Padres Win One, 7-3

Khalil Greene went 3-5 with an RBI and a pair of Gary's. Bennett and Matthews added two RBI's apiece to pace the San Diego Padres to a 7-3 win over San Francisco. The win salvaged a series sweep by the Giants.

Khalil Greene raised his average to .250 with his three hit performance. Two of his hits were doubles and he drove in a run in the seventh and scored in the second on a single by Gary Bennett.

Brian Giles and Phil Nevin reached base with a pair of singles and then Gary Matthews Jr. followed with a two-run double giving the Padres an early lead, 2-0.

Mark Kotsay and Brian Giles each added two hits and an RBI as San Diego. The Padres scored in the third when Giles led off the inning with a double. Two outs later, Kotsay singled to left off Ponson, scoring Giles and the Padres had a 4-0 lead.

Jeffrey Hammonds hit a two-run single and Yorvit Torrealba homered for the Giants. Torrealba connected on a 1-1 pitch from Peavy for his fourth homer of the season leading off the Giants' three-run third.

In the fourth the Friars plated another run on a Giles sac fly. Thet tacked on another run in the fifth on a single by Bennett.

The Padres ended a six game skid, facing Giants reserves. Sidney Ponson (3-5) was tagged for a season-high 11 hits, a season-high six runs -- five earned -- in five innings Thursday.

Jake Peavy (12-11) pitched 6 1-3 solid innings, allowing six hits and three runs with two strikeouts and one walk. Peavy's win was his third in his last four starts, running his total on the year to a career-high 12.


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