SAN DIEGO (AP) — Wil Myers hit a two-run home run and 28-year-old rookie Ryan Schimpf hit his first career shot for the San Diego Padres, who held off the New York Yankees 7-6 Friday night.
Colin Rea (5-3) pitched six strong innings for the Padres, who snapped a three-game losing streak and handed the Yankees their fourth loss in six games. The righty held the Yankees to two runs, one earned, and four hits while striking out five and walking one.
The Padres, who traded closer Fernando Rodney to Miami on Thursday, then gave up four runs in the ninth.
After Matt Thornton allowed pinch-hitter Alex Rodriguez’s RBI single that pulled the Yankees to 7-3, Brandon Maurer came on with two on and none out in the ninth. He allowed Didi Gregorius’ RBI double and Aaron Hicks’ RBI groundout before his wild pitch brought in another run. Pinch-hitter Carlos Beltran doubled and advanced on Jacoby Ellsbury’s groundout before Maurer got Brett Gardner to ground out to earn his first save.
Myers, who could be San Diego’s representative in the All-Star Game at Petco Park on July 12, didn’t slow down even though the calendar has turned to July. He had 11 homers, 33 RBIs and 21 extra-base hits in June.
Myers hit an opposite-field shot to right off Nathan Eovaldi in the fifth, his 19th. Travis Jankowski was aboard on a leadoff single.
Schimpf, promoted from Triple-A El Paso on June 14 after playing more than seven seasons in the minors, homered to right-center leading off the second. He hit 15 homers in 51 games at Triple-A before being called up.
New York’s Brian McCann homered with one out in the sixth off Rea, his 13th.
The Padres jumped on Eovaldi for three runs in the first, on an RBI single by Melvin Upton Jr. and Derek Norris’ two-run double.
Jacoby Ellsbury hit an RBI single for the Yankees in the second.
Eovaldi (6-6) allowed six runs and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings, struck out two and walked three.
Yankees: Beltran didn’t start because of a tight right hamstring.
Padres: RHP Erik Johnson was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Wednesday, with a right elbow sprain. Manager Andy Green said Johnson had an MRI but the results weren’t yet available.
Yankees: RHP Ivan Nova (5-5, 5.32) is scheduled to start the middle game of the series Saturday night.
Padres: LHP Drew Pomeranz (7-7, 2.76) is scheduled to start for San Diego.
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