Hosmer and Ross help Padres cool off Pirates, 3-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) The small-market San Diego Padres made a big investment in February when they signed Eric Hosmer to a $144-million, eight-year contract as a free agent, the largest in franchise history.

The veteran first baseman paid dividends Friday night as he hit two doubles and scored the go-ahead run, and Tyson Ross won for the first time in more than a month as the Padres cooled off the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2.

''It's been really fun,'' Hosmer said. ''I feel like I bring a lot of things to the young hitters that you don't really know about until you play at this level - how to prepare, how to attack pitchers - and it's a good reminder for myself, too. I think it's making me a better hitter.''

Hosmer doubled with two outs in the sixth inning off Ivan Nova and Franchy Cordero followed by lining a single to left field. That broke a 2-2 tie and sent Pittsburgh to its second loss in 10 games.

Ross (3-3) ended a five-start winless streak by giving up two runs and five hits in six innings while striking out two and walking four. It was his first victory since April 13 against San Francisco.

''I didn't have my best stuff and struggled to execute, but I was able to hold it to two runs,'' Ross said. ''Then the defense did its thing, the offense scored some runs, and the bullpen did a good job like it always does.''

Austin Meadows, filling in for Starling Marte in center field, made his major league debut for the Pirates and had two hits and a stolen base. A first-round draft pick in 2013, Meadows was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis earlier in the day when Marte was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right oblique.

Meadows also hit two long flyouts to center field that might have been home runs if the wind wasn't blowing in off the Allegheny River.

''I've been dreaming of this day, visualizing it and stuff like that,'' Meadows said. ''So, I don't think I had any nerves. I think for me it was anticipation and being ready to play. Going out there and being myself.''

Brad Hand got the final four outs for his 13th save in 15 opportunities. He induced Gregory Polanco to ground out to end the eighth inning after entering with the bases loaded, then worked around Corey Dickerson's leadoff double in the ninth.

''You can try to make something of the situation or just try to get outs,'' Hand said.

Travis Jankowski also had two hits for San Diego, which is 8-8 in May after finishing April with a 10-20 record.

Dickerson had two hits for the Pirates, who stranded 13 runners.

Nova (2-4) allowed three runs - two earned - and six hits in six innings. He is 0-4 in his last six starts.

Hosmer doubled and scored on Raffy Lopez's grounder in the fourth inning to pull the Padres into a 2-2 tie. The Pirates' Josh Bell doubled in a run in the first and Dickerson had an RBI single in the third.

''We missed the elusive big hit,'' Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle said. ''Give them some credit because they made the pitches and got the outs when they needed them.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Pirates: The team did not give a timetable for Marte's return, but Hurdle said it is not expected to be a prolonged absence. . C Francisco Cervelli (jammed finger) sat out after being injured during Thursday night's win over San Diego but should return Saturday. . RHP Joe Musgrove (strained right shoulder) made what was expected to be his last rehab start for Indianapolis and was tagged for six runs and 10 hits in five innings. . 2B Josh Harrison (broken left hand) will be evaluated by the team's medical staff Saturday after going 2 for 13 in three games with Double-A Altoona on a rehab assignment.

LYLES MOVED UP

Padres right-hander Jordan Lyles (1-1, 2.53 ERA) will move up a day in the rotation and start Sunday in the finale of the four-game series. A rotation spot opened when rookie left-hander Joey Lucchesi (strained right hip) was placed on the DL earlier in the week.

Lyles will be pitching on regular rest after taking a perfect game into the eighth inning in his previous start against Colorado on Tuesday.

HEADLEY RELEASED

The Padres released third baseman Chase Headley, who hit just .105 in 27 games, six days after designating him for assignment. The 34-year-old cleared waivers, which was not surprising considering any team claiming him would be responsible for paying the remainder of his $13 million salary.

UP NEXT

Padres: LHP Clayton Richard (2-5, 5.20) ended a four-game losing streak Sunday when he held St. Louis to two runs in eight innings.

Pirates: RHP Nick Kingham (2-0, 2.92) is expected to be recalled from Indianapolis to make the start.

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    A. Frazier 2B22000300.225.301.324.6255.0
    G. Polanco RF30100104.230.339.474.8136.0
    C. Dickerson LF50210014.318.355.516.8713.5
    J. Bell 1B40110113.269.346.413.7593.5
    C. Moran 3B30000013.284.378.440.8170.5
    a- S. Rodriguez PH10000011.187.299.373.672-0.5
    E. Diaz C50000002.346.404.500.9040.0
    A. Meadows CF40200000.500.500.5001.0004.0
    J. Mercer SS30100102.231.294.357.6502.0
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    • a-struck out for Moran in the 9th
    • b-struck out for Nova in the 6th
    • c-singled for Crick in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - E. Hosmer 2 (16)
    • RBI - E. Hosmer (20), F. Cordero (18), R. Lopez (4)
    • 2-Out RBI - F. Cordero (10)
    BATTING
    • 2B - G. Polanco (13), C. Dickerson (14), J. Bell (10)
    • RBI - C. Dickerson (29), J. Bell (27)
    • 2-Out RBI - C. Dickerson (10), J. Bell (7)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - T. Jankowski (5), C. Spangenberg (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - G. Polanco (3), A. Meadows
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Galvis-Hosmer)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Frazier-Mercer-Bell; Frazier-Mercer-Bell)
    • E - I. Nova (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Ross (W, 3-3)6.05224203.351.1918.0
    K. Yates (H, 7)1.00001200.600.873.0
    C. Stammen (H, 8)0.22001002.051.05-3.0
    B. Hand (S, 13)1.11000202.311.0710.0
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Ross (W, 3-3)6.0
    K. Yates (H, 7)1.0
    C. Stammen (H, 8)0.2
    B. Hand (S, 13)1.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    I. Nova (L, 2-4)6.06320404.791.3110.0
    K. Crick2.00002202.191.305.0
    R. Rodriguez1.00000201.621.084.0
    PITCHERSIP
    I. Nova (L, 2-4)6.0
    K. Crick2.0
    R. Rodriguez1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - K. Yates
    • IBB - T. Ross
    • HBP - T. Ross (3), K. Yates (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Ross 100-59, K. Yates 20-10, C. Stammen 18-10, B. Hand 20-16
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Ross 10-5, C. Stammen 1-1, B. Hand 2-0
    • Batters Faced - T. Ross 27, K. Yates 5, C. Stammen 5, B. Hand 5
    PITCHING
    • IBB - K. Crick
    • Pitches-Strikes - I. Nova 88-58, K. Crick 25-16, R. Rodriguez 13-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - I. Nova 9-4, R. Rodriguez 1-0
    • Batters Faced - I. Nova 23, K. Crick 8, R. Rodriguez 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    C. Spangenberg 3B30000112.191.236.324.5602.5
    E. Hosmer 1B32210100.277.375.503.8788.0
    F. Cordero LF40110013.252.324.447.7711.5
    B. Hand P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    R. Lopez C40010012.194.293.361.6540.5
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    C. Stammen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    M. Margot CF10000000.194.241.298.5390.0
    F. Galvis SS40100010.239.304.313.6170.5
    C. Asuaje 2B30000001.193.256.284.5410.0
    T. Ross P20000000.125.176.125.3010.0
    M. Szczur RF-LF10000000.244.320.378.6980.0
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      A. Frazier 2B22000300.225.301.324.6255.0
      G. Polanco RF30100104.230.339.474.8136.0
      C. Dickerson LF50210014.318.355.516.8713.5
      J. Bell 1B40110113.269.346.413.7593.5
      C. Moran 3B30000013.284.378.440.8170.5
      a- S. Rodriguez PH10000011.187.299.373.672-0.5
      E. Diaz C50000002.346.404.500.9040.0
      A. Meadows CF40200000.500.500.5001.0004.0
      J. Mercer SS30100102.231.294.357.6502.0
      I. Nova P20000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
      b- D. Freese PH10000012.250.315.422.737-0.5
      K. Crick P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      c- J. Osuna PH10100000.318.348.636.9841.0
      R. Rodriguez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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      • a-struck out for Moran in the 9th
      • b-struck out for Nova in the 6th
      • c-singled for Crick in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - E. Hosmer 2 (16)
      • RBI - E. Hosmer (20), F. Cordero (18), R. Lopez (4)
      • 2-Out RBI - F. Cordero (10)
      BATTING
      • 2B - G. Polanco (13), C. Dickerson (14), J. Bell (10)
      • RBI - C. Dickerson (29), J. Bell (27)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Dickerson (10), J. Bell (7)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - T. Jankowski (5), C. Spangenberg (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - G. Polanco (3), A. Meadows
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Galvis-Hosmer)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Frazier-Mercer-Bell; Frazier-Mercer-Bell)
      • E - I. Nova (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Ross (W, 3-3)6.05224203.351.1918.0
      K. Yates (H, 7)1.00001200.600.873.0
      C. Stammen (H, 8)0.22001002.051.05-3.0
      B. Hand (S, 13)1.11000202.311.0710.0
      Total9.0822660---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Ross (W, 3-3)6.0
      K. Yates (H, 7)1.0
      C. Stammen (H, 8)0.2
      B. Hand (S, 13)1.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      I. Nova (L, 2-4)6.06320404.791.3110.0
      K. Crick2.00002202.191.305.0
      R. Rodriguez1.00000201.621.084.0
      Total9.0632280---
      PITCHERSIP
      I. Nova (L, 2-4)6.0
      K. Crick2.0
      R. Rodriguez1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - K. Yates
      • IBB - T. Ross
      • HBP - T. Ross (3), K. Yates (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Ross 100-59, K. Yates 20-10, C. Stammen 18-10, B. Hand 20-16
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Ross 10-5, C. Stammen 1-1, B. Hand 2-0
      • Batters Faced - T. Ross 27, K. Yates 5, C. Stammen 5, B. Hand 5
      PITCHING
      • IBB - K. Crick
      • Pitches-Strikes - I. Nova 88-58, K. Crick 25-16, R. Rodriguez 13-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - I. Nova 9-4, R. Rodriguez 1-0
      • Batters Faced - I. Nova 23, K. Crick 8, R. Rodriguez 3
      • 6TH INNING
        Cordero singled to left, Hosmer scored, Cordero to second32
      • 4TH INNING
        Lopez grounded out to second, Hosmer scored, Cordero to second22
        Hosmer doubled to deep right, Jankowski scored12
      • 3RD INNING
        Dickerson singled to left, Frazier scored02
      • 1ST INNING
        Bell doubled to deep left, Frazier scored01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Richard Rodriguez pitching
        • R. Lopez: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Lopez struck out swinging
        • M. Margot: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Margot grounded bunt out to pitcher
        • F. Galvis: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Hand Pitching:
        • C. Dickerson: Strike looking, Foul, Dickerson doubled to left
        • J. Bell: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bell struck out swinging
        • Sean Rodriguez hit for Colin Moran
        • S. Rodriguez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Rodriguez struck out swinging
        • E. Diaz: Strike looking, Ball, Diaz grounded out to second
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • K. Crick Pitching:
        • M. Szczur: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Szczur lined out to center
        • T. Jankowski: Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Jankowski struck out looking
        • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Spangenberg walked
        • E. Hosmer: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Spangenberg stole second, Hosmer intentionally walked
        • F. Cordero: Strike swinging, Cordero flied out to center
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Craig Stammen relieved Kirby Yates
        • E. Diaz: Ball, Foul, Diaz grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Meadows: Ball, Ball, Meadows lined out to right
        • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Mercer reached on an infield single to pitcher
        • Jose Osuna hit for Kyle Crick
        • J. Osuna: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Osuna reached on an infield single to shortstop, Mercer to second
        • A. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Frazier walked, Mercer to third, Osuna to second
        • Manuel Margot in center
        • Brad Hand pitching
        • G. Polanco: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Polanco grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Kyle Crick pitching
        • F. Reyes: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Reyes struck out looking
        • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Galvis lined out to shortstop
        • C. Asuaje: Ball, Ball, Asuaje lined out to first
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Matt Szczur in right
        • Kirby Yates pitching
        • A. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Frazier flied out to deep center
        • G. Polanco: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Polanco hit by pitch
        • C. Dickerson: Strike looking, Polanco stole second, Strike swinging, Polanco to third on wild pitch, Ball, Strike swinging, Dickerson struck out swinging
        • J. Bell: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bell walked
        • C. Moran: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Moran struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • I. Nova Pitching:
        • T. Jankowski: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Jankowski struck out looking
        • C. Spangenberg: Spangenberg flied out to deep left
        • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hosmer doubled to left
        • F. Cordero: Strike swinging, Ball, Cordero singled to left, Hosmer scored, Cordero to second
        • R. Lopez: Ball, Lopez grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Ross Pitching:
        • C. Moran: Ball, Moran hit by pitch
        • E. Diaz: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Diaz flied out to deep right
        • A. Meadows: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Meadows singled to right, Moran to second
        • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Foul, Mercer lined out to left
        • David Freese hit for Ivan Nova
        • D. Freese: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Freese struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • I. Nova Pitching:
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Galvis grounded out to pitcher
        • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Asuaje lined out to left
        • T. Ross: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ross grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Ross Pitching:
        • A. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Frazier grounded out to first
        • G. Polanco: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Polanco doubled to deep right
        • C. Dickerson: Ball, Dickerson flied out to left
        • J. Bell: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bell flied out to center
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • I. Nova Pitching:
        • T. Jankowski: Strike looking, Jankowski singled to left
        • C. Spangenberg: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Jankowski stole second, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Spangenberg struck out swinging
        • E. Hosmer: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hosmer doubled to deep right, Jankowski scored
        • F. Cordero: Ball, Strike swinging, Cordero safe at first on Nova fielding error, Hosmer to third
        • R. Lopez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Lopez grounded out to second, Hosmer scored, Cordero to second
        • F. Reyes: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Reyes struck out looking
        • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
        • T. Ross Pitching:
        • C. Moran: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Moran grounded out to first
        • E. Diaz: Ball, Strike looking, Diaz grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Meadows: Ball, Ball, Foul, Meadows singled to right center
        • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Ball, Meadows stole second, Ball, Ball, Mercer intentionally walked
        • I. Nova: Nova grounded into fielder's choice to third, Mercer out at second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • I. Nova Pitching:
        • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Galvis reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Asuaje grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Galvis out at second
        • T. Ross: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ross grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Ross Pitching:
        • I. Nova: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Nova struck out swinging
        • A. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Frazier walked
        • G. Polanco: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Polanco grounded out to first, Frazier to second
        • C. Dickerson: Foul, Dickerson singled to left, Frazier scored
        • J. Bell: Bell grounded out to second
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • I. Nova Pitching:
        • F. Cordero: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Cordero struck out looking
        • R. Lopez: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Lopez popped out to shortstop
        • F. Reyes: Reyes grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Ross Pitching:
        • E. Diaz: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Diaz grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Meadows: Ball, Meadows flied out to deep center
        • J. Mercer: Ball, Strike looking, Mercer grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • I. Nova Pitching:
        • T. Jankowski: Ball, Jankowski singled to left
        • C. Spangenberg: Spangenberg grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Jankowski out at second
        • E. Hosmer: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Hosmer flied out to left
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Ross Pitching:
        • A. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Frazier walked
        • G. Polanco: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Polanco walked, Frazier to second
        • C. Dickerson: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Dickerson grounded into double play shortstop to first, Frazier to third, Polanco out at second
        • J. Bell: Ball, Strike swinging, Bell doubled to deep left, Frazier scored
        • C. Moran: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Moran grounded out to second
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)