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Giants remove to Padres 2-0

SAN DIEGO — A change of venue didn’t change a outcome for a Giants lineup. They were blanked 2-0 by a San Diego Padres on Friday during Petco Park, losing for a 18th time in 23 games. The Giants have been close out in 4 of a past 11 games.

By many measures, Eric Stults has been one of a misfortune starting pitchers in baseball. The Padres left-hander was value an MLB-worst negative-1.4 WAR (wins above replacement) according to Baseball-Reference.com and entered with a 5.36 ERA, though he had small difficulty with a Giants.

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain, foreground, walks off a pile as San Diego Padres Alexi Amarista, behind left, rounds a bases

Stults gave adult 4 hits and walked dual in 7 innings. It was usually a second time this deteriorate Stults has pitched during slightest 7 innings and a initial start in that he didn’t concede a run. Stults has given adult fewer than dual runs only twice in 18 starts, both times opposite a Giants.

Matt Cain gave adult dual runs while pitching into a seventh, both entrance opposite in a third. Alexi Amarista jumped on a changeup down and in, lofting it only over a wall in right. A double by Seth Smith and singular by Chase Headly done it 2-0.

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  • A fourth-inning strikeout of Tommy Medica was a 1,500th of Cain’s career. He’s a fourth San Francisco Giant to strike a mark, fasten Juan Marichal (2,281), Gaylord Perry (1,606) and Tim Lincecum (1,599).

  • Manager Bruce Bochy pronounced Angel Pagan (back) won’t lapse before a All-Star break. Because Pagan could need a rehab assignment, there’s a decent possibility he will not be prepared for a initial array of a second half, Jul 18-20 in Miami. Pagan had an epidural Wednesday and has missed a past 17 games. The Giants are 4-13 though their leadoff hitter.San Diego Padres starting pitcher Eric Stults throws opposite a San Francisco Giants during a initial inning of a ball diversion on Friday, Jul 4, 2014,

    In an peculiar twist, Marco Scutaro (lower behind strain) competence make it behind from his ailment earlier than Pagan. Scutaro’s entrance for a Giants’ rookie joining group Thursday was cut brief by a dirt charge in a Phoenix area, though he was scheduled to play 5 innings Saturday.

    Scutaro has played 5 rehab games so far, going 2 for 11 with a double and logging 17 innings during second base. The Giants are speedy by his swell and could strike him adult to Triple-A Fresno in a entrance days.

    For some-more on a Giants, see Alex Pavlovic’s Giants Extra blog during blogs.mercurynews.com/Giants. Follow him on Twitter during twitter.com/AlexPavlovic.

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