Kinsler's 3-run homer lifts Padres to 4-3 win vs Pirates

SAN DIEGO (AP) Ian Kinsler hit a mighty three-run homer to put the San Diego Padres ahead of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and then had a profane outburst as he crossed home and then again in the dugout.

Many fans on social media felt it was directed at them, and manager Andy Green said it ''was not the right response.''

Kinsler, who hasn't been a fan favorite as he's struggled since joining the Padres on an $8 million, two-year deal, said otherwise.

''That was for my teammates,'' Kinsler said after the 4-3 victory Thursday night. ''It had nothing to do with the fans. It's for my teammates. It's an inside thing with them. Just trying to get everybody fired up. We had a tough road trip. I'm a passionate player. I try to get my teammates going. That was it.''

He declined to say exactly what he said.

''That's why it's inside,'' he said. ''We need the fans behind us. We need the city of San Diego to be passionate with us and on our side. Hopefully that's the way they see this team.''

Kinsler's homer and reaction overshadowed the Padres setting the major league record by going 8,020 games without a no-hitter since their inception. Then again, fans have been used to that since 1969.

Franmil Reyes also homered, connecting off San Diegan Trevor Williams an inning before the Pirates starter left with discomfort in his right side.

Green had a different take than Kinsler.

''I think we're aware of what's going on,'' the manager said. ''I understand the emotion of the game a little bit, the frustration he's felt up to this point. I'm not excusing anything by any stretch, but understanding what it feels like to go to the plate every day and grind and struggle. The world we live in, you hear a lot of hostility, so some of that comes out at times.''

Green said the Padres have an ''outstanding'' fan base, and that fans have the right to express displeasure.

''We as professionals should handle that displeasure in a more positive way than it was handled today,'' Green said. ''With him, he knows that. He's played the game a long time. ... Clearly not expressed well today. Ultimately, though, he's a passionate baseball player.''

Green said he'd talk with Kinsler about it.

Kinsler's three-run shot off Richard Rodriguez (0-3) with two outs in the sixth gave the Padres a 4-2 lead and got them off the hook for some shoddy play. It was Kinsler's fifth.

Gregory Polanco made it a one-run game with a homer to right in the seventh, his third.

Adam Frazier singled to left off lefty Eric Lauer with two outs in the third to extend the Padres' streak of futility into record territory. The Padres remain the only major league team without a no-hitter. The previous longest streak of 8,019 games without a no-hitter from a franchise's inception was by the New York Mets, who got their first no-hitter, by Johan Santana, on June 1, 2012.

''It was still kind of early in the game,'' Frazier said. ''It's pretty cool to extend that streak. I didn't know about it; just trying to get a hit. I'm glad we weren't the team that let them break that record, or whatever you want to call it.''

The Padres have had pitchers take a no-no into the eighth inning or beyond several times since their expansion season of 1969 but have never completed one. Some fans feel the franchise is cursed because manger Preston Gomez lifted Clay Kirby after eight no-hit innings against the New York Mets on June 21, 1970.

''It's not a record that we want. I think one's coming soon,'' Lauer said.

Adam Warren (3-1) pitched two-thirds of an inning for the win, and Kirby Yates pitched the ninth for his major league-leading 17th save.

Reyes homered into the Padres' bullpen beyond the fence in left-center with one out in the third, his 13th.

The Pirates tied it in the fifth after the Padres gave them several extra chances, including when rookie Kevin Newman, who played at Poway High, doubled to shallow right on a ball that ticked off Kinsler's glove as the second baseman tried to make a basket catch while right fielder Reyes and first baseman Eric Hosmer also converged on the ball. Newman went on to score on Frazier's soft chopper to the right of the mound, beating Lauer's throw home.

The Pirates went ahead 2-1 on an unearned run in the sixth on two singles, an error and a wild pitch.

Williams, who played at Rancho Bernardo High, left with two outs in the fourth after striking out Myers. He allowed one run and two hits, struck out five and walked one.

Williams loaded the bases with one out in the first on a walk, single and hit batter before striking out Alex Dickerson, who also played at Poway High, and getting Myers to ground out.

''I think it's hard to evaluate the outing. He was competing like he always does. He was going out there, making pitches,'' manager Clint Hurdle said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: Green said ''it'd probably still be a little bit of a stretch'' to expect rookie SS Fernando Tatis Jr., on the IL with a strained left hamstring, to return to the team before the end of this seven-game homestand. Green said Tatis, who was hurt on April 28, still isn't running at 100%.

UP NEXT

Pirates: RHP Jordan Lyles (3-1, 2.09 ERA), who pitched with San Diego for parts of the 2017 and 2018 seasons, is scheduled to start Friday night.

Padres: LHP Joey Lucchesi (3-2, 4.57) held the Pirates to one hit in five innings in a 4-3 victory at Petco Park on June 30.

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  • W: A. Warren (3-1)L: R. Rodriguez (0-3)S: K. Yates (17)
  • HR: PIT - G. Polanco (3), SD - I. Kinsler (5), F. Reyes (13)
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B. Reynolds LF40100010.297.328.438.7660.5
E. Diaz C41200000.171.190.195.3863.0
J. Elmore 3B40000004.125.125.125.2500.0
K. Newman SS41200000.350.381.475.8564.0
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  • a-walked for Liriano in the 6th
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K. Yates P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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H. Renfroe RF10000000.223.264.554.8170.0
W. Myers CF-LF21000113.237.299.430.7291.5
I. Kinsler 2B31131010.175.233.342.5747.5
A. Hedges C20100110.176.257.319.5761.5
E. Lauer P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
A. Warren P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Margot CF10000000.262.275.364.6400.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - K. Newman (3)
    • HR - G. Polanco (3)
    • RBI - A. Frazier (11), G. Polanco (10)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Frazier 2 (2), S. Marte, J. Bell 2 (2), J. Elmore 3 (3)
    BATTING
    • HR - F. Reyes (13), I. Kinsler (5)
    • SH - E. Lauer (2)
    • RBI - F. Reyes (24), I. Kinsler 3 (9)
    • 2-Out RBI - I. Kinsler 3 (5)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Reyes, W. Myers 3 (3)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - B. Reynolds
    • DP - (Frazier-Tucker-Bell)
    FIELDING
    • E - G. Garcia (2), A. Hedges (4), E. Lauer (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Williams3.22111513.331.137.5
    F. Liriano1.10001300.891.083.5
    R. Rodriguez (L, 0-3) (BS, 2)1.03331015.491.63-9.0
    M. Feliz1.00000106.481.563.5
    F. Vazquez1.00000000.461.023.0
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Williams3.2
    F. Liriano1.1
    R. Rodriguez (L, 0-3) (BS, 2)1.0
    M. Feliz1.0
    F. Vazquez1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    E. Lauer5.27210305.241.428.5
    A. Warren (W, 3-1)0.20001003.721.196.0
    R. Erlin (H, 2)0.21110213.791.21-1.0
    C. Stammen (H, 10)1.00000003.091.033.0
    K. Yates (S, 17)1.00000101.291.1010.5
    PITCHERSIP
    E. Lauer5.2
    A. Warren (W, 3-1)0.2
    R. Erlin (H, 2)0.2
    C. Stammen (H, 10)1.0
    K. Yates (S, 17)1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - T. Williams (4), F. Vazquez
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Williams 73-47, F. Liriano 26-17, R. Rodriguez 25-16, M. Feliz 12-9, F. Vazquez 7-4
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Williams 2-4, F. Liriano 1-0, F. Vazquez 2-0
    • Batters Faced - T. Williams 15, F. Liriano 5, R. Rodriguez 6, M. Feliz 3, F. Vazquez 3
    PITCHING
    • WP - A. Warren
    • Pitches-Strikes - E. Lauer 105-67, A. Warren 8-4, R. Erlin 17-11, C. Stammen 9-5, K. Yates 16-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Lauer 9-7, A. Warren 1-1, C. Stammen 2-1, K. Yates 1-1
    • Batters Faced - E. Lauer 26, A. Warren 3, R. Erlin 3, C. Stammen 3, K. Yates 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    A. Frazier 2B50110003.250.309.349.6582.0
    S. Marte CF50000023.255.286.418.704-1.0
    G. Polanco RF41111002.292.354.514.8686.0
    J. Bell 1B40000022.325.394.6751.070-1.0
    B. Reynolds LF40100010.297.328.438.7660.5
    E. Diaz C41200000.171.190.195.3863.0
    J. Elmore 3B40000004.125.125.125.2500.0
    K. Newman SS41200000.350.381.475.8564.0
    F. Vazquez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    T. Williams P10000010.143.200.143.343-0.5
    F. Liriano P101000001.0001.0001.0002.0001.0
    a- M. Cabrera PH00000100.339.380.471.8511.0
    R. Rodriguez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    M. Feliz P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    C. Tucker SS10000000.171.216.300.5160.0
    Total3738211614-----
    • a-walked for Liriano in the 6th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    G. Garcia 3B40000031.241.366.362.728-1.5
    F. Reyes RF31111111.266.300.590.8906.5
    C. Stammen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    K. Yates P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    M. Machado SS30100000.267.343.472.8152.0
    E. Hosmer 1B31100001.283.333.446.7793.0
    A. Dickerson LF30000014.133.133.133.267-0.5
    R. Erlin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    H. Renfroe RF10000000.223.264.554.8170.0
    W. Myers CF-LF21000113.237.299.430.7291.5
    I. Kinsler 2B31131010.175.233.342.5747.5
    A. Hedges C20100110.176.257.319.5761.5
    E. Lauer P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
    A. Warren P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    M. Margot CF10000000.262.275.364.6400.0
    Total2645423910-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - K. Newman (3)
      • HR - G. Polanco (3)
      • RBI - A. Frazier (11), G. Polanco (10)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Frazier 2 (2), S. Marte, J. Bell 2 (2), J. Elmore 3 (3)
      BATTING
      • HR - F. Reyes (13), I. Kinsler (5)
      • SH - E. Lauer (2)
      • RBI - F. Reyes (24), I. Kinsler 3 (9)
      • 2-Out RBI - I. Kinsler 3 (5)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Reyes, W. Myers 3 (3)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - B. Reynolds
      • DP - (Frazier-Tucker-Bell)
      FIELDING
      • E - G. Garcia (2), A. Hedges (4), E. Lauer (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Williams3.22111513.331.137.5
      F. Liriano1.10001300.891.083.5
      R. Rodriguez (L, 0-3) (BS, 2)1.03331015.491.63-9.0
      M. Feliz1.00000106.481.563.5
      F. Vazquez1.00000000.461.023.0
      Total8.0544392---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Williams3.2
      F. Liriano1.1
      R. Rodriguez (L, 0-3) (BS, 2)1.0
      M. Feliz1.0
      F. Vazquez1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      E. Lauer5.27210305.241.428.5
      A. Warren (W, 3-1)0.20001003.721.196.0
      R. Erlin (H, 2)0.21110213.791.21-1.0
      C. Stammen (H, 10)1.00000003.091.033.0
      K. Yates (S, 17)1.00000101.291.1010.5
      Total9.0832161---
      PITCHERSIP
      E. Lauer5.2
      A. Warren (W, 3-1)0.2
      R. Erlin (H, 2)0.2
      C. Stammen (H, 10)1.0
      K. Yates (S, 17)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - T. Williams (4), F. Vazquez
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Williams 73-47, F. Liriano 26-17, R. Rodriguez 25-16, M. Feliz 12-9, F. Vazquez 7-4
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Williams 2-4, F. Liriano 1-0, F. Vazquez 2-0
      • Batters Faced - T. Williams 15, F. Liriano 5, R. Rodriguez 6, M. Feliz 3, F. Vazquez 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - A. Warren
      • Pitches-Strikes - E. Lauer 105-67, A. Warren 8-4, R. Erlin 17-11, C. Stammen 9-5, K. Yates 16-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Lauer 9-7, A. Warren 1-1, C. Stammen 2-1, K. Yates 1-1
      • Batters Faced - E. Lauer 26, A. Warren 3, R. Erlin 3, C. Stammen 3, K. Yates 3
      • 7TH INNING
        Polanco homered to right34
      • 6TH INNING
        Kinsler homered to left, Hosmer and Myers scored24
        Diaz scored, Newman to third on wild pitch21
      • 5TH INNING
        Frazier reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Newman scored, Liriano to second11
      • 3RD INNING
        Reyes homered to center01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Kirby Yates relieved Craig Stammen
        • C. Tucker: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Tucker flied out to deep right
        • A. Frazier: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Frazier grounded out to third
        • S. Marte: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Hunter Renfroe in right field
        • Craig Stammen pitching
        • E. Diaz: Diaz grounded out to third
        • J. Elmore: Ball, Elmore grounded out to second
        • K. Newman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Newman flied out to right
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Felipe Vazquez pitching
        • Cole Tucker at shortstop
        • M. Machado: Foul, Ball, Ball, Machado hit by pitch
        • E. Hosmer: Strike swinging, Ball, Hosmer grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Machado out at second
        • H. Renfroe: Renfroe grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • A. Warren Pitching:
        • S. Marte: Marte flied out to deep right
        • Robbie Erlin pitching
        • Manuel Margot in center field
        • G. Polanco: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Polanco homered to right
        • J. Bell: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bell struck out swinging
        • B. Reynolds: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Reynolds struck out looking
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Michael Feliz relieved Richard Rodriguez
        • M. Margot: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Margot popped out to third
        • G. Garcia: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Garcia struck out looking
        • F. Reyes: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Reyes lined out to left
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • E. Lauer Pitching:
        • B. Reynolds: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Reynolds grounded out to shortstop
        • E. Diaz: Diaz singled to shallow left
        • J. Elmore: Foul, Ball, Elmore lined out to left
        • K. Newman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Newman reached on an infield single to shortstop, Diaz to third, Newman to second on 3rd baseman Garcia throwing error
        • Adam Warren relieved Eric Lauer
        • Melky Cabrera hit for Francisco Liriano
        • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Diaz scored, Newman to third on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Cabrera walked
        • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Frazier grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
        • Richard Rodriguez pitching
        • M. Machado: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Machado popped out to first
        • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Ball, Hosmer reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • A. Dickerson: Strike looking, Foul, Dickerson flied out to left
        • W. Myers: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Myers walked, Hosmer to second
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Kinsler homered to left, Hosmer and Myers scored
        • A. Hedges: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hedges singled to left, Hedges out at second
        • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • E. Lauer Pitching:
        • K. Newman: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Newman doubled to shallow right
        • F. Liriano: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Liriano reached on an infield single to pitcher, Newman to third
        • A. Frazier: Strike swinging, Frazier reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Newman scored, Liriano to second
        • S. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Marte reached on fielder's choice to third, Liriano out at third, Frazier to second
        • G. Polanco: Ball, Polanco flied out to center
        • J. Bell: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bell struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • F. Liriano Pitching:
        • A. Hedges: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hedges walked
        • E. Lauer: Foul, Lauer hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Hedges to second
        • G. Garcia: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Garcia struck out looking
        • F. Reyes: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • E. Lauer Pitching:
        • G. Polanco: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Polanco flied out to left
        • J. Bell: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Bell grounded out to second
        • B. Reynolds: Strike looking, Reynolds singled to left
        • E. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Diaz singled to right, Reynolds to second
        • J. Elmore: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Elmore grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Williams Pitching:
        • A. Dickerson: Ball, Foul, Dickerson flied out to deep left
        • W. Myers: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
        • Francisco Liriano relieved Trevor Williams
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Kinsler struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • E. Lauer Pitching:
        • K. Newman: Newman grounded out to shortstop
        • T. Williams: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging
        • A. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Frazier singled to left
        • S. Marte: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul tip, Marte struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Williams Pitching:
        • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Garcia grounded out to third
        • F. Reyes: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Reyes homered to center
        • M. Machado: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Machado lined out to center
        • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Hosmer flied out to deep center
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • E. Lauer Pitching:
        • J. Bell: Ball, Ball, Ball, Bell flied out to deep center
        • B. Reynolds: Reynolds fouled out to first
        • E. Diaz: Strike looking, Diaz safe at first on catcher Hedges throwing error
        • J. Elmore: Ball, Strike looking, Diaz to second on pitcher Lauer throwing error, Ball, Foul, Elmore flied out to left
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 2 Errors)
        • T. Williams Pitching:
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Kinsler popped out to pitcher
        • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
        • E. Lauer: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lauer struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • E. Lauer Pitching:
        • A. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Frazier grounded out to pitcher
        • S. Marte: Strike swinging, Marte lined out to center
        • G. Polanco: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Polanco grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Williams Pitching:
        • G. Garcia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
        • F. Reyes: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Reyes walked
        • M. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Machado singled to left, Reyes to second
        • E. Hosmer: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Hosmer hit by pitch, Reyes to third, Machado to second
        • A. Dickerson: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Dickerson struck out swinging
        • W. Myers: Myers grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)