IGD: Padres @ Astros (28 Jul 07)

Game #103
time: 12:55 p.m. PT
tv: FOX
sp: Greg Maddux vs Chris Sampson

This date in Padres history:

1972: For the second straight year, Clay Kirby goes the distance in beating the Reds on July 28. He wins this one, 3-1, with the only run coming on an eighth-inning Pete Rose homer. The previous season, Kirby and the Padres had prevailed, 4-2, with the only runs coming on a fourth-inning jack by Tony Perez.

1975: Dave Freisleben spins a five-hit shutout and drives in the deciding run as the Padres defeat the Astros in Houston, 2-0. Willie McCovey knocks his 13th homer of the season.

1976: Randy Jones and the Padres beat Joaquin Andujar and the Astros, 2-1, in 10 innings at the Astrodome. Both pitchers work the entire game, and all three runs are scored in the 10th.

1978: Gene Tenace homers twice, singles, walks, and drives in five runs to lead the Padres past John Denny and the Cardinals, 8-3, in San Diego. Oscar Gamble drives in the other three runs on a single and a double in four trips to the plate. Randy Jones scatters nine hits over nine innings for his eighth win.

1980: Tenace pounds a two-run walkoff homer in the bottom of the 11th to lead the Padres past the Cubs, 4-2. Rollie Fingers, in relief of John Curtis wins his ninth game of the season.

1984: In the second game of a doubleheader, Eric Show and Goose Gossage outpitch Nolan Ryan for a 1-0 victory. Gossage works the final 3 2/3 innings for his 19th save of the season.

1991: Fred McGriff drives in the game’s only runs and Andy Benes tosses eight scoreless innings, as the Padres beat the Mets, 2-0. Craig Lefferts works a perfect ninth for his 16th save.

2001: Phil Nevin homers twice and drives in five runs in support of Woody Williams en route to a 6-2 victory at Milwaukee. Nevin now has 29 home runs on the season. Bubba Trammell’s 17th homer of the year accounts for the Padres’ other run.