Gonzalez's Homer Lifts Young, Padres Over Phillies

By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 30, 2008 11:53 PM CDT
Philadelphia Phillies' Jamie Moyer waits for a new ball as San Diego Padres' Kevin Kouzmanoff runs the bases after he hit a solo home run during the third inning of an MLB baseball game Wednesday.   (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr.)
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(Newser) – Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run homer and Chris Young pitched six effective innings to help the San Diego Padres beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 Wednesday night. After giving up a two-run homer to Chase Utley in the first, Young (2-2) kept the Phillies off balance with a variety of pitches, allowing three hits over his last five innings.

He struck out six and walked three to help get the Padres their second win in nine games. Joe Thatcher and Heath Bell each pitched a scoreless inning and Trevor Hoffman got his fifth save in seven opportunities with a scoreless ninth. Jamie Moyer (1-2) gave up nine hits and four runs in 5 1-3 shaky innings.