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Padres 4, Giants 1

CBSSports.com wire reports

SAN DIEGO -- A 21-game winner only two years ago, Ian Kennedy is starting to look more like his old self. That's he doing it in San Diego has been a plus for the Padres.

"Maybe I just needed a little change of scenery," said Kennedy, acquired in a trade from Arizona on July 31. "The coaching staff, the players, everyone has just made it really easy on me to feel comfortable."

Kennedy beat an NL West opponent for the first time in 12 starts this season, pitching the Padres past the San Francisco Giants 4-1 Monday.

Kennedy (6-9) gave up one run and five hits over six innings while striking out seven. He is 3-1 with a 4.04 ERA since arriving in San Diego.

The right-hander improved to 1-5 with a 4.97 ERA in his starts against NL West teams this year.

Huston Street worked a spotless ninth to earn his 26th save in 27 chances as the Padres snapped a three-game losing streak.

"I felt like I could throw my fastball when I wanted to and when you work off that, that is how you have successful games," Kennedy said.

Padres manager Bud Black noted that Kennedy's strikes seldom got too much of the plate.

"He got some fastballs in good spots and that was the key in a couple of big situations," Black said. "He had the fastball at the top of the zone and the fastball into the lefties, and the fastball away from them, too. His fastball was around the zone and that was what he had going today."

"The changeup and curveball came into play, but not as much as we've seen him use it in other games. When he needed to throw a strike he did. When he needed an out, he got one."

Barry Zito (4-11) lost his eighth straight decision. He has won only once in his last 20 starts.

Zito was pulled after four innings, allowing four earned runs on four hits and three walks. He fell to 0-9 with a 10.00 ERA in his last 11 starts away from AT&T Park.

"It's hard to narrow it down to one thing," Zito said of his road woes. "Normally the splits aren't really that bad in one direction."

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Zito started well, then lost his command.

"He threw well in the first inning," Bochy said. "Then he had trouble finding the strike zone there and that caused all the problems. That's what did him in."

Kennedy drew one of Zito's three walks in the second. Ronny Cedeno hit an RBI single and Chris Denorfia singled home two runs.

Nick Hundley hit his career-high 11th home run in the fourth when Zito elevated an 80 mph slider.

"He didn't get it to where he wanted to," said Hundley, who stroked his third career home run off of Zito, his most against any pitcher. "You don't want to miss those kind of mistakes because you don't get them very often."

The Giants scored in the fifth on Brandon Belt's double. With runners on second and third, Buster Posey hit a two-out liner that third baseman Logan Forsythe reached high to snag.

In the eighth, the Giants had the tying run at the plate, but Sandoval and Crawford failed to produce against reliever Luke Gregerson.

"That was a little tap dance there, no doubt," Black said of Gregerson's performance. "Sandoval is always a tough out, no matter how he is swinging or what the numbers are. Luke threw him an offspeed pitch and he had a big swing and it only went a couple feet. That was great."


Bochy said RHP Matt Cain will start Saturday against the Rockies after he threw a 90-pitch bullpen session on Monday. Cain has been on the DL with a bruised right forearm. ... LHP Jeremy Affeldt was to throw in a simulated game on Tuesday and Bochy said the team will determine his path after that. Affeldt has missed 41 games with a left groin strain. ... Padres 1B Yonder Alonso will undergo a MRI exam Tuesday on his ailing right hand. ... Padres 3B Chase Headley remains out of the lineup with a sore back. ... The Padres recalled RHP Burch Smith from Triple-A Tucson.

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Players of the Game
San Francisco

B. Belt
AB 3
R 0
H 2
HR 0
San Diego

R. Cedeno
AB 3
R 1
H 2
HR 0

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San Francisco Giants
Angel Pagan, CF5010013 .261
Marco Scutaro, 2B4000003 .296
Brandon Belt, 1B3021100 .280
Buster Posey, C4010024 .307
Hunter Pence, RF4010021 .284
Pablo Sandoval, 3B4010022 .271
Brandon Crawford, SS4000004 .260
Gregor Blanco, LF3110100 .250
Barry Zito, P1000010 .152
   a-Roger Kieschnick, PH1010000 .224
   b-Tony Abreu, PH-2B2000021 .256
a-singled for Zito in the 5th
b-struck out for Moscoso in the 7th
2B - Brandon Belt (30, Kennedy)
RBI - Brandon Belt (53)
2-OUT RBI - Brandon Belt (21)
SB - Hunter Pence (21, 2nd base off Gregerson/Hundley)
Team LOB - 9
San Francisco Giants
Barry Zito (L,4-11) 4444331 5.91
Guillermo Moscoso 2000120 4.43
Jean Machi 2000020 2.72
Pitches-Strikes - Barry Zito 73-46, Guillermo Moscoso 22-12, Jean Machi 20-14
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Barry Zito 2-6, Jean Machi 2-2
Batters Faced - Barry Zito 18, Guillermo Moscoso 6, Jean Machi 6
San Diego Padres
Chris Denorfia, RF-LF4012000 .273
Will Venable, CF-RF3000112 .273
Jedd Gyorko, 2B4000001 .247
Jesus Guzman, LF3000010 .234
Kyle Blanks, 1B2100120 .253
Logan Forsythe, 3B2100100 .219
Nick Hundley, C3111012 .238
Ronny Cedeno, SS3121000 .238
Ian Kennedy, P1000111 .152
   a-Reymond Fuentes, PH1000010 .111
a-struck out for Vincent in the 7th
HR - Nick Hundley (11, Zito)
RBI - Chris Denorfia 2 (41), Nick Hundley (36), Ronny Cedeno (18)
2-OUT RBI - Chris Denorfia 2 (21), Ronny Cedeno (8)
CS - Will Venable (5, 2nd base by Moscoso/Posey), Ronny Cedeno (4, 2nd base by Zito/Posey)
Team LOB - 2
San Diego Padres
Ian Kennedy (W,6-9) 6511270 4.96
Nick Vincent (H,7) 1100010 2.48
Tommy Layne 0100000 2.45
Luke Gregerson (H,19) 1100010 3.15
Huston Street (S,26) 1000010 2.76
Pitches-Strikes - Ian Kennedy 104-67, Nick Vincent 16-11, Tommy Layne 4-2, Luke Gregerson 22-12, Huston Street 14-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ian Kennedy 3-8, Luke Gregerson 2-0, Huston Street 1-1
Batters Faced - Ian Kennedy 25, Nick Vincent 4, Tommy Layne 1, Luke Gregerson 4, Huston Street 3
Game Information
Attendance - 25430
Game Time - 2:55
Temperature - 71
Umpires - Home - Bill Welke, First Base - Field Culbreth, Second Base - Jordan Baker, Third Base - Adrian Johnson