Padres edge Marlins 3-2 on late error by Rojas

SAN DIEGO (AP) San Diego manager Andy Green didn't expect to win quite like this.

''I never envisioned winning with someone tripping over the guy at first base,'' Green said. ''But it got the job done.''

Pinch-hitter Hunter Renfroe's infield single in the ninth inning led to two runs when third baseman Miguel Rojas followed with a throwing error, lifting the Padres to a 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night.

With the bases loaded and one out, Renfroe hit a chopper to Rojas, who was charging. He double-clutched his throw, which was low to first baseman Justin Bour. When the ball skipped away from Bour and Renfroe sprawled on the ground, Freddy Galvis came home with the winning run.

''We were hoping (Renfroe) would get the ball in the air to stay out of the double play,'' Green said.

Rojas considered aiming for catcher J.T. Realmuto, then thought otherwise.

''I didn't get the grip to throw him out at home plate and as soon as I didn't get the grip I threw to first base, tried to make a good throw there so we could keep the game alive and unfortunately the ball got away,'' Rojas said.

Closer Brad Ziegler (0-5) coughed up a one-run lead to absorb the loss instead of his 10th save.

Matt Strahm (1-2) got the win for working the final two innings.

The Marlins lost for the 14th straight time in a start by Jose Urena, a franchise record, which included 12 from this year. The right-hander entered the game receiving 2.84 runs per game, the third-lowest average in the majors, and got more measly support Wednesday.

''Jose was good again,'' Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. ''It looked like that two might hold up.''

Urena got just two runs on Starlin Castro's homer before departing after six innings following a strong performance. He surrendered a run, three hits and two walks. He struck out six in a 93-pitch effort.

Reliever Drew Steckenrider gave up a two-out double to Manuel Margot in the seventh but got pinch-hitter Jose Pirela looking on a 95-mph fastball to strand the tying run.

Clayton Richard had won two of his last three starts and was relying on his slider in inducing the Marlins into harmlessly pounding the ball into 14 groundouts. The left-hander exited after seven innings of two-run ball. He allowed four hits and a walk, with five strikeouts.

''I kept us close and the defense really played well,'' Richard said.

Richard wiggled out of a jam after hitting Lewis Brinson to start the fifth and allowing JT Riddle's single.

But when Urena tried to sacrifice, catcher Raffy Lopez made a fine play, pouncing on Urena's bunt and retiring Brinson at third to change the inning. With two outs, Realmuto walked to load the bases but Richard got Castro on a grounder to end the threat.

Franmil Reyes continued his hot streak with his third home run in three days, pulling the Padres to 2-1 in the fourth inning. The rookie right fielder took a high fastball the opposite way, his fourth homer in six games clanging off the right-field foul pole. Urena had sat down eight straight before Reyes' blast.

Reyes had studied Urena and how he liked to pound the inside and then go back outside. When he did it in Reyes' second at-bat, he paid the price.

''It was the pitch I was looking for and I put a good swing on it,'' Reyes said.

Richard retired the first 10 batters he faced. Then Realmuto singled up the middle and Castro hit his third home run of the season, a two-run, fourth-inning shot that landed 423 feet away in the Padres' bullpen over the fence in left-center.

''I was not trying to throw a fastball down the middle of the plate,'' Richard said. ''And that's what happened.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: C Austin Hedges (elbow) will resume his throwing program on Thursday.

UP NEXT

Marlins: LHP Wei-Yin Chen (1-2, 5.22) gets the nod for the final contest of the four-game series on Thursday with his second career start against the Padres. He beat San Diego in 2016, allowing four runs and seven hits over six innings.

Padres: RHP Jordan Lyles (1-1, 3.83) makes his fifth start of the season, which matches his total from the previous two years. He worked the second-longest perfect game in Padres history on May 15, blanking the Rockies for 7 1/3 innings.

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  • W: M. Strahm (1-2)L: B. Ziegler (0-5)
  • HR: MIA - S. Castro (3), SD - F. Reyes (4)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Rojas 3B40000002.262.332.403.7350.0
J. Realmuto C31100100.321.380.547.9273.0
S. Castro 2B41121013.287.326.392.7186.5
B. Anderson RF40100000.283.361.385.7461.0
J. Bour 1B40000011.243.379.456.834-0.5
B. Ziegler P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Maybin LF40000011.241.320.323.643-0.5
L. Brinson CF20000010.155.202.262.4640.5
J. Riddle SS30100010.133.133.333.4670.5
J. Urena P20000012.050.050.100.150-0.5
a- J. Shuck PH10000000.211.250.250.5000.0
D. Steckenrider P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Barraclough P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
Y. Rivera 1B00000000.190.320.214.5340.0
  • a-grounded out for Urena in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Jankowski LF40000002.309.375.394.7690.0
C. Spangenberg 2B40000011.184.220.322.542-0.5
E. Hosmer 1B30200110.272.364.455.8192.5
C. Villanueva 3B40000013.236.305.547.852-0.5
F. Reyes RF31111111.200.256.500.7566.5
M. Szczur PR01000000.203.266.305.5711.0
R. Lopez C40000021.158.242.263.506-1.0
F. Galvis SS31100100.238.297.337.6344.0
M. Margot CF20100211.208.261.315.5763.5
C. Richard P10000011.136.136.318.455-0.5
a- J. Pirela PH10000011.272.328.355.682-0.5
M. Strahm P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- H. Renfroe PH10110000.218.290.436.7272.0
  • a-struck out for Richard in the 7th
  • b-singled for Strahm in the 9th
BATTING
  • HR - S. Castro (3)
  • RBI - S. Castro 2 (24)
BATTING
  • 2B - F. Galvis (10), M. Margot (9)
  • HR - F. Reyes (4)
  • SH - C. Richard (3)
  • RBI - F. Reyes (6), H. Renfroe (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - F. Reyes (3)
FIELDING
  • E - M. Rojas (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Urena6.03112614.411.1718.0
D. Steckenrider (H, 8)1.01000205.011.293.0
K. Barraclough (H, 7)1.00001101.480.992.5
B. Ziegler (L, 0-5) (BS, 1)0.12212007.831.74-10.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Urena6.0
D. Steckenrider (H, 8)1.0
K. Barraclough (H, 7)1.0
B. Ziegler (L, 0-5) (BS, 1)0.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Richard7.04221514.741.3119.5
M. Strahm (W, 1-2)2.00000103.181.5013.5
PITCHERSIP
C. Richard7.0
M. Strahm (W, 1-2)2.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - B. Ziegler
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Urena 93-55, D. Steckenrider 12-10, K. Barraclough 15-8, B. Ziegler 11-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Urena 4-8, D. Steckenrider 1-0, K. Barraclough 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Urena 23, D. Steckenrider 4, K. Barraclough 4, B. Ziegler 5
PITCHING
  • HBP - C. Richard (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Richard 99-60, M. Strahm 23-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Richard 14-2, M. Strahm 3-2
  • Batters Faced - C. Richard 27, M. Strahm 6
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Rojas 3B40000002.262.332.403.7350.0
J. Realmuto C31100100.321.380.547.9273.0
S. Castro 2B41121013.287.326.392.7186.5
B. Anderson RF40100000.283.361.385.7461.0
J. Bour 1B40000011.243.379.456.834-0.5
B. Ziegler P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Maybin LF40000011.241.320.323.643-0.5
L. Brinson CF20000010.155.202.262.4640.5
J. Riddle SS30100010.133.133.333.4670.5
J. Urena P20000012.050.050.100.150-0.5
a- J. Shuck PH10000000.211.250.250.5000.0
D. Steckenrider P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Barraclough P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
Y. Rivera 1B00000000.190.320.214.5340.0
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  • a-grounded out for Urena in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Jankowski LF40000002.309.375.394.7690.0
C. Spangenberg 2B40000011.184.220.322.542-0.5
E. Hosmer 1B30200110.272.364.455.8192.5
C. Villanueva 3B40000013.236.305.547.852-0.5
F. Reyes RF31111111.200.256.500.7566.5
M. Szczur PR01000000.203.266.305.5711.0
R. Lopez C40000021.158.242.263.506-1.0
F. Galvis SS31100100.238.297.337.6344.0
M. Margot CF20100211.208.261.315.5763.5
C. Richard P10000011.136.136.318.455-0.5
a- J. Pirela PH10000011.272.328.355.682-0.5
M. Strahm P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- H. Renfroe PH10110000.218.290.436.7272.0
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  • a-struck out for Richard in the 7th
  • b-singled for Strahm in the 9th
BATTING
  • HR - S. Castro (3)
  • RBI - S. Castro 2 (24)
BATTING
  • 2B - F. Galvis (10), M. Margot (9)
  • HR - F. Reyes (4)
  • SH - C. Richard (3)
  • RBI - F. Reyes (6), H. Renfroe (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - F. Reyes (3)
FIELDING
  • E - M. Rojas (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Urena6.03112614.411.1718.0
D. Steckenrider (H, 8)1.01000205.011.293.0
K. Barraclough (H, 7)1.00001101.480.992.5
B. Ziegler (L, 0-5) (BS, 1)0.12212007.831.74-10.0
Total8.1632591---
PITCHERSIP
J. Urena6.0
D. Steckenrider (H, 8)1.0
K. Barraclough (H, 7)1.0
B. Ziegler (L, 0-5) (BS, 1)0.1
Total8.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Richard7.04221514.741.3119.5
M. Strahm (W, 1-2)2.00000103.181.5013.5
Total9.0422161---
PITCHERSIP
C. Richard7.0
M. Strahm (W, 1-2)2.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - B. Ziegler
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Urena 93-55, D. Steckenrider 12-10, K. Barraclough 15-8, B. Ziegler 11-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Urena 4-8, D. Steckenrider 1-0, K. Barraclough 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Urena 23, D. Steckenrider 4, K. Barraclough 4, B. Ziegler 5
PITCHING
  • HBP - C. Richard (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Richard 99-60, M. Strahm 23-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Richard 14-2, M. Strahm 3-2
  • Batters Faced - C. Richard 27, M. Strahm 6
  • 9TH INNING
    Renfroe reached on an infield single to shortstop, Szczur and Galvis scored, Margot to second on 3rd baseman Rojas fielding error23
  • 4TH INNING
    Reyes homered to right21
    Castro homered to center, Realmuto scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • M. Strahm Pitching:
    • B. Anderson: Strike swinging, Foul, Anderson grounded out to third
    • J. Bour: Ball, Strike looking, Bour grounded out to pitcher
    • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Maybin lined out to center
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Brad Ziegler relieved Justin Bour
    • Yadiel Rivera at first
    • F. Reyes: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Reyes walked
    • R. Lopez: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Lopez flied out to center
    • Matt Szczur ran for Franmil Reyes
    • F. Galvis: Galvis doubled to left, Szczur to third
    • M. Margot: Margot intentionally walked
    • Hunter Renfroe hit for Matt Strahm
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Renfroe reached on an infield single to shortstop, Szczur and Galvis scored, Margot to second on 3rd baseman Rojas fielding error
  • 8TH INNING
    • Matt Strahm pitching
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rojas popped out to second
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Ball, Realmuto grounded out to third
    • S. Castro: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Kyle Barraclough relieved Drew Steckenrider
    • T. Jankowski: Strike looking, Jankowski grounded out to first
    • C. Spangenberg: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Spangenberg struck out looking
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hosmer walked
    • C. Villanueva: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Villanueva popped out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • C. Richard Pitching:
    • L. Brinson: Foul, Strike looking, Brinson grounded out to second
    • J. Riddle: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Riddle struck out swinging
    • J.B. Shuck hit for Jose Urena
    • J. Shuck: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Shuck grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Drew Steckenrider pitching
    • R. Lopez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul tip, Lopez struck out on foul tip
    • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Galvis grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Margot: Margot doubled to right center
    • Jose Pirela hit for Clayton Richard
    • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pirela struck out looking
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • C. Richard Pitching:
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Anderson grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Bour: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bour grounded out to pitcher
    • C. Maybin: Ball, Ball, Maybin grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • C. Spangenberg: Strike looking, Ball, Spangenberg flied out to deep left
    • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Ball, Hosmer singled to shallow center
    • C. Villanueva: Strike swinging, Villanueva fouled out to first
    • F. Reyes: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Reyes struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • C. Richard Pitching:
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Ball, Brinson hit by pitch
    • J. Riddle: Strike looking, Riddle singled to left, Brinson to second
    • J. Urena: Foul, Urena reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Brinson out at third, Riddle to second
    • M. Rojas: Rojas popped out to second
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Realmuto walked, Riddle to third, Urena to second
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Castro grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Galvis walked
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Margot struck out swinging
    • C. Richard: Richard hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Galvis to second
    • T. Jankowski: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Jankowski grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • C. Richard Pitching:
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Rojas flied out to left
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Realmuto singled to shallow center
    • S. Castro: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Castro homered to center, Realmuto scored
    • B. Anderson: Anderson reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Bour grounded out to first, Anderson to second
    • C. Maybin: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Maybin grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hosmer struck out swinging
    • C. Villanueva: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Villanueva struck out swinging
    • F. Reyes: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Reyes homered to right
    • R. Lopez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Lopez struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • C. Richard Pitching:
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
    • J. Riddle: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Riddle grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Urena: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Urena struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • M. Margot: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Margot walked
    • C. Richard: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Richard struck out bunting foul
    • T. Jankowski: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Jankowski popped out to third
    • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Spangenberg lined out to center
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • C. Richard Pitching:
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Anderson grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bour struck out swinging
    • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Maybin struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • F. Reyes: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Reyes flied out to deep left
    • R. Lopez: Ball, Lopez flied out to deep center
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Galvis lined out to shortstop
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • C. Richard Pitching:
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Rojas grounded out to pitcher
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Realmuto grounded out to second
    • S. Castro: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Castro grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • T. Jankowski: Jankowski grounded out to second
    • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Spangenberg grounded out to pitcher
    • E. Hosmer: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hosmer reached on an infield single to second
    • C. Villanueva: Ball, Foul, Villanueva popped out to first
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)