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Cordero, Villanueva, Hedges power Padres past Mets 12-2

San Diego Padres' Franchy Cordero, right, and Christian Villanueva celebrate Cordero's three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game ...
New York Mets starter Jason Vargas delivers a pitch during the first inning of the team' baseball game against the San Diego Padres in San Diego, Satu...
San Diego Padres' Freddy Galvis is welcomed in the dugout after scoring during the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets in San Di...
New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Asdrubal Cabrera during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Sa...

San Diego Padres' Franchy Cordero, right, and Christian Villanueva celebrate Cordero's three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game ...

New York Mets starter Jason Vargas delivers a pitch during the first inning of the team' baseball game against the San Diego Padres in San Diego, Satu...

San Diego Padres' Freddy Galvis is welcomed in the dugout after scoring during the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets in San Di...

New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Asdrubal Cabrera during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Sa...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Franchy Cordero hit a three-run homer estimated at 453 feet, Christian Villanueva had a two-run shot and Austin Hedges drove in a career-high five runs as the San Diego Padres roughed up Jason Vargas and the New York Mets 12-2 on Saturday night.

Rookie lefty Joey Lucchesi (3-1) limited the Mets to four hits in 5 2-3 innings while striking out six and walking two. He exited two batters after surrendering a two-run homer by Yoenis Cespedes that sailed into the Padres' bullpen beyond the fence in center field.

Hedges, the light-hitting catcher, came up big with a two-run single in the third, a two-run double in the fourth and an RBI single in the sixth. He raised his average from .143 to .176.

Vargas (0-1) had a rough season debut five weeks after breaking a bone in his glove hand in spring training. He allowed nine runs and nine hits, four for extra bases, in 3 2-3 innings.

Vargas tied for the major league lead with 18 wins last year with Kansas City.

Villanueva extended his hitting streak to 11 games hit a two-run homer to left-center with one out in the first, his eighth. He was robbed of another two-run shot when Juan Lagares made a nice leaping catch against the fence in left-center.

Cordero homered to right-center with two outs in the fourth to give the Padres a 9-0 lead and chase Vargas. It was his sixth. It was his third homer of more than 450 feet, the most in the big leagues this year.

Manuel Margot hit a two-run triple in the first.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: Wil Myers strained his left oblique on a swinging strike in the fifth, stayed in for one more pitch and then left the game. He was replaced by Matt Szczur.

UP NEXT

Mets: RHP Zack Wheeler (1-1, 4.24) is scheduled to start the series finale. He's 0-1 with a 3.18 ERA in three career starts against the Padres.

Padres: RHP Bryan Mitchell (0-2, 5.76) is still looking for his first win with the Padres. This will be his sixth start, fourth at home.


Updated : 2021-04-22 08:46 GMT+08:00