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Pirates Avoid Padres Sweep

San Diego Still Takes Series In Pittsburgh

By Derek Togerson
|  Friday, Sep 20, 2013  |  Updated 6:30 AM PDT
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Pirates Avoid Padres Sweep

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PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 19: Nick Hundley #4 of the San Diego Padres tags out Jose Tabata #31 of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the sixth inning during the game on September 19, 2013 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

The Padres guaranteed they will not have a winning record in 2-13.

But, they still might have a non-losing record.

The Friars lost to the Pirates 10-1 on Thursday in Pittsburgh, their 81st loss of the season. So, San Diego will have to win all 10 of their remaining games to finish at an even 81-81.

Despite the blowout (Ian Kennedy was roughed up, allowing six runs in just 3.2 innings, his shortest outing as a Padre), the Padres finished their East coast road trip 6-4. Not bad, especially when you consider seven of those games were against teams in the playoff hunt (the Pirates and Braves).

Tommy Medica, the rookie called up from Double-A San Antonio just this month, drove in the Padres' only run with a single in the first inning. Medica has six RBI in nine games played.

The Padres start their final home stand of the season on Friday with a 3-game set against the Los Angeles Dodgers, who won the NL West Division title with a 7-6 win over the Diamondbacks on Thursday.

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