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Recap: Pirates 1, Padres 2
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 3
Venue: PETCO Park
Date: August 21, 2013 6:40 PM EDT
  

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Ian Kennedy pitched seven strong innings, combining with two relievers on a four-hitter, and Yonder Alonso drove in two runs as the San Diego Padres beat the NL Central-leading Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 Wednesday to avoid a three-game sweep.

Kennedy, who played at Southern Cal, outpitched Gerrit Cole, who pitched at UCLA before the Pirates made him the first pick overall in the June 2011 draft.

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Kennedy (5-9) won for the second time in four starts since being obtained from the NL West-rival Arizona Diamondbacks on July 31. He held Pittsburgh to four hits, struck out eight and walked three.

In his previous start, Kennedy allowed three home runs in 4 2-3 innings in a 5-2 loss to the New York Mets on Friday.

Luke Gregerson pitched the eighth, walking Felix Pie and allowing Andrew McCutcheon's sacrifice fly, and Huston Street worked the ninth for his 24th save in 25 chances.

The Pirates' lead in the NL Central was reduced to one game over the St. Louis Cardinals, who beat Milwaukee 8-6.

Kennedy got into and out of trouble in the first, when the Pirates had two singles and two walks in the first inning, and didn't score. Pie, who was promoted from Triple-A Indianapolis earlier Wednesday, beat out an infield single before being thrown out trying to steal second. With two outs, McCutcheon singled and Pedro Alvarez and Russell Martin walked to load the bases. Kennedy got out of the jam by striking out Garrett Jones.

Alonso's sacrifice fly in the third brought in Will Venable, who hit a leadoff double and advanced on Chris Denorfia's groundout. In the fifth, Alonso singled in Denorfia, who singled with two outs and stole second.

Cole (6-6) allowed two runs and 10 hits in six innings, struck out five and walked none.

NOTES: To make room for Pie, the Pirates optioned RHP Ryan Reid to Triple A. To make room on the 40-man roster for Pie, Wandy Ramirez was transferred to the 60-day disabled list. ... The Pirates open a four-game series at San Francisco on Thursday night, when LHP Jeff Locke (9-4, 2.90 ERA) is scheduled to start against RHP Matt Cain (8-8, 4.35). ... The Padres are off Thursday before opening a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs. RHP Edinson Volquez (9-10, 5.72 ERA) is scheduled to start opposite RHP Edwin Jackson (7-13, 4.89).

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Pirates at Padres
Mon, Aug 19 Final 3 to 1
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Pirates at Padres
Tue, Aug 20 Final 8 to 1
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Pirates at Padres
Wed, Aug 21 Final 1 to 2
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 PIT  -130   +130   7 
 SDG  +120   -150   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 PIT  -136   +125   7 
 SDG  +126   -145   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 PIT  73%   73%   64% 
 SDG  27%   27%   36% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Aug 20, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 PIT 8 Cover: +100 
 SDG 1 Over: 9 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 Aug 19, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 PIT 3 Cover: +100 
 SDG 1 Under: 4 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Wednesday, Aug 21
 
    Braves at Mets
1:10 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Brewers
2:10 PM EDT
    Mariners at Athletics
3:35 PM EDT
    Red Sox at Giants
3:45 PM EDT
    Pirates at Padres
6:40 PM EDT
    Rays at Orioles
7:05 PM EDT
    Twins at Tigers
7:05 PM EDT
    Blue Jays at Yankees
7:05 PM EDT
    Indians at Angels
7:05 PM EDT
    Rockies at Phillies
7:05 PM EDT
    Dodgers at Marlins
7:10 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Reds
7:10 PM EDT
    Astros at Rangers
8:05 PM EDT
    Nationals at Cubs
8:05 PM EDT
    White Sox at Royals
8:10 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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