SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Johnny Cueto pitched a seven-hitter for his seventh career shutout to outwork James Shields, and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 1-0 on Tuesday night.
Cueto (4-1) struck out a season-high 11 batters, walked one and repeatedly pitched out of trouble to help the Giants to their seventh straight home win against the Padres. It was his 13th career complete game.READ MORE: San Jose Police Investigate Shooting Downtown In Hyde Park Neighborhood
Denard Span drove in the game’s only run with a two-out double in the fifth inning that scored Brandon Crawford.
Alexei Ramirez had two hits for San Diego. The Padres were blanked for the sixth time this season.READ MORE: Calls For Justice As Suspects In Asian American Attacks Appear In San Francisco Court - 'We Are Watching'
The matchup between the two former All-Stars lived up to the hype.
Shields (0-4) remained winless despite giving up only three hits over seven innings. The Padres’ hard-luck ace did not allow a hit until Crawford’s leadoff single in the fifth but received no run support again.MORE NEWS: COVID Vaccine: Santa Clara County Ramps Up Effort With Dose Surplus
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