Renfroe, Hosmer homer as Padres edge Nationals 4-3

WASHINGTON (AP) Hunter Renfroe delivered at a key moment against a tough left-hander.

No big surprise for San Diego manager Andy Green.

Renfroe hit a tiebreaking solo drive off Sean Doolittle in the ninth inning, and the Padres topped Washington 4-3 on Friday night after Carter Kieboom went deep for the Nationals in his major league debut.

''He can do that,'' Green said. ''He crushes left-handed pitching. We've known that about Hunter for a really long time.''

Renfroe, who entered as a defensive replacement in the eighth inning, drove Doolittle's 1-2 pitch over the wall in left-center for his fifth homer. It was only the second run allowed by Doolittle (3-1) in 12 appearances.

Craig Stammen (3-1) got the win despite allowing Kieboom's solo homer in the eighth. The shot to left-center was the first hit for Kieboom, who was promoted from Triple-A Fresno on Friday.

Kieboom, the 28th pick in the 2016 draft, also batted with the bases loaded and two out in the ninth. But Kirby Yates struck him out for his major league-best 13th save.

''At the end of the day, it's still just a game,'' Kieboom said. ''It's a game of baseball and there's just more people watching, that's all. There was no need for me to change anything I was trying to do out there. I definitely had jitters in the beginning of the game but by the end of the game I felt very comfortable. I felt like I belonged.''

Kieboom, who will get an extended look while shortstop Trea Turner recovers from a broken right index finger, took a curtain call after his homer.

''I'm not sure I've ever even dreamed that,'' Kieboom said. ''That was unbelievable. That's like the cherry on top of anybody's call-up moment.''

San Diego improved to 12-3 in games decided by two runs or less.

Washington ace Max Scherzer struck out 10 while allowing two runs over seven innings. He retired his first 13 batters before Eric Hosmer homered in the fifth.

Scherzer became the 35th player in major league history to record 2,500 strikeouts when Manuel Margot was caught looking in the sixth. Scherzer ended the night at 2,503 Ks.

''It's a good win, especially against a guy like Scherzer,'' Renfroe said. ''That guy is, and always is, nasty.''

San Diego starter Matt Strahm struck out eight over six innings. He surrendered two runs on Yan Gomes' homer in the fourth that clanked off the railing in front of the left-field seats.

After Hosmer connected, the Padres tied it on Manny Machado's RBI single in the seventh.

Washington outfielder Adam Eaton extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a single to lead off the first.

FRANCE'S FIRST

San Diego infielder Ty France reached on a pinch-hit single in the eighth inning in his major league debut, two days after the Padres recalled him from Triple-A El Paso.

''I'm not going to lie: I was shaking a little bit,'' France said. ''Down early and I battled back and got a good pitch to swing at. ... It means a lot.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Nationals: RHP Justin Miller was activated from the injured list and RHP Trevor Rosenthal was placed on the 10-day IL. Miller, who is 0-0 with a 5.68 ERA, missed 10 games with a lower back strain. Rosenthal, who is dealing with a viral infection, is 0-1 with a 36.00 ERA over seven appearances. ... 3B Anthony Rendon returned to the lineup after missing four games with a left elbow contusion.

UP NEXT

Padres: LHP Eric Lauer (2-3, 4.67 ERA) gave up one run in six innings while striking out seven last May 22 in his only previous start against Washington.

Nationals: RHP Stephen Strasburg (2-1, 4.11 ERA) is 7-2 with a 3.05 ERA in his career against the Padres, including a 15-strikeout game in his last home start against them in 2017.

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  • W: C. Stammen (3-1)L: S. Doolittle (3-1)S: K. Yates (13)
  • HR: SD - E. Hosmer (3), H. Renfroe (5), WAS - Y. Gomes (2), C. Kieboom (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
F. Tatis SS40000022.286.347.560.907-1.0
W. Myers LF41100021.284.323.511.8342.0
M. Machado 3B40110030.244.333.400.7330.5
F. Reyes RF30000001.200.266.486.7520.0
H. Renfroe RF11111000.222.279.556.8356.0
E. Hosmer 1B41211000.221.275.368.6437.0
I. Kinsler 2B40000012.147.229.267.496-0.5
A. Hedges C21000110.200.267.436.7031.5
M. Margot CF30000011.257.268.414.682-0.5
M. Strahm P20000020.250.250.375.625-1.0
T. Wingenter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- T. France PH101000001.0001.0001.0002.0001.0
C. Stammen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Yates P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-singled for Wingenter in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Eaton RF40100010.310.373.400.7730.5
V. Robles CF40000001.273.312.477.7894.0
A. Rendon 3B30000011.356.442.7401.1820.5
J. Soto LF41100012.241.377.437.8141.5
R. Zimmerman 1B40000021.214.309.386.694-1.0
Y. Gomes C41321010.255.317.400.7178.5
M. Taylor PR00000000.273.429.364.7922.0
B. Dozier 2B30000131.176.265.351.616-0.5
M. Scherzer P20000021.125.125.125.250-1.0
a- M. Adams PH10000000.289.282.579.8610.0
K. Barraclough P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Suero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Doolittle P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- H. Kendrick PH00000100.343.435.6861.1201.0
C. Kieboom SS41111023.250.2501.0001.2505.0
  • a-grounded out for Scherzer in the 7th
  • b-walked for Doolittle in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - W. Myers (5)
  • HR - H. Renfroe (5), E. Hosmer (3)
  • RBI - M. Machado (10), H. Renfroe (8), E. Hosmer (14)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - W. Myers
BATTING
  • HR - Y. Gomes (2), C. Kieboom
  • RBI - Y. Gomes 2 (8), C. Kieboom
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Rendon, M. Scherzer, C. Kieboom 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - F. Reyes
BASERUNNING
  • SB - V. Robles 2 (7), M. Taylor
FIELDING
  • DP - (Kinsler-Tatis-Hosmer)
  • E - E. Hosmer
FIELDING
  • DP - (Gomes-Rendon)
  • PB - Y. Gomes (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Strahm6.04220813.041.0519.0
T. Wingenter1.00000203.001.004.0
C. Stammen (W, 3-1) (BS, 2)1.01110013.000.938.0
K. Yates (S, 13)1.01002300.601.008.5
PITCHERSIP
M. Strahm6.0
T. Wingenter1.0
C. Stammen (W, 3-1) (BS, 2)1.0
K. Yates (S, 13)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Scherzer7.042201014.121.1223.0
K. Barraclough0.11101002.081.73-2.0
W. Suero0.20000105.060.940.5
S. Doolittle (L, 3-1)1.01110111.461.22-3.5
PITCHERSIP
M. Scherzer7.0
K. Barraclough0.1
W. Suero0.2
S. Doolittle (L, 3-1)1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - M. Strahm (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Strahm 81-55, T. Wingenter 14-10, C. Stammen 15-9, K. Yates 28-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Strahm 5-5, T. Wingenter 1-0, C. Stammen 1-2
  • Batters Faced - M. Strahm 23, T. Wingenter 3, C. Stammen 4, K. Yates 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Scherzer 101-69, K. Barraclough 25-15, W. Suero 9-6, S. Doolittle 20-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Scherzer 6-4, W. Suero 1-0, S. Doolittle 1-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Scherzer 24, K. Barraclough 3, W. Suero 2, S. Doolittle 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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F. Tatis SS40000022.286.347.560.907-1.0
W. Myers LF41100021.284.323.511.8342.0
M. Machado 3B40110030.244.333.400.7330.5
F. Reyes RF30000001.200.266.486.7520.0
H. Renfroe RF11111000.222.279.556.8356.0
E. Hosmer 1B41211000.221.275.368.6437.0
I. Kinsler 2B40000012.147.229.267.496-0.5
A. Hedges C21000110.200.267.436.7031.5
M. Margot CF30000011.257.268.414.682-0.5
M. Strahm P20000020.250.250.375.625-1.0
T. Wingenter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- T. France PH101000001.0001.0001.0002.0001.0
C. Stammen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Yates P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-singled for Wingenter in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Eaton RF40100010.310.373.400.7730.5
V. Robles CF40000001.273.312.477.7894.0
A. Rendon 3B30000011.356.442.7401.1820.5
J. Soto LF41100012.241.377.437.8141.5
R. Zimmerman 1B40000021.214.309.386.694-1.0
Y. Gomes C41321010.255.317.400.7178.5
M. Taylor PR00000000.273.429.364.7922.0
B. Dozier 2B30000131.176.265.351.616-0.5
M. Scherzer P20000021.125.125.125.250-1.0
a- M. Adams PH10000000.289.282.579.8610.0
K. Barraclough P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Suero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Doolittle P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- H. Kendrick PH00000100.343.435.6861.1201.0
C. Kieboom SS41111023.250.2501.0001.2505.0
Total33363221310-----
  • a-grounded out for Scherzer in the 7th
  • b-walked for Doolittle in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - W. Myers (5)
  • HR - H. Renfroe (5), E. Hosmer (3)
  • RBI - M. Machado (10), H. Renfroe (8), E. Hosmer (14)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - W. Myers
BATTING
  • HR - Y. Gomes (2), C. Kieboom
  • RBI - Y. Gomes 2 (8), C. Kieboom
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Rendon, M. Scherzer, C. Kieboom 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - F. Reyes
BASERUNNING
  • SB - V. Robles 2 (7), M. Taylor
FIELDING
  • DP - (Kinsler-Tatis-Hosmer)
  • E - E. Hosmer
FIELDING
  • DP - (Gomes-Rendon)
  • PB - Y. Gomes (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Strahm6.04220813.041.0519.0
T. Wingenter1.00000203.001.004.0
C. Stammen (W, 3-1) (BS, 2)1.01110013.000.938.0
K. Yates (S, 13)1.01002300.601.008.5
Total9.06332132---
PITCHERSIP
M. Strahm6.0
T. Wingenter1.0
C. Stammen (W, 3-1) (BS, 2)1.0
K. Yates (S, 13)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Scherzer7.042201014.121.1223.0
K. Barraclough0.11101002.081.73-2.0
W. Suero0.20000105.060.940.5
S. Doolittle (L, 3-1)1.01110111.461.22-3.5
Total9.06431122---
PITCHERSIP
M. Scherzer7.0
K. Barraclough0.1
W. Suero0.2
S. Doolittle (L, 3-1)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - M. Strahm (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Strahm 81-55, T. Wingenter 14-10, C. Stammen 15-9, K. Yates 28-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Strahm 5-5, T. Wingenter 1-0, C. Stammen 1-2
  • Batters Faced - M. Strahm 23, T. Wingenter 3, C. Stammen 4, K. Yates 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Scherzer 101-69, K. Barraclough 25-15, W. Suero 9-6, S. Doolittle 20-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Scherzer 6-4, W. Suero 1-0, S. Doolittle 1-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Scherzer 24, K. Barraclough 3, W. Suero 2, S. Doolittle 4
  • 9TH INNING
    Renfroe homered to center43
  • 8TH INNING
    Kieboom homered to center33
    Hedges scored, Tatis to second on passed ball32
  • 7TH INNING
    Machado reached on an infield single to shortstop, Myers scored22
  • 5TH INNING
    Hosmer homered to center12
  • 4TH INNING
    Gomes homered to left, Soto scored02
  • 9TH INNING
    • Sean Doolittle relieved Wander Suero
    • M. Machado: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Machado struck out looking
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Renfroe homered to center
    • E. Hosmer: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Hosmer grounded out to third
    • I. Kinsler: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Kinsler fouled out to first
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Kirby Yates relieved Craig Stammen
    • J. Soto: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Soto struck out swinging
    • R. Zimmerman: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Zimmerman struck out swinging
    • Y. Gomes: Ball, Gomes reached on an infield single to third
    • Michael Taylor ran for Yan Gomes
    • B. Dozier: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Taylor stole second, Ball, Dozier walked
    • Howie Kendrick hit for Sean Doolittle
    • H. Kendrick: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Kendrick walked, Taylor to third, Dozier to second
    • C. Kieboom: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Kieboom struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Kyle Barraclough pitching
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Hedges walked
    • M. Margot: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Foul, Margot flied out to shallow right
    • Ty France hit for Trey Wingenter
    • T. France: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, France reached on an infield single to shortstop, Hedges to second
    • Wander Suero relieved Kyle Barraclough
    • F. Tatis: Strike looking, Tatis reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Hedges to third, France out at second
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Ball, Hedges scored, Tatis to second on passed ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Craig Stammen pitching
    • Hunter Renfroe in right field
    • C. Kieboom: Strike looking, Ball, Kieboom homered to center
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Eaton flied out to left
    • V. Robles: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Robles flied out to center
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Rendon grounded out to first
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • M. Scherzer Pitching:
    • W. Myers: Foul, Ball, Ball, Myers doubled to shallow left
    • M. Machado: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Machado reached on an infield single to shortstop, Myers scored
    • F. Reyes: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Reyes reached on fielder's choice to right, Machado out at second
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Hosmer reached on an infield single to third, Reyes to third
    • I. Kinsler: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Kinsler struck out swinging, Reyes picked off at third, catcher to third
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Trey Wingenter relieved Matt Strahm
    • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
    • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Dozier struck out on foul tip
    • Matt Adams hit for Max Scherzer
    • M. Adams: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Adams grounded out to second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • M. Scherzer Pitching:
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Margot struck out looking
    • M. Strahm: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, Strahm struck out on foul tip
    • F. Tatis: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Tatis struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Strahm Pitching:
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Rendon struck out looking
    • J. Soto: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Soto grounded out to pitcher
    • R. Zimmerman: Zimmerman popped out to catcher
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Scherzer Pitching:
    • F. Reyes: Strike looking, Reyes lined out to right
    • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Foul, Hosmer homered to center
    • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Kinsler grounded out to third
    • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hedges popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Strahm Pitching:
    • C. Kieboom: Ball, Kieboom grounded out to second
    • A. Eaton: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Eaton struck out swinging
    • V. Robles: Ball, Ball, Robles flied out to center
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • M. Scherzer Pitching:
    • F. Tatis: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Tatis grounded out to pitcher
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • M. Machado: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Strahm Pitching:
    • J. Soto: Foul, Foul, Ball, Soto reached on an infield single to second
    • R. Zimmerman: Strike looking, Ball, Zimmerman flied out to center
    • Y. Gomes: Gomes homered to left, Soto scored
    • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Dozier struck out swinging
    • M. Scherzer: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Scherzer struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • M. Scherzer Pitching:
    • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Margot grounded out to second
    • M. Strahm: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strahm struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Strahm Pitching:
    • C. Kieboom: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Kieboom struck out looking
    • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Eaton popped out to shortstop
    • V. Robles: Strike looking, Robles safe at first on 1st baseman Hosmer fielding error, Robles to third
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Rendon flied out to right
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 2ND INNING
    • M. Scherzer Pitching:
    • F. Reyes: Reyes grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hosmer grounded out to first
    • I. Kinsler: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Kinsler flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Strahm Pitching:
    • R. Zimmerman: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Zimmerman struck out looking
    • Y. Gomes: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Gomes singled to left center
    • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Dozier struck out looking
    • M. Scherzer: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Scherzer struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • M. Scherzer Pitching:
    • F. Tatis: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Tatis struck out swinging
    • W. Myers: Ball, Strike swinging, Myers flied out to shallow center
    • M. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Strahm Pitching:
    • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Ball, Eaton singled to shallow right center
    • V. Robles: Ball, Foul, Robles reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Eaton out at second
    • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Robles stole second, Ball, Rendon hit by pitch
    • J. Soto: Pickoff attempt to second, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Robles stole third, Soto grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Rendon out at second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)