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Wil Myers' 3-steal inning is the first in MLB since 2011

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Padres outfielder Wil Myers became the first player since the Miami Marlins' Dee Gordon in 2011 to swipe second, third and home in an inning -- and the first Padre ever to do so -- in the fourth inning of San Diego's 3-0 home win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Myers' final swipe came when he scored on the back end of a double steal, after Padres catcher Austin Hedges broke from first base. As Hedges was caught in a rundown, Myers headed for the plate and just got his hand in before Cameron Rupp's tag.

"When I was on first base after my walk in the first inning, I noticed on the first pitch he was real slow," Myers said. "I took a chance of going on that first pitch [in the fourth]. And once it got to 3-2 on second, and he hadn't really paid attention to me, I thought it was a good opportunity to get one there. The last one was kind of a botched play that ended up working out."

The Padres stole five bases, taking advantage of the Phillies' shoddy run defense.

"I wasn't really mixing up my holds, I guess, enough," said Phillies right-hander Nick Pivetta, who struck out nine of the first 10 batters and fanned a career-high 11 in five-plus innings. "For the most part, they ran a little bit extra today, and that just was kind of the difference in the baseball game."

Pivetta (4-8) was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley after the game.

Myers, who had been in an 8 for 31 rut, drove in Carlos Asuaje with a single for a 1-0 lead in the fourth. Myers then got active on the bases to give the Padres a 2-0 edge. It was his first three-steal game and gave him a career-high 14 on the season.

The first nine Padres didn't put the ball in play, with Myers reaching on a walk. San Diego struck out a total of 16 times in Wednesday's win.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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