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Padres 10, Giants 2: New scoreboard not big enough for new Padres

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How good were the Padres tonight? Well, they overloaded their brand-spanking-new scoreboard with hits.

Every single starter had at least one hit tonight. Yes, that's including James Shields, who hit and scored, all while allowing just one run on three hits in seven stellar innings. In total, the offense went a whopping 20-for-42, with six players knocking out a multi-hit game. Matt Kemp had the biggest night, going 4-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI, and a run.

The hit parade started with a two-out rally in the first inning. Kemp hit a line drive double to left field, then came around to score on Justin Upton's single. Two more singles by from Derek Norris and Will Middlebrooks brought Upton home. Five more singles in the third (Upton, Norris, and Middlebrooks again, joined by Yangervis Solarte and Jedd Gyorko) drove in another three runs and chased Giants ace Madison Bumgarner from the game.

Intermission: Joaquin Arias hit a home run in the fourth inning. One run. Big whoop.

Back to the good stuff. Bottom of the sixth, Clint Barmes reached on an error. Then Shields got his single, followed by Wil Myers, bringing home Barmes. Solarte walked to load the bases. Kemp singled again and Upton hit a sacrifice fly. That brought the score to 8-1 Padres. In the seventh, Will Venable had a pinch-hit single to start another two-out rally. Myers sent him home with a single, then scored on another single by Solarte. 10-1 good guys.

A single and a double in the eighth from Nori Aoki and Justin Maxwell brought the Giants within eight, but Frank Garces shut them down for the rest of the inning, and Brandon Maurer had no trouble finishing them off in the ninth.

Tyson Ross takes the mound in tomorrow's series finale. First pitch at 1:10 PM.

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