National League Game Summary - San Francisco at San Diego|
(Sunday, August 19th)
Final Score: San Diego 7, San Francisco 1
San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Cameron Maybin finished 4-for-5 with three
RBI as the San Diego Padres topped the San Francisco Giants, 7-1, in the
finale of a three-game series.
Everth Cabrera added three hits and drove in two, while Will Venable homered
for the Padres, who avoided the sweep and snapped a five-game losing skid
thanks to a 16-hit attack.
Clayton Richard (10-12) tossed eight strong innings for the win, allowing five
hits and one unearned run.
Hunter Pence doubled and knocked in the lone run for the Giants, who lost for
the third time in their last eight. San Francisco dropped a half-game out of
first place in the NL West, as Los Angeles won in Atlanta earlier Sunday.
Ryan Vogelsong (10-7) lasted just three-plus frames thanks to throwing 96
pitches, charged for eight hits and three runs and a walk despite striking out
"My stuff was OK today," Vogelsong said. "Once again, I can't control where
the ball goes after it comes out of my hand."
San Diego gave Richard all the offense he needed in a three-run first. Venable
kicked it off with a one-out single, stole second and came home on a two-out
hit by Carlos Quentin. Yonder Alonso followed with a base hit and Alexi
Amarista walked to load the bases, setting up a two-run single from Maybin.
"From Vogelsong's shoes, that's not a great way to start a game," Padres
manager Bud Black said.
The Giants picked up their sole run in the next frame. Venable misplayed a
Buster Posey liner, allowing the catcher to reach second, then a wild pitch
advanced him to third before a Pence fly to center brought him in.
It was 5-1 for the hosts in the fifth on an RBI single from Maybin and a two-
run double from Cabrera.
Venable capped the scoring with a solo shot -- his eighth homer of the
season -- in the home eighth.
Following San Francisco's second inning, Richard did not allow a runner past
second for the duration of his start. Angel Pagan was stranded there in the
third, then three additional Giants didn't advance beyond first base through
Cory Burns left men on the corners in the ninth by fanning Gregor Blanco to
end the game.
Richard has won three of his last four starts ... His one strikeout tied a
season low, accomplished on May 11 at Philadelphia, June 6 against the Giants
and August 14 in Atlanta ... Maybin's four hits were a season high, his most
since a 4-hit performance on July 21, 2011 at Miami ... Giants outfielder
Melky Cabrera, who was suspended 50 games by MLB earlier this week for a
positive drug test, came under further suspicion after the revelation on
Sunday that an associate created a fake web site from which Cabrera attempted
to assert he bought the substance which caused the positive test.
08/19 22:01:13 ET