San Francisco at San Diego

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San Francisco (2-4)000010000161
San Diego (5-2) «00300120x6131

Padres 6, Giants 1

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SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Padres are feeling good, even if it's only been one week.

Chris Young pitched seven strong innings, Nick Hundley had a career-high four hits and San Diego beat Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants 6-1 on Sunday.

The Padres swept the three-game series and have won four straight overall to raise their record to 5-2. It is the first time San Diego has been three games over .500 since the end of the 2007 season.

For a team that was picked to finish last in the NL West by most experts, the opening week of the season couldn't have gone much better.

"A lot of people out there don't have high expectations for us," Young said. "It is a long season. We'll temper the excitement. But I think it is good for us to get some confidence and really believe in ourselves."

Young (2-0) allowed an unearned run and four hits. The right-hander, who retired the first 12 batters, struck out seven and did not walk a batter.

Lincecum (0-2) had another rough outing after he tied his career low by lasting just three innings in last Monday's season-opening 10-6 win over Milwaukee. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner gave up four runs and a career-high 10 hits over 5 1/3 innings.

"Right now there's a little more negatives on my side than usual," Lincecum said. "I've just got to go down and take a look at what's going on and figure something out."

Chase Headley homered for the second straight day and Luis Rodriguez had two sacrifice flies for San Diego, which finished with 13 hits.

Lincecum had been dominant in his previous eight starts against the Padres, going 3-1 with a microscopic 0.95 ERA.

"He hasn't gotten into his good groove yet," San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. "His fastball command is not sharp and that's what is hurting him. As good as he is, he really needs to do that."

San Diego got to San Francisco's ace for three runs in the third. Adrian Gonzalez singled in Jody Gerut and Headley followed with a drive into the short porch down the right-field line.

"That was a great start and you need that against a guy like Lincecum," San Diego manager Bud Black said. "You know his history against us has been such that I'm sure he has a lot of confidence. But early on, we had a sense that it was going to be a little bit different today."

Hundley led off the sixth with a triple and scored on Rodriguez's flyball to right. Hundley singled in a run in the seventh and Rodriguez added his second sacrifice fly.

San Francisco scored its only run in the fifth inning when Headley mishandled Eugenio Velez's single to left, allowing Bengie Molina to come home.

The Giants have lost three straight and four of five.

Notes

Lincecum was 13-3 last season in games he started following a San Francisco loss. ... Young beat the Giants for just the second time in nine career starts. Young, 2-4 against San Francisco, lost both his starts to the Giants last season.

 
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Players of the Game
San Diego

N. Hundley
AB 4
R 1
H 4
HR 0
RBI 1
San Diego

C. Young
IP 7.0
H 4
ER 0
BB 0
K 7
 

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San Francisco Giants
Randy Winn, RF4010021 .375
Emmanuel Burriss, 2B4000001 .111
Fred Lewis, LF4010021 .450
Bengie Molina, C4110012 .304
Pablo Sandoval, 3B4000002 .217
Travis Ishikawa, 1B3000001 .211
Juan Uribe, SS3010010 .200
Eugenio Velez, CF3010000 .143
Tim Lincecum, P2000022 .333
    Jeremy Affeldt, P0000000 .000
    Justin Miller, P0000000 .000
   a- Nate Schierholtz, PH1010000 .250
    Brian Wilson, P0000000 .000
Totals3216008  
a-singled for Miller in the 8th
Batting
2B - Fred Lewis (3, Gregerson)
SB - Randy Winn (3, 2nd base off C. Young/Hundley)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
DP - Uribe-Burriss-Ishikawa
E - Eugenio Velez (1, Misplayed grounder(Miller came in with 2-0 count on E Gonzalez - walk charged t)
San Francisco Giants
Tim Lincecum (L,0-1) 5.11044351 7.56
Jeremy Affeldt 1.1321110 2.70
Justin Miller 0.1000010 0.00
Brian Wilson 1000010 0.00
IBB - Rodriguez by Tim Lincecum
Pitches-Strikes - Tim Lincecum 99-53, Jeremy Affeldt 26-14, Justin Miller 5-3, Brian Wilson 10-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tim Lincecum 4-7, Jeremy Affeldt 1-1, Brian Wilson 1-1
Batters Faced - Tim Lincecum 29, Jeremy Affeldt 7, Justin Miller 1, Brian Wilson 3
San Diego Padres
Jody Gerut, CF4110112 .214
David Eckstein, 2B4010000 .208
Brian Giles, RF5000022 .154
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B5221020 .292
Chase Headley, LF4222000 .214
Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B4020022 .217
Nick Hundley, C4141000 .417
Luis Rodriguez, SS0002200 .300
Chris Young, P3010016 .400
   a- Edgar Gonzalez, PH0000100 .143
    Luke Gregerson, P0000000 .000
Totals33613648  
a-walked for C. Young in the 7th
Batting
2B - Jody Gerut (2, Lincecum), Nick Hundley (1, Lincecum)
3B - Nick Hundley (1, Lincecum)
HR - Chase Headley (2, Lincecum)
SF - Luis Rodriguez 2 (3)
SH - David Eckstein (2)
RBI - Adrian Gonzalez (6), Chase Headley 2 (5), Nick Hundley (2), Luis Rodriguez 2 (4)
2-OUT RBI - Adrian Gonzalez (4), Chase Headley 2 (2)
Team LOB - 10
Fielding
DP - Rodriguez-Gonzalez
E - Chase Headley (1, Misplayed grounder)
San Diego Padres
Chris Young (W,2-0) 7410070 1.38
Luke Gregerson 2200010 0.00
WP - Chris Young (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Chris Young 91-60, Luke Gregerson 21-16
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chris Young 3-11, Luke Gregerson 3-1
Batters Faced - Chris Young 25, Luke Gregerson 7
Game Information
Attendance - 19415
Game Time - 2:28
Temperature - 68
Umpires - Home - Brian O'Nora, First Base - Field Culbreth, Second Base - Jim Wolf, Third Base - Gary Cederstrom