05/24 21:17 CDT Renfroe hits 3-run HR, Padres top Jays 6-3 for 4th straight
Renfroe hits 3-run HR, Padres top Jays 6-3 for 4th straight
By IAN HARRISON
TORONTO (AP) --- Hunter Renfroe hit a tiebreaking, three-run home run in the
eighth inning, Greg Garcia and Austin Hedges also went deep, and the San Diego
Padres beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 Friday night for their fourth straight
Toronto became the first team to start two players with Hall of Fame fathers
after calling up Cavan Biggio --- son of Craig --- for his big league debut.
Biggio started at second and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was at third.
Renfroe snapped a 3-3 tie by homering on an 0-2 pitch from right-hander Daniel
Hudson (3-2). It was his 12th home run of the season.
Matt Wisler (2-1) got one out for the win and Craig Stammen finished for his
second save in six opportunities.
Freddy Galvis hit a two-run homer and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. had a solo shot, but
Toronto lost its fourth straight. The Blue Jays are 6-16 in May.
Padres left-hander Joey Lucchesi was perfect through four innings, striking out
eight, including six straight.
Lucchesi walked Randal Grichuk on four pitches with one out in the fifth, and
Galvis followed with a homer that bounced off the top of the wall in left, his
seventh. Two pitches later, Gurriel tied it with his first home run of the
season. Gurriel was called up along with Biggio.
Lucchesi allowed three runs and three hits in 6 2/3 innings. He walked one and
struck out a career-high 11.
Blue Jays right-hander Tyler Thornton allowed three runs and four hits in six
innings. He walked three and struck out a career-high 10.
Two of the four hits against Thornton were homers. Hedges opened the scoring
with a solo drive in the third, his fifth, and Eric Hosmer made it 2-0 with a
two-out RBI single.
Garcia made it 3-0 with a leadoff blast in the fifth, his second.
The Padres promoted slugging prospect Josh Naylor, who hit 10 homers in 45
games with Triple-A El Paso this season. Naylor is from Mississauga, Ontario, a
suburb of Toronto. He went 0 for 4.
San Diego won a season-high five straight from April 21 to 27.
Padres: OF Alex Dickerson (right wrist) was placed on the 10-day injured list,
retroactive to May 20. ... Left-hander Aaron Loup (elbow) was transferred to
the 60-day injured list.
Toronto also recalled left LHP Thomas Pannone. The Blue Jays optioned OF Billy
McKinney and INF Richard Urena to Triple-A. Left-handed knuckleballer Ryan
Feierabend was designated for assignment and right-hander Elvis Luciano was
placed on the bereavement list.
Padres: RHP Cal Quantrill (0-2, 5.40) makes his fourth big league start in the
stadium where his father Paul pitched for the Blue Jays from 1996 to 2001.
Blue Jays: RHP Edwin Jackson (0-1, 6.30) makes his third start for Toronto.
He's 1-6 in 16 career games against San Diego.
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