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Alexi Amarista

Padres snap Giants' winning streak

SAN DIEGO Tim Hudson is nearing the end. He knew that already. When you are a 40-year-old major league pitcher, and your surname isn't Moyer or Niekro or Ryan, you understand that you are a flickering candle. And as much as your teammates might respect you, they need a dependable light source to keep from whacking into furniture. Hudson could not light the way in the San Francisco Giants' 4-2 loss to the San Diego Padres on Monday night. He came off the disabled list and did not appear much fresher for his 23-day layoff, failing to retire a batter in the fifth inning as the Padres snapped the Giants' six-game winning streak. Hudson left a bases-loaded, no-out jumble for...

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