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Friedrich, Padres fall to Pirates 4-0

It was Jankowski's second steal of home this month.

Jankowski's steal came with two outs in the eighth.

Travis Jankowski and the San Diego Padres are turning the straight steal of home into a trademark this season. "Dreaming of the first win, dreaming of playing up here, playing in front of the home fans...that was a pretty special moment for me".

With Ryan Vogelsong (1-2) on the mound, the Pirates committed two errors in the second inning.

Taillon's eight-inning outing matched the longest of his still-short career; he gave up only two hits over eight innings in beating the New York Mets 4-0 on June 14, in his second career start.




Ryan Buchter and Brandon Maurer completed the two-hitter with one ideal inning each.

Freese hit an RBI double in the third and scored on a single by Gregory Polanco. However, Jackson then made quick work of the Pirates, as he struck out Matt Joyce and got Josh Harrison and Starling Marte to ground out.

The Pirates remained 2 1/2 games behind the Miami Marlins for the second NL wild card.

Pirates: C Francisco Cervelli did not play after leaving Wednesday's game with left wrist discomfort. The Pirates held out 1B John Jaso, who bruised and blackened an eye during a collision at the plate Tuesday. Pirates RHP Tyler Glasnow (shoulder) will complete a side session Thursday at PNC Park before throwing 65 or 70 pitches during a rehabilitation start Sunday at Altoona. Noonan was batting.321 with El Paso.

Padres: LHP Christian Friedrich (4-7, 4.76 ERA) will start Thursday in the finale of the three-game series and look to end his five-game losing streak that covers seven starts since June 23. He has not pitched more than five innings in any appearance this season.

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