May 19, 2018 / 2:39 AM / 7 months ago

Padres rally to sink Pirates, 3-2

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Franchy Cordero’s RBI single in the sixth held up Friday as San Diego overcame a two-run deficit for a 3-2 win, halting the three-game winning streak of the host Pittsburgh Pirates.

Eric Hosmer doubled ahead of Cordero’s base hit and scored to give the Padres four wins in their past six games.

The teams have split the first two games of a four-game series.

Both starters went six innings.

San Diego’s Tyson Ross (3-3) allowed two runs and five hits, with two strikeouts and four walks. He made 100 pitches and has reached that count in seven of his nine starts.

Brad Hand pitched the final 1 1/3 innings for his 13th save.

Pittsburgh’s Ivan Nova (2-4), who has not picked up a win since April 15 (three losses, three no-decisions), gave up three runs (two earned) and six hits, with four strikeouts and no walks. He has allowed three runs or fewer in 19 of his 21 starts at PNC Park with the Pirates and has pitched at least six innings in 15 of those games.

Pirates center fielder Austin Meadows, making his major league debut with Starling Marte going on the 10-day disabled list because of a right oblique strain, was 2-for-4 with two singles and a stolen base.

The Pirates opened the scoring in the first. Adam Frazier and Gregory Polanco walked with no outs, and Frazier moved to third on Corey Dickerson’s double-play grounder. Josh Bell followed with an RBI double off the wall in left to make it 1-0.

Pittsburgh added a run in the third when Dickerson’s RBI single brought in Frazier, who again had walked and moved to second on a groundout.

The Padres tied it in the fourth. Travis Jankowski led off with a single and stole second. An out later, Hosmer hit an RBI double. Hosmer went to third when Cordero reached on Nova’s fielding error and scored on Raffy Lopez’s groundout to make it 2-2.

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