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Harang, Padres shut down Giants

Apr 6, 2011 - 4:31 AM San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Aaron Harang tossed six strong innings in his San Diego debut to help the Padres take a 3-1 win over the San Francisco Giants in the opener of a two-game set at Petco Park.

Harang (1-0), who had spent parts of the previous eight seasons with Cincinnati, gave up one run on six hits with two walks and six strikeouts to give San Diego a win in its home opener.

"In all different counts he did a good job of keeping them off balance," said San Diego manager Bud Black. "He worked his way out of a couple of jams that made the difference in the game."

Nick Hundley went 3-for-4 with a run scored while Chris Denorfia was 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Padres, who took two of three from St. Louis over the weekend.

Aubrey Huff drove in the lone run while Madison Bumgarner was touched for all three runs on five hits with three walks and two strikeouts over three-plus innings for the Giants, who lost three of four in Los Angeles to start the season.

"We had our chances out there today and we didn't take advantage," said San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy. "A timely hit or two and it's a different story."

San Francisco got to Harang in the first as Andres Torres led off with a single, stole second, took third on a Freddy Sanchez groundout and crossed the plate on a Huff groundout for a 1-0 lead.

The Giants had first and third with no outs in the third, but Harang struck out the next two batters and, after walking Huff, got Buster Posey to groundout.

San Diego went ahead with a three-run third inning. With the bases loaded and one out, Jorge Cantu's sacrifice fly scored Hundley. After Ryan Ludwick walked, Chase Headley walked to bring home a run and Denorfia followed with an RBI single for a 3-1 lead.

Consecutive two-out singles by the Giants in the sixth got a runner in scoring position, but Pat Burrell struck out to end the frame.

The Giants again got two-out singles in the seventh, but Sanchez flied out to end that threat.

Mike Adams set the Giants down in order in the eighth while Heath Bell did the same in the ninth for his second save of the season.

Game Notes

San Diego won 12 of 18 from San Francisco last season...The Giants will go with Tim Lincecum on Wednesday while Tim Stauffer will pitch for San Diego...San Fran left seven men on base and went 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position.

    SAN DIEGO: 3

    Apr 5 9:14 PM

  • Chris Denorfia singled to scored Orlando Hudson. Bases loaded with two outs and Cameron Maybin due up.

    Giants 1, Padres 3  Bot 3, 2 OutsApr 5 7:37 PM

  • Jorge Cantu sacrifice fly out to left scored Nick Hundley. Runners on first and second and with two outs and Ryan Ludwick due up.

    Giants 1, Padres 1  Bot 3, 2 OutsApr 5 7:25 PM

  • Aubrey Huff grounded out to first scored Andres Torres. None on with two outs and Buster Posey due up.

    Giants 1, Padres 0  Top 1, 2 OutsApr 5 6:41 PM

  • Andres Torres singled to right. Runner on first with none out and Freddy Sanchez due up.

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