Sanchez's 2-run homer rises Padres to 5-3 win vs. Giants (Jul 15, 2017)

SAN DIEGO (AP) Madison Bumgarner was behind on a pile after 3 prolonged months away. The San Francisco Giants left-hander was creation his initial start given Apr 19 during Kansas City. The subsequent day, he wiped out while roving a mud bike on a day off in Denver, spraining a AC dilemma in his left shoulder and pang painful ribs.

He pitched 7 innings Saturday night and left with a measure tied during 3 after permitting 4 hits, including home runs to Matt Szczur and Jabari Blash, while distinguished out 5 and walking two.

The San Diego Padres won a diversion 5-3 on Hector Sanchez’s two-run homer in a bottom of a ninth.

”I felt flattering good a whole time and we kind of gradually built adult to it,” pronounced Bumgarner, who threw 102 pitches. ”I knew we wasn’t going to be means to get many over 100, or they wouldn’t have let me anyway. So yeah if we can get out there for seven, I’ll take that any time.”

The lefty late a initial 7 batters before Szczur homered to left, his third. Bumgarner walked Carlos Asuaje heading off a fourth and late a subsequent dual batters before Blash gathering a two-run shot an estimated 424 feet to straightaway core margin for a 3-2 lead. It was his second.

”Obviously I’d like to be means to have a redo on a integrate pitches, though they weren’t bad pitches,” Bumgarner said. ”Obviously now looking behind they were substantially a wrong pitches, though we meant we felt flattering good for a many partial for generally a initial time behind in 3 months or whatever.”

The ace pronounced he ”tried to be all business about it. Any negativity is only going to make it worse, so you’ve got to try to find a approach to make a best out of whatever conditions you’re in.”

Sanchez, a backup catcher, found out during batting use Saturday that he would start in place of Austin Hedges, who took a tainted round off his facade a night before.

Several hours later, after going 0 for 3 opposite Bumgarner, Sanchez strike a no-doubt, two-run homer off Steven Okert to lift a Padres.

Four of a switch-hitting Sanchez’s 7 hits this year are homers – 3 as a pinch-hitter and afterwards Saturday night’s walk-off.

”It’s fun saying him succeed,” manager Andy Green said. ”He’s been such a good teammate and he’s had such singular event to play. He’s been large for us. He’s been value like substantially 3 wins.

”You demeanour during this stat line, we wouldn’t come divided thinking, `How is that man winning ball games for you?’ He’s finished it over and over,” Green said.

Sanchez came in attack .154 in 39 at-bats in only 29 games.

”It’s not an easy job, though we know my job. we have to be prepared each singular day,” Sanchez said. ”If something happens, we have to be ready.”

Blash started a winning convene when he singled heading off a ninth opposite Cory Gearrin (3-3) and modernized on Erick Aybar’s scapegoat bunt opposite Okert.

Sanchez pronounced he was looking to strike a line expostulate to move in Blash. Instead, he gathering a fastball an estimated 407 feet off a Western Metal Supply Co. Building in a left-field dilemma for a win.

”It’s great,” Sanchez said. ”To get a feat for my teammates and my team, that’s some-more critical for me. That’s all that matters.”

Padres starter Jhoulys Chacin was happy for Sanchez.

”He wasn’t awaiting to play and he got a outrageous hit,” Chacin said. ”I know how many he wants to play though infrequently we have to be prepared when a opportunities come, and he was.”

Brandon Maurer (1-4) pitched a ninth for a win.

The Giants mislaid for a sixth time in 8 games. It was San Diego’s sixth win in 9 games.

Joe Panik tied it during 3 with a solo shot to right heading off a sixth, his sixth.

Chacin gave adult 3 runs and 6 hits in 6 innings, struck out 4 and walked four.

He worked by a 34-pitch initial inning, when he installed a bases on dual walks and a singular before permitting a two-run singular by Hunter Pence.


Giants: Johnny Cueto was placed on a 10-day DL with blisters on a tips of his right thumb, forefinger and center finger that forced him out of Friday night’s diversion after 4 innings. With Cueto approaching to skip during slightest dual starts, Matt Cain moves behind into a rotation.

Padres: Green pronounced Hedges ”didn’t feel utterly right” during batting practice. The Padres don’t consider Hedges has a concussion.


Giants: RHP Jeff Samardzija (4-10, 4.58 ERA) is scheduled to start a array culmination Sunday. His 10 waste are tied for a many in a NL.

Padres: RHP Trevor Cahill (3-3, 3.38 ERA) is scheduled to make his third start given entrance off a DL (strained right shoulder).

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