- The Washington Times - Sunday, September 21, 2008

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Adrian Gonzalez’s 35th homer and Kevin Kouzmanoff’s three RBIs backed Cha Seung Baek’s strong start, and the San Diego Padres beat the Washington Nationals 6-2 Sunday to sweep a three-game series between the NL’s worst teams.

It’s the first road sweep by San Diego since July 24-26, 2006, at Dodger Stadium.

Baek (6-9) allowed one run over seven innings.

Kouzmanoff delivered a two-run double off Odalis Perez (7-11) in the first inning and an RBI double off Garrett Mock in a three-run eighth. Gonzalez doubled in the first and hit a solo shot off Perez in the sixth.

Perez tied a career-high with 11 strikeouts, including five in a row.

Both clubs entered this series 58-95, but San Diego outscored Washington by a combined total of 23-9.

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