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Padres Lose to Giants in Series Opener

Ryan Schimpf Homers in Third Consecutive Game

The Padres started the last leg of their seven game road trip at AT&T Park against the San Francisco Giants Friday night. The series got off to a disappointing start for the Friars after they dropped the first game 4-3.

Right handed pitcher Luis Perdomo got the start for San Diego. He faced Giants ace Jeff Samardzija. Perdomo got off to a rough start and gave up two runs in the first inning. Samardzija had a much better night. The righty didn’t allow a hit through the first four innings. Friars infielder Ryan Schimpf put a stop to that in the fifth with a two run shot that tied the game. Schimpf has homered in three consecutive games. Later in the inning Austin Hedges singled to center field and scored Cory Spangenberg. That gave the Padres a 3-2 lead.

The Friars stopped at three runs in this contest. Tied again in the ninth inning, Giants rookie Christian Arroyo made his presence known with a solo homer that gave San Francisco the 4-3 victory.

The series continues from AT&T Park with game two at 6:05 p.m. on Saturday.

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