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One pitch enough for Gregerson to earn a win

SAN DIEGO -- Reliever Luke Gregerson hardly broke a sweat Tuesday but was rewarded with his first win of the season.

Gregerson was summoned from the bullpen with two outs and a runner on base in the seventh inning. In a tied game, the right-hander threw one pitch to Juan Uribe, who earlier in the game hit a two-run home run.

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One pitch -- an 81 mph slider -- and, as it turns out, one victory, as the Padres took the lead with a run in the seventh inning and then scored five more in the eighth inning for a 9-3 victory.

"That's about all I did yesterday," Gregerson said, smiling.

Uribe grounded a ball to third baseman Jedd Gyorko, who threw to second baseman Alexi Amarista for a force to end the inning.

Gregerson became just the fourth pitcher in club history since 1988 to throw one pitch and get credited with a victory. The others are Tim Mauser (1994), Dennys Reyes (2005) and Edward Mujica (2009).

"It's just part of the game. I'll take any win I can get, it was a good win for us," Gregerson said. "I have faced Uribe a number of times before, and I know his strengths and he knows mine. I tried to challenge him with my best pitch [slider] and he took a hack at it into the ground."

Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. Keep track of @FollowThePadres on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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