MLB: Pittsburgh 4, San Diego 3

May 3, 2011 at 2:04 AM   |   0 comments

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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