Renfroe hits 3-run HR, Padres top Jays 6-3 for 4th straight

TORONTO (AP) When Hunter Renfroe has a chance to give the San Diego Padres a lead, he tends to make the most of the opportunity.

Friday night was no different.

Renfroe hit a tiebreaking, three-run home run in the eighth inning, Greg Garcia and Austin Hedges also went deep, and the Padres beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 for their fourth straight win.

It's the ninth time this season Renfroe has homered to give his team a lead, tying him with teammate Franmil Reyes for second-most in the majors. Only Milwaukee's Christian Yelich (10) has done it more often.

''He loves those situations,'' manager Andy Green said of Renfroe. ''It's been really, really impressive.''

Toronto became the first team to start two players with Hall of Fame fathers after calling up Cavan Biggio - son of Craig - for his big league debut. Biggio started at second and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was at third.

Renfroe snapped a 3-3 tie by homering on an 0-2 pitch from right-hander Daniel Hudson (3-2). It was his 12th home run of the season, the fifth with two strikes.

''He threw two fastballs right down the middle, and I was a little upset at myself for not swinging at them,'' Renfroe said. ''I was able to get my two-strike approach down and battle and able to hit a ball enough on the barrel to get it out.''

Matt Wisler (2-1) got one out for the win and Craig Stammen finished for his second save in six opportunities.

Freddy Galvis hit a two-run homer and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. had a solo shot, but Toronto lost its fourth straight. The Blue Jays are 6-16 in May.

Padres left-hander Joey Lucchesi was perfect through four innings, striking out eight, including six straight.

''I felt locked in,'' Lucchesi said.

Lucchesi has allowed three earned runs or fewer in four straight starts.

''I would have loved to see him get a win today,'' Green said. ''He pitched really well.''

Lucchesi walked Randal Grichuk on four pitches with one out in the fifth, and Galvis followed with a homer that bounced off the top of the wall in left, his seventh. Two pitches later, Gurriel tied it with his first home run of the season. Gurriel was called up along with Biggio.

Biggio went 0 for 3 and struck out twice.

Lucchesi allowed three runs and three hits in 6 2/3 innings. He walked one and struck out a career-high 11.

''He had us off-balance the whole time,'' Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said.

Blue Jays right-hander Tyler Thornton allowed three runs and four hits in six innings. He walked three and struck out a career-high 10.

''My stuff was probably the best it has been all year,'' Thornton said. ''I made two mistake pitches.''

Those mistakes were the two homers Thornton allowed. Hedges opened the scoring with a solo drive in the third, his fifth, and Eric Hosmer made it 2-0 with a two-out RBI single.

Garcia extended the lead to 3-0 with a leadoff blast in the fifth, his second.

The Padres promoted slugging prospect Josh Naylor, who hit 10 homers in 45 games with Triple-A El Paso this season. Naylor is from Mississauga, Ontario, a suburb of Toronto. He went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: OF Alex Dickerson (right wrist) was placed on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to May 20. ... Left-hander Aaron Loup (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list.

JOY OF SIX

Lucchesi is the eighth Padres pitcher to strike out six straight since tracking began in 1974. The last to do it was Andrew Cashner, against Houston on April 29, 2015.

STREAK WATCH

San Diego won a season-high five straight from April 21 to 27.

ROSTER REPORT

Toronto also recalled left LHP Thomas Pannone. The Blue Jays optioned OF Billy McKinney and INF Richard Urena to Triple-A. Left-handed knuckleballer Ryan Feierabend was designated for assignment and right-hander Elvis Luciano was placed on the bereavement list.

UNHAPPY AT HOME

The Blue Jays have lost nine of 11 at home. They're 9-17 overall at Rogers Centre. Toronto entered with an MLB-worst .201 home batting average.

UP NEXT

Padres: RHP Cal Quantrill (0-2, 5.40) makes his fourth big league start in the stadium where his father Paul pitched for the Blue Jays from 1996 to 2001.

Blue Jays: RHP Edwin Jackson (0-1, 6.30) makes his third start for Toronto. He's 1-6 in 16 career games against San Diego.

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  • W: M. Wisler (2-1)L: D. Hudson (3-2)S: C. Stammen (2)
  • HR: SD - A. Hedges (5), G. Garcia (2), H. Renfroe (12), TOR - F. Galvis (7), L. Gurriel (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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G. Garcia 3B41111020.263.360.421.7815.0
a- T. France PH-3B10100000.212.284.379.6632.0
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M. Machado SS21100210.269.354.451.8053.5
E. Hosmer 1B41110012.284.338.442.7802.5
H. Renfroe LF-RF31131122.230.270.568.8398.0
J. Naylor DH40000021.000.000.000.000-1.0
W. Myers CF-LF40000021.222.292.399.690-1.0
I. Kinsler 2B40100000.186.240.343.5832.0
A. Hedges C41111001.195.260.345.6056.0
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C. Stammen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-doubled for G. Garcia in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Drury RF40000020.216.251.389.640-1.0
V. Guerrero 3B40000010.230.302.425.727-0.5
J. Smoak DH30000010.217.371.408.7780.5
R. Tellez 1B40000031.248.307.477.783-1.5
R. Grichuk CF31000111.237.296.421.7171.5
F. Galvis SS31221010.271.305.448.7537.5
L. Gurriel LF31111011.186.255.349.6045.5
C. Biggio 2B30000020.000.000.000.000-1.0
D. Jansen C30000010.179.254.265.519-0.5
T. Thornton P0000-000.667.667.667.000-
D. Law P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Hudson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Pannone P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    BATTING
    • 2B - T. France (3), I. Kinsler (7)
    • HR - G. Garcia (2), H. Renfroe (12), A. Hedges (5)
    • RBI - G. Garcia (8), E. Hosmer (29), H. Renfroe 3 (26), A. Hedges (10)
    • 2-Out RBI - E. Hosmer (13)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Margot, E. Hosmer, H. Renfroe 2 (2), W. Myers
    BATTING
    • HR - F. Galvis (7), L. Gurriel
    • RBI - F. Galvis 2 (21), L. Gurriel (8)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Grichuk, L. Gurriel
    BASERUNNING
    • Picked Off - I. Kinsler (2)
    FIELDING
    • E - D. Hudson
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Lucchesi6.233311124.251.1819.5
    M. Wisler (W, 2-1)0.10000003.501.227.0
    R. Erlin (H, 3)1.00000103.631.163.5
    C. Stammen (S, 2)1.00000102.670.8910.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Lucchesi6.2
    M. Wisler (W, 2-1)0.1
    R. Erlin (H, 3)1.0
    C. Stammen (S, 2)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Thornton6.043331024.421.2716.0
    D. Law1.01000104.911.362.5
    D. Hudson (L, 3-2)1.01321014.181.31-6.0
    T. Pannone1.01000106.561.462.5
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Thornton6.0
    D. Law1.0
    D. Hudson (L, 3-2)1.0
    T. Pannone1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - C. Stammen
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lucchesi 95-66, M. Wisler 4-3, R. Erlin 10-7, C. Stammen 13-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lucchesi 2-7, R. Erlin 2-0
    • Batters Faced - J. Lucchesi 24, M. Wisler, R. Erlin 3, C. Stammen 4
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Thornton 112-62, D. Law 9-6, D. Hudson 28-18, T. Pannone 13-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Thornton 4-4, D. Law 1-0, D. Hudson 2-2, T. Pannone 2-0
    • Batters Faced - T. Thornton 25, D. Law 3, D. Hudson 6, T. Pannone 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    G. Garcia 3B41111020.263.360.421.7815.0
    a- T. France PH-3B10100000.212.284.379.6632.0
    F. Reyes RF31000110.253.299.568.8671.5
    M. Margot CF10000011.238.262.328.590-0.5
    M. Machado SS21100210.269.354.451.8053.5
    E. Hosmer 1B41110012.284.338.442.7802.5
    H. Renfroe LF-RF31131122.230.270.568.8398.0
    J. Naylor DH40000021.000.000.000.000-1.0
    W. Myers CF-LF40000021.222.292.399.690-1.0
    I. Kinsler 2B40100000.186.240.343.5832.0
    A. Hedges C41111001.195.260.345.6056.0
    J. Lucchesi P0000-000.000.067.000.000-
    M. Wisler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    R. Erlin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    C. Stammen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    • a-doubled for G. Garcia in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Drury RF40000020.216.251.389.640-1.0
    V. Guerrero 3B40000010.230.302.425.727-0.5
    J. Smoak DH30000010.217.371.408.7780.5
    R. Tellez 1B40000031.248.307.477.783-1.5
    R. Grichuk CF31000111.237.296.421.7171.5
    F. Galvis SS31221010.271.305.448.7537.5
    L. Gurriel LF31111011.186.255.349.6045.5
    C. Biggio 2B30000020.000.000.000.000-1.0
    D. Jansen C30000010.179.254.265.519-0.5
    T. Thornton P0000-000.667.667.667.000-
    D. Law P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    D. Hudson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    T. Pannone P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    Total3033321133-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - T. France (3), I. Kinsler (7)
      • HR - G. Garcia (2), H. Renfroe (12), A. Hedges (5)
      • RBI - G. Garcia (8), E. Hosmer (29), H. Renfroe 3 (26), A. Hedges (10)
      • 2-Out RBI - E. Hosmer (13)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Margot, E. Hosmer, H. Renfroe 2 (2), W. Myers
      BATTING
      • HR - F. Galvis (7), L. Gurriel
      • RBI - F. Galvis 2 (21), L. Gurriel (8)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Grichuk, L. Gurriel
      BASERUNNING
      • Picked Off - I. Kinsler (2)
      FIELDING
      • E - D. Hudson
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Lucchesi6.233311124.251.1819.5
      M. Wisler (W, 2-1)0.10000003.501.227.0
      R. Erlin (H, 3)1.00000103.631.163.5
      C. Stammen (S, 2)1.00000102.670.8910.5
      Total9.03331132---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Lucchesi6.2
      M. Wisler (W, 2-1)0.1
      R. Erlin (H, 3)1.0
      C. Stammen (S, 2)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Thornton6.043331024.421.2716.0
      D. Law1.01000104.911.362.5
      D. Hudson (L, 3-2)1.01321014.181.31-6.0
      T. Pannone1.01000106.561.462.5
      Total9.07654123---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Thornton6.0
      D. Law1.0
      D. Hudson (L, 3-2)1.0
      T. Pannone1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - C. Stammen
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lucchesi 95-66, M. Wisler 4-3, R. Erlin 10-7, C. Stammen 13-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lucchesi 2-7, R. Erlin 2-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Lucchesi 24, M. Wisler, R. Erlin 3, C. Stammen 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Thornton 112-62, D. Law 9-6, D. Hudson 28-18, T. Pannone 13-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Thornton 4-4, D. Law 1-0, D. Hudson 2-2, T. Pannone 2-0
      • Batters Faced - T. Thornton 25, D. Law 3, D. Hudson 6, T. Pannone 4
      • 8TH INNING
        Renfroe homered to left, Machado and Hosmer scored63
      • 5TH INNING
        Gurriel homered to right center33
        Galvis homered to left center, Grichuk scored32
        Garcia homered to right30
      • 3RD INNING
        Hosmer singled to right, Reyes scored, Machado to third20
        Hedges homered to left10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Thomas Pannone relieved Daniel Hudson
        • I. Kinsler: Foul, Kinsler grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Hedges: Ball, Foul, Hedges grounded out to third
        • Ty France hit for Greg Garcia
        • T. France: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, France doubled to left center
        • M. Margot: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Margot struck out looking
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Craig Stammen relieved Robbie Erlin
        • V. Guerrero: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Guerrero struck out looking
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Smoak hit by pitch
        • R. Tellez: Strike looking, Tellez lined out to third
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Ball, Grichuk fouled out to shortstop
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Daniel Hudson relieved Derek Law
        • F. Reyes: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Reyes grounded out to pitcher
        • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Machado walked
        • E. Hosmer: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Hosmer reached on fielder's choice to center, Machado to third on Hudson throwing error
        • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Renfroe homered to left, Machado and Hosmer scored
        • J. Naylor: Ball, Ball, Naylor popped out to third
        • W. Myers: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Myers flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 8th (3 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • Manuel Margot in center field
        • Robbie Erlin relieved Matt Wisler
        • C. Biggio: Biggio grounded out to second
        • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Jansen struck out looking
        • B. Drury: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Drury grounded out to third
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Derek Law relieved Trent Thornton
        • I. Kinsler: Kinsler doubled to deep right
        • A. Hedges: Strike swinging, Ball, Hedges grounded out to second, Kinsler to third
        • G. Garcia: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kinsler out at third, Kinsler out at home, Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
        • R. Tellez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Tellez struck out swinging
        • R. Grichuk: Grichuk flied out to center
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Galvis singled to right
        • Matt Wisler relieved Joey Lucchesi
        • L. Gurriel: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Gurriel popped out to catcher
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • T. Thornton Pitching:
        • E. Hosmer: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Hosmer struck out looking
        • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Renfroe walked
        • J. Naylor: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Naylor struck out looking
        • W. Myers: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Myers struck out looking
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
        • B. Drury: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Drury grounded out to third
        • V. Guerrero: Ball, Guerrero popped out to first
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smoak flied out to right
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • T. Thornton Pitching:
        • A. Hedges: Ball, Hedges popped out to shortstop
        • G. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Garcia homered to right
        • F. Reyes: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Reyes grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Machado struck out looking
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
        • R. Tellez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Tellez struck out swinging
        • R. Grichuk: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Grichuk walked
        • F. Galvis: Strike swinging, Foul, Galvis homered to left center, Grichuk scored
        • L. Gurriel: Strike looking, Gurriel homered to right center
        • C. Biggio: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Biggio struck out swinging
        • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Jansen grounded out to third
        • End of the 5th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • T. Thornton Pitching:
        • J. Naylor: Strike looking, Ball, Naylor flied out to deep left
        • W. Myers: Myers grounded out to third
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Kinsler grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
        • B. Drury: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Drury struck out looking
        • V. Guerrero: Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Guerrero flied out to deep right
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Smoak flied out to center
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • T. Thornton Pitching:
        • I. Kinsler: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Kinsler popped out to first
        • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Hedges homered to left
        • G. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Garcia grounded out to shortstop
        • F. Reyes: Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Reyes walked
        • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Machado singled to right center, Reyes to second
        • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hosmer singled to right, Reyes scored, Machado to third
        • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
        • L. Gurriel: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Gurriel struck out looking
        • C. Biggio: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Biggio struck out looking
        • D. Jansen: Jansen flied out to deep right
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • T. Thornton Pitching:
        • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Renfroe struck out looking
        • J. Naylor: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Naylor struck out swinging
        • W. Myers: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Myers struck out looking
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
        • R. Tellez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Tellez struck out swinging
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Galvis struck out looking
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • T. Thornton Pitching:
        • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Garcia struck out looking
        • F. Reyes: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
        • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Machado walked
        • E. Hosmer: Ball, Ball, Hosmer fouled out to left
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
        • B. Drury: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Drury struck out looking
        • V. Guerrero: Guerrero lined out to center
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)