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Padres beat the Giants 9-1, restore their honor

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Let me set the scene, the Padres hadn't scored in something like 22 innings since they were shut out the previous two games against the Giants.  Fans everywhere were being trampled trying to get off the band wagon.  Then without warning the levy broke and the Padres scored so many runs you couldn't count them on one hand alone.  All became right with the world again.

In the first inning the Pads' Wil Myers and Cory Spangenberg hit back-to-back singles and with the help of a walk to Upton loaded the bases.  Yet they failed to score when Yonder Alonso hit into a double play.  Things weren't looking good for a team that couldn't plate a runners in days and days.  Papers were being drawn up to send the team to Carson, California.

It wasn't until the 3rd inning when Matt Kemp saved baseball in San Diego, when he doubled on a drive to center field that scored Corey Spangenberg. The Padres worries were over.  Shortly thereafter Justin Upton drew a walk and Yonder Alonso drove Kemp in to make the score 2-0.  Then Jedd Gyorko singled to right driving in Upton to make it 3-0.  It didn't stop there.  Alexi Amarista was up next and singled making the score 4-0.  Austin Hedges was next.  His first MLB hit went up the middle and put the finishing touches on a 5 run Padres inning.

Kennedy helped his cause before he'd leave the game.  He singled In the 7th and Wil Myers tripled to right scoring Kennedy, making the score 6-1.

The defense tried to keep pace with the offense with sweet grabs like this one from Upton:

In the 8th the Padres scored another 3 runs with walks to Upton and Alonso and a double off the wall by Jedd Gyorko.  Alexi Amarista reached base on a fielder's choice that scored another run and then Hedges drove in another RBI with a sac fly.  The score was 9-1 and only then did the Padres decide to show mercy.