Padres 10, Giants 1

The San Diego Padres were an angry bunch after getting no-hit by

Tim Lincecum on Saturday night and losing for the 18th time in 21


Being mad only goes so far, though.

The Padres found their long-lost hitting and pitching and

rebounded by routing Barry Zito and the San Francisco Giants 10-1


Carlos Quentin hit one of San Diego’s four home runs and drove

in three runs. Nick Hundley had a homer among his three hits and

Chris Denorfia and Will Venable also went deep as the Padres

avoided a four-game sweep by the defending World Series champions

heading into the All-Star break.

”Yesterday was not good. When you get no-hit and you’re in the

streak we’ve been, it’s not a good feeling,” manager Bud Black

”The guys were angry. The guys have been angry. But anger doesn’t

get you wins. You know what gets your wins? Making pitches and

getting hits. Anger doesn’t do it.”

Quentin agreed.

”Obviously as players and competitors we’re not happy with

losing, and that’s why it’s been difficult,” he said. ”But

baseball’s a unique game where emotion plays some part, but not as

much as in other sports. You can go and try as hard as you can out

there and still not have what you want to happen, happen.”

The Padres had been outscored 23-3 in the first three games of

the series, including a 9-0 loss Saturday night when Lincecum threw

his first career no-hitter. The Padres, who had a promising

turnaround derailed by a 10-game losing streak, won for just the

fourth time in 20 games.

Zito (4-7), who went to high school in San Diego, had another

road misadventure. He was chased without getting an out in the

third inning and dropped to 0-6 with a 9.89 ERA in eight road

starts. The Giants are 0-8 in his road starts. He allowed four runs

and four hits while walking two and striking out none.

”My concentration wasn’t where it should be,” Zito said. ”I

threw too many pitches on the middle of the plate. The three homers

is an indication of that.”

Zito gave up San Diego’s first three homers. Denorfia hit a solo

shot an estimated 417 feet into the second deck in left field with

one out in the first while Hundley and Venable connected

back-to-back with two outs in the second. It was the third time the

Padres hit consecutive homers this season.

It was Denorfia’s seventh, Hundley’s sixth and Venable’s


”When I’m at my best, I’m really pitch to pitch and I think

sometimes when I scuffle it’s because I’m just getting out of the

moment,” Zito said.

Quentin’s two-run homer with two outs in the fifth hit the

balcony on the second level of the Western Metal Supply Co. brick

warehouse in the left-field corner. It was his 12th and came off

George Kontos. Everth Cabrera was aboard on a walk.

Quentin also hit an RBI double in the four-run third. Hundley

and Venable hit consecutive RBI singles that inning.

The last time the Padres got solid hitting and pitching in the

same game was June 28, when they won 9-2 at Miami, the first game

of a nine-game road trip. The Padres then lost their next 10


”In between we’ve all witnessed some offense that has been

lackluster, to say the least, and also some pitching that has been

less than formidable,” Black said. ”We’ve got to combine those.

This is just one game where it happened.”

San Diego lefty Eric Stults (8-7) allowed one run and five hits

in six innings, struck out five and walked two.

Andres Torres hit a leadoff single and scored San Francisco’s

only run on All-Star Marco Scutaro’s single.

NOTES: The cap Lincecum wore in his no-hitter is on its way to

the Hall of Fame. Giants officials will probably also send a ball

from the game. … Giants closer Sergio Romo was added to the NL

All-Star team by his manager, Bruce Bochy. He’ll join teammates

Buster Posey, Madison Bumgarner and Scutaro at New York’s Citi

Field on Tuesday night. … San Diego’s lone representative is

Cabrera. … Padres LHP Colt Hynes made his big league debut,

pitching a perfect ninth. He was selected from Triple-A Tucson

before the game. To make room, the Padres optioned RHP Brad Brach

to Tucson.