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Daily Friar 9.3.13 

In the battle for last place in the NL West, the San Diego Padres came out with a 4-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants. Padres starter Ian Kennedy was solid through six innings of work: 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, and 7 SO. In the second inning, the Padres gave Kennedy a comfortable 3-run lead with an RBI single by Ronny Cedeno and later a 2-RBI single by Chris Denorfia. Catcher Nick Hundley padded that lead in the fourth with a solo shot to deep left-center, his 11th of the season. To seal the win, closer Huston Street was called upon to record his 26th save of the season. Make sure to tune-in tonight at 7:10 PT as Robbie Erlin faces fellow southpaw Madison Bumgarner for the Giants. Erlin will be making his sixth career major league start. Go Padres!

This Date in Baseball History: September 3, 2008

Instant replay was used for the first time in a major league game. Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez homered down the left field line off of Rays reliever Troy Percival in the ninth inning as part of an 8-4 Yankee win. Umpire Brian Runge originally called it a home run and has his call upheld after further review. – Baseball-Reference

Padres News:

Padres enjoy homecoming behind Kennedy – Corey Brock of Padres.com

Preview of today’s game – ESPN

Padres extend Will Venable – Steve Adams of MLBTradeRumors.com

Daily farm report: September 2 – Ben Davey of MadFriars.com

Young starters providing hope for future – Glen Miller of The Friarhood

NL West Scores Yesterday:

Dodgers 10, Rockies 8. W: Kershaw (14-8) L: Manship (0-5) S: Jansen (25)

Blue Jays 4, Diamondbacks 1. W: Rogers (4-7) L: McCarthy (3-9) S: Janssen (27)

NL West Games Today:

Dodgers at Rockies 5:40 PT
Nolasco (11-9, 3.26) vs. Chacin (13-7, 3.08)

Blue Jays at Diamondbacks 6:40 PT
Redmond (2-2, 4.30) vs. Miley (9-9, 3.55)

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About the author: Brad Beattie

San Diego born and raised. Love the Padres, the Chargers, and all things (for the most part) San Diego. Will continue to follow San Diego sports through both the ups and down, and I hope to hear your opinions as you follow them too.