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Robbie Erlin gets first win


Robbie Erlin made a start on short notice, won a game and just as quickly was demoted again. He did his duty, throwing 6 2/3s innings. He credited his previous experience as a reliever in the big leagues breeding familiarity.

Jonny Dub and I were at the game and it packed with some 40K fans. Whether it was due to the jersey and pet bandana giveaway or the tickets given to runners of both the Bay Bridge Run and the Rock n' Roll Marathon, it was hard to tell. A large crowd like this coming to see the Blue Jays and the Padres alone doesn't seem conceivable. Maybe it was even the game being pushed back to the 7:05 start from the usual 5:40 Saturday start. I'd hate if the latter was the cause because I like being able to go to an earlier game over a late night affair.

Here's how the scoring happened:

2nd Inning

Colby Rasmus singled to center driving in Denorfia.

The Padres answered back. Kyle Blanks singled on a ground ball to score Jedd Gyorko. Later Everth Cabrera singled on a soft infield single to score Yasmani Grandal. A throwing error by pitcher mark Buehrle scored Kyle Blanks.

3-1 Padres

4th Inning

Adam Lind homered

Everth Cabrera hit another infield single to score Jesus Guzman

4-2 Padres

9th Inning

Melky Cabrera singled on a fly ball to center. Colby Rasmus scored.

Final: 4-3 Padres

Final - 6.1.2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toronto Blue Jays 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 11 1
San Diego Padres 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 X 4 12 0
WP: Robbie Erlin (1 - 0)
SV: Luke Gregerson (1)
LP: Mark Buehrle (2 - 4)

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