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Padres beat Giants 1-0

Apr 11, 2015 - 6:13 AM San Diego, CA ( - The Padres and Giants played another 1-0 contest on Friday, only this time San Diego came away victorious on Wil Myers' game-winning double in the eighth inning.

San Francisco outlasted its NL West rival by the same score in the opener of this four-game series, and its pitching staff was riding a 22-inning scoreless streak before San Diego finally broke through in the eighth.

Clint Barmes worked a pinch-hit walk against Jeremy Affeldt (0-1) with one away, then lumbered home as Myers' drive to deep right caromed off the wall. A good throw home would have nabbed Barmes at the plate, but the relay went up the third-base line and skipped past Hector Sanchez.

"As soon as I hit it and I was running to first base I was screaming at him, 'Run,'" Myers said of Barmes.

Joaquin Benoit (2-0) pitched a perfect eighth to earn the win, while Craig Kimbrel worked around a one-out single to earn his first save in a Padres uniform.

Brandon Morrow had a terrific Padres debut but wound up with a no-decision. He struck out seven and scattered four hits and three walks over seven frames.

Tim Lincecum matched Morrow's stat line almost identically save for two fewer strikeouts.

"I don't think I leaned on any pitch more than the other. I was just going with whatever Sanchy put down for the most part," Lincecum said.

The only serious threat the Giants mustered against Morrow came in the seventh when Angel Pagan and Buster Posey both walked to open the inning. Morrow struck out Brandon Crawford on three pitches and induced a double-play ball off the bat of Casey McGehee to keep it 0-0.

Game Notes

The Giants have plated two runs or fewer in eight of their last 11 games at Petco Park ... Lincecum has won his last seven decisions against the Padres and no-hit them in each of the last two seasons ... The teams combined to go hitless in nine chances with runners in scoring position.