Beimel took the loss in relief.
San Diego's bats awoke somewhat. The Padres got three solo homers from players who had yet to homer in 2011 in beating Pittsburgh 6-5.
The Pirates drew first blood off of Mat Latos. Andrew McCutchen drew a walk to lead off the game. Xavier Paul's bunt went for a single. One out later, Neil Walker doubled them both in. Latos would not be scored on again and went six innings. He benefited from three double plays turned behind him.
Latos' bat got one run back. He led off the third inning against Jeff Karstens with a drive to left. Eric Patterson, who replaced Orlando Hudson in the first after the O-Dog strained his hamstring running out a double in the fist, homered with no one on and one out to tie the score at two each. Ryan Ludwick doubled and Camer...
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