Blanco's Pinch-Hit Triple Sends Giants Past Padres

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gregor Blanco had a pinch hit, two-run triple in the seventh inning, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 4-2 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday.

Brandon Belt and Marco Scutaro also drove in runs as the Giants won their second straight following a three-game slide. Scutaro and Hunter Pence each had two hits.

Will Venable and Jesus Guzman each hit home runs for the Padres, who have lost two straight after a seven-game winning streak.

Madison Bumgarner (7-4) won his third straight start after allowing two runs on three hits over seven innings. He walked four and struck out eight.

Padres starter Eric Stults gave up two runs on seven hits over 6 1-3 innings. He walked two and struck out three. Luke Gregerson (4-3) did not retire a batter, giving up two runs on four hits. He took over for Stults after Tony Abreu singled with one.


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