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Ian Kennedy strikes out 9, Yonder Alonso hits 2-run homer as Padres beat White Sox 4-1

  • San Diego Padres' Yonder Alonso watches his two-run home run off Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Javy Guerra during the eighth inning of an interleague baseball game Friday, May 30, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    San Diego Padres' Yonder Alonso watches his two-run home run off Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Javy Guerra during the eighth inning of an interleague baseball game Friday, May 30, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Diego Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso (23) and center fielder Cameron Maybin celebrate the Padres' 4-1 win over the Chicago White Sox in an interleague baseball game Friday, May 30, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    San Diego Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso (23) and center fielder Cameron Maybin celebrate the Padres' 4-1 win over the Chicago White Sox in an interleague baseball game Friday, May 30, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Diego Padres' Cameron Maybin celebrates in the dugout after his home run off Chicago White Sox starting pitcher John Danks during the third inning of an interleague baseball game Friday, May 30, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    San Diego Padres' Cameron Maybin celebrates in the dugout after his home run off Chicago White Sox starting pitcher John Danks during the third inning of an interleague baseball game Friday, May 30, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)  (The Associated Press)

Ian Kennedy struck out nine in six strong innings and Yonder Alonso hit a two-run homer to lead the San Diego Padres past the Chicago White Sox 4-1 on Friday night.

Cameron Maybin hit his first home run of the season and Alonso finished with three hits as the Padres ended Chicago's three-game winning streak.

Kennedy (4-6) allowed one run and four hits with three walks. The lone run was set up by Maybin's mental lapse in the fourth inning.

Padres closer Huston Street pitched a perfect ninth for his 16th save in 16 opportunities. Nick Vincent and Joaquin Benoit backed up Kennedy with a scoreless inning apiece.

Kennedy has struggled to get help from San Diego's offense. Before the game, he ranked 98th out of 101 qualified pitchers with 2.79 runs of support per nine innings. He struck out the side in the fifth and Conor Gillaspie leading off the sixth.