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Pirates 10, Padres 6: Yates deflates in seventh

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Well, that game got bad in a hurry.

MLB: San Diego Padres at Pittsburgh Pirates
Look at that, he hit the @#$&ing bull! Guy gets a free steak!
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The Padres offense had a pretty good night. They put up six runs, with four of them coming off a trio of home runs. But six runs wouldn’t have been enough even if Travis Wood had turned in a quality start. That’s because Kirby Yates suffered the kind of collapse usually reserved for the most epic of Jenga games, retiring just one batter while giving up a half dozen runs.

The Friars got their first run in the fifth on an error from David Freese, and then two more when Carlos Asuaje went yard, hitting a guy in the junk in the process.

The Pirates got two of those back in the bottom half of the inning, but the Friars held the lead. Yangervis Solarte led off the sixth with a homer to make it 4-2, while the Bucs fired back with two more runs to tie things up right after.

It seemed like the Pads had things well in hand when Manuel Margot hit a leadoff shot in the seventh and Asuaje added another run on a bases loaded walk. But then something happened to Yates. After striking out Josh Harrison, he gave up a single, a double, and a home run in order. Then there was a walk, a single, and yet another walk. Andy Green brought in Kyle McGrath to try to mop things up... and he allowed all three inherited runners to score. It was a bad night, but at least it ended at a reasonable hour on the west coast.

Dinelson Lamet will hopefully have a better day tomorrow. First pitch at 4:05 PM.