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Padres' Richard goes eight strong in win

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SAN DIEGO -- Clayton Richard pitched a strong game and Cameron Maybin led a relentless offense. However, it was Everth Cabrera who was the talk of the Padres' locker room.

Richard threw a commanding eight innings and Maybin drove in three runs as the San Diego Padres snapped a five-game losing streak with a 7-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday.

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But Cabrera's 13-pitch at-bat -- on all fastballs -- against Ryan Vogelsong (10-7) leading off the first inning drew a lot of credit for San Diego's success.

Cabrera eventually struck out swinging after fouling off seven straight pitches with the count full.

"That first at-bat, from our side, was awesome," Padres manager Bud Black said. "Being in those shoes, it's not a great way to start the game. Mentally, as a starting pitcher, you're not in a good way."

Vogelsong threw 35 pitches in the first inning when San Diego sent eight men to bat and scored three runs. The right-hander threw another 31 pitches in the second inning when the Padres loaded the bases.

"That at-bat fired us up," Maybin said. "Cabby came out and set the tone with that big at-bat."

Said Cabrera: "I was just trying to see the ball and put it in play."

Vogelsong, who had his second straight subpar outing, disagreed with effect of Cabrera's at-bat.

"It's 13 pitches," he said. "They fouled a bunch of balls off. Both teams did."

The Giants dropped out of first in the NL West and trail the Dodgers by a half-game heading into their big three-game series in Los Angeles. Madison Bumgarner is scheduled to face Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in the opener on Monday night.

Richard (10-12) allowed an unearned run and five hits while improving to 3-1 with a 2.02 ERA in his last five starts. The left-hander was 0-3 with a 7.64 ERA in his three previous starts against San Francisco this season.

"It starts with the starting pitcher," Black said. "He answered the bell. He wasn't feeling well [in his last start] and it stayed with him. He was a little fuzzy, but as the game wore on, he set the tone."

Maybin tied his career high with four hits, including a two-run single in the first inning.

"Not being happy with this year, you still want to go up there and believe you can keep producing," said Maybin, who has had a disappointing season after signing a five-year, $25-million extension in the spring.

Cabrera and Will Venable had three hits apiece and San Diego finished with 16 overall, while avoiding matching its longest losing streak of the season.

San Francisco had scored 22 times and managed 37 hits in three games since outfielder Melky Cabrera was suspended on Wednesday for 50 games following a positive test for testosterone.

The Padres improved to 4-8 against San Francisco this season and 10-20 over the last two years.

Vogelsong gave up eight runs and nine hits in 2 2/3 innings in a 14-2 loss to Washington on Monday. The right-hander lasted three-plus innings against San Diego and was charged with three runs and eight hits. Over his last two outings, his ERA has increased from an NL-best 2.27 to 2.85.

"The first inning was a long inning," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "It probably caught up with him. It was pretty amazing the number of pitches he threw."

Venable hit a one-out single in the first, stole second and scored on Carlos Quentin's base hit. After Yonder Alonso singled and Alexi Amarista walked, Maybin drove in two more runs with a single.

The Giants countered with a run in the second after Buster Posey reached on Venable's two-base error when he dropped a routine fly ball to right. Posey went to third on a wild pitch and scored on Hunter Pence's sacrifice fly.

The Padres added three more in the fifth. Amarista hit a leadoff triple and scored on Maybin's single. Cabrera added a two-run double.

Notes

Vogelsong's last two starts are his only outings this season that he did not pitch at least six innings. ... San Diego 3B Chase Headley was ejected before he took the field for the top of the fifth inning by home plate umpire Brian O'Nora. Headley flew out for the second out of the fourth and flung his bat down. But he never made it out of the dugout to take his position in the fifth. ... Quentin was hit by a pitch for the 14th time this season in the second inning to tie Philadelphia's Carlos Ruiz for the major league lead. Quentin has reached the total in nearly 100 fewer at-bats. ... The Giants are 7-0-3 in their last 10 series against San Diego. ... Pirates LHP Wandy Rodriguez was scheduled to start against Padres RHP Edinson Volquez (7-9, 4.31 ERA) on Monday night in San Diego. But Rodriguez pitched in relief in Pittsburgh's extra-inning game on Sunday at St. Louis.

 
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Players of the Game
San Diego

C. Maybin
AB 5
R 1
H 4
HR 0
RBI 3
San Diego

C. Richard
IP 8.0
H 5
ER 0
BB 0
K 1
 
San Francisco Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Angel Pagan, CF4020000 .282
Marco Scutaro, 2B4000002 .280
Pablo Sandoval, 3B4000001 .295
Buster Posey, C4100001 .330
Hunter Pence, RF3011010 .264
Joaquin Arias, SS4020001 .272
Brandon Belt, 1B3020001 .267
Justin Christian, LF2000003 .133
    Jose Mijares, P0000000 .000
    George Kontos, P0000000 .000
   a- Ryan Theriot, PH1000000 .265
    Javier Lopez, P0000000 .000
    Eric Hacker, P0000000 .000
   b- Hector Sanchez, PH1000011 .275
Ryan Vogelsong, P1000002 .071
    Gregor Blanco, LF3000012 .236
Totals3417103  
a-popped out for Kontos in the 7th
b-Defensive Indiff. + Strike out for Hacker in the 9th
Batting
2B - Hunter Pence (22, Burns)
SF - Hunter Pence (5)
RBI - Hunter Pence (74)
Team LOB - 8
San Francisco Giants
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ryan Vogelsong (L,10-7) 3833170 2.85
Jose Mijares 1.2433120 2.80
George Kontos 1.1000010 2.37
Javier Lopez 1100010 2.73
Eric Hacker 1311001 5.19
IBB - Quentin by Jose Mijares
HBP - Quentin (by Ryan Vogelsong)
Pitches-Strikes - Ryan Vogelsong 96-66, Jose Mijares 31-19, George Kontos 11-9, Javier Lopez 14-10, Eric Hacker 15-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ryan Vogelsong 1-1, Jose Mijares 2-1, George Kontos 2-1, Javier Lopez 1-1, Eric Hacker 1-2
Batters Faced - Ryan Vogelsong 19, Jose Mijares 10, George Kontos 4, Javier Lopez 4, Eric Hacker 6
San Diego Padres
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Everth Cabrera, SS5032021 .236
Will Venable, RF4231011 .244
Chase Headley, 3B3000024 .275
    Logan Forsythe, 3B2000001 .262
Carlos Quentin, LF3111100 .261
Yonder Alonso, 1B5120005 .274
Alexi Amarista, 2B4120120 .259
Cameron Maybin, CF5143002 .219
John Baker, C4110014 .244
Clayton Richard, P3000033 .091
    Cory Burns, P0000000 .000
Totals387167211  
Batting
2B - Everth Cabrera (15, Mijares), John Baker (7, Mijares)
3B - Alexi Amarista (4, Mijares)
HR - Will Venable (8, Hacker)
SH - Will Venable (4), Clayton Richard (4)
RBI - Everth Cabrera 2 (21), Will Venable (33), Carlos Quentin (33), Cameron Maybin 3 (37)
2-OUT RBI - Carlos Quentin (12), Cameron Maybin 2 (13)
SB - Everth Cabrera (21, 3rd base off Mijares/Posey), Will Venable (17, 2nd base off Vogelsong/Posey), Alexi Amarista (7, 3rd base off Vogelsong/Posey), Cameron Maybin (21, 2nd base off Vogelsong/Posey)
Team LOB - 12
Fielding
E - Will Venable (7, Dropped fly)
San Diego Padres
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Clayton Richard (W,10-12) 8510010 3.73
Cory Burns 1200020 4.50
HBP - Belt (by Clayton Richard)
WP - Clayton Richard (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Clayton Richard 111-72, Cory Burns 18-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Clayton Richard 7-17
Batters Faced - Clayton Richard 31, Cory Burns 5
Game Information
Attendance - 28605
Game Time - 3:05
Temperature - 80
Umpires - Home - Brian O'Nora, First Base - Chad Fairchild, Second Base - Tom Hallion, Third Base - Alfonso Marquez