Padres Finish Season By The Bay

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Sep 21, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy (22) pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Game 2 will feature Ian Kennedy (12-13, 3.76 ERA) against Ryan Vogelsong (8-12, 3.96 ERA). These two pitchers faced each other on Sunday, with Kennedy coming out victorious. He pitched 6.2 innings, struck out 5 and only walking one, earning his 12th win. Kennedy is 2-2 in the month of September. This will be his last start of a good season as he has eclipsed the 200 strikeout plateau. Vogelsong pitched 5 innings on Sunday, allowing 4 runs but only 2 were earned. He has not won a game since August 29th, he is 0-3 this month.

Another reason for the Giants success is Hunter Pence. He leads the team with 179 hits and he also has 20 home runs. A key stat for Pence is that he has played in all 158 games for the Giants this year. Playing every day and hitting .280 will make a great impact, and that is what Pence has done. He also has a team-high 10 triples.