Curtis Granderson returned to the Mets starting lineup and immediately provided their offense with a much-needed lift, and Carlos Torres pitched four innings in relief of Daisuke Matsuzaka, who left after just one inning with a severe upset stomach in the Mets' 3-1 win Sunday over the Padres in front of a Father's Day crowd of 38,987.

Granderson hadn't started the previous three games because of a sore calf, but batting leadoff and starting in center field Sunday, he blasted the second pitch he saw into the Pepsi Porch in right field to put the Mets (31-38) up 1-0. It was the Mets' first leadoff home run of the season and the 25th of Granderson's career. He finished 2-for-3 with two walks.

After the homer, Daniel Murphy doubled and David Wright walked, setting up Bobby Abreu's RBI double to right, doubling the lead.

Matsuzaka received a visit from Terry Collins and a trainer after walking Seth Smith in the first inning. He appeared to be in some discomfort walking to the dugout after finishing the inning, but he couldn't continue. Collins mentioned before the game that he hoped Matsuzaka could pitch seven innings to help save the taxed bullpen.