San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Yonder Alonso tallied two hits, including a
two-run homer, to go with three RBI and two runs scored as the San Diego
Padres downed the Houston Astros, 8-2, in the second installment of a four-
Cameron Maybin registered three hits, two RBI and a run scored, while Yasmani
Grandal added a pair of hits, an RBI and a run scored for San Diego, which has
won three of its last four on the heels of a four-game skid.
Ross Ohlendorf (3-0) fanned six and surrendered two runs -- one earned -- on
six hits and one walk in six innings.
Jordan Lyles (2-6) was charged with five runs on 11 hits and two walks in six
innings for Houston, which has dropped 14 of its last 16 contests. Marwin
Gonzalez recorded three hits and scored a run.
With the game tied 2-2 after four, the Padres plated six unanswered runs --
two in the fifth, one in the sixth and three in the seventh -- to seize
control of the contest.
Logan Forsythe slapped a one-out single to right-center and scored when Chase
Headley hammered a double to left in the sixth. Headley came home two batters
later on Grandal's base hit up the middle to make it 4-2 in favor of San
Alexi Amarista smacked an RBI single to left in the sixth, while Alonso's RBI
double to deep center and Maybin's two-run ground-rule double to left made it
8-2 in the seventh.
Earlier, Houston struck first in the second on Carlos Corporan's RBI
groundout, but San Diego retaliated and took the lead in the bottom half on
Alonso's two-run blast to left.
The Astros got the run back in the third on J.D. Martinez's run-scoring base
hit to left.
San Diego was 5-for-9 with runners in scoring position while Houston finished
1-for-6...Alonso's homer was his fourth of the season...Jordan Schafer stole a
base for Houston, giving him 23 on the year.
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