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#1 von wh3171 , 10.01.2020 08:35

SAN DIEGO -- Ian Kennedy has the luxury of pitching in spacious Petco Park. [url=https://www.wholesaleshoesforcheap.com/nike-juvenate-sale/]Nike Juvenate Sale[/url] . One would think, anyway. "All my wins have been on the road," Kennedy said. "That is how it works sometimes." Kennedy earned his first home victory of the season on Sunday, pitching the San Diego Padres past the Chicago Cubs 4-3. Kennedy (3-6) allowed one run and two hits with six strikeouts. He walked two in earning his first win in five starts. Huston Street got his 14th save in as many chances despite giving up Starlin Castros two-run homer in the ninth inning. The Cubs, who had four hits, were trying to win their first series since Sept. 9-11 in Cincinnati. The Padres backed Kennedy with some rare run support. "He deserved that one," Padres manager Bud Black said. "Hes been a victim of not a lot of runs and if you look across the board at his numbers, all that stuff, hes been good. We just havent scored for him and Im glad we got it done in the bottom half of the sixth." It appeared Kennedy was headed for another tough-luck loss. He was trailing 1-0 when he left for a pinch-hitter in the sixth. The Padres scored four times in the inning, surprising Chicago starter Jason Hammel (5-3). "I felt in complete command," Hammel said. "I felt like I was going to go complete-game shutout. Everything was working." Chase Headley tied it with a sacrifice fly and the Padres went ahead 2-1 Carlos Quentins pinch-hit single off reliever James Russell. Two walks by Hammel helped extend the inning. For Quentin, it was his third pinch-hit RBI in two games after a two-run, homer in Saturdays loss. "We were going to stay away a little bit from Quentin," Cubs manager Rick Renteria said. "The ball just came back out over the plate." Jedd Gyorko added an RBI double and when centre fielder Emilio Bonifacio misplayed the ball for an error, pinch-runner Tyson Ross also scored for a 4-1 lead. Ross, a pitcher, ran for Quentin and scored a run for the first time in the majors. He slid home, although there was no throw to the plate. "I figured better safe than sorry," Ross said. A sixth-inning home run by Junior Lake gave the Cubs a brief lead, although it took a little while for him to celebrate. Lake hit an arching drive to left field and Seth Smith appeared as if he caught the ball before it reached the seats. A disappointed Lake nearly veered off the basepaths, but he resumed his trot third when umpire Greg Gibson gave the home run signal. Hammel retired 11 straight before Yonder Alonso lined a single in the fifth inning for the Padres first hit. Alonso stole second and advanced to third on Cameron Maybins one-out infield single. But Maybin was picked off first by Hammel and Rene Rivera struck out to end the threat. The Cubs didnt have much luck against Kennedy early. Castro got into scoring position in the second inning after a leadoff single and a walk, but Kennedy got the next three batters. Hammel pitched 5 2-3 innings, allowing three runs on three hits and two walks, with five strikeouts. But this day belonged to Kennedy, and that it came at Petco Park made all the better. "Its always great to see runs scored like that," Kennedy said, "whether youre pitching or not." NOTES: The Padres are encouraged with the progress RHP Andrew Cashner is making with his sore right elbow. Cashner will throw again on Monday after playing catch on Saturday. ... Padres LHP Robbie Erlin, on the DL with a sore throwing elbow, is scheduled to throw next weekend ... Quentin is expected to start on Monday against the Diamondbacks. Quentin had missed four games with a groin injury. ... Luis Valbuenas eight-game hitting streak for the Cubs, which tied a career high, was snapped. ... Cubs RHP Jeff Samardzija (0-4, 1.96) faces Giants RHP Yusmeiro Petit (3-1, 4.76) on Monday. It will be Samardzijas 200th career game. ... Ross (5-4, 2.64) goes against Arizona RHP Brandon McCarthy (1-6, 4.67) on Monday. [url=https://www.wholesaleshoesforcheap.com/vapormax-sale/]Vapormax Sale[/url] . -- Arizona came out of its last meeting with California a bit discombobulated, hurting from its first loss and the loss of forward Brandon Ashley for the rest of the season. [url=https://www.wholesaleshoesforcheap.com/air-jordan-4-sale/]Air Jordan 4 Sale[/url] . The 40-year-old midfielder was put in charge on Tuesday when David Moyes reign ended after 10 months with the defending champions in seventh place in the English Premier League. [url=https://www.wholesaleshoesforcheap.com/]https://www.wholesaleshoesforcheap.com/[/url] .com) - Brad Stuart has yet to play a regular-season game for the Colorado Avalanche, but that didnt deter the club from signing the veteran defenseman to a two-year contract extension on Monday.ALAMEDA, Calif. - Even as he tries to adjust to his role as the Oakland Raiders interim coach, Tony Sparano hasnt strayed far from his duties working with the teams offensive line.Its a good thing, too.With veteran lineman Khalif Barnes sitting out Sundays home game against San Diego with a quad strain, 2013 second-round pick Menelik Watson will make his fifth career start.Hes told us hes going to need us to step it up and be more responsible, Watson said Friday. With the vets we have, its not a problem. We do understand that he has a bigger role, but any chance we can get his views on how to things, its good. Were all excited about the new change and what hes doing and the direction hes taking us.Its not the ideal situation Sparano was hoping for with his team coming off the bye. Quarterback Derek Carr is nursing knee and foot injuries and will be facing a San Diego defence that is third overall and first in fewest points allowed.Because the Chargers occasionally use Dwight Freeney on the left side of the defence, its almost certain that Watson will face the seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker at some point.Theyre probably looking over preseason tapes and stuff like that, to get a feel for me, Watson said. Well, Im doing the same thing on him. Itll be exciting to get out there and compete against a guy like that.The 42nd overall pick in 2013, Watson made one nominal start as an extra offensive lineman earlier this season but has spent most of his time on special teams.The 6-foot-5-inch native of England, who played one year in junior college and another season at Florida State, was originally drafted to be thhe Raiders left tackle. [url=https://www.wholesaleshoesforcheap.com/air-max-4-sale/]Air Max 4 Sale[/url]. . He started three games as a rookie then was moved to the right side this past off-season.Watson held onto the starting job through nearly the entire preseason before rookie Gabe Jackson beat out Barnes for the left guard spot. Barnes was shifted back to right tackle, pushing Watson back down the depth chart.That meant Watson had to get his work on the scout team while going against Oakland defensive ends Justin Tuck and LaMarr Woodley, along with first-round pick linebacker Khalil Mack.In Freeney, Watson faces a player who was once among the top pass rushers in the NFL. The 34-year-old is coming off an injury-shortened 2013 season and is showing signs of his former self, although Freeney has been limited in practice this week with a sore knee.Even slowed, Freeney will provide a stern test for Watson.Obviously, this is an important step for Menelik right now, Sparano said. He played a lot of snaps last week and did some good things and some things that need to be corrected. But its out there, its on tape, our opponent sees it and he knows hes gotta fix it.Based on what happened last year, you really have to treat him like a rookie in your approach to things. Youre starting all over again with him and hes really done a good job that way and I think hes getting better and better each week. Hell have his hands full this week, its a big challenge.Notes: CB Keith McGill (groin) did not practice and is out. CB Tarrell Brown (thumb) is probable. LB Sio Moore (ankle), FB Marcel Reece (quad) and WR Vincent Brown (hamstring) were limited and are all questionable. ' ' '

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even with his poor start he hadnt walked

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