Brian Giles 2-5, 1 RBI in Padres debut
It may have been the birth of the Brian Giles era in San Diego, but Sean Burroughs did what only Juan Pierre has done in the past against Curt Schilling and Phil Nevin and Ryan Klesko added home runs as the San Diego Padres beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-2.
Sean Burroughs had four hits off Curt Schilling (7-8), a feat that has only been duplicated by Juan Pierre. Schilling (7-8) allowed 12 hits, the highest total off him since Colorado had 14 last Sept. 20. He pitched seven innings and allowed five runs, matching his season high.
Phil Nevin hit a grand slam and Ryan Klesko had a three-run homer were the main run producers in the win.
Brian Giles was 2-for-4 with an RBI in his first start for the Padres, who obtained him Tuesday from Pittsburgh. He had singles in his first two at-bats. Maybe it was his insertion into the lineup that sparked the Friars bats to come alive.
Brian Lawrence (7-14) allowed two runs and five hits, walking two and striking out four in 7 2-3 innings. Luther Hackman finished the game off without allowing a baserunner.
Jason Bay doubled with two outs in the second off Brad Penny (11-10) and scored on Jose Hernandez's double in his Pittsburgh Pirates debut. Bay's run-scoring single finished a three-run third that made it 4-0 and reached base in his first three plate appearances.
Donaldo Mendez slugged a three-run homer, Jon Knott hit a solo shot and Wiki Gonzalez finished 4-for-4 with two RBI for Portland, which rallied for six runs in the seventh and one in the ninth before falling short, 9-8. Mike Bynum (7-11) surrendered seven runs -- four earned -- and eight hits in six innings, striking out six and walking two, to suffer the loss, falling to 0-3 vs. Tacoma.
Duncan McAdoo (5-8) gave up three runs, two earned, and eight hits in eight strong innings, striking out five and walking one in a tough 3-1 loss to Chattanooga.
Lake Elsinore got shutout by Rancho Cucamonga 3-0.
Battle Creek shut out Fort Wayne 7-0. Tom Lipari (7-6) had his toughest outing of the year, allowing six runs, five earned, on 12 hits.
Vancouver beat Eugene 6-4.
Idaho Falls lost both halves of their doubleheader vs. Provo, 6-3 and 4-3.
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