Loretta's two-run double in the top of the fourth inning gave the Padres the lead for good, 4-3.
San Diego tacked on three runs in the fifth, building a 7-3 cushion on
's RBI double and a two-run homer by Gary Matthews Jr.
(6-7) recorded his fourth straight win, despite giving up three homers and allowing six runs in five-plus innings.
Four San Diego relievers combined to yield just one run and two hits in the final four innings.
worked around a hit in the ninth to record his 14th save.
in the bullpen has not only solidified the closer's role but the whole bullpen," Loretta said. "People know their role. We now feel that if we have a lead in the seventh, eighth inning, we have a win."
Eaton yielded a three-run shot to
that gave the Pirates a 3-0 lead in the first inning. He was lifted after
hit back-to-back homers in the sixth to pull Pittsburgh within 8-6.
"Eaton didn't have his best stuff, but he battled out there and he just kind of lost it there in the sixth inning," Padres manager
"Those last two runs gave us some cushion," Bochy said. "When you start swinging the bats well, it kind of gets contagious. That's what wins games fo you."
Fogg (6-6) took the loss, yielding four runs and six hits while throwing 97 pitches in just four innings.
"Fogg couldn't protect a lead," Pirates manager
said. "He threw too many pitches. He's got to get to the point where he gets more aggressive."
The righthander blanked San Diego for 2 2/3 innings but gave up a single to Burroughs and an RBI double to Loretta with two outs in the third.
"I thought we had some pretty good at-bats against (Pirates starter Jason) Fogg," Loretta said. "He did throw some pretty good pitches, not too many balls over the plate. The double that I hit for two RBI was kind of a flair that fell in there. Bad luck for him."
Fogg also had a chance to get out of a two-on, two-out jam in the fourth, but he allowed the next four hitters to reach safely. He was fortunate to give up just three runs in the inning, as Loretta was out trying to stretch his double into a triple.