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Padres 3, Cardinals 0

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SAN DIEGO -- Justin Germano wants to show he belongs with the San Diego Padres.

Germano allowed three hits in seven innings for his first major league win in three years, leading the San Diego Padres over the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 Sunday.

"I don't want to be the guy who goes up and down from the minors to the majors and back again," Germano said. "I want to prove that I belong up here to stay."

Germano (1-0), a sinkerballer brought up from Triple-A Portland on May 7, struck out three and walked none in his seventh major league start, his second this season. The 24-year-old right-hander's only other major league win came in his debut with the Padres, on May 22, 2004, at Philadelphia.

Last Tuesday at Atlanta, Germano pitched six innings and left with a 2-1 lead but the bullpen blew it in a 4-2 loss. Germano, who spent last year with Cincinnati, has a 2-3 major league record.

"He backed up a very good game in Atlanta with an even better one today," San Diego manager Bud Black said. "He located his fastball with movement. He really had them off balance."

Taking the turn of injured starter Clay Hensley, Germano retired his first 13 batters before Scott Rolen's single with one out in the fifth. He worked out of his only jam after pinch-hitter Ryan Ludwick and Adam Kennedy had back-to-back singles with two outs in the sixth. Germano retired Chris Duncan on an inning-ending flyout.

"The biggest difference for me is I have a more aggressive attitude," Germano said. "The other times up, I was a little timid, and that isn't how I pitched in the minor leagues."

St. Louis was shut out for a major league high sixth time. The Cardinals were blanked for the fourth time in 10 games and the second time in the series -- St. Louis had five runs and 13 hits in the three games.

"He's one of those pitchers you hope to face when you come to the yard," Aaron Miles said. "You've got to take your approach against him. Obviously, we didn't do that."

Scott Linebrink and Trevor Hoffman finished the three-hitter, with Hoffman pitching the ninth for his 492nd save, his 10th in 12 chances this year.

Anthony Reyes (0-6) allowed three runs, five hits and three walks in five innings. He has lost seven straight regular-season decisions dating to last season -- but did win the World Series opener against Detroit.

St. Louis has scored just eight runs in Reyes' seven starts this season.

"The team isn't taking care of him well," Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said. "We've got to do a better job for Anthony. It's embarrassing."

San Diego took a 2-0 lead in the first when Marcus Giles led off with a walk, Jose Cruz Jr. doubled, Brian Giles hit a run-scoring groundout and Adrian Gonzalez followed with an RBI single.

Reyes balked home a run in the fifth after Marcus Giles walked and Cruz singled him to third.

Notes

Following the Cardinals' 5-0 win on Saturday night, and a 7-0 San Diego victory on Friday night, Sunday's shutout marked the first time there have been three shutouts in a three-game series in San Diego since June 8-10, 1976, against the New York Mets. ... Reyes' last regular-season win was Sept. 3 over Pittsburgh. ... Marcus Giles returned to San Diego's lineup after missing Saturday night's game with a strained oblique muscle.

 
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Players of the Game
San Diego

J. Germano
IP 7.0
H 3
ER 0
BB 0
K 3
San Diego

A. Gonzalez
AB 3
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
 

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St. Louis Cardinals
Adam Kennedy, 2B4010010 .230
Chris Duncan, LF4000002 .284
Albert Pujols, 1B3000010 .248
Jim Edmonds, CF3000010 .208
Scott Rolen, 3B3010000 .204
Juan Encarnacion, RF3000011 .000
    Jason Isringhausen, P0000000 .000
Gary Bennett, C3000000 .257
Aaron Miles, SS3000000 .246
Anthony Reyes, P1000000 .000
   a- Ryan Ludwick, PH1010000 .227
    Kelvin Jimenez, P0000000 .000
    Randy Flores, P0000000 .000
    So Taguchi, RF1000000 .265
Totals2903004  
a-singled for An. Reyes in the 6th
St. Louis Cardinals
Anthony Reyes (L,0-6) 5533350 5.08
Kelvin Jimenez 1.2000110 2.35
Randy Flores 0.1100110 2.08
Jason Isringhausen 1100010 1.88
HBP - Bowen (by Jason Isringhausen)
Pitches-Strikes - Anthony Reyes 87-54, Kelvin Jimenez 16-8, Jason Isringhausen 18-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Anthony Reyes 4-6, Kelvin Jimenez 3-1, Jason Isringhausen 2-0
Batters Faced - Anthony Reyes 23, Kelvin Jimenez 6, Randy Flores 3, Jason Isringhausen 5
San Diego Padres
Marcus Giles, 2B3210203 .295
Jose Cruz Jr., LF4120013 .309
Brian Giles, RF4011001 .298
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B3021101 .292
Khalil Greene, SS4000026 .229
Mike Cameron, CF4000012 .200
Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B4010010 .121
Rob Bowen, C3000020 .207
    Josh Bard, C0000000 .230
Justin Germano, P1000100 .000
   a- Geoff Blum, PH0000100 .178
    Scott Linebrink, P0000000 .000
   b- Terrmel Sledge, PH1000012 .203
    Trevor Hoffman, P0000000 .000
Totals3137258  
a-walked for Germano in the 7th
b-struck out for Linebrink in the 8th
Batting
2B - Jose Cruz Jr. (7, An. Reyes)
RBI - Brian Giles (11), Adrian Gonzalez (31)
Team LOB - 10
Fielding
DP - Greene-Giles-Gonzalez
San Diego Padres
Justin Germano (W,1-0) 7300030 0.69
Scott Linebrink (H,7) 1000000 3.06
Trevor Hoffman (S,10) 1000010 3.95
Pitches-Strikes - Justin Germano 95-62, Scott Linebrink 10-6, Trevor Hoffman 7-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Justin Germano 9-8, Scott Linebrink 3-0, Trevor Hoffman 1-1
Batters Faced - Justin Germano 23, Scott Linebrink 3, Trevor Hoffman 3
Game Information
Attendance - 36616
Game Time - 2:28
Temperature - 71
Umpires - Home - Brian Runge, First Base - Bruce Froemming, Second Base - Mark Wegner, Third Base - Mike Winters