Gonzalez leads Padres past Giants

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Adrian Gonzalez homered and drove in three runs, helping the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2 Wednesday.

Wade Leblanc (2-1) pitched a career-high seven innings to win his second straight start. Oscar Salazar also homered for the Padres, who have won 10 of their last 13 series.

Andres Torres hit a two-run homer for the Giants. The NL Wild-Card contenders have lost three of their last four.

Barry Zito (9-12) gave up three runs on six hits over five innings. He walked two and struck out two.

Gonzalez hit his 37th home run, a two-run shot in the third, to establish a career-high.

(Copyright 2009 By The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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