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Padres Dig the Longball in 6-3 Win over Giants

The Padres homered three times to avoid a series sweep in San Francisco.

By Michael O'Connor
|  Thursday, Jul 26, 2012  |  Updated 8:13 AM PDT
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 25: Manager Bud Black #20 of the San Diego Padres signals the bullpen taking starting pitcher Jason Marquis #38 out of the game in the eighth inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on July 25, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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Lincecum (4-11) got hit early and often. After the first inning bomb by Headley he ran into trouble again in the fourth, giving up two more runs. Lincecum struggled again in the fifth. With a runner on Guzman, who got a spot start in right field, deposited one in the left field stands. After Lincecum walked the next batter, John Baker, he was out of the game.

Marquis (4-5) had another quality start for the Friars. After giving up run on a sacrifice fly in the first a first inning run the veteran right-hander settled down. He allowed just three hits in seven plus innings while striking out eight. At one point Marquis retired 16 straight batters.

Ahead 6-3 with two on and two out in the eighth Street entered the game. He struck out Melky Cabrera and then finished off the Giants in the ninth to record his 17th save. The Padres are off on Thursday. They start a three game series against the Marlins in Miami on Friday. 

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