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Michael Kirkman

Giants' Cueto goes the distance in 1-0 win over Padres

With Madison Bumgarner still working out the kinks in his delivery, Johnny Cueto has emerged as the Giants de facto ace through the first month of the season.

It might not be the way manager Bruce Bochy and general manager Bobby Evans planned it but it's hard to argue the results — especially after Cueto's dominant outing to get his 100th career win.

Cueto pitched a seven-hitter for his seventh career shutout to outwork James Shields, and San Francisco beat the San Diego Padres 1-0 on Tuesday night.

Cueto (4-1) struck out a season-high 11 batters, walked one and repeatedly pitched out of trouble to help the Giants to their seventh straight home win against the...

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