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Padres 7, Giants 2: Tommy Medica Wins Single-Handedly

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Thearon W. Henderson

Breathe easy, folks. The Padres won't be winless this spring, and it's entirely thanks to Tommy Medica. Okay, maybe not entirely thanks to him, but the hard-hitting first basemen drove in 3 of the 7 runs scored on the Giants, going 3 for 3, just a triple short of the cycle. He got backup from Alexi Amarista, who hit a solo shot in the 6th to get things started. On the defensive side, Josh Johnson (in his Padres debut), Tim Stauffer,Joaquin Benoit, and Joe Ross combined for 7 hitless innings, allowing just one walk between the four of them. Only Juan Oramas had any trouble with the Giants offense, but he held them to two runs on two hits and two walks in his two innings of work. Also looking good today: Kyle Blanks, who went 1 for 2 with a walk, Cory Spangenberg, who went 1 for 2 and scored a run, and Ted Leitner, who sang a brief selection from The Lion King on the broadcast.

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