Stults leads Padres past Pirates
PITTSBURGH –Eric Stults got his first road win of the season, going 6 1/3 innings as the San Diego Padres beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 2-1, Saturday night.
Stults (5-13) gave up one run and seven hits, struck out six and walked none. He entered the game with an 0-9 record away from Petco Park.
The Padres scored both runs in the first inning off Francisco Liriano (3-8). San Diego loaded the bases with no outs and scored on Jedd Gyorko’s RBI single and Yasmani Grandal’s sacrifice fly.
Pittsburgh answered in the home half when Josh Harrison led off with a single, stole second and scored on Russell Martin’s RBI single.
After the first inning Liriano retired the next 17 batters he faced before walking Grandal with two outs in the seventh. He gave up three hits and a walk in seven innings.