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Garland, the Padres' top offseason acquisition, won his first game by pitching seven strong innings to lead San Diego to a 5-2 win over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.
"It's nice to get that first win out of the way," he said.
Garland (1-2), who signed a one-year, $4.7 million contract, flashed the form that made the Padres name him as their opening-day starter.
"His secondary pitches were all very solid," Padres manager Bud Black said. "His change-up has improved over his last two starts. His velocity has picked up. When he needed something extra, he threw a sinker to get outs."
Garland (1-2) held the slumping Giants to one run and six hits as he pitched into the eighth before leaving after giving up consecutive singles leading off the inning.
"He was getting outs early in the count," Black said. "I think he set a better pace."
The right-hander turned in his best outing in four starts with his longest stint of the season. Garland, who received only two runs in his first three starts, credited his change-up with his improved showing.
"It's just a matter of keeping it down, keeping everything down," he said. "In this park, it's what you want. It's a sign of executing pitches."
San Diego, which has beaten the Giants in 10 of 12 games at Petco Park, turned in three double plays, including two behind Garland.
Hundley hit a two-run home run, his second, off Dan Runzler to put the Padres ahead 4-1 in the fifth.
Todd Wellemeyer (0-3) had another rough start as he allowed two runs on three hits over four innings, including Gonzalez's solo homer in the first. Wellemeyer lost his career-high sixth straight decision.
"I just got a good swing on the ball and it carried," said Gonzalez. "If you get a good swing, you can get homers to right here."
Wellemeyer had a lack of control when he walked four consecutive batters in the second inning to give San Diego a 2-0 lead. He issued one-out walks to Oscar Salazar, Tony Gwynn, Garland and Everth Cabrera during which he threw just three strikes.
"I was just yanking it across my body," said Wellemeyer. "I got out of [the inning] and limited the damage. Unfortunately, I only got to go four innings."
Wellemeyer went just four innings for the second straight start. He has allowed five homers in his three starts and has an ERA of 8.16.
The Giants continue to struggle offensively, having scored just four runs in their four straight losses. The first three defeats were all by one run.
"It was a tough series for us, a tough road trip," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "We have to get these bats going."
|Nick Hundley (right) celebrates with teammate Will Venable after his two-run shot in the fifth. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
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|San Francisco Giants|
|Eugenio Velez, CF||4||0||0||0||0||0||1||.250|
|Mark DeRosa, 2B||4||0||2||0||0||0||1||.244|
|Pablo Sandoval, 3B||3||1||1||1||1||0||1||.322|
|Aubrey Huff, 1B||4||0||0||0||0||1||3||.268|
|Bengie Molina, C||4||0||0||0||0||0||1||.317|
|Juan Uribe, SS||3||1||1||0||1||0||0||.321|
|Nate Schierholtz, RF||3||0||0||1||0||0||1||.304|
|John Bowker, LF||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||.189|
|Todd Wellemeyer, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Travis Ishikawa, PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.333|
|Dan Runzler, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Guillermo Mota, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Matt Downs, PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||1.000|
|Brian Wilson, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-doubled for Wellemeyer in the 5th|
|b-singled for Mota in the 8th|
|2B - Juan Uribe (4, Garland), Travis Ishikawa (1, Garland)|
|HR - Pablo Sandoval (3, Mujica)|
|RBI - Pablo Sandoval (7), Nate Schierholtz (1)|
|Team LOB - 4|
|E - Mark DeRosa (1, Misplayed grounder), Dan Runzler (1, Throwing)|
|San Francisco Giants|
|Todd Wellemeyer (L,0-3)||4||3||2||2||4||3||1||8.16|
|Pitches-Strikes - Todd Wellemeyer 87-45, Dan Runzler 29-17, Guillermo Mota 27-15, Brian Wilson 10-7|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Todd Wellemeyer 4-6, Dan Runzler 4-1, Brian Wilson 2-1|
|Batters Faced - Todd Wellemeyer 20, Dan Runzler 8, Guillermo Mota 7, Brian Wilson 3|
|San Diego Padres|
|Everth Cabrera, SS||3||0||0||2||1||1||1||.214|
|David Eckstein, 2B||5||0||1||0||0||1||4||.255|
|Adrian Gonzalez, 1B||4||1||2||1||0||0||4||.314|
|Chase Headley, 3B||4||0||2||0||0||0||1||.368|
|Will Venable, RF||4||1||2||0||0||0||2||.235|
|Nick Hundley, C||4||1||1||2||0||1||3||.265|
|Oscar Salazar, LF||3||1||0||0||1||0||3||.000|
|Scott Hairston, LF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.207|
|Tony Gwynn Jr., CF||3||1||1||0||1||0||2||.133|
|Jon Garland, P||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||.250|
|Luke Gregerson, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Matt Stairs, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.125|
|Edward Mujica, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-popped out for Gregerson in the 8th|
|2B - Chase Headley (5, Mota), Will Venable (1, Wellemeyer)|
|HR - Adrian Gonzalez (3, Wellemeyer), Nick Hundley (2, Runzler)|
|SH - Everth Cabrera (2), Jon Garland (1)|
|RBI - Everth Cabrera 2 (9), Adrian Gonzalez (7), Nick Hundley 2 (8)|
|2-OUT RBI - Adrian Gonzalez (3), Nick Hundley 2 (5)|
|SB - Will Venable 2 (3, 2nd base off Runzler/Molina, 2nd base off Mota/Molina)|
|Team LOB - 9|
|DP - Gonzalez-Cabrera, Cabrera-Eckstein-Gonzalez, Eckstein-Cabrera|
|San Diego Padres|
|Jon Garland (W,1-2)||7||6||1||1||2||1||0||2.86|
|Luke Gregerson (H,3)||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.86|
|WP - Jon Garland (2)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Jon Garland 92-55, Luke Gregerson 9-5, Edward Mujica 18-13|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jon Garland 12-6, Edward Mujica 1-2|
|Batters Faced - Jon Garland 27, Luke Gregerson 2, Edward Mujica 4|
|Attendance - 14906|
|Game Time - 2:42|
|Temperature - 62|
|Umpires - Home - Greg Gibson, First Base - Scott Barry, Second Base - Gerry Davis, Third Base - Brian Knight|