Musgrove pitches 7 strong innings to beat hometown Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) Joe Musgrove had quite the homecoming at Petco Park.

Pitching in front of at least 75 friends and family members, the right-hander tossed seven shutout innings against his hometown team and Jody Mercer homered to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-3 victory over the sloppy San Diego Padres on Friday night.

Musgrove (3-3), a 2011 graduate of Grossmont High in suburban El Cajon, was facing the Padres for the first time in his three-year big league career. He allowed seven singles while striking out five and walking two.

He had plenty of support as he got into and out of trouble in the seventh. The Padres had runners on first and third after hitting consecutive singles to open the inning but Musgrove retired the side, including inducing Manuel Margot to hit into an inning-ending double play.

''It was incredible,'' Musgrove said. ''They were the ones who really pushed me through that last inning. I got first and third and no one out and all I could think about was all the people that are here watching me and how I'd love to get out of this and put on a little bit of a show for them. It was really cool. It was special.''

Musgrove did his best to not get distracted.

''Out of the gate when I'm out warming up, there's people screaming right and left and every time I took a step I'm getting called from different directions,'' he said. ''I was trying to block it out for the most part but I was also trying to acknowledge the people who were here. Throwing my bullpen there's 50 of my friends standing right above the catcher hollering and stuff. I've always done well in front of my family and friends and that's something that takes me to that next level.''

He had dinner at his parents' house on Thursday night and planned to go out with them after the game, as well as have a local beer that's named after the late Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn.

''Tonight was really special for me,'' he said. ''It's a night I'll never forget.''

Musgrove was relieved by Steven Brault, a 2010 Grossmont grad. Brault had a short night, allowing two runs on two hits while getting just one out in the eighth.

''It was cool,'' Brault said. ''Felt good coming in, felt confident. Some things didn't go my way, and that happens. Overall the experience is something that is priceless. Something I never knew I'd actually get to have.''

Brault said it was ''pretty weird'' to have two guys from the same high school pitch consecutively against their hometown team.

''If you told us six years ago, seven years ago, that that would happen, we'd probably both go, `That's ridiculous,''' he said. ''Just for it to actually happen, and for us to get a win out of it, and Joe pitched so well tonight, it was just awesome to see. It was cool.''

Felipe Vazquez got the last two outs for his 16th save.

The Pirates won for the third time in nine games and the Padres lost for the 10th time in 12 games.

While Musgrove dominated, the Pirates piled on against rookie lefty Eric Lauer (3-5) and the Padres. The Pirates scored an unearned run in the first inning on two singles and Austin Hedges' passed ball, and added four runs, including two unearned, in the third. Hedges and shortstop Freddy Galvis each had a throwing error. Gregory Polanco hit a two-run double and was thrown out to end the inning trying to stretch it into a triple. Josh Bell hit an RBI triple and Elias Diaz drove in a run on a fielder's choice.

Mercer homered to center field leading off the fourth to make it 6-0. It was his fifth.

Lauer allowed six runs, three earned, on nine hits in five innings, struck out three and walked none.

Padres manager Andy Green was ejected before the top of the fourth inning by plate umpire Angel Hernandez. Green apparently was unhappy about a balk call against Lauer while trying to pick off Polanco in the second. The Pirates did not score that inning.

''We felt very strongly that it wasn't,'' Green said. ''That was not the story of the baseball game by any stretch. I don't think we were very clean early in the game. We did what we've done very recently which is show a lot of fight late. It was just a little too late.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Pirates: Placed RHP Chad Kuhl on the 10-day disabled list with a right forearm strain.

Padres: Green said OF Franchy Cordero is leaning toward having surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow.

UP NEXT

Pirates: RHP Trevor Williams (6-5, 4.03), a 2010 graduate of San Diego's Rancho Bernardo High, is scheduled to start the middle game of the series. He's made one career start against the Padres, giving up four runs in six innings and getting a no-decision in an 8-5 Pirates loss at Pittsburgh on May 20.

Padres: LHP Joey Lucchesi (3-3, 3.57) is scheduled to make his third start since returning from a DL stint that lasted just more than a month.

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  • W: J. Musgrove (3-3)L: E. Lauer (3-5)S: F. Vazquez (16)
  • HR: PIT - J. Mercer (5)
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D. Freese 3B40000013.250.319.383.702-0.5
E. Diaz C31010002.288.338.449.7883.0
C. Dickerson LF40000013.297.333.438.772-0.5
G. Polanco RF40220021.230.337.453.7894.0
J. Mercer SS41211022.256.318.400.7186.0
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  • a-doubled for Crick in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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E. Hosmer 1B51300011.277.351.440.7913.5
W. Myers LF51200024.265.296.368.6634.0
C. Spangenberg 2B30110001.232.263.390.6532.0
C. Villanueva 3B40110003.230.294.482.7772.0
F. Galvis SS30000123.240.297.347.6440.0
A. Hedges C40100013.180.232.292.5240.5
E. Lauer P10000010.125.167.188.354-0.5
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c- H. Renfroe PH-RF21200000.259.336.459.7954.0
  • a-grounded out for Castillo in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Lauer in the 5th
  • c-singled for Makita in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Bell (17), G. Polanco (19), J. Osuna (2)
  • HR - J. Mercer (5)
  • SH - J. Musgrove (2)
  • RBI - J. Bell (41), E. Diaz (18), G. Polanco 2 (40), J. Mercer (26)
  • 2-Out RBI - G. Polanco 2 (9)
BATTING
  • 2B - H. Renfroe (13)
  • SH - C. Spangenberg (2)
  • RBI - M. Margot (24), C. Spangenberg (17), C. Villanueva (39)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - S. Marte (18)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - W. Myers (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Freese-Harrison-Bell)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - T. Jankowski (2), M. Margot
  • E - F. Galvis (3), A. Hedges (2)
  • PB - A. Hedges
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Musgrove (W, 3-3)7.07002503.791.3924.5
S. Brault0.12220004.421.37-4.0
K. Crick0.21000102.511.29-0.5
E. Santana0.12110003.971.06-3.0
F. Vazquez (S, 16)0.20000203.781.388.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Musgrove (W, 3-3)7.0
S. Brault0.1
K. Crick0.2
E. Santana0.1
F. Vazquez (S, 16)0.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
E. Lauer (L, 3-5)5.09630315.081.76-0.5
K. Makita2.01000305.921.276.5
R. Stock1.00000203.381.504.0
J. Castillo1.01000002.450.822.0
PITCHERSIP
E. Lauer (L, 3-5)5.0
K. Makita2.0
R. Stock1.0
J. Castillo1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - S. Brault (7)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Musgrove 88-63, S. Brault 11-7, K. Crick 18-12, E. Santana 11-5, F. Vazquez 9-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Musgrove 8-7, S. Brault 1-0, E. Santana 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Musgrove 29, S. Brault 3, K. Crick 3, E. Santana 3, F. Vazquez 2
PITCHING
  • HBP - R. Stock (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - E. Lauer 92-58, K. Makita 25-20, R. Stock 15-9, J. Castillo 11-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Lauer 5-7, K. Makita 1-2, R. Stock 1-0, J. Castillo 1-1
  • Batters Faced - E. Lauer 24, K. Makita 7, R. Stock 4, J. Castillo 3
  • Balks - E. Lauer
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Bell 1B52210011.250.328.386.7145.5
J. Harrison 2B41200001.272.309.377.6863.0
D. Freese 3B40000013.250.319.383.702-0.5
E. Diaz C31010002.288.338.449.7883.0
C. Dickerson LF40000013.297.333.438.772-0.5
G. Polanco RF40220021.230.337.453.7894.0
J. Mercer SS41211022.256.318.400.7186.0
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E. Santana P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
F. Vazquez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-doubled for Crick in the 9th
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T. Jankowski RF30100102.286.365.363.7282.0
R. Stock P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Castillo P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Pirela PH10000001.259.306.346.6530.0
M. Margot CF50110004.240.302.373.6752.0
E. Hosmer 1B51300011.277.351.440.7913.5
W. Myers LF51200024.265.296.368.6634.0
C. Spangenberg 2B30110001.232.263.390.6532.0
C. Villanueva 3B40110003.230.294.482.7772.0
F. Galvis SS30000123.240.297.347.6440.0
A. Hedges C40100013.180.232.292.5240.5
E. Lauer P10000010.125.167.188.354-0.5
b- M. Szczur PH10000010.187.256.267.523-0.5
K. Makita P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- H. Renfroe PH-RF21200000.259.336.459.7954.0
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  • a-grounded out for Castillo in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Lauer in the 5th
  • c-singled for Makita in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Bell (17), G. Polanco (19), J. Osuna (2)
  • HR - J. Mercer (5)
  • SH - J. Musgrove (2)
  • RBI - J. Bell (41), E. Diaz (18), G. Polanco 2 (40), J. Mercer (26)
  • 2-Out RBI - G. Polanco 2 (9)
BATTING
  • 2B - H. Renfroe (13)
  • SH - C. Spangenberg (2)
  • RBI - M. Margot (24), C. Spangenberg (17), C. Villanueva (39)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - S. Marte (18)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - W. Myers (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Freese-Harrison-Bell)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - T. Jankowski (2), M. Margot
  • E - F. Galvis (3), A. Hedges (2)
  • PB - A. Hedges
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Musgrove (W, 3-3)7.07002503.791.3924.5
S. Brault0.12220004.421.37-4.0
K. Crick0.21000102.511.29-0.5
E. Santana0.12110003.971.06-3.0
F. Vazquez (S, 16)0.20000203.781.388.0
Total9.01233280---
PITCHERSIP
J. Musgrove (W, 3-3)7.0
S. Brault0.1
K. Crick0.2
E. Santana0.1
F. Vazquez (S, 16)0.2
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
E. Lauer (L, 3-5)5.09630315.081.76-0.5
K. Makita2.01000305.921.276.5
R. Stock1.00000203.381.504.0
J. Castillo1.01000002.450.822.0
Total9.01163081---
PITCHERSIP
E. Lauer (L, 3-5)5.0
K. Makita2.0
R. Stock1.0
J. Castillo1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - S. Brault (7)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Musgrove 88-63, S. Brault 11-7, K. Crick 18-12, E. Santana 11-5, F. Vazquez 9-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Musgrove 8-7, S. Brault 1-0, E. Santana 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Musgrove 29, S. Brault 3, K. Crick 3, E. Santana 3, F. Vazquez 2
PITCHING
  • HBP - R. Stock (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - E. Lauer 92-58, K. Makita 25-20, R. Stock 15-9, J. Castillo 11-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Lauer 5-7, K. Makita 1-2, R. Stock 1-0, J. Castillo 1-1
  • Batters Faced - E. Lauer 24, K. Makita 7, R. Stock 4, J. Castillo 3
  • Balks - E. Lauer
  • 9TH INNING
    Margot singled to shallow left center, Renfroe scored63
  • 8TH INNING
    Villanueva singled to center, Myers scored62
    Spangenberg grounded out to shortstop, Hosmer scored, Myers to third61
  • 4TH INNING
    Mercer homered to center60
  • 3RD INNING
    Polanco doubled to right, Harrison and Diaz scored, Polanco out at third50
    Diaz reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Bell scored, Harrison to second on shortstop Galvis fielding error30
    Bell doubled to left, Marte scored20
  • 1ST INNING
    Bell scored, Harrison to third on passed ball10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Jose Castillo relieved Robert Stock
    • Jose Osuna hit for Kyle Crick
    • J. Osuna: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Osuna doubled to shallow left center, Osuna out at third
    • S. Marte: Foul, Marte flied out to right
    • J. Bell: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bell grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Edgar Santana pitching
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Ball, Renfroe doubled to left
    • Jose Pirela hit for Jose Castillo
    • J. Pirela: Ball, Pirela grounded out to second, Renfroe to third
    • M. Margot: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Margot singled to shallow left center, Renfroe scored
    • Felipe Vazquez relieved Edgar Santana
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hosmer struck out swinging
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Robert Stock pitching
    • E. Diaz: Strike looking, Ball, Diaz hit by pitch
    • C. Dickerson: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Dickerson grounded out to pitcher, Diaz to second
    • G. Polanco: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Polanco struck out looking
    • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Mercer struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Steven Brault relieved Joe Musgrove
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Foul, Ball, Hosmer reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • W. Myers: Foul, Myers singled to center, Hosmer to second
    • C. Spangenberg: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Hosmer to third, Myers to second on wild pitch, Ball, Spangenberg grounded out to shortstop, Hosmer scored, Myers to third
    • Kyle Crick relieved Steven Brault
    • C. Villanueva: Ball, Ball, Villanueva singled to center, Myers scored
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Hedges flied out to shallow left
    • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • K. Makita Pitching:
    • J. Bell: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Bell struck out on foul tip
    • J. Harrison: Strike looking, Foul, Harrison fouled out to first
    • D. Freese: Strike looking, Foul, Freese lined out to center
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Musgrove Pitching:
    • A. Hedges: Foul, Hedges singled to shallow left
    • Hunter Renfroe hit for Kazuhisa Makita
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Renfroe singled to left center, Hedges to third
    • T. Jankowski: Foul, Ball, Ball, Jankowski popped out to shortstop
    • M. Margot: Ball, Margot grounded into double play third to second to first, Renfroe out at second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Kazuhisa Makita pitching
    • G. Polanco: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Polanco struck out swinging
    • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Mercer singled to shallow right
    • J. Musgrove: Musgrove hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Mercer to second
    • S. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Musgrove Pitching:
    • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Hosmer reached on an infield single to third
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Myers struck out looking
    • C. Spangenberg: Spangenberg singled to shallow right, Hosmer to second
    • C. Villanueva: Foul, Villanueva reached on fielder's choice to third, Hosmer out at third, Spangenberg to second
    • F. Galvis: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • E. Lauer Pitching:
    • D. Freese: Freese grounded out to third
    • E. Diaz: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Diaz flied out to deep center
    • C. Dickerson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Dickerson popped out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Musgrove Pitching:
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hedges grounded out to shortstop
    • Matt Szczur hit for Eric Lauer
    • M. Szczur: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Szczur struck out looking
    • T. Jankowski: Strike looking, Jankowski reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • M. Margot: Margot flied out to right
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • E. Lauer Pitching:
    • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Ball, Mercer homered to center
    • J. Musgrove: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Musgrove singled to shallow left center
    • S. Marte: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Marte lined out to left
    • J. Bell: Bell reached on fielder's choice to third, Musgrove out at second
    • J. Harrison: Ball, Foul, Harrison flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Musgrove Pitching:
    • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Spangenberg grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Villanueva: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Villanueva flied out to center
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Foul, Galvis flied out to left
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • E. Lauer Pitching:
    • S. Marte: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Marte singled to center
    • J. Bell: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Marte to third on catcher Hedges fielding error, Marte stole second, Marte to third on catcher Hedges fielding error, Bell doubled to left, Marte scored
    • J. Harrison: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Harrison singled to right, Bell to third
    • D. Freese: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Strike swinging, Freese struck out swinging
    • E. Diaz: Diaz reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Bell scored, Harrison to second on shortstop Galvis fielding error
    • C. Dickerson: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Dickerson struck out swinging
    • G. Polanco: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Polanco doubled to right, Harrison and Diaz scored, Polanco out at third
    • Middle of the 3rd (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
    • J. Musgrove Pitching:
    • E. Lauer: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Lauer struck out looking
    • T. Jankowski: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Jankowski walked
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Margot lined out to center
    • E. Hosmer: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hosmer singled to shallow left, Jankowski to third
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Myers lined out to center
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • E. Lauer Pitching:
    • C. Dickerson: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Dickerson flied out to left
    • G. Polanco: Ball, Strike looking, Polanco reached on bunt single to shortstop
    • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Polanco to second on balk, Strike swinging, Mercer struck out swinging
    • J. Musgrove: Strike looking, Musgrove grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Musgrove Pitching:
    • W. Myers: Ball, Ball, Foul, Myers singled to shallow right
    • C. Spangenberg: Strike looking, Myers stole second, Spangenberg hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Myers to third
    • C. Villanueva: Villanueva popped out to second
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Galvis walked
    • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • E. Lauer Pitching:
    • S. Marte: Strike looking, Marte flied out to center
    • J. Bell: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Bell singled to shallow center
    • J. Harrison: Ball, Ball, Harrison singled to right center, Bell to third, Harrison to second
    • D. Freese: Ball, Bell scored, Harrison to third on passed ball, Strike swinging, Freese grounded out to second
    • E. Diaz: Strike looking, Ball, Diaz flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Musgrove Pitching:
    • T. Jankowski: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Jankowski grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Margot: Margot grounded out to third
    • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Hosmer grounded out to second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)