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Maddux first 10-20 pitcher, leads Padres in rout of Phillies

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PHILADELPHIA -- Passing Cy Young didn't faze Greg Maddux. Moving ahead of his older brother was a bit more exciting.

Maddux became the first pitcher to win 10 games in 20 consecutive seasons, tossing seven solid innings in the San Diego Padres' 14-3 rout of the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.

Milton Bradley hit a pair of three-run homers and Adrian Gonzalez also connected twice for the Padres, who moved three games ahead of the Phillies in the NL wild-card race. Josh Bard had five of the Padres' season-high 22 hits.

San Diego entered three games behind Arizona in the West, while Philadelphia fell six behind the New York Mets in the East.

Maddux (10-9) allowed three runs and seven hits, outpitching Jamie Moyer in a matchup of 40-something hurlers with a combined 570 wins.

Cy Young had 19 straight seasons with double-digit wins from 1891-1909. Maddux is tied with Nolan Ryan for second behind Don Sutton for most seasons with 10 wins. Sutton had 21.

"I didn't know that. That's cool," Maddux said, shrugging off his latest accomplishment.

How about surpassing Mike Maddux on San Diego's all-time list for wins? Mike had nine wins for the Padres in 1991-92.

"That's big," Greg said with a smile.

Benches emptied in the fourth inning when Carlos Ruiz slid hard into Padres second baseman Marcus Giles trying to break up a double play on a grounder by Abraham Nunez. Giles got up after his late relay throw to first base and immediately got in Ruiz's face, but no punches were thrown.

Ruiz's late slide into Giles' knees cost the Phillies a run. Umpires ruled interference so Nunez was out at first and Shane Victorino returned to third base, even though he scored easily on the play.

"That was a .... slide. There's playing hard and playing dirty," Maddux said.

After seeing the replay, Ruiz said he understood why Giles was angry.

"It was a little high," Ruiz said. "I was just thinking about breaking up the double play. I was just playing hard."

Giles led off the next inning and Ruiz glared in his direction, but home plate umpire Wally Bell stepped between the players to ensure nothing happened. Giles singled and left the game later in the inning with a right hip pointer.

With two outs, Bradley broke his bat and still homered to left to give the Padres a 5-3 lead. Gonzalez followed with a drive to straightaway center for his third homer in four at-bats and 23rd this season. Gonzalez hit a solo shot in the 10th inning to give San Diego a 9-8 win over the New York Mets on Thursday night.

A fielding error on third baseman Nunez kept the inning going and Bard added a two-run double to make it 8-3.

Moyer (11-10) gave up eight runs -- six earned -- and 10 hits in 4 2/3 innings. The 44-year-old left-hander has allowed 13 earned runs in his last two starts, raising his ERA from 4.68 to 5.16.

The injury-depleted Phillies have lost three of four to start an important 10-game homestand.

"It was a good game for four innings and then it got ugly," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said.

Gonzalez hit a two-run shot in the first to give the Padres a 2-0 lead. Ryan Howard's looping double to left drove in one run and Aaron Rowand followed with an RBI single to tie it at 2 in the bottom of the inning.

Bradley went deep off Jose Mesa in the ninth to make it 13-3.

"In San Diego, all they talk about is how bad an offensive team we are," Bradley said. "Now it's time for the offense to step it up."

Maddux, a four-time NL Cy Young award winner, has allowed three earned runs or less in 20 of his 27 starts this season, including the last eight. He hasn't walked a batter in his last five starts, spanning 31 innings.

"He's a tremendous pitcher," manager Bud Black said. "He keeps on rolling. I'm just amazed the intelligence and preparation he has going into every start. He's a great athlete and a great competitor."

Kevin Kouzmanoff and Gonzalez had four hits each for San Diego.

Notes

  • All-Star 2B Chase Utley and RHP Adam Eaton had rehab appearances for the Phillies at Double-A Reading. Utley, who had hand surgery on July 27, was 1-for-6 in a doubleheader. He could return to the lineup Sunday or Monday. Eaton, out with shoulder inflammation, gave up two runs in two innings in Game 1. He could start against the Mets on Tuesday.
  • Both Maddux and Moyer were drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 1984.
  • Moyer has faced a pitcher over 40 seven times this season.
  • Bard is 8-for-10 with five RBI in his last two games.
 
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Greg Maddux is the first pitcher in history to win 10 games for 20 straight seasons. (AP)
Greg Maddux is the first pitcher in history to win 10 games for 20 straight seasons. (AP)

Players of the Game
San Diego

G. Maddux
IP 7.0
H 7
ER 3
BB 0
K 1
San Diego

M. Bradley
AB 5
R 3
H 3
HR 2
RBI 6
 
San Diego Padres
Brian Giles, RF5221100 .301
Mike Cameron, CF4120212 .254
Milton Bradley, LF5336114 .338
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B6343012 .279
Khalil Greene, SS6110001 .246
Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B5240001 .244
Josh Bard, C6053001 .277
Marcus Giles, 2B2110002 .229
   a- Geoff Blum, PH-2B3101124 .251
Greg Maddux, P4000016 .143
   b- Terrmel Sledge, PH1000003 .216
    Kevin Cameron, P0000000 .000
    Wilfredo Ledezma, P0000000 .000
Totals4714221456  
a-was walked intentionally for Giles in the 5th
b-hit into fielder's choice for Maddux in the 8th
Batting
2B - Brian Giles (20, Sanches), Milton Bradley (8, Moyer), Kevin Kouzmanoff 2 (20, Moyer, Sanches), Josh Bard (21, Sanches)
HR - Milton Bradley 2 (9, Moyer, Mesa), Adrian Gonzalez 2 (23, Moyer, Moyer)
RBI - Brian Giles (36), Milton Bradley 6 (31), Adrian Gonzalez 3 (74), Josh Bard 3 (38), Geoff Blum (21)
2-OUT RBI - Brian Giles (16), Milton Bradley 3 (12), Adrian Gonzalez 3 (23), Josh Bard 3 (12)
Team LOB - 12
Fielding
DP - Greene-Giles-Gonzalez
E - Geoff Blum (4, Throwing), Khalil Greene (10, Misplayed grounder)
San Diego Padres
Greg Maddux (W,10-9) 7733010 3.90
Kevin Cameron 1200000 1.45
Wilfredo Ledezma 1100010 5.26
WP - Greg Maddux (4)
Pitches-Strikes - Greg Maddux 81-62, Kevin Cameron 16-11, Wilfredo Ledezma 18-14
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Greg Maddux 12-9, Kevin Cameron 2-1, Wilfredo Ledezma 1-1
Batters Faced - Greg Maddux 29, Kevin Cameron 5, Wilfredo Ledezma 4
Philadelphia Phillies
Jimmy Rollins, SS4000001 .286
   a- Russell Branyan, PH1000011 .200
Tadahito Iguchi, 2B5220011 .265
Pat Burrell, LF4010002 .264
Ryan Howard, 1B4112001 .256
Aaron Rowand, CF4021000 .310
Shane Victorino, RF4020001 .283
    Jayson Werth, PR-RF0000000 .271
Carlos Ruiz, C4000002 .260
Abraham Nunez, 3B3010001 .244
    Geoff Geary, P0000000 .000
    Jose Mesa, P0000000 .000
   b- Chris Coste, PH1010000 .345
Jamie Moyer, P1000001 .150
    Brian Sanches, P0000000 .000
    Wes Helms, 3B2000001 .247
Totals37310302  
a-struck out for Rollins in the 9th
b-singled for Mesa in the 9th
Batting
2B - Tadahito Iguchi (25, Maddux), Ryan Howard (20, Maddux), Shane Victorino (22, Maddux)
SH - Jamie Moyer (7)
RBI - Ryan Howard 2 (101), Aaron Rowand (71)
2-OUT RBI - Ryan Howard (43), Aaron Rowand (35)
SB - Tadahito Iguchi (13, 2nd base off Maddux/Bard)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - Rollins-Iguchi-Howard, Iguchi-Howard, Nunez-Iguchi-Howard, Rollins-Iguchi-Howard
E - Abraham Nunez (8, Misplayed grounder)
Philadelphia Phillies
Jamie Moyer (L,11-10) 4.21086223 5.16
Brian Sanches 2422320 6.75
Geoff Geary 1.1200010 4.91
Jose Mesa 1644011 7.59
IBB - Blum by Brian Sanches
HBP - Kouzmanoff (by Geoff Geary)
Pitches-Strikes - Jamie Moyer 89-53, Brian Sanches 46-24, Geoff Geary 25-15, Jose Mesa 27-16
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jamie Moyer 7-3, Brian Sanches 5-0, Geoff Geary 1-2, Jose Mesa 1-0
Batters Faced - Jamie Moyer 24, Brian Sanches 14, Geoff Geary 7, Jose Mesa 8
Game Information
Attendance - 39023
Game Time - 3:16
Temperature - 83
Umpires - Home - Wally Bell, First Base - Laz Diaz, Second Base - Bill Welke, Third Base - John Hirschbeck