San Diego, California
Things got off to a very rocky start for Quantrill and the Padres as the Pirates plated four runs in the first inning after Josh Bell singled in a run and Colin Moran opened it up with a three-run shot, making it 4-0 after one inning.
Quantrill was able to settle down and limit any additional damage until the fifth inning when he allowed a fifth run to cross the plate. All in all, Quantrill pitched five innings with five earned runs on eight hits, two walks, and two strikeouts.
Musgrove had a no-hitter going against San Diego until Eric Hosmer singled in the fifth inning.
Hosmer reached on an error ahead of Hunter Renfroe, who sent a ball 423 feet into the bullpen over the left-center wall for a three-run homer, cutting the Pittsburgh lead to one.
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In the eighth inning, the Pirates were able to get a run back with a Moran RBI single off of Robbie Erlin. Erlin pitched 2 2/3 innings, allowing one run and striking out three.
Craig Stammen and Brad Wieck pitched 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief after the Pirates made it 6-4. Against All-Star closer Felipe Vazquez, the Padres were able to get the tying run at the plate after Renfroe’s single with two outs. The next batter, Austin Hedges, struck out swinging to end the game as the Pirates won 6-4.
The Padres dropped the four-game series with their third straight loss and fell below .500 for the first time all season, at 23-24. They now host the Arizona Diamondbacks for three games to round out the homestand.