National League Game Summary - San Francisco at San Diego
(Tuesday, September 3rd)
Final Score: San Diego 3, San Francisco 2
San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Chris Denorfia knocked in the go-ahead run in
the seventh and San Diego Padres held on for a 3-2 win, their second straight
of this three-game set with the San Francisco Giants.
Denorfia was down 0-2 when he lined a base hit into center with runners at the
corners, providing the San Diego bullpen with a lead it would not relinquish.
"I just didn't see the ball really well the first pitch, after that I just
kind of had to battle," said Denorfia. "I tried to do whatever I could to go
the ball into the outfield."
Tim Stauffer (3-1) tossed 1 2/3 frames while Luke Gregerson and Huston Street
each turned in a scoreless inning as well, with the latter notching his 27th
The Giants had their chances in the later stages, but left a runner in scoring
position in each of the last four innings. They went 3-for-15 in such
situations for the game and left 11 on base.
"It's what hurt us," said Giants manager Bruce Bochy. "We were good early and
it's just gone the other way now."
Pablo Sandoval and Joaquin Arias drove in a run apiece for San Francisco,
which saw Madison Bumgarner go a sixth straight start without recording a win.
He went six innings, allowing two runs on five hits with six strikeouts.
Jake Dunning (0-2) replaced Bumgarner to start the seventh, but lasted only
two batters. He walked Nick Hundley and was lifted in favor of Javier Lopez
after Ronny Cedeno's single put runners at the corners.
Lopez got pinch-hitter Mark Kotsay to pop out, but Denorfia lined a base hit
to left to put the Padres in front.
Robbie Erlin took the mound for San Diego, lasting 5 1/3 innings. He allowed
six hits and two runs while striking out five.
Bumgarner had stifled the Padres through the first four innings, but served up
doubles to Kyle Blanks and Hundley in the fifth to fall behind, 1-0. He then
intentionally walked Cedeno to get to Erlin, who recorded his first hit
and RBI with a single to center to give San Diego a two-run lead.
However, the Giants got the two runs right back in the next half-frame.
Brandon Belt and Buster Posey began the inning with singles, with Belt scoring
on a base hit from Sandoval and Posey coming in on Arias's liner to center off
Bumgarner has dropped four decisions during his winless streak ... Hector
Sanchez replaced Posey in the seventh after he fouled a pitch off his hand ...
The Padres signed outfielder Will Venable to a two-year contract extension
prior to the game ... San Diego recalled pitchers Anthony Bass, Brad Boxberger
and Brad Brach from Triple-A Tucson ... The Giants recalled infielders Nick
Noonan and Ehire Adrianza, outfielders Francisco Peguero and Juan Perez and
pitchers George Kontos and Dunning from Triple-A Fresno. The team also
designated outfielder Kensuke Tanaka and pitcher Dan Runzler for assignment
and added pitcher Heath Hembree and catcher Johnny Monell to the active
major league roster.
09/04 03:26:49 ET
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