San Diego, CA- The San Diego Padres avoid the sweep and defeat the Cleveland Indians 2-1 in Game 2 of today’s doubleheader. Padres improve to (3-6) on the season as they return home to face the Detroit Tigers for a three game series that begins Friday.
The Padres scored the game’s first run in the Top of the First as Everth Cabrera got on base to begin the game on a throwing error by fellow Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera. Denorfia would follow Cabrera with a double
to Right Field to advance Cabrera to third. Cabrera would score on an RBI groundout by Seth Smith to give the Padres the lead 1-0.
The Indians would tie the game in the bottom of the third on a sacrifice fly Mike Aviles to score Gomes and tie the game at 1-1.
The Padres would retake the lead in the Top of the sixth as the Padres loaded the bases as Everth Cabrera singled to center, Seth Smith was hit by a pitch and Yonder Alonso was walked to to load the bases. Chase Headley who has struggled with runners in scoring position to begin the season, came in clutch today with an RBI single to left off Trevor Bauer to score Cabrera and give the Padres the lead 2-1. The RBI was Headleys first of the season.
Padres Robbie Erlin was solid in his season debut, allowing only one run on six hits, while striking out six in six innings of work. With the win Erlin improves to (1-0) on the year.
The Padres bullpen would hold the lead for Erin, as Dale Thayer and Joaquin Benoit pitched pitched a scoreless seventh and eighth to get the game to Closer Huston Street in the ninth for his 3rd save of the seaosn, as the Padres defeated the Indians 2-1.