Garrett Jones and Chris Snyder hit two-run homers in the first inning

San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Garrett Jones and Chris Snyder hit two-run homers in the first inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates held on for a 4-3 victory over San Diego in the opener of a three-game series. babyliss perfect curl . The Pirates, behind a good start from James McDonald, snapped a nine-game losing streak against the Padres. San Diego put runners on first and third with two outs in the ninth inning, but Joel Hanrahan got Will Venable on a fielders choice to end the game and get his ninth save. McDonald (2-2) worked five scoreless innings before giving up Jorge Cantus two-run homer in the sixth, his last inning. He yielded just five hits and one walk while striking out five. Xavier Paul had two of Pittsburghs six hits, and the Pirates improved to 6-4 in their last 10 games. They beat San Diego for the first time since September 18, 2009. Jones and Snyder hit their homers off Padres starter Aaron Harang, who took the loss in five innings. Harang (4-2) settled down to yield five hits and two walks while striking out four. This was a tough one, Harang said. We just got to keep going day-by-day. San Diego had a two-game winning streak snapped, falling to 3-8 in its last 11. Jones hooked Harangs 1-1 fastball inside the right-field pole with one out, while Snyder belted a 1-2 fastball over the wall in left field to make it 4-0. I think that whole first inning was big, Snyder said. It definitely gave us some comfort. Meanwhile, McDonald had little trouble setting the Padres down in the first four innings, allowing just three baserunners on two singles and a walk. Brad Hawpe doubled to lead off the fifth and moved to third on a ground out, but he was thrown out at home plate trying to score on Eric Pattersons fly ball to right field. On the play, Jones throw was wide to the third base side, but Snyder fielded it cleanly and reached back into the base path to tag Hawpe as he slid. The Padres finally scored on Cantus two-run blast in the sixth -- he knocked a high 1-1 fastball into the balcony seats above left field -- but they went down in order in the seventh against Jose Veras, who replaced McDonald. Ryan Ludwick hit an RBI single off Chris Resop in the eighth to pull within 4-3. Hanrahan got two quick outs in the ninth, but Nick Hundley reached on a single to center and was replaced by pinch runner Chris Denorfia. Chase Headley grounded a ball into the h*** on the right side that second baseman Neil Walker dove for, but couldnt field cleanly to put runners at the corners. Venable grounded to short on the next pitch, and Ronny Cedeno tossed to second for the force out to end the game. GAME NOTES:Pittsburgh won despite being out-hit, 9-6, and going just 1-for-5 with runners in scoring position...San Diego was 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position and stranded seven players on base. babyliss curl secret pas che . He also was his colleges best basketball player. But at Harvard, a school known more for its GPAs then points per game, that only gets you so far. babyliss curl secret prix . Marc-Olivier Brouillard scored two goals and added two assists to lead the Voltiguers (11-12-2) while Jean-Philippe Mathieu, Olivier Archambault, Tommy Giroux and Jerome Raymond added a goal and an assist each.PHILADELPHIA -- DeSean Jackson is through talking about last season. As he graciously met the media on Thursday to talk about his new contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, the wide receiver was quick to point out that the tumultuous 2011 campaign -- for both the Eagles as well as himself -- is over. "Last year was last year. Regardless of the stats and the numbers I put up, I still felt I wasnt too far off with my average per year and all that," Jackson said. "Even when everyone else can say its a bad year, I was still 40 yards from 1,000. I dont really like to get caught up in that stuff. I still want to go out and play with the edge that Im still the best receiver in the NFL." Jackson agreed to a five-year contract on Wednesday, worth $51 million. This comes after a season in which he held out of training camp because he wanted an extension and let the contract situation affect him. He was deactivated for a game for being late for a team meeting, dropped more passes than usual and his production dropped. He finished with 961 yards and four touchdowns. "I live my life to be prepared for any given situation that it is at any given time. I never thought once that I might be here because Ive always felt confident in my skills and what I can do," Jackson said. "I just really wanted to tighten up and not necessarily prove to everybody but just show them what I can do." The Eagles stumbled out off the gate last season, opening 4-8. miracurl pro babyliss. They rallied with four consecutive wins to close the year, but even in the mediocre NFC East, where the New York Giants won the division at 9-7, the flurry wasnt enough to save Philadelphias season. But it did build some momentum for 2012, and the Eagles have tried to maintain that through the off-season. Earlier this week, Philadelphia signed defensive end Trent Cole to a four-year contract extension through 2017, as well as offensive tackle Todd Herremans to a three-year contract extension through 2016. "Its good to see players stick with the team," Jackson said. "Trents a great player and Todds a great player. Any time you see players like that get extended, its really a great thing. It shows the Eagles front office is appreciative of the players whove been here and weve been through the ups and downs. Thats really the only thing I can take out of that. "I see the future and I see the light at the end of the tunnel, and thats the Super Bowl." Jackson, 25, has career totals of 229 receptions, 4,085 yards and 21 touchdowns in four years as an Eagle after being drafted out of Cal. He also has three rushing scores and a franchise-record four punt return touchdowns, as well. He was named to the Pro Bowl following the 2009 and 2010 seasons, and is one of five players in NFL history to at least 900 yards receiving in each of his four seasons. ' ' '

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