The Padres used a 3-run first inning to jump out ahead of the Giants early and ousted the Giants by a score of 6-1. However, starting pitcher Chris Paddack left the contest early due to an apparent ankle sprain.
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Mitch Moreland got San Diego on the board first with a two-run double to score both Trent Grisham and Fernando Tatis Jr. (both singles). New Padre Austin Nola then followed that with his own double to score Moreland from second.
The lone run of the night for San Francisco came from a Wilmer Flores solo home run in the top of the second. From there on out, it was all Padres.
Manny Machado crept a bit closer to Tatis for the home run lead on the team with his 13th on the year. That homer was followed in the next inning by rookie Jorge Ona who recorded his first major-league hit, and home run, at the same time.
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Tatis concluded the scoring on the night with a sacrifice fly that scored Jurickson Profar from third.
The Padres used a seven-pitcher effort last night and it was an incredibly efficient performance. After Paddack left after two, Adrian Morejon came in and struck out three of the next five batters. The trio of Matt Strahm, Pierce Johnson, and Emilio Pagan each pitched an inning and each struck out two of their three batters they faced.
Game two of the series is scheduled for this evening at 6:10pm. Garrett Richards (2-2) and Johnny Cueto (2-0) will duke it out on the mound.