July 23, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Clayton Richard (33) pitches the ball against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at AT

Padres Pounded In San Francisco

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The Padres opened up their series by the Bay on a sour note, losing to the San Francisco Giants, 7-1.

The Giants put the game away early, scoring four runs in the first inning off of Padres starter Clayton Richard. The 2-4 hitters of the Giants were especially hard on Richard, as they went 9-12, including four RBI’s from Buster Posey.

The Padres managed only four hits in the game, scored their only run of the game in the fourth inning, when Yonder Alonso drove in Mark Kotsay with a sacrifice fly.

The Giants put the Padres away in the fifth, when Buster Posey took Clayton Richard deep. It was a rough outing for Richard, as he gave up seven earned runs in his five innings of work. Richard took the loss in the game, and his record fell to 7-11.

Padres sparkplug Alexi Amarista left the game in the fifth with a jammed thumb. His status has not been released, but hopefully the diminutive Padre will avoid the disabled list. Yasmani Grandal had 2 hits in the game for the Padres, raising his average to .299 on the year.

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Tags: Alexi Amarista Clayton Richard Mark Kotsay Yasmani Grandal Yonder Alonso

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