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SAN DIEGO -- Years later and some 500 miles to the south, Tyson Ross still considers the San Francisco Giants to be rivals. Carl Banks Jersey . Born in Berkeley and raised in Oakland, where he later pitched for the As, Ross beat the Giants for the first time in six career appearances by throwing eight scoreless innings to lead the San Diego Padres to a 2-1 victory Friday night. "East Bay, man," Ross said. "That was a lot of fun. I grew up an As fan, so that rivalrys definitely there. The Giants were the rival at heart for me growing up." Ross held the Giants to four hits, struck out nine and walked one. The Padres handed Matt Cain his third straight loss. Ross (2-2) beat Cain five days after topping AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers. The right-hander was rarely in trouble, despite allowing a leadoff double to Angel Pagan. Ross then retired the next eight batters. He walked one. "From there he really made pitches. I thought his stuff was outstanding," Padres manager Bud Black said. "He was in a pitching duel with one of the proven National League pitchers in Matt Cain, and matched him. It was a great, great pitching duel." Pablo Sandoval was the only Giants runner to reach third base against Ross, after hitting a single leading off the seventh and advancing on a walk and a double play. Sandoval was stranded when Ross got Brandon Crawford to line to shortstop. Ross has made two strong starts after opening with two shaky outings. Black said Ross made a big mechanical adjustment between his second and third starts. "He just sort of reverted back to sort of muscling the ball with his upper body and not really driving off the mound and keeping his right foot securely against the rubber and pushing off," Black said. "When a pitcher doesnt use his lower half, his stuffs going to suffer." Ross said hes worked to keep his foot against the rubber longer and not rush his pitches. "Since Ive made that adjustment Ive been more consistent in the strike zone and had a better feel for all my pitches," he said. Cain (0-3) allowed four hits and one unearned run in seven innings while striking out eight and walking two. The Giants have played eight straight games decided by one run, their most since another streak of eight in a row in August 1910, according to STATS. "Its tough," Cain said. "Any way you lose, its not fun. Tyson threw the ball really good over there and he didnt give us many opportunities to score runs. When we had chances to do it, he (bore) down and got the job done." Chris Denorfia tripled to right-centre with one out in the first and scored on a passed ball by Hector Sanchez, who couldnt hold onto ball four to Jedd Gyorko. "We were trying to throw outside and it cut on him a little bit," Cain said. "I got to a count where I shouldnt have. I should have been a little more aggressive in going after Gyorko and getting him out." Yasmani Grandal, pinch-hitting for Ross in the eighth, homered off Juan Gutierrez, his first. Huston Street got his sixth save in six chances, but not before allowing Brandon Belts homer to right with one out in the ninth, his sixth. Street walked Hunter Pence with two outs before striking out Sanchez. After allowing Denorfias single with one out in the third, Cain retired 11 straight batters until Will Venable singled leading off the seventh. It was Cains second straight start allowing one run and four hits in seven innings. "He couldnt get a win his last two games, with the way he threw the ball," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "Giving up one run, and the way he gave up the run, its a shame." NOTES: Plate umpire Jerry Layne was scratched due to an illness, and a three-man crew worked the game. Hunter Wendlestedt took over behind the plate. ... Giants C Buster Posey got the night off. ... The series resumes Saturday when Giants RHP Tim Hudson (2-0, 2.35 ERA) is scheduled to face LHP Eric Stults (0-2, 5.52). ... When the Padres go on the road next week, LF Carlos Quentin, who started the season on the disabled list with a bone bruise in his left knee, will go to extended spring training in Arizona to continue working toward his return. If he does well, itll be the last step before hes cleared to go on a rehab assignment. Black also said RHP Casey Kelly, whos rehabbing from reconstructive elbow surgery, threw a side session and is scheduled to throw another extended spring game Monday. If all goes well, Kelly will go on a rehab assignment to Triple-A El Paso. Michael Strahan Womens Jersey . On Wednesday, Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas hit back. In a passionate defence of himself and the London clubs medical staff, the Portuguese coach rebuked the "incompetent people" who have attacked Tottenham for allowing Lloris to continue playing after being briefly knocked unconscious against Everton on Sunday. New York Giants Jerseys . "Rob brings a wealth of coaching experience, having worked both in Canada and overseas in player development," Canada Soccer technical director Tony Fonseca said in a release.La Quinta, CA ( - Bill Haas made a couple big birdies and saved some huge pars down the stretch on Sunday to shoot a final-round 67 and win the Humana Challenge by one shot over five others. Haas finished the week at 22-under-par 266 to win for the sixth time on the PGA Tour. This is Haas second victory at this event, which he also won back in 2010. Coming down to the par-5 last hole on the Arnold Palmer Private Course at PGA West, Haas needed a par to win. A bogey by the 32-year-old would have forced a six-way playoff, which would have tied a tour record. Haas was able to scramble for par and the win. I called my wife before the week started and I told her I didnt think I was going to be able to score this week, Haas said. I just was really struggling hitting it where I wanted to hit it. The putter was unbelievably hot the first few days. Today, still I was fighting it. I mean you see this last hole here I was grinding it out until the end and lucky enough to make a couple putts there. Second-round leader and highest ranked player in the field Matt Kuchar finished with a 5-under 67 and he ended tied for second along with Charley Hoffman (64), Brendan Steele (64), Sung Joon Park (65) and Steve Wheatcroft (67) at 21-under 267. Rookie Justin Thomas, who shared the third-round lead with Haas, Erik Compton and first-round leader Michael Putnam, finished with a 3-under 69 and tied for seventh with Webb Simpson (64) and Boo Weekley (65) at minus-20. Compton could not make enough birdies down the stretch and he carded a 2-under 70 to finish tied for 10th at 19-under 269. Putnam (72) ended two shots behind Compton at 17-under 271, tying him for 15th. Defending champion Patrick Reed needed a big day on Sunday to successfully defend his title, but he fired a 1-under 71 to finish tied for 24th at 15- under 273 with Phil Mickelson (68) and four others. Haas got off to a rough start, but he righted the ship when it mattered. After Compton took the lead with a birdie on one, Haas tripped to his only bogey of the day on the par-3 third hole, putting him two shots back. He got that shot right back with a birdie on No. 4, pulling him to within one of the lead, which at the time was held by Kuchar, Compton, Wheatcroft, Thomas, Putnam and Ryan Palmer. After Thomas just missed an eagle on the par-5 fifth and tapped in for birdie to take the outright lead, Haas came right back with an eagle on the same hole to jump back into a share of the lead at minus-19. Wheatcroft and Kuchar both birdied No. 8, making it a four-way tie atop the leaderboard once again. Steele began mounting his charge following four birdies on the front nine. After another gain on No. 11, Steele grabbed a share of the lead when he made a birdie from the fringe on 12. Haas took the outright lead for the first time on the day with his second birdie on eight, putting him at 20-under. Behind him the amount of players at minus-19 grew. Scott Pinckney used an eagle on six along with birdies on eight and nine to get within one. Weekley ran off three straight birdies from 10 to join five others at 19-under as well. Colt Knost made a gain at the last and Park drained his third straight birdie to also join the group. A Thomas bogey on 10 dropped him two shots back, but it was not the last time he would throw his name into the mix. A Pinckney birdie on 11 pulled him even with Haas, while Simpson came out of nowhere with his seventh birdie of the day on 16 to join the others at 19- under. Pinckney quickly fell back a shot with a bogey on 12, while Kuchar traded places with him after a 7-foot birdie putt tied Kuchar with Haas. Lawrence Taylor Womens Jersey. Thomas continued to lurk as he made another gain on 11. Haas did not give in to the pressure that was coming behind him, however, as he took the outright lead once again with a birdie on the par-5 11th. While Simpson and Steele both made gains on 17, Park poured in his fourth birdie in a row on 14, moving them all even with Kuchar and one behind Haas, Hoffman came surging up the leaderboard and into a tie for second with a gain on 17. At the time, Hoffman made five birdies in a seven-hole stretch from 11. Simpson wound up running out of holes as he parred the last to finish at minus-20. Hoffman made it four straight gains and six birdies over his final eight holes to come from behind and tie the lead with a birdie on 18. As it stood, Hoffman was finished and tied for the lead with Haas at 21-under, while Simpson, Steele, Park and Kuchar sat at 20-under. Right before Thomas got back in the mix again after a birdie on 14, putting him at minus-20, Steele finished up with a gain of his own at the last to pull even with Hoffman and Haas. Thomas made it two straight when he knocked his first shot on the par-3 15th to within a couple feet before kicking that in for birdie and making it a four-way tie for the lead. Following three straight pars from 15, Park ended strong as well by making birdie at the last and joining the four others in the lead. Then came the biggest shot of the week for Haas. After knocking his second at the par-4 16th to within 20 feet, Haas stepped up and drained a huge birdie putt to take the outright lead once again. Thomas found water on the same hole and settled for double-bogey. He never fully recovered. Sixteen was huge, said Haas. I knew I needed that one to at least give me a chance here on 18. This is unbelievable. This is great. While Wheatcroft finished with a birdie to join Hoffman, Steele, Park and Kuchar at 21-under, Kuchar proved to be the last threat to Haas. Kuchar, who had crushed the par-5s all week, needed a birdie to tie Haas for the lead, but Kuchar could only make par to finish one shot behind. With his fate in his own hands, Haas stayed strong and made a par on 17, meaning he needed just a par at the last to win. Despite a tough lie just off the lip of a fairway bunker on 18, which put the ball about even with his belt and requiring a baseball-like swing to hit it, Haas second shot found the fairway. For it to end up there was pretty bad luck, Haas said about where his drive on 18 came to rest. I couldve easily whiffed that second shot. I was able to get it down the fairway to give myself a chance. A terrible break, but maybe deservedly so with a bad shot. From there Haas knocked his ball on the green and two-putted for his sixth career victory. NOTES: The only six-way playoffs to happen on the PGA Tour came at the 1994 Byron Nelson Classic and the 2001 Nissan Open ... Haas won this tournament in 2010 when it was still called the Bob Hope Classic ... Haas also finished tied for second with Gary Woodland here in 2011 when Jhonattan Vegas defeated them in a playoff ... Haas father Jay Haas won here in 1988 and finished runner-up to Mike Weir in 2003 ... Bill Haas earned $1,026,000 with this victory ... Next up for the PGA Tour is the Waste Management Phoenix Open next week, where Tiger Woods is set to make his season debut. Last year, Kevin Stadler outlasted Bubba Watson and Graham DeLaet to win by one in Arizona. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys AuthenticWholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '