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Padres Get Past Dickey, Mets

SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 3: Carlos Quentin #18 of the San Diego Padres knocks the ball loose as he collides with Josh Thole #30 of the New York Mets during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Petco Park on August 3, 2012 in San Diego, California. Quentin was safe on the play. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
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Despite being one-hit through six innings, the San Diego Padres strung three hits together in the seventh eventually earning a 3-1 victory while preventing R.A. Dickey from his 15th win.

The Padres grabbed the lead when Carlos Quentin busted the ball loose from Josh Thole in a home plate collision on Yonder Alonso’s double to the gap. John Baker followed that up with an RBI single, making a winner of Clayton Richard (8-11) who surrendered just one run on eight hits through seven innings.

Dickey struck out nine while allowing just four hits but fell to 14-3.

Huston Street closed it out in the ninth with his 18th save.

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