SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Padres finally had a high-scoring
game at Petco Park.
The Padres struggled offensively last year in their first season
at their new ballpark. San Diego averaged 5.4 runs on the road, but
just 4.1 at home. They totaled only three runs in their first two
games at Petco Park this season.
"It's good for the club to be swinging the bats like that,"
Padres manager Bruce Bochy said. "We got a huge day from Nady. He
has been swinging the bat well."
After a poor performance in his first start, Woody Williams
(1-0) limited the Pirates to three runs and five hits with six
strikeouts in six innings.
"Williams put his fastball in a good spot," Pittsburgh's Matt
Lawton said. "He threw his offspeed stuff for strikes."
Nady had a three-run homer, a triple and two singles for his
first career four-hit game.
"I hit it well, but you never know in this ballpark," Nady
said of his home run.
Lawton had two hits and three RBI to lead the Pirates.
San Diego trailed 3-2 before taking the lead for good on Phil
Nevin's three-run homer in the fifth inning. Mark Loretta, who had
three hits, and Brian Giles walked to open the inning before Nevin
hit a 403-foot shot to center field off Pirates starter Oliver
"We got a big blow from Nevin, he crushed it," Bochy said.
Nady hit a run-scoring triple and scored on a sacrifice fly in
the seventh, and added his homer in the eighth. Loretta reached
base five times -- including two walks, two singles and a triple.
"We know we can score runs here, we just have to execute,"
Perez, who has an 11.00 ERA after two starts, walked five and
struck out four in four-plus innings.
"Right now, Oliver is just not sharp," Pirates manager Lloyd
McClendon said. "When you pitch behind like he did, it's going to
The Pirates got a run in the third on an RBI double by Lawton.
San Diego tied the score in the bottom of the inning on Brian
Giles' double-play grounder, and took the lead in the fourth on
Williams' RBI single.
"The hitting part is lucky. The reason I am here is to pitch
and I still have got to make better pitches," Williams said. "I
was fortunate. I threw a lot of pitches that were hittable that
"Matt came up big," McClendon said. "When you have two-out
RBI like he did twice tonight, you expect to win."
Pirates center fielder Jason Bay had a throwing error in the
fourth inning, the first by the Pirates in the last 37 innings. ...
Loretta also stole his first base of the season. He received the
Silver Slugger award before the game for the top batting average in
the National League for second basemen in 2004.