Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/14/14
NEW YORK -- The San Diego Padres pounded away at a New York Mets rookie making his first major league start, welcoming him back from a lengthy rain delay with a big inning. Then the Padres went on to have their biggest offensive performance of the season. San Diego picked up an 11-5 win Thursday, knocking out 18 hits against rookie Jeremy Hefner and three Mets relievers. The Padres set season highs with the 11 runs and 18 hits while tying a team record with four doubles in the third inning. Everth Cabrera, who entered the game hitting .095, had a career-high four hits and scored two runs, while Will Venable had a pair of RBI doubles and Cameron Maybin added three hits for the Padres, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Nick Hundley homered in the ninth inning, giving every San Diego starting position player at least one hit. "Good swings on strikes, good takes on balls outside of the zone," Padres manager Bud Black said, after joking that his team had taken...
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