replaced Lincoln, and Loretta stroked his second pitch into right-center field, giving San Diego an 8-6 lead.
"I just wanted to stay back, use my hands," White said. "When you try to hit home runs, you usually don't. The first pitch was a fastball down the middle. I was looking to get that one back and he threw it again and I was ready for it."
Lincoln has taken the loss in his last two save opportunities after converting his first three. Williams was traded to Philadelphia on July 20 after notching 25 saves in 30 chances for the Pirates.
"I just left the ball over the plate and (White) crushed it," said Lincoln, who was charged with four runs and three hits in 2/3 inning. "When you walk guys, it's going to cost you.
"I love being out there. It's tough to lose games. I still want to take the ball and still do the things to win games. I'm definitely not going to like losing. The big difference in being the closer and pitching in other innings (is) in the ninth inning, there are no more innings after you give up runs."
Lincoln gave up three runs in the ninth in Sunday's 4-3 loss to St. Louis. Pirates manager
is hoping his pitcher bounces back.
"It was just a bad outing," McClendon said. "Lincoln left balls up in the middle of the plate and they took advantage of what he was pitching. The toughest thing for a closer is not losing, it's learning to come back. Obviously, he's still got to learn and he's got to work on that."
In the bottom of the ninth, Beck gave up
' 19th home run but notched his 13th save in as many opportunities.
Beck was signed as a minor league free agent on June 2. He missed the entire 2002 season after undergoing "
" surgery on October 21, 2001.
"Beck saved us," Padres manager
said. "That's what he does. He's help stabilize our bullpen. We know it's tough looking for a closer. Beck gives us that guy late. He made some great pitches."
(1-2), the fifth San Diego pitcher, tossed a perfect eighth for the victory.
had a two-run homer in the fourth and Kotsay had three hits an RBI for the Padres, who improved to 2-2 on their 10-game road trip.
collected two hits and drove in three runs to move within one hit of 1,000 for his career.
added two hits and two RBI for the Pirates, who have dropped three of their last four since a three-game winning streak.
Nevin's second home run in three games capped a three-run fourth, and Kotsay gave the Padres a 4-0 lead in the fifth with an RBI double.
Pittsburgh went ahead in the sixth by scoring six runs off four pitchers.
scored on a fielder's choice by
before Nunez hit a two-run single and Giles drilled a three-run double.