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Homers bite Shark in series finale

Spangenberg added a three-run tater of his own in the third, and Cahill took over from there. He allowed one run over 6 2/3 innings, while striking out eight. It was his Cahill's longest start since April 21, as he continues to put his shoulder ailment in the rear-view mirror.

Samardzija, like Cahill a trade candidate, also struck out eight, but he was tagged for seven runs on nine hits over six innings. Offensively, Denard Span had three hits for the Giants, but he was stranded in scoring position all three times.

Cycling team: The Padres came out swinging in the first inning against Samardzija.