San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Ryan Vogelsong got himself back on track.
Vogelsong spun six innings of one-run ball in the San Francisco Giants' 3-1
win over the San Diego Padres in the opener of a three-game set.
Vogelsong (14-9), who was 3-4 with an 8.83 ERA over his last eight starts
coming in, struck out four, scattered five hits, gave up one unearned run and
walked one for the Giants, who have won nine of their last 11 games.
San Francisco is three games behind the Cincinnati Reds and Washington
Nationals for the best record in the National League.
Pablo Sandoval smacked a two-run double in the victory.
Jeremy Affeldt tossed a 1-2-3 eighth and Santiago Casilla picked up the final
two outs in the ninth and notched his 25th save of the season.
Andrew Werner (2-3) surrendered three runs on eight hits and a walk over 4 2/3
frames for San Diego, which has dropped three straight and seven of its last
The Giants plated a run in the second and two more in the third to jump out
to a 3-0 advantage.
Buster Posey led off the second with a triple and scored on Hunter Pence's
In the third, Vogelsong began the frame with a single and after Angel Pagan
flied out to center field, Marco Scutaro's base hit put runners on first and
second. Sandoval then plated Vogelsong and Scutaro with a double into the
left-center field gap.
The Padres got a run back in the sixth on Yonder Alonso's one-out single into
The Giants have won 21 of their last 29 games overall ... Since the All-Star
break, San Francisco has gone 24-8 on the road, the best figure in the majors.
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