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Daily Friar 5.21.12 

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The Padres can be such a surprise sometimes. In a game that came down to 13 innings you had to begin to wonder if the Padres would be able to ever score another run. After being blown out on Friday and winning on Saturday, Sunday’s rubber match had to come down to 4 extra innings in order to find a series winner. And wouldn’t you know it, the Padres prevailed! This is quite the accomplishment on a couple fronts. One, the Padres won a series. And the second, the Padres are winning against the American League. And most importantly here: WE ARE NO LONGER IN LAST PLACE! They hit the road now for a long road trip. Let’s hope they can pull out a winning record there. Here are your Padres links for today:
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Richard ignites rally as Padres top Angels in 13 – Padres.com
“Richard delivered a two-out single off David Pauley and scored the winning run in the Padres’ 3-2 victory over the Angels on Sunday afternoon at Petco Park.”

Luebke said nearing decision on surgery – Union Tribune
“Padres manager Bud Black said Sunday that left-handed pitcher Cory Luebke could have elbow reconstruction surgery by the end of the week.”

Cashner watches mentor say goodbye – NCT
“Whether it was following his career as a teenager, teasing him about idolizing him when they were later teammates, or fishing together, Padres reliever Andrew Cashner has plenty of fond memories of Kerry Wood.”

Gaslamp Ball has some thoughts on the game
“It took 13 innings and heroics by tomorrow’s starter, Clayton Richard, but the Padres finally defeated the Angels and declared themselves Kings of Southern Southern California today, but more importantly for the pride of all involved, they moved into 4th place in the NL West, moving ahead of the hated Rockies of Colorado.”
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Jeremy Nash has a recap of the whole series with the Angels – The Friarhood
“Newly acquired second baseman Alexi Amarista was the star Saturday night, either scoring or batting in all Padres

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About the author: Matt Rennick

Born and raised in San Diego and a Padres fan since day one. On that fateful night of September 6, 1989 when I came into this world, the game was on in the delivery room and the Padres beat the Astros and I have been forever engrained with Padre blood. I have followed sports my whole life and have written the Daily Friar for over a year and enjoy bringing all of you the news each morning.