SAN DIEGO, May 3 (UPI) -- Garrett Jones
and Chris Snyder
each hit a two-run home run in the first inning Monday and the Pittsburgh Pirates hung on for a 4-3 win over San Diego.
James McDonald (2-2) made the lead hold up for the Pirates, limiting San Diego to two runs on five hits, walking one and fanning five in six innings.
Chris Resop yielded a run on Ryan Ludwick's RBI single in the eighth, allowing the Padres to pull to within one, but then induced Cameron Maybin to end the scoring threat with a groundout.
Joel Hanrahan gave up a pair of hits in the ninth but managed his ninth save when he got Will Venable on a grounder to end the game and preserve the Bucs' win in the first of a three-game set.
Aaron Harang (4-2) absorbed the loss, surrendering four runs on five hits over five innings.
Jorge Cantu smacked a two-run homer for the Padres.
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