Yankees HRs jolt Paddack, Paxton fine in 7-0 win over Padres

NEW YORK (AP) Chris Paddack ran to the mound, eager to make this start. Already a rookie sensation, he savored the moment.

''As a kid, you tell yourself ... bases loaded, two outs, bottom of the ninth inning, Yankee Stadium,'' the San Diego newcomer said. ''Here it is.''

A beautiful thought. The reality was a bit more jarring.

DJ LeMahieu and Luke Voit jolted Paddack with instant home runs, James Paxton pitched four hitless innings in his return from the injured list and the New York Yankees beat the Padres 7-0 Wednesday.

Paddack began the day with a sparkling 1.93 ERA. But the Bronx Bombers quickly showed the 23-year-old why so many visiting pitchers detest Yankee Stadium - and he didn't even get victimized by the short porch in right field.

LeMahieu led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run on an 0-2 pitch and Voit followed with an even longer drive to left. It was the 10th time in franchise history the Yankees began with back-to-back homers.

''The guy pretty much went from high Double-A to the show. I'm sure he's never pitched in New York. So I'm sure he's going to come out (pumped up). He wanted to prove that his first month and a half wasn't anything that (fluky),'' Voit said.

''It's the big leagues, it's hard to pitch here,'' he said.

Gio Urshela also connected off Paddack, Gleyber Torres hit a late homer and Voit added his first big league triple as the Yankees won their eighth straight series.

''I think the guys were excited coming in today, an opportunity to face this guy that's obviously kind of taken the league by storm,'' Yankees manager Aaron Boone said.

Paddack slapped his right hand into his glove when he reached the dugout after the first inning. The Yankees kept making noise, too, when Urshela hit a solo shot in the second.

At that point, Paddack (4-3) had allowed three home runs on only 23 pitches. Scratched from his previous start because of a stiff neck, he was pulled after five innings trailing 4-0.

Paddack said he felt fine and blamed himself for poor pitch selection and execution.

''Beat myself today,'' he said, adding, ''I'll learn from it.''

San Diego didn't get a hit until the sixth when Wil Myers' blooper bounced out of LeMahieu's glove as he drifted out from second base.

Paxton was in complete control. Out for nearly a month because of inflammation in his left knee, he showed no ill effects while striking out seven and walking two in throwing 66 pitches.

''It was really good, seeing him back out there and just pitching so well. He picked up right where he left off,'' Boone said.

This is Paxton's first season with New York, and he previously mentioned he was having a little trouble with the home mound. Boone said groundskeepers were working on a ''fairly subtle'' change to the sticky clay on the landing slope when Paxton pitches, hoping to soften the surface to ease the twist and torque on the lefty's knee.

''I just dug it out a little differently,'' Paxton said.

Chad Green worked the fifth, Adam Ottavino gave up Myers' hit, Jonathan Holder (4-2) went two innings and Nestor Cortes Jr. completed the four-hitter.

Voit hit a sinker liner that got past charging center fielder Manuel Margot in the seventh, and Torres homered one batter later off Adam Warren.

BACK-TO-BACK

The previous time the Yankees opened with consecutive home runs was last July 7 at Toronto when Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge connected off current Yankees pitcher J.A. Happ.

NO PADDED STATS

In his 10th start since making his big league debut this year, Paddack gave season highs in hits (6), earned runs (4) and homers (3). Going in the game, he had allowed only 28 hits - four of them home runs - in 51 1/3 innings.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: The team hopes LHP CC Sabathia (right knee inflammation) can come off the injured list to start Sunday against the Red Sox. ... C Gary Sanchez and OF Aaron Hicks got a regular day of rest.

UP NEXT

Padres: After a day off, San Diego opens a 10-game homestand when LHP Joey Lucchesi (3-3, 4.25 ERA) takes on Miami. He struck out a career-high 11 at Toronto in his last start.

Yankees: LHP J.A. Happ (4-3, 5.09) faces Boston LHP Chris Sale (1-6, 4.19) to begin a four-game series at home. Happ is 8-4 vs. the Red Sox, and pitched into the seventh inning against them in mid-April.

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  • W: J. Holder (4-2)L: C. Paddack (4-3)
  • HR: NYY - D. LeMahieu (5), G. Urshela (3), G. Torres (14), L. Voit (14)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
W. Myers LF40100022.229.314.441.7552.0
F. Reyes DH40000033.246.289.537.827-1.5
M. Machado SS20000201.264.351.433.7832.0
E. Hosmer 1B40100012.297.345.467.8120.5
H. Renfroe RF40100010.250.292.581.8740.5
T. France 3B40000013.238.301.381.682-0.5
I. Kinsler 2B40000002.180.245.347.5920.0
A. Hedges C20000010.198.268.365.633-0.5
a- A. Allen PH-C10100000.200.238.300.5382.0
M. Margot CF20000112.233.261.318.5790.5
C. Paddack P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Warren P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-doubled for Hedges in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. LeMahieu 2B32111212.313.366.441.8078.5
L. Voit DH52211014.262.378.515.8929.5
K. Morales 1B40000003.188.310.250.5600.0
G. Torres SS41221010.288.330.551.8827.5
T. Estrada SS00000000.304.347.565.9120.0
B. Gardner CF30110010.242.320.456.7761.5
C. Frazier RF30000023.270.314.525.8390.0
G. Urshela 3B41111002.331.384.471.8556.0
C. Maybin LF41200011.282.386.380.7666.5
A. Romine C40100022.217.226.277.5030.0
J. Paxton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Green P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Allen (2)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Reyes 2 (2), E. Hosmer 2 (2), I. Kinsler 2 (2), M. Margot
    BATTING
    • 3B - L. Voit
    • HR - D. LeMahieu (5), L. Voit (14), G. Torres (14), G. Urshela (3)
    • SF - B. Gardner (2)
    • RBI - D. LeMahieu (30), L. Voit (38), G. Torres 2 (31), B. Gardner (21), G. Urshela (21)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Voit 3 (3), C. Frazier 2 (2), G. Urshela, A. Romine
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - W. Myers (5)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - C. Maybin 2 (5)
    FIELDING
    • E - A. Hedges (5)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Cortes-Romine-Morales)
    • E - G. Torres (7)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Paddack (L, 4-3)5.06441632.400.822.0
    A. Warren1.14320115.561.54-2.5
    L. Perdomo1.20001205.401.203.0
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Paddack (L, 4-3)5.0
    A. Warren1.1
    L. Perdomo1.2
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Paxton4.00002702.811.1313.5
    C. Green1.000001010.571.893.5
    A. Ottavino1.01000101.371.222.5
    J. Holder (W, 4-2)2.01000104.551.1912.5
    N. Cortes1.02001004.911.640.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Paxton4.0
    C. Green1.0
    A. Ottavino1.0
    J. Holder (W, 4-2)2.0
    N. Cortes1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - C. Paddack (4)
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Paddack 86-61, A. Warren 46-25, L. Perdomo 23-14
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Paddack 6-4, A. Warren 2-1, L. Perdomo 2-1
    • Batters Faced - C. Paddack 24, A. Warren 8, L. Perdomo 6
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Paxton 66-40, C. Green 19-13, A. Ottavino 10-6, J. Holder 23-15, N. Cortes 16-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Paxton 1-4, C. Green 2-1, A. Ottavino 1-1, J. Holder 1-4, N. Cortes 1-1
    • Batters Faced - J. Paxton 14, C. Green 4, A. Ottavino 4, J. Holder 7, N. Cortes 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    W. Myers LF40100022.229.314.441.7552.0
    F. Reyes DH40000033.246.289.537.827-1.5
    M. Machado SS20000201.264.351.433.7832.0
    E. Hosmer 1B40100012.297.345.467.8120.5
    H. Renfroe RF40100010.250.292.581.8740.5
    T. France 3B40000013.238.301.381.682-0.5
    I. Kinsler 2B40000002.180.245.347.5920.0
    A. Hedges C20000010.198.268.365.633-0.5
    a- A. Allen PH-C10100000.200.238.300.5382.0
    M. Margot CF20000112.233.261.318.5790.5
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    • a-doubled for Hedges in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. LeMahieu 2B32111212.313.366.441.8078.5
    L. Voit DH52211014.262.378.515.8929.5
    K. Morales 1B40000003.188.310.250.5600.0
    G. Torres SS41221010.288.330.551.8827.5
    T. Estrada SS00000000.304.347.565.9120.0
    B. Gardner CF30110010.242.320.456.7761.5
    C. Frazier RF30000023.270.314.525.8390.0
    G. Urshela 3B41111002.331.384.471.8556.0
    C. Maybin LF41200011.282.386.380.7666.5
    A. Romine C40100022.217.226.277.5030.0
    J. Paxton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    C. Green P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    J. Holder P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    N. Cortes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Allen (2)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Reyes 2 (2), E. Hosmer 2 (2), I. Kinsler 2 (2), M. Margot
      BATTING
      • 3B - L. Voit
      • HR - D. LeMahieu (5), L. Voit (14), G. Torres (14), G. Urshela (3)
      • SF - B. Gardner (2)
      • RBI - D. LeMahieu (30), L. Voit (38), G. Torres 2 (31), B. Gardner (21), G. Urshela (21)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Voit 3 (3), C. Frazier 2 (2), G. Urshela, A. Romine
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - W. Myers (5)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - C. Maybin 2 (5)
      FIELDING
      • E - A. Hedges (5)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Cortes-Romine-Morales)
      • E - G. Torres (7)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Paddack (L, 4-3)5.06441632.400.822.0
      A. Warren1.14320115.561.54-2.5
      L. Perdomo1.20001205.401.203.0
      Total8.01076294---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Paddack (L, 4-3)5.0
      A. Warren1.1
      L. Perdomo1.2
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Paxton4.00002702.811.1313.5
      C. Green1.000001010.571.893.5
      A. Ottavino1.01000101.371.222.5
      J. Holder (W, 4-2)2.01000104.551.1912.5
      N. Cortes1.02001004.911.640.0
      Total9.04003100---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Paxton4.0
      C. Green1.0
      A. Ottavino1.0
      J. Holder (W, 4-2)2.0
      N. Cortes1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - C. Paddack (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Paddack 86-61, A. Warren 46-25, L. Perdomo 23-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Paddack 6-4, A. Warren 2-1, L. Perdomo 2-1
      • Batters Faced - C. Paddack 24, A. Warren 8, L. Perdomo 6
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Paxton 66-40, C. Green 19-13, A. Ottavino 10-6, J. Holder 23-15, N. Cortes 16-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Paxton 1-4, C. Green 2-1, A. Ottavino 1-1, J. Holder 1-4, N. Cortes 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Paxton 14, C. Green 4, A. Ottavino 4, J. Holder 7, N. Cortes 5
      • 7TH INNING
        Torres homered to left, Voit scored07
      • 6TH INNING
        Maybin scored on catcher Hedges throwing error05
      • 5TH INNING
        Gardner hit sacrifice fly to left, LeMahieu scored04
      • 2ND INNING
        Urshela homered to left03
      • 1ST INNING
        Voit homered to left center02
        LeMahieu homered to left01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Nestor Cortes relieved Jonathan Holder
        • M. Machado: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Machado walked
        • E. Hosmer: Foul, Hosmer singled to center, Machado to second
        • H. Renfroe: Ball, Renfroe singled to shallow left, Machado to third, Hosmer to second
        • T. France: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, France grounded into double play pitcher to catcher to first, Machado out at home, Hosmer to third, Renfroe to second
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Strike looking, Kinsler lined out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Thairo Estrada at shortstop
        • Austin Allen hit for Austin Hedges
        • A. Allen: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Allen doubled to left
        • M. Margot: Ball, Foul, Margot fouled out to first
        • W. Myers: Ball, Myers flied out to deep right, Allen to third
        • F. Reyes: Reyes grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • L. Perdomo Pitching:
        • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Maybin struck out swinging
        • A. Romine: Romine grounded out to shortstop
        • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu walked
        • L. Voit: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Voit struck out looking
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Jonathan Holder relieved Adam Ottavino
        • H. Renfroe: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Renfroe struck out looking
        • T. France: France popped out to second
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Strike looking, Kinsler popped out to second
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Warren Pitching:
        • L. Voit: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Voit tripled to center
        • K. Morales: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Morales grounded out to first
        • G. Torres: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Torres homered to left, Voit scored
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gardner singled to left
        • Luis Perdomo relieved Adam Warren
        • C. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Frazier reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Gardner out at second
        • G. Urshela: Urshela popped out to second
        • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Adam Ottavino relieved Chad Green
        • W. Myers: Myers singled to shallow right
        • F. Reyes: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Myers stole second, Strike looking, Reyes struck out looking
        • M. Machado: Ball, Machado grounded out to second, Myers to third
        • E. Hosmer: Ball, Ball, Hosmer flied out to center
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Adam Warren relieved Chris Paddack
        • G. Urshela: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Urshela lined out to center
        • C. Maybin: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Maybin singled to right center
        • A. Romine: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Maybin stole second, Strike swinging, Romine struck out swinging
        • D. LeMahieu: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Maybin stole third, Maybin scored on catcher Hedges throwing error, Foul, LeMahieu grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
      • 5TH INNING
        • Chad Green relieved James Paxton
        • T. France: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, France fouled out to catcher
        • I. Kinsler: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Kinsler grounded out to third
        • A. Hedges: Strike swinging, Hedges safe at first on shortstop Torres fielding error
        • M. Margot: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Margot struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
        • C. Paddack Pitching:
        • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu walked
        • L. Voit: Ball, Foul, Ball, Voit reached on fielder's choice to second, LeMahieu to second
        • K. Morales: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Morales fouled out to left
        • G. Torres: Torres singled to shallow left, LeMahieu to third, Voit to second
        • B. Gardner: Foul, Gardner hit sacrifice fly to left, LeMahieu scored
        • C. Frazier: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Paxton Pitching:
        • M. Machado: Foul, Ball, Machado grounded out to third
        • E. Hosmer: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Hosmer struck out on foul tip
        • H. Renfroe: Strike swinging, Renfroe popped out to second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Paddack Pitching:
        • C. Frazier: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Frazier hit by pitch
        • G. Urshela: Ball, Urshela lined out to center
        • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Maybin popped out to second
        • A. Romine: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Romine struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Paxton Pitching:
        • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
        • M. Margot: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Margot walked
        • W. Myers: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
        • F. Reyes: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Paddack Pitching:
        • K. Morales: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Morales grounded out to pitcher
        • G. Torres: Torres grounded out to shortstop
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gardner struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Paxton Pitching:
        • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Renfroe lined out to left
        • T. France: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, France struck out swinging
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Kinsler popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Paddack Pitching:
        • C. Frazier: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
        • G. Urshela: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Urshela homered to left
        • C. Maybin: Maybin singled to right center
        • A. Romine: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Romine singled to center, Maybin to second
        • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, LeMahieu struck out looking
        • L. Voit: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Voit grounded out to third
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Paxton Pitching:
        • W. Myers: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
        • F. Reyes: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
        • M. Machado: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Machado walked
        • E. Hosmer: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Hosmer lined out to center
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Paddack Pitching:
        • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Foul, LeMahieu homered to left
        • L. Voit: Strike swinging, Voit homered to left center
        • K. Morales: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Morales grounded out to first
        • G. Torres: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Torres struck out swinging
        • B. Gardner: Gardner grounded out to second
        • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)