Paddack, Padres blank Mets

Hunter Renfroe homered leading off the fifth inning Monday night to break up a scoreless duel between Padres rookie Chris Paddack and New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom, and the host Padres earned a 4-0 win.Paddack (3-1), making his seventh major league start, went a career-long 7 2/3 innings while throwing a career-high 91 pitches. He allowed no runs on four hits and a walk with a career-high 11 strikeouts while lowering his ERA to 1.55.Renfroe, who Sunday afternoon hit the first pinch-hit, walk-off grand slam in Padres history to beat the Dodgers, lined an 0-1 pitch from deGrom 371 feet into the third row of seats in left.Two innings later, the outfielder doubled to put runners at second and third. Ty France’s sacrifice fly gave San Diego a 2-0 lead.Hosmer doubled the margin with a two-run double in the eighth that followed back-to-back, two-out singles by Manuel Margot and Manny Machado off left-handed reliever Justin Wilson.DeGrom (2-4) allowed two runs on four hits and one walk over seven innings. He struck out seven and walked one while throwing 103 pitches.