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Updated: Friday, August 1, 2003 3:38 AM EDT
San Diego Padres
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10 16 0
Pittsburgh Pirates
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7 8 0
W Eaton (6-7)
L Fogg (6-6)
S Beck (14)
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PITTSBURGH (Ticker) -- Mark Loretta collected four hits and Ramon Vazquez added three as the San Diego Padres outslugged the Pittsburgh Pirates , 10-7, in the rubber game of their three-game series.

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 Rondell White 's RBI double and a two-run homer by Gary Matthews Jr.

Padres starter Adam Eaton (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.

Rod Beck worked around a hit in the ninth to record his 14th save.

"Having Rod Beck 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 Matt Stairs that gave the Pirates a 3-0 lead in the first inning. He was lifted after Jose Hernandez and Craig Wilson 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 Bruce Bochy said.

The Pirates made it 8-7 on Brian Giles ' RBI single off Mike Matthews in the sixth, but Sean Burroughs provided insurance with a two-run single in the ninth.

"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 Lloyd McClendon 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.

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