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Blanton Pulled With 73 Pitches, Up 2-1

After Shane Victorino’s second RBI of the day on a triple that scored Jayson Werth (again), the Padres yanked Jon Garland, walked pinch-hitter Carlos Ruiz, forcing Manuel’s hand. With runners on first and third and only one out, Mike Sweeney comes in to replace Joe Blanton, facing a Padres reliever Luke Gregerson.

Jose Contreras is warming up in the bullpen. They’ll need three strong innings from the ’pen to hold onto this slim lead.