Rueter made it through five innings before being relieved by Tyler Walker. With one out, former Giant Rich Aurilia doubled to deep right in the seventh. Payton walked and Ojeda doubled to left-center to drive in Aurilia for the Padres fifth run of the ballgame.
Aurilia hit a sac fly in the eighth and Mark Loretta had an RBI single in the ninth to give the Padres two more insurance runs. However, these would not be necessary, as the Giants received only one run throughout the ballgame. Jake Peavy pitched eight innings allowing only four hits and striking out five.
Player of the Game: J.T. Snow. The Giants had a poor showing today, but he went 2 for 4 with a home run, the Giants only run in the whole game.
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