San Diego,CA- Cory Spangenberg shined in his MLB debut for the San Diego Padres yesterday in their 3-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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Cory Spangenberg in the top of the first made his presence felt with a diving stop to take away a hit from Mark Trumbo and prevented the Diamondbacks from scoring.
In the top of the 5th Spangenberg made a barehanded grab on a slow roller to throw out Aaron Hill and end the inning.
Spangenberg then notched his first Major League hit on a two run single with the bases loaded to extend the Padres lead to 3-0.
Kevin Quackenbush would strike out the side in the ninth for his second save of the season.
Tyson Ross improved to (13-12) on the season for the Padres, after allowing no runs with eight strikeouts in six innings of work.
The San Diego Padres called up their 2011 First-Round pick from Double-A San Antonio on Saturday.
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Cory Spangenberg was drafted by the San Diego Padres with the 10th overall pick in the 2011 MLB Draft out of Indian River State College.
Cory Spangenberg missed the start of the season after suffering a serious concussion, his third in two years. Spangenberg returned to the field at the start of the second half for Double-A San Antonio and has dominated Texas League pitching by hitting .331 in 66 games.
Cory Spangenberg is a hitting machine and is best suited in the lead-off role, Spangenberg has excellent speed and the versitility to play CF, 2B, 3B, and SS.