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PETCO Park Has Been Kind To The Padres Lately

By Derek Togerson
|  Sunday, May 19, 2013  |  Updated 8:56 AM PDT
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SAN DIEGO, CA - MAY 18: Yonder Alonso #23 of the San Diego Padres is congratulated by Jedd Gyorko #9 as he scores during the second inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Petco Park on May 18, 2013 in San Diego, California. The Padres won 2-1. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

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The Padres beat the Nationals 2-1 on Saturday night. It will come as no surprise the game was played at PETCO Park.

San Diego has won 10 of its last 13 games in the East Village. This time they did it with great pitching, a couple of timely hits, John Baker's right arm.

Eric Stults took a no-hitter in to the 6th inning before giving up a leadoff single to Kurt Suzuki. Stults ended up going 8 innings with 5 strikeouts and only one run allowed to get the win.

Yonder Alonso hit his 5th homer of the year in the second inning, a solo shot to tie him with Will Venable for the team lead.

Everth Cabrera drove in the game-winning run in the 8th inning with a single to score Alexi Amarista. Cabrera is in a nice little groove. He's reached base in 11 of his last 21 plate appearances.

Finally, Baker got the start behind the plate. He threw out Steve Lombardozzi trying to steal twice, both with perfect throws that had Lombardozzi out by a foot. The last one came on a strike out, throw out double play in the 9th inning that helped Huston Street earn the save.

On Sunday, the Padres try to split the series with the Nats. Andrew Cashner gets the start against former All-Star Dan Haren.

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