Hosmer's 2-run homer lifts Padres over Diamondbacks, 3-2

SAN DIEGO (AP) Eric Hosmer didn't wait to jump on Zack Greinke when he got a pitch to hit.

Hosmer's two-run, opposite-field home run off Greinke highlighted the three-run sixth inning that carried the San Diego Padres to a 3-2 victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.

Greinke (6-2), who recorded his 2,500th career strikeout in the fourth, was working on a one-hit shutout when he ran into trouble in the sixth. Ian Kinsler singled with one out, advanced on Franmil Reyes' groundout and scored on Manny Machado's single. Hosmer then drove Greinke's next pitch to left field to give the Padres the lead. It was Hosmer's seventh.

''He's a guy you don't want to fall behind,'' Hosmer said. ''We were aggressive early. We didn't miss those pitches. Ian got things going, Manny did a good job of being aggressive early and then I got a pitch to hit early in the count as well and didn't miss it. Outer half, that's where I'm always looking, trying to get something where I can get a little bit of extension going. Didn't miss it, that's that fortunate part.''

The Padres won their second straight to pop back above .500. The Diamondbacks lost their fourth straight.

''It felt good to win,'' Hosmer said. ''We're facing a team that's ahead of us right now in the division. Anytime we're playing these games we know how important they are. Against a guy like Greinke you know you're not going to have many opportunities, so it was big for us to get it going that inning.''

Said Greinke: ''First pitch fastball to Hosmer, probably a little bit higher than I wanted. Good swing, hit it really good and bad results.''

Overall, though, he felt good about his command.

''Even the hits they got were located pretty well. Their best hitters got the hits and did a good job.''

Left-hander Matt Strahm (2-3) allowed two solo homers among his four hits in six innings. He struck out two and walked none.

Kirby Yates struck out the side in the ninth for his 19th save.

Greinke allowed three runs and four hits in seven innings, struck out five and walked one. He was trying for his third win against the Padres this season. He beat them 8-5 at Petco Park on April 2, when he struck out 10 and hit two home runs.

He got Franmil Reyes swinging leading off the fourth for career strikeout 2,500.

''Haven't thought about it at all,'' Greinke said about the milestone strikeout. ''Didn't even know it happened. A lot of times you guys can find records in every game if you try hard enough.''

Manager Torey Lovullo was impressed.

''Zack was once again outstanding. He got his 2,500th strikeout. That's hard to do,'' the manager said. ''I think we all need to sit back and appreciate exactly what that means and who's throwing for us every fifth day. He's a very special pitcher and he had everything working today. It just was a really, really good outing for him and it all blew up quickly there. He doesn't give up many home runs. He keeps a lot of balls in the ballpark.''

The Diamondbacks took a 2-0 lead on long balls. Eduardo Escobar homered with one out in the fourth, his 11th, and John Ryan Murphy connected with two outs in the fifth, his fourth.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Diamondbacks: Left fielder David Peralta came out of the game with right shoulder soreness. ... INF Wilmer Flores was placed on the 10-day injured list with a bruised right foot, retroactive to Monday, and Ildemaro Vargas was recalled from the Triple-A Reno.

Padres: C Francisco Mejia (left knee strain) started a rehab assignment with Triple-A El Paso.

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks: RHP Merrill Kelly (4-4, 4.21) is scheduled to start the series finale Wednesday afternoon. He won his MLB debut at Petco Park on April 1.

Padres: LHP Eric Lauer (2-4, 5.24) is scheduled to make his club-leading 10th start.

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  • W: M. Strahm (2-3)L: Z. Greinke (6-2)S: K. Yates (19)
  • HR: ARI - E. Escobar (11), J. Murphy (4), SD - E. Hosmer (7)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Jones RF40000012.271.330.486.816-0.5
K. Marte 2B40000000.254.314.471.7850.0
E. Escobar 3B41111010.274.341.543.8845.5
D. Peralta LF20000020.309.357.524.881-1.0
B. Swihart LF20000010.174.250.362.612-0.5
C. Walker 1B40100010.268.342.512.8540.5
N. Ahmed SS30000001.249.306.399.7050.0
J. Dyson CF30100011.267.371.381.7520.5
J. Murphy C31111002.180.254.426.6806.0
Z. Greinke P10100000.320.370.7201.0901.0
a- A. Avila PH10000010.269.500.5771.077-0.5
M. Andriese P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Greinke in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
I. Kinsler 2B41100001.184.240.338.5782.0
F. Reyes RF40000021.252.292.581.872-1.0
K. Yates P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Machado SS21110100.266.348.452.8004.0
E. Hosmer 1B31121011.279.332.443.7746.5
H. Renfroe LF-RF30000011.230.266.556.821-0.5
T. France 3B30000000.190.246.333.5800.0
M. Margot CF30000000.246.264.339.6030.0
A. Hedges C30100010.181.252.305.5570.5
M. Strahm P00000000.214.214.357.5710.0
a- G. Garcia PH10000000.239.350.358.7080.0
P. Maton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Stammen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- W. Myers PH-LF10000010.226.294.411.705-0.5
  • a-grounded out for Strahm in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Stammen in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - E. Escobar (11), J. Murphy (4)
  • SH - Z. Greinke (3)
  • RBI - E. Escobar (32), J. Murphy (7)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Murphy
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Jones 2 (2), J. Murphy
BATTING
  • HR - E. Hosmer (7)
  • SH - M. Strahm (2)
  • RBI - M. Machado (25), E. Hosmer 2 (26)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Machado (11), E. Hosmer 2 (12)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - I. Kinsler, H. Renfroe
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Greinke (L, 6-2)7.04331512.890.8713.5
M. Andriese1.00000104.391.243.5
PITCHERSIP
Z. Greinke (L, 6-2)7.0
M. Andriese1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Strahm (W, 2-3)6.04220223.061.1223.0
P. Maton (H, 2)1.01000105.651.332.5
C. Stammen (H, 12)1.00000202.770.924.0
K. Yates (S, 19)1.00000301.171.0011.5
PITCHERSIP
M. Strahm (W, 2-3)6.0
P. Maton (H, 2)1.0
C. Stammen (H, 12)1.0
K. Yates (S, 19)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Greinke 98-67, M. Andriese 13-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Greinke 8-8, M. Andriese 1-1
  • Batters Faced - Z. Greinke 26, M. Andriese 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Strahm 69-49, P. Maton 15-10, C. Stammen 15-11, K. Yates 15-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Strahm 7-9, P. Maton 2-0, C. Stammen 1-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Strahm 22, P. Maton 4, C. Stammen 3, K. Yates 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Jones RF40000012.271.330.486.816-0.5
K. Marte 2B40000000.254.314.471.7850.0
E. Escobar 3B41111010.274.341.543.8845.5
D. Peralta LF20000020.309.357.524.881-1.0
B. Swihart LF20000010.174.250.362.612-0.5
C. Walker 1B40100010.268.342.512.8540.5
N. Ahmed SS30000001.249.306.399.7050.0
J. Dyson CF30100011.267.371.381.7520.5
J. Murphy C31111002.180.254.426.6806.0
Z. Greinke P10100000.320.370.7201.0901.0
a- A. Avila PH10000010.269.500.5771.077-0.5
M. Andriese P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Greinke in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
I. Kinsler 2B41100001.184.240.338.5782.0
F. Reyes RF40000021.252.292.581.872-1.0
K. Yates P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Machado SS21110100.266.348.452.8004.0
E. Hosmer 1B31121011.279.332.443.7746.5
H. Renfroe LF-RF30000011.230.266.556.821-0.5
T. France 3B30000000.190.246.333.5800.0
M. Margot CF30000000.246.264.339.6030.0
A. Hedges C30100010.181.252.305.5570.5
M. Strahm P00000000.214.214.357.5710.0
a- G. Garcia PH10000000.239.350.358.7080.0
P. Maton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Stammen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- W. Myers PH-LF10000010.226.294.411.705-0.5
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  • a-grounded out for Strahm in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Stammen in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - E. Escobar (11), J. Murphy (4)
  • SH - Z. Greinke (3)
  • RBI - E. Escobar (32), J. Murphy (7)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Murphy
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Jones 2 (2), J. Murphy
BATTING
  • HR - E. Hosmer (7)
  • SH - M. Strahm (2)
  • RBI - M. Machado (25), E. Hosmer 2 (26)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Machado (11), E. Hosmer 2 (12)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - I. Kinsler, H. Renfroe
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Greinke (L, 6-2)7.04331512.890.8713.5
M. Andriese1.00000104.391.243.5
Total8.0433161---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Greinke (L, 6-2)7.0
M. Andriese1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Strahm (W, 2-3)6.04220223.061.1223.0
P. Maton (H, 2)1.01000105.651.332.5
C. Stammen (H, 12)1.00000202.770.924.0
K. Yates (S, 19)1.00000301.171.0011.5
Total9.0522082---
PITCHERSIP
M. Strahm (W, 2-3)6.0
P. Maton (H, 2)1.0
C. Stammen (H, 12)1.0
K. Yates (S, 19)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Greinke 98-67, M. Andriese 13-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Greinke 8-8, M. Andriese 1-1
  • Batters Faced - Z. Greinke 26, M. Andriese 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Strahm 69-49, P. Maton 15-10, C. Stammen 15-11, K. Yates 15-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Strahm 7-9, P. Maton 2-0, C. Stammen 1-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Strahm 22, P. Maton 4, C. Stammen 3, K. Yates 3
  • 6TH INNING
    Hosmer homered to left, Machado scored23
    Machado singled to center, Kinsler scored21
  • 5TH INNING
    Murphy homered to left center20
  • 4TH INNING
    Escobar homered to left10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Kirby Yates pitching
    • E. Escobar: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
    • B. Swihart: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Swihart struck out on foul tip
    • C. Walker: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Craig Stammen relieved Phil Maton
    • Alex Avila hit for Zack Greinke
    • A. Avila: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Avila struck out looking
    • A. Jones: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Marte grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Matt Andriese pitching
    • Wil Myers hit for Craig Stammen
    • W. Myers: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • I. Kinsler: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kinsler grounded out to shortstop
    • F. Reyes: Ball, Ball, Reyes flied out to right
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Phil Maton pitching
    • C. Walker: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Walker singled to left
    • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Ahmed reached on fielder's choice to second, Walker out at second
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Dyson struck out swinging
    • J. Murphy: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Murphy reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Ahmed out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • T. France: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, France grounded out to third
    • M. Margot: Foul, Margot flied out to shallow left
    • A. Hedges: Foul, Strike swinging, Hedges popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • M. Strahm Pitching:
    • K. Marte: Marte lined out to left
    • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Escobar flied out to deep left
    • B. Swihart: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Swihart grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Greg Garcia hit for Matt Strahm
    • G. Garcia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Garcia grounded out to pitcher
    • I. Kinsler: Kinsler singled to shallow left
    • F. Reyes: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Reyes grounded out to pitcher, Kinsler to second
    • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Machado singled to center, Kinsler scored
    • E. Hosmer: Hosmer homered to left, Machado scored
    • H. Renfroe: Renfroe grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Strahm Pitching:
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ahmed grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Dyson grounded out to first
    • J. Murphy: Strike (foul tip), Murphy homered to left center
    • Z. Greinke: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Greinke reached on bunt single to shortstop
    • A. Jones: Jones reached on fielder's choice to third, Greinke out at second
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Blake Swihart in left field
    • T. France: France popped out to first
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Strike looking, Margot lined out to left
    • A. Hedges: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Hedges struck out looking
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • M. Strahm Pitching:
    • K. Marte: Ball, Strike looking, Marte grounded out to third
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Escobar homered to left
    • D. Peralta: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Peralta struck out swinging
    • C. Walker: Strike looking, Walker lined out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • F. Reyes: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
    • M. Machado: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Machado walked
    • E. Hosmer: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hosmer struck out swinging
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Renfroe grounded out to second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • M. Strahm Pitching:
    • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Dyson singled to shallow center
    • J. Murphy: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Murphy lined out to center
    • Z. Greinke: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Greinke hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Dyson to second
    • A. Jones: Strike looking, Jones flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Margot flied out to left
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Hedges singled to center
    • M. Strahm: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strahm hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Hedges to second
    • I. Kinsler: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Kinsler flied out to center
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • M. Strahm Pitching:
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Peralta struck out swinging
    • C. Walker: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Walker lined out to left
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ahmed grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Hosmer grounded out to second
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
    • T. France: Strike looking, France popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • M. Strahm Pitching:
    • A. Jones: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Jones flied out to left
    • K. Marte: Ball, Marte popped out to third
    • E. Escobar: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Escobar lined out to center
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • I. Kinsler: Kinsler grounded out to shortstop
    • F. Reyes: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
    • M. Machado: Machado flied out to deep right
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)