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Hip doesn't bother Stauffer in six sharp innings

Hip doesn't bother Stauffer in six sharp innings

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Hip doesn't bother Stauffer in six sharp innings
PEORIA, Ariz. -- There wasn't much to like about the way Tim Stauffer began his outing Wednesday with the Reds, though his finish had the right-hander and his manager pleased.

Stauffer, pitching for the first time since March 13 due to a sore right hip flexor, allowed a long two-run home run to Juan Francisco in the second inning but retired 12 of the last 13 batters he faced in the Padres' 10-7 victory over the Reds.

Stauffer, projected as the No. 3 pitcher in the rotation, went six innings, allowing six hits with one walk and four strikeouts. His spring ERA, with one start remaining, is 3.66 in 19 2/3 innings.

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"I wasn't too sharp the first few innings ... but I was able to settle down and find my mechanics," said Stauffer, who threw 81 pitches, 53 for strikes.

Stauffer was able to test his hip a few times covering first base on ground balls to the right side and reported no lingering pain.

"It felt good ... I was able to test it a few times," he said. "It wasn't really pain but more discomfort. It's felt progressively better."

Stauffer became the second Padres pitcher this spring to reach the six-inning mark. Wade LeBlanc did so on March 20.

"As the game went on, he got more in a rhythm, his tempo was better and he worked well with [catcher Nick Hundley]," Padres manager Bud Black said.

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