Taillon pitches 3-hit ball for 8 innings, Pirates top Padres

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jameson Taillon delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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PITTSBURGH (AP) Rookie Jameson Taillon pitched three-hit ball for eight innings, David Freese drove in two runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Diego Padres 4-0 Thursday.

Taillon (3-2) struck out four and walked two. The Pirates helped him with two double plays.

Neftali Feliz got two outs in the ninth, and also gave up a single and a walk. Tony Watson posted his fourth save by striking out Jabari Blash.

Josh Harrison hit a leadoff double in the first off Christian Friedrich (4-8) and scored on Freese's single.

Freese hit an RBI double in the third and scored on a single by Gregory Polanco.