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Kotsay's double lifts Padres over Nationals 2-1

Friday - 4/27/2012, 2:37am  ET

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Pinch-hitter Mark Kotsay's two-run double off reliever Tyler Clippard in the eighth inning lifted the San Diego Padres to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.

With the Padres trailing 1-0, Orlando Hudson drew a one-out walk and Cameron Maybin dropped down a bunt single against Clippard (1-2). Kotsay followed with a double to right-center to put San Diego ahead.

Andrew Cashner (1-1) pitched a perfect eighth and Huston Street earned his second save. Three pitchers combined on a four-hitter for San Diego.

Jayson Werth's home run with one out in the seventh off Padres starter Edinson Volquez snapped a scoreless tie.


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