The Giants took a tough 3-2 loss against the Padres on Friday as they dropped to 3.5 GB in the NL West.Sanchez started strong, firing bullets in the first inning. He gave up an early double to Jerry Hairston Jr. but then settled down to yield a Miguel Tejada fielder's choice and strike out Adrian Gonzalez and Ryan Ludwick. The Giants took an early 2-0 lead thanks to their catalyst, Andres Torres. He walked, then attempted to steal 2nd. Torrealba's throw was high and allowed Torres to get all the way around to 3rd. Huff eventually hit an RBI double, followed by a Posey single and a Pat Burrell RBI ground out. The Padres, however, wasted no time responding. Jonathan Sanchez hit Yorvit Torreabla, then gave up an RBI triple to Chase Headley and a sac fly to Scott Hairston. The game would...

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