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Cy Young Award winner Jake Peavy picked up where he left off from the 2007 season with seven strong innings and helped his own cause at the plate by driving in two runs as the San Diego Padres shut out the Houston Astros 4-0 at Petco Park in the season opener for both clubs.
Peavy gave up only three hits in seven innings of work as the Astros begin life without Woody Williams, Brad Lidge, Luke Scott, and Craig Biggio. Roy Oswalt took the loss for Houston, giving up three runs, all earned, in five and a third innings of work, striking out six.
Adrian Gonzalez paced the Padres, going 2 for 5. Khalil Greene and Josh Bard chipped in with 2 for 4 performances, while Paul McAnulty went 2 for 3. Houston's bright spot was newly accquired shortstop Miguel Tejada, who went 2 for 4.