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PITTSBURGH -- San Diego Padres rookie second baseman Jedd Gyorko invited friends and family to watch him play in Pittsburgh this week, hoping he could do enough to make the hour ride up from Morgantown, W. Fake Yeezys Outlet .Va., worth the trouble. Done. Gyorko had a three-run homer among his three hits and the Padres dropped the Pirates 5-2 on Tuesday night. "Its nice to get that kind of support," Gyorko said. " But I think probably every one of those people have seen me hit a home run at one time or another before, so I dont know if its a big deal to them or not." Maybe, but its a big deal to the Padres, who won for the 10th time in 14 games and put a dent in Pittsburghs pursuit of its first NL Central title. Ronny Cedeno added three hits for San Diego. Eric Stults (9-13) allowed two runs over five innings to pick up his first victory in more than two months. Stults struck out five and walked one to end a string of 10 straight winless starts. Luke Gregerson worked the ninth for his fourth save. "Its definitely good to get one," Stults said. "Its one of those things that maybe itll be a little confidence boost, Ive thrown some games where Ive had some tough luck and others where Ive put in a position to win and it just didnt happen." Andrew McCutchen went 2 for 3 and Marlon Byrd drove in both of Pittsburghs runs but the Pirates continued to have problems with the Padres. Jeff Locke (10-6) struggled with his command, allowing four runs and seven hits in five innings, striking out five and walking three as his second-half struggles reappeared. A night after Andrew Cashners fired the 19th one-hitter in Padres history behind a series of 97 mph fastballs, Stults handcuffed the Pirates with slower stuff. San Diego improved to 30-10 in Pittsburgh since the ballpark opened in 2001 as Stults and his series of slow, slower and slowest offspeed pitches to keep the Pirates off balance. At one point, he retired Pedro Alvarez on a 66 mph changeup and dropped it down to 64 mph to get Josh Harrison to ground meekly to third. It was enough to prevent one of the National Leagues top-hitting teams against left-handers from cashing in Pittsburgh tries to keep pace with St. Louis and Cincinnati in a crowded playoff race. "Everybodys aware of where we are, whats going on," Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle said "At the end of the day, we had a couple of opportunities we didnt maximize on." Locke briefly regained his All-Star form in his last start, when he handcuffed the Chicago Cubs for seven innings to pick up his first win in nearly two months. The good vibes disappeared in the third, when Gyorko took an 89 mph fastball over the middle of the plate and sent it into the bleachers in left field for his 19th homer of the season. The Pirates drew within one in the bottom of the inning thanks to a little help from San Diego right fielder Kyle Blanks, who stumbled trying to track down a sinking line drive by Byrd, allowing two runs to score. Byrd tried to tie the game one batter later when Gaby Sanchezs infield chopper was mishandled by Gyorko at second base. The ball trickled behind Gyorko but Cedeno -- who spent three mostly forgettable seasons in Pittsburgh from 2009-2011 -- picked it up and fired home to throw out Byrd as he attempted to score from second. Pittsburgh would get no closer. Cedeno singled leading off the fifth and came around to score and Pittsburghs offence disappeared against a trio of Cincinnati relievers. The Pirates managed just two base runners over the final four innings, with Cedeno providing a highlight play from deep shortstop against Byrd in the eighth to provide an exclamation point as Pittsburgh stumbled again. "It feels good to come in and contribute," Cedeno said. "That is why they signed me, to help win some ballgames and I feel like Ive been able to do that both with my glove and with my bat." NOTES: Pittsburgh outfielder Starling Marte went 1 for 3 in his first start since suffering a contusion to his right index finger on Aug. 18 ... Pittsburgh C Russell Martin caught his major league-leading 29th base stealer in the ninth when he nailed Will Venable at second ... Padres LHP Cory Luebke will be examined by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Tim Kremchek in Cincinnati later this week. Luebke has been shut down for the season as he attempts to come back from Tommy John surgery in May 2012 ... The series continues on Wednesday when Pittsburghs Charlie Morton (7-4, 3.54 ERA) faces San Diegos Tyson Ross (3-8, 3.29 ERA). Fake Yeezys From China .J. - Pete Carroll is in support of the NFL looking further into whether medicinal marijuana could beneficial for players. Fake Yeezys For Sale . Adam LaRoche will take that. "I like our position in the standings and I like how our team is playing," LaRoche said after Washington swept a day-night doubleheader from the Cubs on Saturday. http://www.fakeyeezysforsale.com/ . 9 Baylor Bears just needed some time to get on track in their first game after the Christmas break.HOUSTON -- The Houston Astros are shuffling manager Bo Porters coaching staff. The Astros said in a statement Tuesday, they are not renewing the contracts of first base coach Dave Clark and bullpen coach Dennis Martinez and are reassigning pitching coach Doug Brocail. Team officials said the 46-year-old Brocail will become a special assistant to general manager Jeff Luhnow and serve as his senior pitching adviser. Broccail had a 24-year pitching career and spent the past two as Astros pitching coach after a half-season in an interim role. Fake Yeezy Boost 350 V3. The 51-year-old Clark spent five seasons on the Astros coaching staff, four as third base coach and the last at first base. Martinez, 58, was a four-time All-Star pitcher. He spent six seasons as a pitching coach in the St. Louis Cardinals system before joining the Astros in 2013. ' ' '

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