Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an afternoon fainting with excitement because Austin Hedges started his first game. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were swooning.

The Padres (15-14) scored a few more runs than the San Francisco Giants (14-14) yesterday, eventually ending up with a 9-1 win to avoid a three-game sweep.

Ian Kennedy (2-1, 5.03) gave up just the one run in seven innings on six hits and no walk with five strikeouts. Nori Aoki drove in Matt Duffy in the third inning for the Giants’ lone run. Brandon Maurer and Frank Garces each pitched a scoreless inning in relief.

San Francisco’s Chris Heston (2-3, 3.38), on the other hand, was knocked around in the Padres’ third inning, surrendering five runs as the Friars batted around, and leaving after five innings pitched with eleven hits, three walks, and four strikeouts. Matt Kemp, Yonder Alonso, Jedd Gyorko, Alexi Amarista, and Austin Hedges all had RBI hits in the third. For Hedges, it was his first Major League hit and RBI. Hedges also had a sacrifice fly to score Gyorko in the eighth for his second RBI.

The Padres travel to Phoenix for a four-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks starting tonight at 6:40pm PDT. Odrisamer Despaigne (2-0, 2.95) gets another shot at the rotation in place of the injured Brandon Morrow as he takes the mound against the D-Backs’ Rubby De La Rosa (2-2, 5.40).


Padres’ five-run third snaps Giants’ streak — Corey Brock and Chris Haft (

Padres break out in 9-1 rout of Giants — Dennis Lin (UT San Diego)

Ian Kennedy shuts down Giants as Padres avoid road sweep — Janie McCauley (The Associated Press)

Giants’ shutout streak ends in 9-1 loss to Padres — Andrew Baggarly (San Jose Mercury News)

Giants lose to Padres 9-1 — streak ends at 29 innings — John Shea (

MLB Box Score


“He was great. But with game calling, if I shook [Hedges] off, he knew the next pitch I was throwing. As I told him, if I shake, don’t worry about it. We talked about everything between innings. He was awesome to work with.”
Ian Kennedy on Hedges’ first start (Brock)

“I think the game plan was solid. Down and away, especially with [Heston], is his money pitch. The way we pitched people, it worked the first time. The second time, they changed their swings and he just ran into a little patch where things got a little sketchy.”
Andrew Susac (Baggarly)



Hedges’ first career hit and RBI

Padres plate five in the 3rd

Gyorko’s RBI double

Myers’ RBI triple

Upton robs Pagan with dive

Fans celebrate Mays’ birthday


San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik, top, tumbles over San Diego Padres’ Justin Upton while turning a double play in the first inning of their baseball game Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

San Diego Padres’ Austin Hedges hits an RBI single off San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Chris Heston in the third inning of their baseball game Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in San Francisco. The hit was Hedges’ first in the major leagues. At left is San Francisco Giants catcher Andrew Susac. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

The game summary in GIF form…

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