Padres Play Spoiler, Sweep Giants
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In the Padres’ final Sunday home game donning the camo uniforms, they completed the sweep of the Wild Card leading Giants. The Friars gave Ian Kennedy plenty of support to the tune of 8 runs on 8 hits. The scoring did not even start until the 5th inning when Amarista put the Padres ahead with a sacrifice fly. Yasmani Grandal helped the Padres break it open with a sac fly and a double, giving him 3 RBI on the day.
Kennedy pitched into the 7th inning. He struck out 5, only walked one and allowed 2 runs on 5 hits. The Padres were 4-for-9 with runners in scoring position, which was enough to get Kennedy his 12th win of the season. The Friars got to Ryan Vogelsong for 4 runs, but only 2 of them were earned thanks to an error by Pablo Sandoval. Rene Rivera once again stepped up with 2 RBI as the Padres’ two catchers on the roster combined for 5 RBI on Sunday.