Lauer throws 7 impressive innings, Padres beat D'backs 5-2

SAN DIEGO (AP) With Greg Garcia having a big day for his hometown team, the San Diego Padres' offense jumped on Arizona early and helped left-hander Eric Lauer win for the first time in seven starts.

Garcia had three hits, scored twice and drove in a run while Lauer pitched seven strong innings as the Padres beat the Diamondbacks 5-2 Wednesday for a three-game sweep.

While the Padres needed sixth-inning rallies in winning the first two games of the series, they jumped on rookie Merrill Kelly early, which allowed Lauer to go a season-high seven innings.

''We weren't in desperate need to see him do that, but if the offense gives the starting pitcher a cushion it's a lot easier to give him some leash to pitch,'' manager Andy Green said. ''Our offense did that today so you could roll with Eric through the seventh even if the matchup's not the most ideal matchup in the world.''

Lauer (3-4) held the Diamondbacks to one run and four hits, struck out seven and walked none to win for the first time since April 8 at San Francisco. Since then he had three losses and three no-decisions. He allowed Eduardo Escobar's RBI double in the sixth before striking out the side in the seventh.

''That's exactly what every starter wants,'' Lauer said of the big early lead. ''You want to pitch with the lead, you want to go out there and be comfortable, knowing that your guys are behind you scoring runs for you.''

Kirby Yates got the final three outs for his major league-leading 20th save after Adam Warren allowed a run.

Eric Hosmer had a big two-run hit for the second game in a row, this time a single off rookie Merrill Kelly in the three-run first that gave Lauer all the support he needed. Garcia was aboard on a leadoff single. Rookie Ty France doubled in Hosmer.

Hosmer hit a two-run homer off Zack Greinke to help the Padres to a 3-2 victory Tuesday night.

Garcia also doubled in the second and scored on Manny Machado's sacrifice fly, and hit an RBI single in the third during a brief downpour that sent fans scurrying for cover.

''We have a great pitching staff and to give Eric some early runs was great,'' Garcia said. ''We just kind of cruised from there and we just tried to keep adding on.

''More importantly it was just a good day for the Padres. The fact I'm from here is just kind of icing on the cake,'' he said. ''First and foremost, winning for the Padres is the best thing ever.''

Garcia went to Valhalla High in suburban El Cajon and is the grandson of the late Dave Garcia, who was a coach on the Padres' staff in the 1970s and later managed the Angels and Indians. He was claimed off waivers from St. Louis on Nov. 6.

Lauer appreciated Garcia's big game.

''It's awesome,'' the lefty said. ''It's got to be great for him, too, to do it in front of his hometown and fans.''

The Padres roughed up Kelly (4-5) for four runs and five hits in 1 2/3 innings. He walked four and struck out none.

''I think we got clipped early,'' manager Torey Lovullo said. ''I thought Merrill just got jumped. He didn't get a chance to get into a really good rhythm and we were playing catch-up from the very beginning. We were fairly dormant for a couple of innings there. I thought the tone was definitely set in the first couple of innings.''

Said Kelly: ''I just didn't do my job. Coming off of some losses in a row it would have been big to get a nice quality start out of me today, and I just wasn't able to do that. Pretty much everything was off today.''

Kelly beat the Padres 10-3 here on April 1.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Diamondbacks: Lovullo said INF Wilmer Flores has a small fracture on the top of his right foot. He was placed on the injured list on Tuesday after being hit with a pitch on Sunday.

Padres: Green said he doesn't expect rookie SS Fernando Tatis Jr. to rejoin the team on its forthcoming road trip. Tatis has been out since straining his left hamstring on April 28.

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks: LHP Robbie Ray (3-1, 3.25) is scheduled to start Friday night in the opener of a three-game series at San Francisco.

Padres: LHP Joey Lucchesi (3-3, 4.28) is scheduled to start the opener of a three-game series at Toronto on Friday. The Blue Jays are expected to start RHP Trent Thornton (1-4, 4.41).

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  • W: E. Lauer (3-4)L: M. Kelly (4-5)S: K. Yates (20)
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C. Walker 1B40000021.262.335.500.835-1.0
A. Avila C10000000.259.500.5561.0561.0
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J. Sherfy P10000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
C. Kelly C20000010.247.330.494.823-0.5
  • a-struck out for McFarland in the 7th
  • b-flied out for Lopez in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
G. Garcia 2B52310001.264.365.389.7547.0
F. Reyes RF41200111.258.301.579.8793.5
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E. Hosmer 1B31220111.285.340.446.7865.5
W. Myers LF30100101.228.299.409.7081.0
T. France 3B20110103.200.274.354.6284.0
M. Margot CF30000112.240.264.331.5950.5
A. Hedges C41200012.193.261.321.5823.5
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  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Wingenter in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Marte (11), E. Escobar (12)
  • RBI - E. Escobar 2 (34)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Escobar (8)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Jones, J. Dyson, B. Swihart
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Garcia (6), T. France (2), A. Hedges (2)
  • SF - M. Machado (2)
  • SH - E. Lauer (3)
  • RBI - G. Garcia (7), M. Machado (26), E. Hosmer 2 (28), T. France (9)
  • 2-Out RBI - G. Garcia (3), T. France (3)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Reyes, M. Machado 2 (2), T. France 3 (3), M. Margot, A. Hedges 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - M. Machado, W. Myers (3), T. France
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - K. Marte
  • DP - (Kelly-Vargas)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Hosmer-Machado)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Kelly (L, 4-5)1.25444004.751.55-15.0
J. Sherfy2.15111001.081.44-1.0
T. McFarland2.01000403.861.297.0
Y. Hirano1.00000105.091.423.5
Y. Lopez1.01000000.950.892.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Kelly (L, 4-5)1.2
J. Sherfy2.1
T. McFarland2.0
Y. Hirano1.0
Y. Lopez1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
E. Lauer (W, 3-4)7.04110704.731.3129.5
T. Wingenter1.00000102.701.023.5
A. Warren0.02110003.981.33-3.0
K. Yates (S, 20)1.00000101.130.9610.5
PITCHERSIP
E. Lauer (W, 3-4)7.0
T. Wingenter1.0
A. Warren0.0
K. Yates (S, 20)1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - Y. Hirano (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Kelly 63-33, J. Sherfy 37-22, T. McFarland 24-19, Y. Hirano 17-10, Y. Lopez 16-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Sherfy 3-2, T. McFarland 1-0, Y. Hirano 1-0, Y. Lopez 3-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Kelly 14, J. Sherfy 11, T. McFarland 6, Y. Hirano 3, Y. Lopez 4
PITCHING
  • HBP - E. Lauer
  • Pitches-Strikes - E. Lauer 100-69, T. Wingenter 11-8, A. Warren 6-5, K. Yates 10-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Lauer 9-4
  • Batters Faced - E. Lauer 25, T. Wingenter 3, A. Warren 2, K. Yates 3
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A. Jones RF40000012.265.323.476.799-0.5
C. Walker 1B40000021.262.335.500.835-1.0
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  • a-struck out for McFarland in the 7th
  • b-flied out for Lopez in the 9th
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F. Reyes RF41200111.258.301.579.8793.5
A. Warren P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Yates P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Machado SS30110004.267.346.450.7961.0
E. Hosmer 1B31220111.285.340.446.7865.5
W. Myers LF30100101.228.299.409.7081.0
T. France 3B20110103.200.274.354.6284.0
M. Margot CF30000112.240.264.331.5950.5
A. Hedges C41200012.193.261.321.5823.5
E. Lauer P20000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
T. Wingenter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Wingenter in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Marte (11), E. Escobar (12)
  • RBI - E. Escobar 2 (34)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Escobar (8)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Jones, J. Dyson, B. Swihart
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Garcia (6), T. France (2), A. Hedges (2)
  • SF - M. Machado (2)
  • SH - E. Lauer (3)
  • RBI - G. Garcia (7), M. Machado (26), E. Hosmer 2 (28), T. France (9)
  • 2-Out RBI - G. Garcia (3), T. France (3)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Reyes, M. Machado 2 (2), T. France 3 (3), M. Margot, A. Hedges 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - M. Machado, W. Myers (3), T. France
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - K. Marte
  • DP - (Kelly-Vargas)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Hosmer-Machado)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Kelly (L, 4-5)1.25444004.751.55-15.0
J. Sherfy2.15111001.081.44-1.0
T. McFarland2.01000403.861.297.0
Y. Hirano1.00000105.091.423.5
Y. Lopez1.01000000.950.892.0
Total8.01255550---
PITCHERSIP
M. Kelly (L, 4-5)1.2
J. Sherfy2.1
T. McFarland2.0
Y. Hirano1.0
Y. Lopez1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
E. Lauer (W, 3-4)7.04110704.731.3129.5
T. Wingenter1.00000102.701.023.5
A. Warren0.02110003.981.33-3.0
K. Yates (S, 20)1.00000101.130.9610.5
Total9.0622090---
PITCHERSIP
E. Lauer (W, 3-4)7.0
T. Wingenter1.0
A. Warren0.0
K. Yates (S, 20)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - Y. Hirano (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Kelly 63-33, J. Sherfy 37-22, T. McFarland 24-19, Y. Hirano 17-10, Y. Lopez 16-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Sherfy 3-2, T. McFarland 1-0, Y. Hirano 1-0, Y. Lopez 3-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Kelly 14, J. Sherfy 11, T. McFarland 6, Y. Hirano 3, Y. Lopez 4
PITCHING
  • HBP - E. Lauer
  • Pitches-Strikes - E. Lauer 100-69, T. Wingenter 11-8, A. Warren 6-5, K. Yates 10-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Lauer 9-4
  • Batters Faced - E. Lauer 25, T. Wingenter 3, A. Warren 2, K. Yates 3
  • 9TH INNING
    Escobar singled to shallow left, Marte scored25
  • 6TH INNING
    Escobar doubled to deep left, Marte scored15
  • 3RD INNING
    Garcia singled to left, Hedges scored05
  • 2ND INNING
    Machado hit sacrifice fly to center, Garcia scored04
  • 1ST INNING
    France doubled to deep left, Hosmer scored03
    Hosmer singled to shallow right, Garcia and Reyes scored02
  • 9TH INNING
    • Adam Warren pitching
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Foul, Marte doubled to deep center
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Strike looking, Escobar singled to shallow left, Marte scored
    • Kirby Yates relieved Adam Warren
    • A. Jones: Foul, Jones flied out to deep center
    • C. Walker: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Walker struck out on foul tip
    • Jarrod Dyson hit for Yoan Lopez
    • J. Dyson: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Dyson flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Trey Wingenter relieved Eric Lauer
    • B. Swihart: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Swihart struck out on foul tip
    • C. Kelly: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Kelly lined out to shortstop
    • I. Vargas: Ball, Vargas fouled out to left
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Yoan Lopez relieved Yoshihisa Hirano
    • A. Hedges: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Hedges doubled to deep left
    • Hunter Renfroe hit for Trey Wingenter
    • H. Renfroe: Renfroe reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Hedges out at third
    • G. Garcia: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Garcia reached on fielder's choice to second, Renfroe out at second
    • F. Reyes: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Reyes reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Garcia out at second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • E. Lauer Pitching:
    • C. Walker: Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Walker struck out on foul tip
    • John Ryan Murphy hit for T.J. McFarland
    • J. Murphy: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Ahmed struck out looking
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Yoshihisa Hirano pitching
    • W. Myers: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Myers grounded out to third
    • T. France: Ball, France hit by pitch
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, France caught stealing second, catcher to second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • E. Lauer Pitching:
    • C. Kelly: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Kelly struck out swinging
    • I. Vargas: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Vargas grounded out to third
    • K. Marte: Marte singled to deep left
    • E. Escobar: Escobar doubled to deep left, Marte scored
    • A. Jones: Strike looking, Jones grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. McFarland Pitching:
    • F. Reyes: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Reyes struck out looking
    • M. Machado: Ball, Machado singled to center
    • E. Hosmer: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Hosmer struck out swinging
    • W. Myers: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Machado caught stealing second, catcher to second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • E. Lauer Pitching:
    • C. Walker: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Walker grounded out to third
    • A. Avila: Ball, Foul, Ball, Avila hit by pitch
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ahmed struck out looking
    • B. Swihart: Swihart lined out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T.J. McFarland pitching
    • Carson Kelly catching
    • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
    • E. Lauer: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Lauer struck out looking
    • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Garcia grounded out to first
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • E. Lauer Pitching:
    • K. Marte: Ball, Marte flied out to deep center
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Strike looking, Escobar grounded out to third
    • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Sherfy Pitching:
    • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hosmer singled to right center, Hosmer out at second
    • W. Myers: Ball, Myers singled to center
    • T. France: Ball, Ball, Ball, Myers caught stealing second, catcher to second, Ball, France walked
    • M. Margot: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Margot reached on fielder's choice to third, France out at second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • E. Lauer Pitching:
    • N. Ahmed: Ahmed singled to center
    • B. Swihart: Ball, Swihart singled to center, Ahmed to second
    • J. Sherfy: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Sherfy struck out swinging
    • I. Vargas: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Vargas grounded into double play first to shortstop, Swihart out at second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Sherfy Pitching:
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Margot popped out to shortstop
    • A. Hedges: Foul, Strike swinging, Hedges singled to shallow left
    • E. Lauer: Lauer hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Hedges to second
    • G. Garcia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Garcia singled to left, Hedges scored
    • F. Reyes: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Reyes singled to center, Garcia to second
    • M. Machado: Ball, Machado fouled out to third
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • E. Lauer Pitching:
    • A. Jones: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Jones grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Walker: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Walker flied out to center
    • A. Avila: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Avila grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • E. Lauer: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Lauer flied out to left
    • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Garcia doubled to left
    • F. Reyes: Foul, Reyes reached on an infield single to pitcher, Garcia to third
    • M. Machado: Ball, Foul, Ball, Machado hit sacrifice fly to center, Garcia scored
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hosmer walked, Reyes to second
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Myers walked, Reyes to third, Hosmer to second
    • Jimmie Sherfy relieved Merrill Kelly
    • T. France: Strike looking, Foul, France grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • E. Lauer Pitching:
    • I. Vargas: Ball, Vargas grounded out to third
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Marte grounded out to pitcher
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Escobar flied out to left
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Garcia singled to center
    • F. Reyes: Ball, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Reyes walked, Garcia to second
    • M. Machado: Strike looking, Machado flied out to deep center, Garcia to third, Reyes to second
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Ball, Hosmer singled to shallow right, Garcia and Reyes scored
    • W. Myers: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Myers flied out to deep left
    • T. France: Ball, Foul, Ball, France doubled to deep left, Hosmer scored
    • M. Margot: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Margot walked
    • A. Hedges: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Hedges flied out to left
    • End of the 1st (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)