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Adrian Gonzalez homers twice as Padres rout Giants

Sep 12, 2008 - 5:31 AM By Tim Powers PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

SAN DIEGO (Ticker) -- Adrian Gonzalez hit a pair of home runs to power the San Diego Padres to an 11-3 drubbing of the San Francisco Giants on Thursday.

Adrian Gonzalez's three-run blast capped a string of four consecutive hits to open the first as the Padres jumped on San Francisco starter Matt Cain (8-12), seizing a 5-1 lead.

The 26-year-old All-Star added his 31st homer - a solo blast - in the seventh to surpass his career-high from last season, pushing the advantage to 7-2. It was his second multi-home run game of the season and sixth of his career.

"It is nice, I'm not going to lie to you," Adrian Gonzalez said of surpassing the 30-homer plateau. "It feels good, and it is a good accomplishment, especially in this ballpark."

Adrian wasn't the only Gonzalez to go deep. Brother Edgar added his sixth homer - a two-run shot - in the eighth after pinch hitting for reliever Cla Meredith. San Diego tacked on four runs in the inning to put the game out of reach.

"It did feel pretty good to do it on the same day as my brother," Edgar Gonzalez said. "It was nice, especially because he hit two. I still think mine went farther."

The power surge supported Padres rookie starter Josh Geer (2-0), who allowed two runs and nine hits while striking out two in seven innings.

"I felt really good," Geer said. "I worked both sides of the plate and tried to keep them off guard. (The big lead) makes you relax a bit and you can just focus on throwing strikes."

San Francisco had taken an early lead on Geer with three singles in the first as Rich Aurilia drove in Nate Schierholtz for a 1-0 advantage before Cain fell apart in the bottom of the frame.

Cain allowed six runs and nine hits in a season-low 3 1/3 innings. He struck out three and walked one in falling to his third straight defeat.

"Everything was over the plate," Cain said. "It was very frustrating. I'm embarrassed with the way I pitched, and embarrassed for the team. I let them down."

Rookie Drew Macias collected his first major league hit in the third for the Padres - a solo home run that extended the lead to five runs.

Eugenio Velez's RBI triple narrowed the Giants' deficit to 6-2 in the sixth. Velez also doubled and scored in the ninth to account for the game's final run.

"(Cain) was just off tonight," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "He had trouble hitting his spots. I thought we swung the bats decent. We had some hard outs, we just couldn't mount any offense."








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    SAN FRANCISCO 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 10 0
    SAN DIEGO 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 x 11 17 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: SFO - MATT CAIN, GENO ESPINELI (4TH), PAT MISCH (6TH), KEVIN CORREIA
    (8TH) AND BENGIE MOLINA
    SDG - JOSH GEER, CLA MEREDITH (8TH), CLAY HENSLEY (9TH)
    AND NICK HUNDL

    Sep 12 12:41 AM


  • NL
    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY DAVE ROBERTS SCORED EUGENIO VELEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 3
    SAN DIEGO 11 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: R WINN (.315, 1-FOR-4)

    Giants 3, Padres 11  Top 9, 0 OutsSep 12 12:39 AM


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    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DREW MACIAS SCORED BRIAN GILES.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, D MACIAS ON FIRST, C HEADLEY ON SECOND, A
    GONZALEZ ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 2
    SAN DIEGO 11 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: N HUNDLEY (.236, 1-FOR-4)

    Giants 2, Padres 11  Bot 8, 0 OutsSep 12 12:30 AM


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    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY BRIAN GILES SCORED LUIS RODRIGUEZ.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, B GILES ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 2
    SAN DIEGO 10 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: A GONZALEZ (.275, 2-FOR-3, BB, 2 HR, 4 RBI)

    Giants 2, Padres 10  Bot 8, 0 OutsSep 12 12:25 AM


  • NL
    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY EDGAR GONZALEZ (6) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 8TH OFF KEVIN CORREIA SCORED MATT ANTONELLI.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 2, SAN DIEGO 9
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: W VENABLE (.341, 2-FOR-3, BB)

    Giants 2, Padres 9  Bot 8, 0 OutsSep 12 12:21 AM


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    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY ADRIAN GONZALEZ (31) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 7TH OFF PAT MISCH.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 2, SAN DIEGO 7
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: C HEADLEY (.261, 0-FOR-3)

    Giants 2, Padres 7  Bot 7, 0 OutsSep 12 12:05 AM


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    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY EUGENIO VELEZ SCORED RICH AURILIA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, E VELEZ ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 2
    SAN DIEGO 6 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: O VIZQUEL (.192, 0-FOR-2)

    Giants 2, Padres 6  Top 6, 0 OutsSep 11 11:48 PM


  • NL
    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY DREW MACIAS (1) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN THE
    3RD OFF MATT CAIN.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 1, SAN DIEGO 6
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: N HUNDLEY (.241, 1-FOR-1)

    Giants 1, Padres 6  Bot 3, 0 OutsSep 11 10:55 PM


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    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY MATT ANTONELLI SCORED NICK HUNDLEY.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, M ANTONELLI ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 1
    SAN DIEGO 5 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: J GEER (.000, 0 HR, 1 RBI)

    Giants 1, Padres 5  Bot 1, 0 OutsSep 11 10:28 PM
  • 5
    roots
    McTool Added 5 roots

    Giants 1, Padres 4  Bot 1, 0 OutsSep 11 10:24 PM


  • NL
    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY ADRIAN GONZALEZ (30) TO RIGHT WITH 0
    OUT IN THE 1ST OFF MATT CAIN SCORED LUIS RODRIGUEZ AND BRIAN GILES.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 1, SAN DIEGO 4
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: C HEADLEY (.264, 9 HR, 31 RBI)

    Giants 1, Padres 4  Bot 1, 0 OutsSep 11 10:23 PM


  • NL
    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRIAN GILES SCORED WILL VENABLE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B GILES ON FIRST, L RODRIGUEZ ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 1
    SAN DIEGO 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: A GONZALEZ (.273, 29 HR, 99 RBI)

    Giants 1, Padres 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsSep 11 10:21 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    SAN FRANCISCO 1 1 3 0
    SAN DIEGO 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: SFO - MATT CAIN
    SDG - JOSH GEER

    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: W VENABLE (.317, 1 HR, 4 RBI)
    L RODRIGUEZ (.281, 0 HR, 9 RBI)
    B GILES (.303, 11 HR, 54 RBI)

    Giants 1, Padres 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsSep 11 10:15 PM