facebook
twitter
search
search

MLB: San Diego 5, Pittsburgh 2

Sept. 17, 2013 at 11:55 PM

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Jed Gyorko clouted a three-run homer Tuesday and the San Diego Padres rode his blast to a 5-2 victory over pennant-contending Pittsburgh.

Gyorko's 393-foot shot to left field with Chris Denorfia and Wil Venable abroad gave San Diego a lead it wouldn't relinquish, and the Padres went on to take a second straight from the Pirates.

The San Diego second-baseman finished 3-for-5 with two runs scored while Ronny Cedeno chipped in with three hits for the Padres.

Eric Stults (9-13) went five innings to notch the win, allowing two runs on seven hits.

Tim Stauffer and Nick Vincent combined for three scoreless relief innings and Luke Gregerson nailed down the win with his fourth save.

Pirates starter Jeff Locke (10-6) surrendered four runs on seven hits in a five-inning stint.

Marlon Byrd drove in both runs for Pittsburgh, which came into the contest tied with St. Louis atop the National League Central.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
SB50: Denver Broncos face tough call at QB in 2016
Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend claims he hit her
NFLPA hopes to have independent arbitration for player discipline next season
Watch every star-studded Super Bowl commercial of 2016
Group recreates 'Mario Kart' video game at UK mall