Padres 4, Giants 1

Forrest Lee, The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange


SAN DIEGO - Nick Hundley homered and the San Diego Padres halted a three-game slide with a 4-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday before an announced crowd of 25,430 at Petco Park.
Ian Kennedy earned his first win over a National League West opponent this season. Kennedy had gone 0-5 with a 5.29 ERA in 11 starts this season against the NL West. However, Kennedy (6-9) limited the Giants to a run on five hits with seven strikeouts and two walks on 104 pitches (67 strikes) in six innings.
Huston Street retired the side in order for his 26th save.
Giants starter Barry Zito lasted just four innings, giving up four runs on four hits with three walks and three strikeouts on 73 pitches (46 strikes). Zito (4-11), who lost his eighth straight decision, tying a career high, has just one win in his last 20 outings. He is 1-6 at Petco.
The Padres (61-76) scored three runs in the second off Zito, who struggled with his command, issuing all three of his walks in the inning, including one to Kennedy. Ronny Cedeno drove home Kyle Blanks, who walked, for a 1-0 San Diego lead. After a walk to Kennedy loaded the bases, Chris Denorfia hit a two-run single to right with two outs to score Logan Forsythe and Cedeno for a three-run cushion.
Hundley drove a 1-0 pitch from Zito an estimated 422 feet over the wall in left-center for his career-high 11th home run of the season with one out in the fourth for a 4-0 Padres lead.
Brandon Belt put the Giants (61-76) on the board with an RBI double with two outs in the fifth, but they mounted little else. The Giants had runners at first and third with one out in the eighth, but reliever Luke Gregerson retired Pablo Sandoval and Brandon Crawford on groundouts to end the inning.
NOTES: Giants RHP Matt Cain threw 90 pitches in a bullpen session Monday. Cain will return to the mound Saturday when he starts against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He has been on the disabled list since Aug. 23 with a right forearm contusion. ... Giants OF Hunter Pence extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a single in the eighth. ... Padres 3B Chase Headley didn't start for the fifth consecutive game because of a lower back injury. ... Padres 1B Yonder Alonso will get an MRI on his right hand Tuesday. Alonso hurt the hand on a check swing in Friday night's loss to the Dodgers. ... San Diego RHP Burch Smith was recalled from Triple-A Tucson on Monday. Smith, 23, is serving his fourth stint with the Padres this season, going 0-1 with an 11.37 ERA with 15 strikeouts and seven walks in 12 2/3 innings.