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Padres hope to gift-wrap some run support for Hahn's birthday

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Our Padres opened up the series last night with a solid win over the Cardinals in game 1. Tonight they'll try to secure the series win behind standout rookie Jesse Hahn.

Hahn has been fantastic since joining the rotation in mid-June. His last time out was no different. He kept the Braves to just one run on three hits through six innings of work at Turner Field to pick up his sixth win in his last seven starts. Through that seven game stretch, he's posted an ERA of 1.47.

His opponent will be Joe Kelly, who's coming off a couple of troublesome outings. Over his last two starts he's allowed 11 runs through 7 2/3 innings on the road. Prior to that he was out for nearly three months with a strained hamstring.

The still-offensively challenged Padres have shown some flashes of potential lately and hopefully they can do so again tonight. Tune in at 7:10 PT to see if they can lock up a series victory.