SAN DIEGO (AP) Mark McGwire managed in a regular-season game for the first time after San Diego Padres skipper Andy Green was ejected in the third inning against Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.
Green was tossed for arguing after a sequence in which Andrew McCutchen was awarded home on a balk by Colin Rea, and then the umpires twice reversed their call, eventually giving the Pirates the run. McGwire came out to lead Green off the field.
McGwire, baseball's one-time single-season home run king, was hired as Green's bench coach in December.
In the fourth inning, McGwire challenged a call that Gregory Polanco was safe at home, and won.
McGwire managed three games during spring training, all losses, when the rest of the squad went to Mexico City for two games against Houston.