How will Padres react when adversity strikes?
Eduardo Perez is an analyst for "Baseball Tonight."
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|Jose Bautista, TOR||23||MIN||Bot 8: 2-1, 0 Outs. None on.||Mahay|
|Joey Votto, CIN||22||PHI||Top 1: 2-1, 2 Outs. None on.||Kendrick|
|Josh Hamilton, TEX||22||BAL||Bot 3: 0-1, 1 Out. None on.||Guthrie|
|Aubrey Huff, SFO||17||MIL||Top 3: 0-2, 0 Outs. 1 on.||Parra|
|Carlos Pena, TB||17||CLE||Bot 3: 1-1, 2 Outs. None on.||Westbrook|
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THURSDAY'S BEST AND WORST
BESTJohn Danks, LHP, White Sox
Danks tossed a complete game, two-hit shutout in the White Sox's 1-0 victory over the Angels. The lefty struck out seven and walked none to snap a personal two-game losing streak. The win also pushed the White Sox to within a half-game of first place in the AL Central.
WORSTGeorge Kottaras, C, Brewers
Kottaras struck out three times in five at-bats and in the process stranded six baserunners in the Brewers' 9-3 loss to the Giants. The Milwaukee defeat also finished off a four-game sweep for San Francisco and pushed the Brewers' losing streak to five games.
FRIDAY'S BEST MATCHUPS
Giants at Nationals, 7:05 p.m. ET
Rookie phenom Stephen Strasburg will get the start for the Nationals, his seventh of the season. He's winless in each of his past four starts, during which time he's allowed a total of seven earned runs. Matt Cain will counter for the Giants. He's also winless in each of his past four starts, during which time he's compiled a 6.56 ERA.
Twins at Tigers, 7:05 p.m. ET
Francisco Liriano was roughed up in his last start against the Tigers, allowing six runs in six innings in a 7-5 loss June 28. Justin Verlander is coming off a strong performance in his last start, when he struck out 10 and gave up one run in seven innings in a 6-1 win over the Mariners.
Braves at Mets, 7:10 p.m. ET
The top two teams in the National League East will square off in the opener of a three-game series. Tommy Hanson will go for the Braves. Opponents are batting .288 against Hanson in eight road starts this season. Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey will start for the Mets. He's allowed three or fewer runs in five of his past six starts.