Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Jedd Gyorko went 3-for-5 with a three-run homer to help lead the San Diego Padres to a 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday.
Tommy Medica added an RBI single and ex-Pirate Ronny Cedeno had three hits and a run scored against his former team.
Eric Stults (9-13) allowed two runs on seven hits while fanning five over five innings to earn his first win since July 14.
Marlon Byrd drove in a pair of runs for the Pirates, who trail the St. Louis Cardinals by a half-game for the top spot in the NL Central. The Cardinals are currently playing the Colorado Rockies.
Despite the loss, Pittsburgh holds a healthy lead for the top NL Wild Card spot.
Jeff Locke (10-6) allowed four runs on seven hits over five innings to absorb the loss.
Pirates outfielder Starling Marte returned to the starting lineup for the first time since suffering a left hand contusion on Aug. 18 and went 1-for-3. He was activated from the DL on Sept. 17, but only appeared as a pinch runner and defensive replacement.