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Padres spoil opener
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Padres 8, Giants 4
Adrian Gonzalez powers a two-run homer in the first inning. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Greg Maddux looked vulnerable early, giving up a run in the first inning, but the veteran smothered the Giants in their home opener while lasting seven innings and beating San Francisco for the 29th time. Adrian Gonzalez had four hits, including a two-run homer, and scored four times.
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Series at a glance:
  • Mon. 04/07: SD 8, SF 4
  • Tue. 04/08: SF 3, SD 2
  • Wed. 04/09: @ SF, 7:15 PM PT
SD
San Diego (5-3)
Won 1
San Diego 8, San Francisco 4   SF
San Francisco (1-6)
Lost 4
April 7, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
San Diego
2 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 2   8 13 0
San Francisco
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3   4 6 1
Standings thru 4/7/08  |  Recap: SD | SF  |  Gameday  |  Padres stats  |  Giants stats
San DiegoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Giles, RF5000106.241
  Gonzalez, E., P0000000.000
Iguchi, 2B5220012.333
Gonzalez, A, 1B5442010.344
Kouzmanoff, 3B3210121.290
Edmonds, CF5022012.308
Greene, SS3023000.323
Hairston, LF3000202.250
Barrett, C2000115.250
  Bard, C2020000.350
Maddux, P2000022.000
  a-Clark, PH1000011.250
  Meredith, P0000000.000
  b-Crabbe, PH-RF0000100.000
Totals3681376921 

a-Struck out for Maddux in the 8th. b-Walked for Meredith in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Iguchi (3, Cain), Bard (2, Taschner).
3B: Greene (1, Yabu).
HR: Gonzalez, A (2, 1st inning off Cain, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Iguchi 3; Gonzalez, A 7; Kouzmanoff; Edmonds 2; Greene 4; Bard 3.
RBI: Gonzalez, A 2 (6), Edmonds 2 (2), Greene 3 (4).
2-out RBI: Greene.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Giles 4; Maddux; Hairston; Iguchi.
S: Maddux.
SF: Greene 2.
GIDP: Barrett.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Maddux-Greene-Gonzalez, A, Greene-Iguchi-Gonzalez, A).

 
San FranciscoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, LF3000100.118
Velez, 2B4110011.273
Rowand, CF3210110.375
Molina, C4123000.240
Lewis, RF3010100.167
Castillo, 3B4010003.269
Aurilia, 1B2000001.190
  Yabu, P0000000.000
  a-Durham, PH1000000.176
  Taschner, P0000000.000
  Wilson, P0000000.000
  Walker, P0000000.000
  b-Winn, PH1000000.250
Bocock, SS3000010.211
Cain, P1000010.000
  Ortmeier, 1B2000020.091
Totals31463365 

a-Grounded out for Yabu in the 7th. b-Flied out for Walker in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Rowand (2, Maddux), Molina (1, Gonzalez, E.).
3B: Velez (2, Gonzalez, E.).
TB: Velez 3; Rowand 2; Molina 3; Lewis; Castillo.
RBI: Molina 3 (5).
2-out RBI: Molina.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Castillo.
GIDP: Velez; Castillo.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
E: Castillo (2, fielding).
Outfield assists: Roberts (Giles at 1st base).
DP: 2 (Roberts-Aurilia, Velez-Bocock-Ortmeier).

 
San DiegoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Maddux (W, 1-0)7.03112502.77
Meredith 1.00000100.00
Gonzalez, E. 1.033310015.43
 
San FranciscoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Cain (L, 0-1)4.17545513.60
Yabu 2.22110205.06
Taschner 1.01000202.70
Wilson 0.23221009.00
Walker 0.10000000.00

WP: Cain.
IBB: Hairston (by Cain).
HBP: Kouzmanoff (by Wilson).
Pitches-strikes: Maddux 94-58, Meredith 11-8, Gonzalez, E. 25-15, Cain 97-56, Yabu 36-26, Taschner 15-9, Wilson 27-16, Walker 2-2.
Ground outs-fly outs: Maddux 14-2, Meredith 0-2, Gonzalez, E. 2-1, Cain 1-7, Yabu 5-1, Taschner 0-1, Wilson 0-2, Walker 0-1.
Batters faced: Maddux 25, Meredith 3, Gonzalez, E. 6, Cain 25, Yabu 9, Taschner 4, Wilson 7, Walker 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Yabu 3-0, Walker 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Jim Reynolds. 1B: Tim Timmons. 2B: Gary Cederstrom. 3B: Fieldin Culbreth.
Weather: 59 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 13 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:55.
Att: 42,861.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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