Padres get past Giants, 4-1
SAN DIEGO — Ian Kennedy beat an NL West opponent for the first time in 12 starts this season, pitching the San Diego Padres past the San Francisco Giants 4-1 Monday.
Kennedy (6-9) gave up one run and five hits over six innings while striking out seven. He is 3-1 with a 4.04 ERA since the Padres got him in a trade with Arizona on July 31.
Kennedy improved to 1-5 with a 4.97 ERA in his starts against NL West teams this year.
Huston Street worked a spotless ninth to earn his 26th save in 27 chances.
Barry Zito (4-11) lost his eighth straight decision. He has won only once in his last 20 starts.
Zito was pulled after four innings, allowing four earned runs on four hits and three walks. He fell to 0-9 with a 10.00 ERA in his last 11 starts away from AT&T Park.
Kennedy drew one of Zito’s three walks in the second. Ronny Cedeno hit an RBI single and Chris Denorfia singled home two runs.
Nick Hundley hit his 11th home run in the fourth.
The Giants scored in the fifth on Brandon Belt’s double. With runners on second and third, Buster Posey hit a two-out liner that third baseman Logan Forsythe reached high to snag.
In the eighth, the Giants had the tying run at the plate, but Sandoval and Crawford failed to produce against reliever Luke Gregerson.