Originally posted on Friarhood  |  Last updated 8/19/12
The Padres snapped a five game losing streak with a big 7-1 win to avoid being swept by the visiting Giants. The Giants destroyed the Friars in the opener on Friday 10-1 thanks to an eight run third, the most given up by the Padres in Petco Park history. The Padres lost the series on Saturday night when there ninth inning comeback fell just short when former San Diego right hander Clay Hensley struck out Mark Kotsay with the tying run on first. But the Padres win on Sunday knocked the Giants out of first place. Cameron Maybin went 4-5, with three RBIs. Everth Cabrera and Will Venable each added three hits and combine for three runs batted in. Alexi Amarista and Yonder Alonso each had two hits as well. Everth went 5-11 with three RBIs and stole his 21st bag in as many tries. He also was 15 for 15 in Tucson, pushing his total to 36 stolen bases without getting caught this season. The Padres will welcome the Pirates to Petco tomorrow for a three game series. Below is a game by game r...
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