Padres Play Spoiler, Sweep Giants

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The Padres shut out the Giants in Friday’s 5-0 win. Odrisamer Despaigne out-pitched the veteran Tim Hudson. Despaigne finished with 7 shutout innings while striking out 6 and only walking one. The Padres got to Hudson for 4 runs on 7 hits in just 4.1 innings. Alexi Amarista got the scoring started early as he doubled home 2 runs in the bottom of the first, setting up a second and third situation for Cameron Maybin. Maybin came through as well, singling to center to drive in the other two runs to put the Padres up 4-0 after one inning.

Seth Smith put the final touch on the game with an RBI double to right to score Jedd Gyorko, giving the Padres the 5-0 lead that would end up being the final score. The Giants looked uncomfortable at the plate all night. The credit needs to go to Despaigne for bouncing back after a few rough starts. This is great momentum for him heading into the offseason. The Padres finished 3-for-9 with runners in scoring position.