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MLB: San Diego 6, Pittsburgh 5

May 4, 2011 at 1:31 AM   |   Comments

SAN DIEGO, May 4 (UPI) -- Rob Johnson drove in the deciding run with a solo home run in the eighth inning Tuesday and the San Diego Padres beat Pittsburgh 6-5.

Johnson's first homer of the season was one of three for the usually power-starved Padres, who also had unlikely round-trippers from starting pitcher Mat Latos and Eric Patterson, who came off the bench hitting .067.

The game was the first multi-homer game of the season for the Padres. Latos' solo homer in the third inning was the first home run ever hit by a San Diego pitcher in Petco Park.

Mike Adams (1-0) was the winner in relief of Latos, who gave up two runs on five hits in six innings. Heath Bell tied a team record set by Trevor Hoffman with his 41st consecutive save.

Joe Beimel (0-1) took the loss for Pittsburgh and was also hung with a blown save.

Andrew McCutcheon and Neil Walker drove in two runs apiece for the Pirates, who scored three runs in the seventh inning to take a 5-3 lead but could not keep the Padres off the board.

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