The San Francisco Giants recorded their second shutout win of the season with a 6-0 victory over the San Diego Padres Tuesday night to even up the three-game series with one game left to go tonight.
Giants pitcher Matt Cain was a late scratch after cutting his right index finger with a knife in the clubhouse kitchen. Yusmeiro Petit filled in for Cain and threw six scoreless innings to earn his second win of the season and he only reached a three-ball count to only two batters.
Angel Pagan led off the bottom of the first with his seventh-career leadoff home run and Buster Posey followed with another homer during the inning. It was the first time the Giants smacked two home runs in the first inning at AT&T Park since Fred Lewis and Bengie Molina both went yard back on June 22, 2008 in a 6-3 win over the Washington Nationals.
The Giants will look to finish up the homestand 5-1 tonight if they can defeat the Padres before enjoying a day off on Thursday. The team will begin a 10-game road trip Friday night in Atlanta against the Braves followed by stops in Pittsburgh and Los Angeles. The Giants will return home on Monday, May 12th to face the Braves as they will open up a seven-game homestand.
The Giants established a new National League record Sunday as they recorded their 258th consecutive sellout at AT&T Park. The orange and black broke a tie with the Philadelphia Phillies, whose streak lasted from July 7, 2009-Aug. 5, 2012.
The Giants began their stretch of sellouts, which is the longest active streak in the Majors, on Oct. 1, 2010 against the Padres as they won the National League West title that day. The club's last non-sellout at home occurred on September 30th of that year against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Boston Red Sox own the all-time record of 794 home sellouts in a row from May 15, 2003, to April 8, 2013, at Fenway Park. The second-highest streak belongs to the Cleveland Indians, who played to 455 consecutive sellouts at Progressive Field (formerly Jacobs Field) from June 12, 1995, to April 2, 2001.
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