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SAN FRANCISCO -- Hector Sanchez is getting a lot more comfortable with his swing and his role on the Padres since coming off the disabled list almost two weeks ago.Hitting a home run against his former ballclub provided a lift, too.Sanchez homered and singled twice in his return to AT&T Park, and six San Diego pitchers combined on a five-hit shutout as the Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 4-0 Monday night.Its amazing to play in this ballpark, Sanchez said. Great fans, beautiful field. Sometimes in baseball you have to turn the page. I spent a lot of time with the Giants, had great memories. But when you come back here you have to turn the page and do the best you can do.Sanchez spent his first five seasons in San Francisco as a backup behind four-time All-Star catcher Buster Posey and had homered only twice previously at AT&T Park before hitting a 2-2 pitch from starter Jeff Samardzija (11-10) into the stands above the brick wall in right field with one out in the sixth.Its Sanchezs first three-hit game since May 17, 2014.That was crazy. I didnt expect the ball to go out, Sanchez said. I guess I put a good swing on it and lucky for me it went out.Yangervis Solarte drove in two runs and Luis Sardinas added two hits while helping the Padres to their fourth consecutive win over the Giants.It was a bitter loss for San Francisco, which dropped four games behind the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West after trimming two games off the lead last weekend.With 19 games left, however, the Giants still lead the race for the leagues top wild card.We have not been consistent with our lineup, San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. It sure looks bad to get shut out when you get back home the first day, but were staying behind these guys.Padres starter Paul Clemens (3-5) fought through flu symptoms earlier in the week and vomited between innings but still pitched five gritty innings to end San Franciscos three-game winning streak. The right-hander allowed three hits, walked one and struck out two.He actually held it together stuff-wise better today than he has in his previous couple of starts, San Diego manager Andy Green said. It was a cool night so Im sure that helped him, too. He was just very, very good under the circumstances.Solarte had an RBI single in the fourth and drove in another run in the fifth with a grounder.Hunter Pence had two hits for the Giants.SHARK BITTENSamardzija allowed four runs over six innings, struck out six and walked one. Not a terrible outing but one that quickly went south when Sanchez homered. It was only the second home run allowed by Samardzija in his last seven starts The two-run homer put a sour taste in my mouth with the way things were, Samardzija said. I left a splitter a little bit up in the zone and (Sanchez) was able to put a barrel on the ball.TRAINERS ROOMPadres: Green said RHP Tyson Ross (right shoulder inflammation) hasnt progressed as quickly as the team had hoped and isnt likely to pitch again this season. Ross did not accompany the club on its road trip and remained in San Diego to continue throwing. ... OF Travis Jankowski left the team to be with his family in Pennsylvania for personal reasons.Giants: 3B Eduardo Nunez was a late scratch because of back tightness. ... Relief pitcher Derek Law threw a simulated game and is likely to be activated from the disabled list Wednesday. ... OF Gregor Blanco (shoulder) is making progress and took swings before the game.UP NEXTPadres: LHP Clayton Richard (2-3) pitches the middle game of the series Tuesday night in his sixth start since signing as a free agent on Aug. 6.Giants: RHP Albert Suarez (3-3) makes his 10th career start but first against San Diego. 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AUSTRALIA v JAPANWorld Cup qualifier, October 11, 8pm AEDT, Etihad Stadium, MelbourneAUSTRALIAWorld rank: 45Coach: Ange PostecoglouCaptain: Mile JedinakQualifying route: Finished top of Group B (7 wins, 1 loss)World Cup record: Four appearances (1974, 2006, 2010, 2014)Third-round qualifying results so far: Australia 2-0 Iraq, UAE 0-1 Australia, Saudi Arabia 2-2 AustraliaKey man: Tomi Juric. The beanpole striker has emerged from Tim Cahills shadow to become Australias main route to goal in this crucial qualifying phase.JAPANWorld rank: 56Coach: Vahid HalilhodzicCaptain: Makoto HasebeQualifying route: Finished top of Group E (7 wins, 1 draw)World Cup record: Five appearances (1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014)Third-round qualifying results so far: Japan 1-2 UAE, Thailand 0-2 Japan, Japan 2-1 IraqKey man: Genki Haraguchi. The 25-year-old Germany-based attacker has goals in his past two starts for Japan and as a left-sided forward will test Australias problem area on the right of defence.HEAD-TO-HEAD HISTORYAustralia and Japan have played 23 times - Australia have won seven times, Japan have won eight times and their have been eight draws.Australias most recent win came in Melbourne in a World Cup qualifier in June 2009, six matches ago.RECENT MEETINGSNovember 22014 - Japan 2-1 Australia - Friendly, OsakaJuly 2013 - Japan 3-2 Australia - East Asian Cup, South KoreaJune 2013 - Japan 1-1 Australia - World Cup qualifier, SaitamaJune 2012 - Australia 1-1 Japan - World Cup qualifier, BrisbaneJanuary 2011 - Australia 0-1 Japan - Asian Cup final, QatarJune 2009 - Australia 2-1 Japan - World Cup qualifying, MelbourneFebruary 2009 - Japan 0-0 Australia - World Cup qualifying, YokohamaJuly 2007 - Australia 1-1 (pens: 3-4) Japan - Asian Cup quarter-final, VietnamJune 2006 - Australia 3-1 Japan - World Cup, GermanyROAD TO RUSSIACurrent standings in Australias group: (top two sides reach the 2018 World Cup, with the third-placed team sent to a play-off)1.dddddddddddd Australia: 7 points (Wins: 2, Draws:1, Losses:0, +3 Goal Difference)2. Saudi Arabia: 7 (W:2, D:1, L:0, +2)3. UAE: 6 (W:2, D:0, L:1, +2)4. Japan: 6 (W:2, D:0, L:1, +2)5. Iraq: 0 (W:0, D:0, L:3, -4)6. Thailand: 0 (W:0, D:0, L:3, -5)AUSTRALIAS REMAINING FIXTURESThailand (A) November 15, 2016Iraq (A) March 23, 2017United Arab Emirates (H) March 28, 2017Saudi Arabia (H) June 8, 2017Japan (A) August 31, 2017Thailand (H) September 5, 2017 Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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