Jedd Gyorko hit a three-run homer before his "hometown" fans Tuesday night to lead the Padres to a 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The win was the Padres third straight and fourth in five games against playoff-bound teams while on a 10-game road trip. The Padres second win in as many games in Pittsburgh improved their record at PNC Park to 30-10 since the Pirates opened the ballpark in 2001. The Padres have won 14 of their last 15 games in Pittsburgh. Gyorko who has a number of friends and family visiting Pittsburgh from Morgantown W.Va. followed singles by Chris Denorfia and Will Venable -- a perfectly placed bunt up the first-base line -- in the third with a drive into the left field stands off Pirates starter Jeff Locke. The rookie second baseman’s 19th homer of the season gave the Padres a 3-0 lead. Although the Pirates scored two in the bottom of the third off Padres starter Eric Stults the Padres scored single runs in the fourth and seventh.
Padres again beat Pirates at PNC, 5-2
San Diego Union-Tribune | Sep 18