Cueto, Pence lead Giants past Padres 2-1
SAN DIEGO (AP) Johnny Cueto threw a four-hitter and Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer, leading the San Francisco Giants to their sixth straight win with a 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.
Cueto (6-1) struck out eight and walked two while allowing one run in his second complete game of the season - both coming against the Padres. He improved to 4-1 in his career vs. San Diego, including a shutout on April 26.
The Giants, whose six-game streak has come on the road, also improved to 5-0 against San Diego this season, and have won 13 of the last 16 contests between the teams.
Buster Posey led off the fourth with a walk from Drew Pomeranz (4-4), who hadn't allowed a run in 18 consecutive innings, and Pence followed with a homer that just cleared the right-field wall.