Despite their 52-60 season record the Padres have played well at home (31-25) and oddly enough have a winning record against teams over .500.
They did both again today. The Friars prevailed 6-3 over the Yankees in Ian Kennedy's debut. The right hander pitched into the sixth inning and gave up just two runs to notch his first victory in a Padres uniform.
The Padres got out to an early lead, scoring in three consecutive innings (2nd / 3rd / 4th). They took a three run led into the ninth, but the Yankees made things interesting. They had the tying run at the plate, but Huston Street struck out Vernon Wells to end the threat and the game. It was Street's 21st save of the season and the Padres fourth consecutive series win.
The Baltimore Orioles open a two game series against the Padres at Petco Park on Tuesday.