Renfroe’s HR lifts Padres over Mets

Hunter Renfroe greeted Mets reliever Tyler Bashlor with a tie-breaking homer leading off the seventh after Padres reliever Gerardo Reyes successfully worked his way out of a jam in the top of the inning Wednesday afternoon as the host San Diego Padres scored a 3-2 victory over New York in the rubber match of a three-game series at Petco Park.Renfroe hit a high fly into the left field stands on Bashlor’s second pitch. It was his ninth homer of the season — but his fifth in the last 12 games, all of which have given the Padres a lead.Reyes, who was recalled from Triple-A El Paso earlier Wednesday, entered the seventh with Mets on second and third with one out. He responded by striking out Tomas Nido and Todd Frazier on six pitches — all six swings-and-misses.Reyes (2-0), who worked a perfect 1 2/3 innings, got credit for the win. Bashlor (0-1), who gave the home run and a walk in one inning of work, took the loss. Kirby Yates, who suffered back-to-back losses to the Dodgers over the weekend, picked up his 15th save in as many chances — striking out three in the ninth around an infield single and a walk.The Mets took a 1-0 lead in the first as Jeff McNeil opened the game with a double and scored on Amed Rosario’s single to center.Nido then gave the Mets a 2-1 lead in the top of the second with his first homer of the season off Padres starter Matt Strahm. Eric Hosmer’s sixth homer of the season — and his fifth in his last 17 games — got the Padres within a run in the bottom of the second.

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