Alonso, Padres rout AstrosJul 18, 2012 - 6:25 AM
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.
"Well played offensively," San Diego manager Bud Black. "We had some good at- bats, I think we took what Lyles gave us."
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.
"The biggest thing Jordan got off to a good start through those four innings and then he had those four straight hits...then they kind of got to our bullpen a little bit," Houston manager Brad Mills said.
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 Diego.
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.
- HOUSTON: 2
SAN DIEGO: 8
Jul 18 12:45 AM
- Cameron Maybin ground-rule double to left scored Yonder Alonso and Will Venable with two out. Runner on second and Brad Brach due up.
Astros 2, Padres 8 Bot 7, 2 OutsJul 18 12:22 AM
- Yonder Alonso double to center scored Chase Headley with two out. Runner on second and Will Venable due up.
Astros 2, Padres 6 Bot 7, 2 OutsJul 18 12:15 AM
- Alexi Amarista single to left scored Cameron Maybin with one out. On the play, Alexi Amarista tug out trying to advance to second. None on with two outs and Logan Forsythe due up.
Astros 2, Padres 5 Bot 6, 2 OutsJul 18 12:01 AM
- Yasmani Grandal single to center scored Chase Headley with one out. On the play, Mark Kotsay advanced to second. Runners on first and second and Yonder Alonso due up.
Astros 2, Padres 4 Bot 5, 1 OutJul 17 11:41 PM
- Chase Headley double to left scored Logan Forsythe with one out. Runner on second and Mark Kotsay due up.
Astros 2, Padres 3 Bot 5, 1 OutJul 17 11:38 PM
- J.D. Martinez single to left scored Marwin Gonzalez with two out. Runner on first and Brian Bogusevic due up.
Astros 2, Padres 2 Top 3, 2 OutsJul 17 10:48 PM
- Will Venable grounded out pitcher to first. None on with two outs and Cameron Maybin due up.
Astros 1, Padres 2 Bot 2, 2 OutsJul 17 10:40 PM
- Carlos Corporan ground out to second scored Jordan Schafer with two out. None on and Jordan Lyles due up.
Astros 1, Padres 0 Top 2, 2 OutsJul 17 10:32 PM
- HOUSTON: 0
SAN DIEGO: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
Jul 17 10:06 PM
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