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San Diego, CA- Tyson Ross shutdown the San Francisco Giants Friday night leaading the San Diego Padres to 2-1 win in one of the three game series.
Tyson Ross improved to (2-2) on the season and allowed no runs on four hits, while striking out nine in eight innings of work.
The Padres scored the games first run in the bottom of the first, as Chris Denorfia tripled off Giants ace Matt Cain with one out. After Seth Smith was unable to drive in Denorfia for the second out of the inning, Denorfia would score on a passed ball by Giants catcher Hector Sanchez to give the Padres a 1-0 lead.
The score would remain the same as Cain and Tyson Ross matched each other pitch for pitch the entire game, until the bottom of the eighth as Matt Cain was pulled for reliever Juan Gutierrez. Gutierrez would allow a pinch-hit solo home run to Yasmani Grandal, his first of the season to extend the Padres lead to 2-0. With the Grandals home run the Padres continue to lead the majors in pinch-hit home runs with four this season.
The Giants would cut the Padres lead in half in the Top of the 9th, as after closer Huston Street retired the first batter. Brandon Belt would hit a solo-home run, his sixth of the season to cut the Padres lead to 2-1.
The Giants would get the tying run on base with two outs, as Street walked Right-fielder Hunter Pence and he would then steal second to get the tying run in scoring position with two outs. Street would regain his composure and strikeout Hector Sanchez to end the game for his sixth save of the season.
With the win the Padres improve to (8-9) on the season and 5-3 on their 10-game homestand.