San Diego, CA- The San Diego Padres defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Wednesday afternoon despite only producing one hit to avoid the series sweep.
It was a perfect example of ”Padres Baseball”
It was the third time the San Diego Padres have won despite producing only one hit in franchise history and the second time under manager Bud Black.
The San Diego Padres took the lead 2-0 in the bottom of the 1st as Chris Denorfia began the game with a leadoff walk, stole second and advanced to third on a bunt single by Everth Cabrera. Cabreras single would be the only Padres hit in the game.
The Pirates would cut the Padres lead to 2-1 in the fourth on a solo-homerun by Andrew McCutcheon.
In the bottom of the fourth inning Chris Denorfia would walk with the bases loaded to extend the Padres lead to 3-1.
The Pirates would cut the Padres lead to 3-2 in the fifth when on an RBI double by Josh Harrison to score Jordy Mercer.
That’s as close as the Pirates would get as the Padres bullpen would hold them scoreless and Huston Street would seal the game for the Padres in the 9th for his 18th save of the season.
Ian Kennedy improved to (5-6) on the season for the San Diego Padres after winning his third straight start. Kennedy was solid on the mound allowing two runs on five hits, while striking out seven in six innings of work.