Myers, Lucchesi lead Padres over Pirates, 4-3

SAN DIEGO (AP) Wil Myers helped give the San Diego Padres an early lead and closer Brad Hand barely held onto it.

Myers homered, doubled and drove in three runs, and rookie Joey Lucchesi threw five scoreless innings to lead San Diego to a 4-3 victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night.

The Padres had to hang on after Hand got himself into trouble in the ninth and then got out of it to earn his 23rd save, thanks to some help from right fielder Hunter Renfroe.

Hand gave up two quick runs on doubles by Elias Diaz and Austin Meadows, and a triple by Gregory Polanco. The reliever got Jordy Mercer to fly out to Renfroe in shallow right field. Renfroe then caught pinch-hitter Jose Osuna's foul ball near the seats and made a strong throw to hold Polanco at third. Hand struck out Starling Marte to end it.

''I don't think he lacks for confidence,'' Padres manager Andy Green said of Hand, San Diego's only All-Star last year. ''He's got those situations where he's just got to finish his pitches better than he did tonight. He doesn't rattle. You've got one of the faster runners in the game on third base with nobody out and a one-run game, and there's not many pitchers that are getting out of that. He managed to get out of that.''

Said Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle: ''It's a life of a closer. If you look at the numbers against him all year, he's tough to hit. He's been very successful. ... I thought some breaking balls got left over the plate.''

Myers, limited to 19 games this season due to injuries, homered to right off Trevor Williams (6-6) with one out in the third, his second. Myers then chased the San Diegan with a two-run double to left to give the Padres a 4-0 lead with two outs in the fifth.

Myers returned June 21 after missing 47 games with a strained muscle in his side.

''He's getting closer and closer and is looking more like himself,'' Green said.

The manager was impressed with Myers using all fields.

''I feel good,'' Myers said. ''It's just one of those things where you constantly work on your approach.''

San Diego won for just the third time in 13 games.

Williams, a 2010 graduate of Rancho Bernardo High, was trying to become the second straight local product to beat his hometown Padres. On Friday night, Joe Musgrove, a 2011 graduate of Grossmont High in suburban El Cajon, threw seven scoreless innings in a 6-3 victory.

But Williams gave up four runs and four hits in 4 2/3 innings, with four strikeouts and two walks. He also allowed an RBI grounder by Freddy Galvis in the second that brought in Christian Villanueva, who doubled and advanced on Jose Pirela's single.

Williams walked Austin Hedges and pinch-hitter Matt Szczur with one out in the fifth. They advanced on Travis Jankowski's sacrifice bunt ahead of Myers' big double.

''I kind of lost my fastball command in that fifth inning, and I had to rely on my off-speed pitches,'' Williams said. ''I kind of put myself in bad situations. Two walks in a row are tough. You can't really defend walks. Wil Myers is a good hitter and he guessed right on a heater up, and did well.''

Lucchesi (4-3) won for the first time since April 28. He was making his third start since missing five weeks with a strained right hip. The left-hander allowed one hit while striking out five and walking four.

San Diego's Matt Strahm yielded a run and two hits in the sixth.

UP NEXT

Pirates: RHP Jameson Taillon (5-6, 3.96 ERA) is 1-0 with a 1.26 ERA in two career starts against San Diego.

Padres: RHP Tyson Ross (5-5, 3.32) is scheduled for the Padres, who have won seven of his last nine starts.

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  • W: J. Lucchesi (4-3)L: T. Williams (6-6)S: B. Hand (23)
  • HR: SD - W. Myers (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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S. Marte CF50000033.264.315.440.755-1.5
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J. Harrison 2B41000002.267.303.369.6731.0
D. Freese 3B40200020.258.324.395.7192.0
E. Diaz C41110012.287.336.451.7873.5
A. Meadows LF31110121.314.351.529.8804.0
G. Polanco RF20210200.237.346.469.8158.0
J. Mercer SS40000015.252.313.394.707-0.5
T. Williams P20000001.074.074.074.1480.0
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T. Glasnow P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Osuna PH10000001.200.217.378.5950.0
  • a-flied out for Rodriguez in the 7th
  • b-fouled out for Glasnow in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Jankowski CF30000000.281.359.357.7160.0
W. Myers LF41231000.278.307.431.73710.0
E. Hosmer 1B40000011.273.347.434.781-0.5
H. Renfroe RF40000020.252.327.446.773-1.0
C. Villanueva 3B31100010.231.295.485.7802.5
J. Pirela 2B30200000.263.310.353.6623.0
F. Galvis SS30010012.238.294.343.6380.5
A. Hedges C21000121.176.235.286.5201.0
J. Lucchesi P10000010.000.176.000.176-0.5
a- M. Szczur PH01000100.187.265.267.5322.0
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b- C. Spangenberg PH10000010.230.262.388.650-0.5
K. Yates P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Hand P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-walked for Lucchesi in the 5th
  • b-struck out for Stammen in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Freese (5), E. Diaz (5), A. Meadows (7), G. Polanco (20)
  • 3B - G. Polanco (2)
  • RBI - E. Diaz (19), A. Meadows (13), G. Polanco (41)
BATTING
  • 2B - W. Myers (5), C. Villanueva (10), J. Pirela (18)
  • HR - W. Myers (2)
  • SH - T. Jankowski
  • RBI - W. Myers 3 (7), F. Galvis (29)
  • 2-Out RBI - W. Myers 3 (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Lucchesi-Galvis-Hosmer)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Williams (L, 6-6)4.24442414.221.20-1.0
R. Rodriguez1.11000202.030.973.0
T. Glasnow2.00000304.401.317.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Williams (L, 6-6)4.2
R. Rodriguez1.1
T. Glasnow2.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Lucchesi (W, 4-3)5.01004503.261.2219.5
M. Strahm1.02110102.451.050.5
C. Stammen (H, 14)1.01000202.581.023.0
K. Yates (H, 16)1.00000100.790.823.5
B. Hand (S, 23)1.03220103.121.095.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Lucchesi (W, 4-3)5.0
M. Strahm1.0
C. Stammen (H, 14)1.0
K. Yates (H, 16)1.0
B. Hand (S, 23)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Williams 75-46, R. Rodriguez 19-14, T. Glasnow 21-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Williams 4-6, R. Rodriguez 1-1, T. Glasnow 3-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Williams 20, R. Rodriguez 5, T. Glasnow 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lucchesi 85-52, M. Strahm 18-15, C. Stammen 20-11, K. Yates 11-9, B. Hand 24-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lucchesi 8-1, M. Strahm 2-0, K. Yates 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Lucchesi 19, M. Strahm 5, C. Stammen 4, K. Yates 3, B. Hand 6
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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S. Marte CF50000033.264.315.440.755-1.5
J. Bell 1B30100110.251.330.385.7151.5
J. Harrison 2B41000002.267.303.369.6731.0
D. Freese 3B40200020.258.324.395.7192.0
E. Diaz C41110012.287.336.451.7873.5
A. Meadows LF31110121.314.351.529.8804.0
G. Polanco RF20210200.237.346.469.8158.0
J. Mercer SS40000015.252.313.394.707-0.5
T. Williams P20000001.074.074.074.1480.0
R. Rodriguez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- C. Moran PH10000001.267.346.416.7630.0
T. Glasnow P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Osuna PH10000001.200.217.378.5950.0
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  • a-flied out for Rodriguez in the 7th
  • b-fouled out for Glasnow in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Jankowski CF30000000.281.359.357.7160.0
W. Myers LF41231000.278.307.431.73710.0
E. Hosmer 1B40000011.273.347.434.781-0.5
H. Renfroe RF40000020.252.327.446.773-1.0
C. Villanueva 3B31100010.231.295.485.7802.5
J. Pirela 2B30200000.263.310.353.6623.0
F. Galvis SS30010012.238.294.343.6380.5
A. Hedges C21000121.176.235.286.5201.0
J. Lucchesi P10000010.000.176.000.176-0.5
a- M. Szczur PH01000100.187.265.267.5322.0
M. Strahm P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Stammen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- C. Spangenberg PH10000010.230.262.388.650-0.5
K. Yates P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Hand P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-walked for Lucchesi in the 5th
  • b-struck out for Stammen in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Freese (5), E. Diaz (5), A. Meadows (7), G. Polanco (20)
  • 3B - G. Polanco (2)
  • RBI - E. Diaz (19), A. Meadows (13), G. Polanco (41)
BATTING
  • 2B - W. Myers (5), C. Villanueva (10), J. Pirela (18)
  • HR - W. Myers (2)
  • SH - T. Jankowski
  • RBI - W. Myers 3 (7), F. Galvis (29)
  • 2-Out RBI - W. Myers 3 (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Lucchesi-Galvis-Hosmer)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Williams (L, 6-6)4.24442414.221.20-1.0
R. Rodriguez1.11000202.030.973.0
T. Glasnow2.00000304.401.317.5
Total8.0544291---
PITCHERSIP
T. Williams (L, 6-6)4.2
R. Rodriguez1.1
T. Glasnow2.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Lucchesi (W, 4-3)5.01004503.261.2219.5
M. Strahm1.02110102.451.050.5
C. Stammen (H, 14)1.01000202.581.023.0
K. Yates (H, 16)1.00000100.790.823.5
B. Hand (S, 23)1.03220103.121.095.5
Total9.07334100---
PITCHERSIP
J. Lucchesi (W, 4-3)5.0
M. Strahm1.0
C. Stammen (H, 14)1.0
K. Yates (H, 16)1.0
B. Hand (S, 23)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Williams 75-46, R. Rodriguez 19-14, T. Glasnow 21-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Williams 4-6, R. Rodriguez 1-1, T. Glasnow 3-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Williams 20, R. Rodriguez 5, T. Glasnow 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lucchesi 85-52, M. Strahm 18-15, C. Stammen 20-11, K. Yates 11-9, B. Hand 24-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lucchesi 8-1, M. Strahm 2-0, K. Yates 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Lucchesi 19, M. Strahm 5, C. Stammen 4, K. Yates 3, B. Hand 6
  • 9TH INNING
    Polanco tripled to right center, Meadows scored34
    Meadows doubled to left, Diaz scored24
  • 6TH INNING
    Diaz grounded out to shortstop, Harrison scored, Freese to third14
  • 5TH INNING
    Myers doubled to deep left, Hedges and Szczur scored04
  • 3RD INNING
    Myers homered to right center02
  • 2ND INNING
    Galvis reached on fielder's choice to first, Villanueva scored, Pirela out at second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Brad Hand relieved Kirby Yates
    • E. Diaz: Foul, Strike looking, Diaz doubled to left center
    • A. Meadows: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Meadows doubled to left, Diaz scored
    • G. Polanco: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Polanco tripled to right center, Meadows scored
    • J. Mercer: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Mercer flied out to right
    • Jose Osuna hit for Tyler Glasnow
    • J. Osuna: Ball, Strike swinging, Osuna fouled out to right
    • S. Marte: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Kirby Yates pitching
    • J. Bell: Ball, Bell grounded out to pitcher
    • J. Harrison: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Harrison popped out to second
    • D. Freese: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Freese struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Glasnow Pitching:
    • W. Myers: Foul, Myers grounded out to second
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Hosmer grounded out to second
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Renfroe struck out looking
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Craig Stammen relieved Matt Strahm
    • G. Polanco: Ball, Polanco doubled to center
    • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Mercer struck out looking
    • Colin Moran hit for Richard Rodriguez
    • C. Moran: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Moran flied out to deep left
    • S. Marte: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Tyler Glasnow pitching
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
    • Cory Spangenberg hit for Craig Stammen
    • C. Spangenberg: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Spangenberg struck out swinging
    • T. Jankowski: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Jankowski grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Matt Strahm pitching
    • J. Bell: Strike looking, Bell singled to right
    • J. Harrison: Strike looking, Harrison reached on fielder's choice to third, Bell out at second
    • D. Freese: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Freese doubled to deep left, Harrison to third
    • E. Diaz: Ball, Foul, Foul, Diaz grounded out to shortstop, Harrison scored, Freese to third
    • A. Meadows: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Meadows struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Rodriguez Pitching:
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Renfroe flied out to right
    • C. Villanueva: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Villanueva struck out swinging
    • J. Pirela: Strike swinging, Pirela doubled to deep left
    • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
    • G. Polanco: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Polanco walked
    • J. Mercer: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Mercer grounded out to shortstop, Polanco to second
    • T. Williams: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Williams grounded out to second, Polanco to third
    • S. Marte: Strike looking, Foul, Marte grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Williams Pitching:
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Galvis flied out to right
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hedges walked
    • Matt Szczur hit for Joey Lucchesi
    • M. Szczur: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Szczur walked, Hedges to second
    • T. Jankowski: Ball, Foul, Jankowski hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Hedges to third, Szczur to second
    • W. Myers: Myers doubled to deep left, Hedges and Szczur scored
    • Richard Rodriguez relieved Trevor Williams
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Ball, Hosmer grounded out to second
    • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
    • D. Freese: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Freese reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • E. Diaz: Strike looking, Diaz grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Freese out at second
    • A. Meadows: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Meadows struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Williams Pitching:
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Foul, Renfroe popped out to second
    • C. Villanueva: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Villanueva flied out to right
    • J. Pirela: Ball, Strike looking, Pirela flied out to right
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
    • T. Williams: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Williams grounded out to second
    • S. Marte: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
    • J. Bell: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bell walked
    • J. Harrison: Strike looking, Harrison lined out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Williams Pitching:
    • J. Lucchesi: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Lucchesi struck out swinging
    • T. Jankowski: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Jankowski grounded out to shortstop
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Myers homered to right center
    • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hosmer struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
    • D. Freese: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Freese struck out swinging
    • E. Diaz: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Diaz struck out looking
    • A. Meadows: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Meadows walked
    • G. Polanco: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Polanco walked, Meadows to second
    • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Mercer grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Polanco out at second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Williams Pitching:
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
    • C. Villanueva: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Villanueva doubled to deep left
    • J. Pirela: Ball, Pirela singled to left, Villanueva to third
    • F. Galvis: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Galvis reached on fielder's choice to first, Villanueva scored, Pirela out at second
    • A. Hedges: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
    • S. Marte: Ball, Marte grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Bell: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Bell struck out looking
    • J. Harrison: Strike looking, Harrison grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Williams Pitching:
    • T. Jankowski: Ball, Jankowski grounded out to pitcher
    • W. Myers: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Myers flied out to center
    • E. Hosmer: Hosmer flied out to left
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)