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Giants 4, Padres 2: Ross throws fire but gets no run support

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Tyson Ross struck out 11 batters in 6 innings tonight, bringing his season total to 205 and making this the first time two Padres pitchers have struck out over 200 batters in the same year. But his gem of a start went to waste as his offense could only muster two runs against the Giants pitching staff.

Tyson held San Francisco hitless for the first four innings. Marlon Byrd broke up the no-no to start the fifth, but was quickly erased on a double play. Ross then gave up a two-out walk to Ehire Adrianza, which was followed by a Trevor Brown double to score the first run of the game. In the sixth, Alejandro de Aza hit a one-out single and stole second with Matt Duffy at the plate. Duffy struck out, but Ross couldn't escape the inning unscathed. Brandon Crawford singled to right to put the Giants up 2-0.

The Padres got on the board in the bottom half of the sixth when Cory Spangenberg hit his fourth homer of the year, but the Giants answered in turn in the seventh. Angel Pagan hit a two-run homer off Kevin Quackenbush that just barely went over Matt Kemp's glove. Brett Wallace hit another solo shot after the stretch, but that was the last run of the game.

Andrew Cashner takes on former Friar Jake Peavy at 7:10 PM tomorrow.

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