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San Diego Padres win their first series of the year and defeat the Tigers 5-1


San Diego, CA- Padres Tyson Ross after struggling to begin the season, was dominant today as the Padres defeated Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer the Detroit Tigers 5-1 on Sunday for their first series win of the season.

Ross improved to (1-2) on the season as he allowed one run on six hits, while striking out seven in seven innings of work.

The Padres scored their first run of the game in the bottom of the second on a Solo-home-run by Jedd Gyorko, his first of the season to give the Padres the early 1-0 lead.

The Tigers would tie the game in the top of the fourth as Torii Hunter scored to tie the game on an RBI single by Victor Martinez to tie the game at 1-1.

The Padres would retake the lead in the bottom of the fourth as Scherzer walked Chase Headley and Yonder Alonso to begin the inning and Venable would make Scherzer pay for it with a with a two-run double to give the Padres the lead 3-1. Ross would help his own cause with an RBI single to score Venable and increase the Padres lead to 4-1.

The Padres would add to their lead in the bottom of the 7th on a Pinch-hit solo-homerun by Xavier Nady, his second of the season to extend the Padres lead to 5-1. For Nady it was his seventh career pinch-hit home-run.

Huston Street would close out the game in a non-save situation in the 9th as the Padres defeat the Tigers 5-1. With the win the Padres improve to (5-7) on the season and (3-0) on Sundays this season.

The Padres continue their 10-game homestand Monday as they begin a four-game series against the Colorado Rockies.

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