0
      • Batters Faced - A. Suarez 23, T. Watson 3, H. Strickland 4
      • 9TH INNING
        Hosmer homered to left32
      • 7TH INNING
        Posey doubled to deep right, Blanco scored, McCutchen to third22
      • 5TH INNING
        McCutchen singled to left, Hanson scored21
      • 4TH INNING
        Pirela grounded out to second, Hosmer scored20
      • 1ST INNING
        Villanueva homered to left10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Hunter Strickland relieved Tony Watson
        • C. Asuaje: Ball, Asuaje flied out to deep center
        • M. Margot: Strike looking, Ball, Margot flied out to deep left
        • E. Hosmer: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hosmer homered to left
        • C. Villanueva: Villanueva flied out to left
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Brad Hand relieved Kirby Yates
        • Kelby Tomlinson hit for Hunter Strickland
        • K. Tomlinson: Tomlinson grounded out to pitcher
        • Austin Jackson hit for Gregor Blanco
        • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Jackson grounded out to shortstop
        • A. McCutchen: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, McCutchen flied out to left
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Tony Watson pitching
        • F. Galvis: Galvis grounded out to first
        • R. Lopez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Lopez grounded out to third
        • T. Jankowski: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Jankowski struck out looking
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Kirby Yates relieved Craig Stammen
        • E. Longoria: Ball, Longoria grounded out to shortstop
        • B. Crawford: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Crawford flied out to deep center
        • A. Slater: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Slater walked
        • A. Hanson: Hanson lined out to left
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • A. Suarez Pitching:
        • C. Villanueva: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Villanueva grounded out to second
        • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pirela lined out to second
        • F. Cordero: Strike looking, Ball, Cordero flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Craig Stammen pitching
        • Carlos Asuaje at second
        • A. Hanson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Hanson struck out looking
        • Pablo Sandoval hit for Andrew Suarez
        • P. Sandoval: Ball, Strike swinging, Sandoval grounded out to shortstop
        • G. Blanco: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Blanco doubled to right
        • A. McCutchen: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Blanco to third on wild pitch
        • B. Posey: Ball, Posey doubled to deep right, Blanco scored, McCutchen to third
        • B. Belt: Ball, Belt flied out to deep left
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • A. Suarez Pitching:
        • T. Ross: Ross singled to right
        • M. Margot: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Margot grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Ross out at second
        • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Hosmer lined out to center
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Ross Pitching:
        • B. Belt: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Belt struck out looking
        • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Longoria flied out to deep right
        • B. Crawford: Ball, Foul, Ball, Crawford singled to right
        • A. Slater: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Slater struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • A. Suarez Pitching:
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Galvis walked
        • R. Lopez: Ball, Strike looking, Lopez popped out to shortstop
        • T. Jankowski: Strike looking, Jankowski grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Galvis out at second
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Ross Pitching:
        • A. Hanson: Strike looking, Foul, Hanson singled to right
        • A. Suarez: Strike looking, Hanson stole second, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Suarez struck out looking
        • G. Blanco: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Blanco struck out swinging
        • A. McCutchen: McCutchen singled to left, Hanson scored
        • B. Posey: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Posey flied out to deep left
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • A. Suarez Pitching:
        • E. Hosmer: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hosmer tripled to deep center
        • C. Villanueva: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Villanueva struck out swinging
        • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pirela grounded out to second, Hosmer scored
        • F. Cordero: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Cordero struck out looking
        • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Ross Pitching:
        • E. Longoria: Longoria flied out to right
        • B. Crawford: Foul, Foul, Ball, Crawford grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Slater: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Slater struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • A. Suarez Pitching:
        • T. Jankowski: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Jankowski struck out swinging
        • T. Ross: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ross struck out swinging
        • M. Margot: Ball, Foul, Ball, Margot popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Ross Pitching:
        • A. Suarez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Suarez walked
        • G. Blanco: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Blanco struck out swinging
        • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, McCutchen lined out to shortstop
        • B. Posey: Posey singled to right, Suarez to third
        • B. Belt: Ball, Belt grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • A. Suarez Pitching:
        • F. Cordero: Strike looking, Cordero singled to left center
        • F. Galvis: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Galvis grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Cordero out at second
        • R. Lopez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Lopez struck out looking
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Ross Pitching:
        • B. Crawford: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
        • A. Slater: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Slater grounded out to second
        • A. Hanson: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hanson struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • A. Suarez Pitching:
        • M. Margot: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Margot flied out to deep center
        • E. Hosmer: Hosmer popped out to third
        • C. Villanueva: Ball, Villanueva homered to left
        • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pirela flied out to right
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Ross Pitching:
        • G. Blanco: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Blanco struck out swinging
        • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, McCutchen flied out to deep center
        • B. Posey: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Posey walked
        • B. Belt: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Posey to second on wild pitch, Ball, Foul, Ball, Belt walked
        • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Longoria grounded into fielder's choice to third, Belt out at second
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)