Ross fans nine as Padres edge Giants
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Tyson Ross had nine strikeouts in eight innings Friday night and the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 to open a three-game series.
Ross (2-2) gave up just four hits and a walk, allowing only two baserunners after the fourth inning. He struck out the last two batters he faced -- former MVP Buster Posey and Angel Pagan, San Francisco's best hitter this season.
Three straight Giants struck out before Brandon Belt golfed a solo homer to right field off Padres closer Huston Street with one out in the ninth inning.
Street walked Hunter Pence, who stole second base, but then fanned Hector Sanchez to pick up his sixth save.
It was the eighth one-run game in a row for the Giants, and the fourth one they lost.
Yasmani Grandal's solo homer in the eighth inning ended up being the winning run for the Padres, who improved to 5-3 on a 10-game homestand.
04/19 00:52:37 ET