Gyorko hits 1 of 5 Cardinals home runs in 9-5 win vs Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) Jedd Gyorko likes playing at Petco Park even though it hasn't been his home ballpark for three seasons.

Gyorko homered and improved his batting average to .525 in 12 games against his old team, and Paul DeJong, Marcell Ozuna, Harrison Bader and Tommy Pham also went deep to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 9-5 victory against the San Diego Padres on Friday night.

''I've always felt like I've seen the ball decently here and I've had some seasons that I wasn't very good here, either. I guess I'm comfortable here,'' said Gyorko, who finished with three hits.

Gyorko is 21 for 40 with eight homers and 17 RBIs against his former team.

Gyorko was a second-round draft pick of the Padres in 2010 and played with San Diego from 2013 until being traded to St. Louis in December 2015. The Padres gave him a $35 million contract in April 2014, just 13 games into his second full big league season.

''I think you try to go about it the same way all the time,'' manager Mike Matheny said. ''It seems to happen a lot. I don't know if there's a great explanation to it except the people that you know, the place that you're accustomed to being, sometimes you hear a few boos, that might take it to another level. But Jedd's a good hitter.''

DeJong drove in a career-high four runs for the Cardinals, who scored all but one run on the homers. Four of the five long balls were off Padres rookie lefty Eric Lauer (1-2), who lasted only 2 1/3 innings.

DeJong hit a three-run shot to left in the second, with Ozuna and Gyorko having reached on singles. It was his eighth.

Bader homered leading off the third, his second, and Ozuna and Gyorko hit consecutive shots with one out to chase Lauer. It was Ozuna's third and Gyorko's fourth.

Bryan Mitchell, demoted to the bullpen after going winless in seven starts, allowed Pham's two-run homer in the sixth that gave St. Louis a 9-0 lead. It was his seventh.

The only Cardinals run that didn't come via homer was on DeJong's single in the fifth, which scored Ozuna. Ozuna scored three runs.

Pham also homered in a 2-1 victory Thursday night.

Gyorko and Pham had three hits apiece.

Cardinals starter Luke Weaver (3-2) held San Diego to four hits in five scoreless innings while striking out four and walking one.

''I thought when he had to make a really good pitch he made a very good pitch,'' Matheny said. ''He knows what he's doing and I think he used a little of everything tonight.''

Lauer, making his fourth big league start, allowed six runs and seven hits, with one strikeout and one walk.

''It was just everything was middle,'' manager Andy Green said. ''He just wasn't executing arm-side. Everything kind of funneled back toward right-handed hitters. They have guys who hit lefties very well. Pitch variation was pretty much 85 to 89 and it becomes relatively easy for those guys. It's something he's got to learn from.''

Mitchell pitched 5 2-3 innings, taking some stress off the bullpen.

San Diego's Travis Jankowski homered in the ninth, his first. A.J. Ellis hit an RBI double in the sixth, while Franchy Cordero had an RBI triple and Jose Pirela a run-scoring double in the seventh.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cardinals: Placed LHP Tyler Lyons on the 10-day disabled list with a mid-back strain, retroactive to Wednesday, and activated LHP Brett Cecil from the 10-day DL.

UP NEXT

Cardinals: RHP Michael Wacha (4-1, 3.35) is scheduled to start Saturday night's game. He's 3-0 with 3.00 ERA in three career starts at Petco Park.

Padres: RHP Tyson Ross (2-3, 3.89) is 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA in six career appearances against the Cardinals.

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  • W: L. Weaver (3-2)L: E. Lauer (1-2)
  • HR: STL - T. Pham (7), J. Gyorko (4), M. Ozuna (3), H. Bader (2), P. DeJong (8), SD - T. Jankowski (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Pham CF51321002.343.450.5931.0428.0
H. Bader RF51111013.246.368.351.7195.5
J. Martinez 1B30000100.281.356.445.8011.0
M. Bowman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Brebbia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- D. Fowler PH10000002.154.269.301.5700.0
J. Gant P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
L. Gregerson P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Ozuna LF43211103.261.293.359.65210.0
J. Gyorko 3B-1B42311101.366.481.7071.18810.0
P. DeJong SS51241001.263.338.496.83410.0
C. Kelly C50000013.000.077.000.077-0.5
K. Wong 2B30000213.196.306.315.6211.5
L. Weaver P00000000.231.231.231.4620.0
b- G. Garcia PH-3B21200000.250.326.475.8013.0
  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Brebbia in the 8th
  • b-singled for Weaver in the 6th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Jankowski RF52311012.353.421.559.9808.5
E. Hosmer 1B30100002.265.367.471.8381.0
C. Asuaje 2B20000001.190.259.286.5440.0
J. Pirela 2B-1B53310012.272.331.354.6868.5
F. Cordero LF50110014.277.342.505.8473.5
C. Villanueva 3B-SS40000113.232.317.518.8350.5
F. Galvis SS20000000.220.293.270.5620.0
a- C. Headley PH-3B20000022.115.233.135.368-1.0
A. Ellis C20110200.289.404.368.7735.0
M. Margot CF40100014.198.246.321.5661.5
E. Lauer P10000001.167.167.167.3330.0
B. Mitchell P20100010.200.200.200.4000.5
b- M. Szczur PH10000001.244.326.366.6920.0
M. Strahm P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Galvis in the 6th
  • b-grounded out for Mitchell in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - T. Pham (7), H. Bader (2), M. Ozuna (3), J. Gyorko (4), P. DeJong (8)
  • SH - L. Weaver 2 (2)
  • RBI - T. Pham 2 (17), H. Bader (3), M. Ozuna (20), J. Gyorko (7), P. DeJong 4 (18)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Pirela 2 (9), A. Ellis (3), M. Margot (6)
  • 3B - F. Cordero
  • HR - T. Jankowski
  • RBI - T. Jankowski, J. Pirela (13), F. Cordero (16), A. Ellis (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Pirela (8), F. Cordero (8), A. Ellis
BASERUNNING
  • CS - T. Pham (5)
FIELDING
  • E - F. Cordero (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Weaver (W, 3-2)5.04001404.911.3619.0
M. Bowman1.02111105.401.87-0.5
J. Brebbia1.03220102.250.88-1.5
J. Gant1.00001103.860.962.5
L. Gregerson1.02220116.751.13-0.5
PITCHERSIP
L. Weaver (W, 3-2)5.0
M. Bowman1.0
J. Brebbia1.0
J. Gant1.0
L. Gregerson1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
E. Lauer (L, 1-2)2.17661048.272.14-13.0
B. Mitchell5.26333216.211.944.0
M. Strahm1.00001109.002.002.5
PITCHERSIP
E. Lauer (L, 1-2)2.1
B. Mitchell5.2
M. Strahm1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Weaver 92-60, M. Bowman 28-15, J. Brebbia 24-17, J. Gant 16-8, L. Gregerson 14-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Weaver 7-4, M. Bowman 1-1, J. Brebbia 1-1, J. Gant 2-0, L. Gregerson 2-0
  • Batters Faced - L. Weaver 20, M. Bowman 6, J. Brebbia 6, J. Gant 4, L. Gregerson 5
  • Balks - L. Gregerson
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - E. Lauer 62-36, B. Mitchell 80-44, M. Strahm 20-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Lauer 1-5, B. Mitchell 6-9, M. Strahm 1-1
  • Batters Faced - E. Lauer 14, B. Mitchell 26, M. Strahm 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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T. Pham CF51321002.343.450.5931.0428.0
H. Bader RF51111013.246.368.351.7195.5
J. Martinez 1B30000100.281.356.445.8011.0
M. Bowman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Brebbia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- D. Fowler PH10000002.154.269.301.5700.0
J. Gant P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
L. Gregerson P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Ozuna LF43211103.261.293.359.65210.0
J. Gyorko 3B-1B42311101.366.481.7071.18810.0
P. DeJong SS51241001.263.338.496.83410.0
C. Kelly C50000013.000.077.000.077-0.5
K. Wong 2B30000213.196.306.315.6211.5
L. Weaver P00000000.231.231.231.4620.0
b- G. Garcia PH-3B21200000.250.326.475.8013.0
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  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Brebbia in the 8th
  • b-singled for Weaver in the 6th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Jankowski RF52311012.353.421.559.9808.5
E. Hosmer 1B30100002.265.367.471.8381.0
C. Asuaje 2B20000001.190.259.286.5440.0
J. Pirela 2B-1B53310012.272.331.354.6868.5
F. Cordero LF50110014.277.342.505.8473.5
C. Villanueva 3B-SS40000113.232.317.518.8350.5
F. Galvis SS20000000.220.293.270.5620.0
a- C. Headley PH-3B20000022.115.233.135.368-1.0
A. Ellis C20110200.289.404.368.7735.0
M. Margot CF40100014.198.246.321.5661.5
E. Lauer P10000001.167.167.167.3330.0
B. Mitchell P20100010.200.200.200.4000.5
b- M. Szczur PH10000001.244.326.366.6920.0
M. Strahm P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Total38511413822-----
  • a-struck out for Galvis in the 6th
  • b-grounded out for Mitchell in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - T. Pham (7), H. Bader (2), M. Ozuna (3), J. Gyorko (4), P. DeJong (8)
  • SH - L. Weaver 2 (2)
  • RBI - T. Pham 2 (17), H. Bader (3), M. Ozuna (20), J. Gyorko (7), P. DeJong 4 (18)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Pirela 2 (9), A. Ellis (3), M. Margot (6)
  • 3B - F. Cordero
  • HR - T. Jankowski
  • RBI - T. Jankowski, J. Pirela (13), F. Cordero (16), A. Ellis (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Pirela (8), F. Cordero (8), A. Ellis
BASERUNNING
  • CS - T. Pham (5)
FIELDING
  • E - F. Cordero (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Weaver (W, 3-2)5.04001404.911.3619.0
M. Bowman1.02111105.401.87-0.5
J. Brebbia1.03220102.250.88-1.5
J. Gant1.00001103.860.962.5
L. Gregerson1.02220116.751.13-0.5
Total9.01155381---
PITCHERSIP
L. Weaver (W, 3-2)5.0
M. Bowman1.0
J. Brebbia1.0
J. Gant1.0
L. Gregerson1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
E. Lauer (L, 1-2)2.17661048.272.14-13.0
B. Mitchell5.26333216.211.944.0
M. Strahm1.00001109.002.002.5
Total9.01399535---
PITCHERSIP
E. Lauer (L, 1-2)2.1
B. Mitchell5.2
M. Strahm1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Weaver 92-60, M. Bowman 28-15, J. Brebbia 24-17, J. Gant 16-8, L. Gregerson 14-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Weaver 7-4, M. Bowman 1-1, J. Brebbia 1-1, J. Gant 2-0, L. Gregerson 2-0
  • Batters Faced - L. Weaver 20, M. Bowman 6, J. Brebbia 6, J. Gant 4, L. Gregerson 5
  • Balks - L. Gregerson
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - E. Lauer 62-36, B. Mitchell 80-44, M. Strahm 20-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Lauer 1-5, B. Mitchell 6-9, M. Strahm 1-1
  • Batters Faced - E. Lauer 14, B. Mitchell 26, M. Strahm 4
  • 9TH INNING
    Pirela scored on balk95
    Jankowski homered to right94
  • 7TH INNING
    Cordero tripled to right, Pirela scored93
    Pirela doubled to deep center, Jankowski scored92
  • 6TH INNING
    Ellis doubled to left, Pirela scored, Villanueva to third91
    Pham homered to right center, Garcia scored90
  • 5TH INNING
    DeJong singled to center, Ozuna scored, Gyorko to second70
  • 3RD INNING
    Gyorko homered to left center60
    Ozuna homered to left50
    Bader homered to left40
  • 2ND INNING
    DeJong homered to center, Ozuna and Gyorko scored30
  • 9TH INNING
    • Matt Strahm pitching
    • J. Gyorko: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gyorko walked
    • P. DeJong: Ball, DeJong flied out to right
    • C. Kelly: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Kelly struck out swinging
    • K. Wong: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Wong grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Luke Gregerson relieved John Gant
    • T. Jankowski: Strike looking, Jankowski homered to right
    • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Asuaje grounded out to pitcher
    • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Strike looking, Pirela doubled to left center
    • F. Cordero: Cordero grounded out to shortstop, Pirela to third
    • C. Villanueva: Ball, Foul, Pirela scored on balk, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Villanueva struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • B. Mitchell Pitching:
    • G. Garcia: Foul, Ball, Garcia reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • T. Pham: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pham singled to center, Garcia to second
    • H. Bader: Foul, Foul, Bader lined out to right
    • Dexter Fowler hit for John Brebbia
    • D. Fowler: Ball, Fowler reached on fielder's choice to first, Garcia to third, Pham out at second
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Foul, Ozuna flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • John Gant pitching
    • C. Headley: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Headley struck out swinging
    • A. Ellis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ellis walked
    • M. Margot: Ball, Ball, Foul, Margot reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Ellis out at second
    • Matt Szczur hit for Bryan Mitchell
    • M. Szczur: Szczur grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Carlos Asuaje at second
    • P. DeJong: Ball, Foul, DeJong lined out to right
    • C. Kelly: Kelly grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Wong: Ball, Foul, Wong grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • John Brebbia relieved Matt Bowman
    • B. Mitchell: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mitchell struck out swinging
    • T. Jankowski: Strike swinging, Jankowski singled to center
    • C. Asuaje: Asuaje flied out to shallow left
    • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pirela doubled to deep center, Jankowski scored
    • F. Cordero: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Cordero tripled to right, Pirela scored
    • C. Villanueva: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Villanueva grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Greg Garcia hit for Luke Weaver
    • G. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Garcia singled to center
    • T. Pham: Strike looking, Pham homered to right center, Garcia scored
    • H. Bader: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Bader struck out swinging
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Martinez walked
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Ozuna lined out to center
    • J. Gyorko: Ball, Gyorko fouled out to first
    • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Matt Bowman pitching
    • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Pirela singled to left
    • F. Cordero: Cordero flied out to center
    • C. Villanueva: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Villanueva walked, Pirela to second
    • Chase Headley hit for Freddy Galvis
    • C. Headley: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Headley struck out swinging
    • A. Ellis: Ball, Strike looking, Ellis doubled to left, Pirela scored, Villanueva to third
    • M. Margot: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Margot grounded out to catcher
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • B. Mitchell Pitching:
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Martinez lined out to right
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ozuna walked
    • J. Gyorko: Strike looking, Foul, Gyorko singled to left, Ozuna to third on left fielder Cordero fielding error
    • P. DeJong: DeJong singled to center, Ozuna scored, Gyorko to second
    • C. Kelly: Ball, Ball, Kelly flied out to left, Gyorko to third
    • K. Wong: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Wong struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
    • L. Weaver Pitching:
    • A. Ellis: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ellis walked
    • M. Margot: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Margot struck out swinging
    • B. Mitchell: Strike swinging, Mitchell singled to left, Ellis to second
    • T. Jankowski: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Jankowski struck out looking
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Foul, Hosmer grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • B. Mitchell Pitching:
    • K. Wong: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Wong walked
    • L. Weaver: Weaver hit sacrifice bunt to first, Wong to second
    • T. Pham: Pham grounded out to shortstop
    • H. Bader: Ball, Bader grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Weaver Pitching:
    • F. Cordero: Cordero grounded out to first
    • C. Villanueva: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Villanueva flied out to deep center
    • F. Galvis: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Galvis grounded out to second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • E. Lauer Pitching:
    • H. Bader: Strike looking, Foul, Bader homered to left
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Martinez fouled out to right
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Ball, Ozuna homered to left
    • J. Gyorko: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Gyorko homered to left center
    • Bryan Mitchell relieved Eric Lauer
    • P. DeJong: Ball, Ball, DeJong flied out to deep right
    • C. Kelly: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Kelly lined out to right
    • Middle of the 3rd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Weaver Pitching:
    • T. Jankowski: Ball, Foul, Jankowski grounded out to third
    • E. Hosmer: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Hosmer grounded out to second
    • J. Pirela: Ball, Strike looking, Pirela grounded out to third
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • E. Lauer Pitching:
    • M. Ozuna: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ozuna singled to center
    • J. Gyorko: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Gyorko singled to left, Ozuna to second
    • P. DeJong: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, DeJong homered to center, Ozuna and Gyorko scored
    • C. Kelly: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Kelly lined out to right
    • K. Wong: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Wong walked
    • L. Weaver: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Weaver hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Wong to second
    • T. Pham: Ball, Ball, Pham lined out to center
    • Middle of the 2nd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Weaver Pitching:
    • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Galvis popped out to third
    • A. Ellis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ellis flied out to right
    • M. Margot: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Margot doubled to deep left
    • E. Lauer: Lauer grounded out to first
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • E. Lauer Pitching:
    • T. Pham: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pham singled to left
    • H. Bader: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pham picked off at second, pitcher to first to shortstop, Bader flied out to center
    • J. Martinez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Martinez flied out to right
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • L. Weaver Pitching:
    • T. Jankowski: Jankowski singled to left
    • E. Hosmer: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Hosmer singled to left, Jankowski to second
    • J. Pirela: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Pirela struck out looking
    • F. Cordero: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Cordero struck out looking
    • C. Villanueva: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Villanueva fouled out to third
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)