Apparently Jesus Guzman's Tuesday night's homer didn't sit well with the Giants. In his first at bat on Wednesday starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner threw a pitch behind Guzman's back, emptying both benches.
After the dust settled the Padres got on the board first. Will Venable's fourth inning homer, his 10th of the season, gave the Padres a 1-0 lead.
With the score tied at one in the top of the seventh Guzman got his revenge on Bumgarner. His 363-foot homer to left field gave the Padres a 2-1 lead.
In the eighth inning Luke Gregerson relieved Padres starter Eric Stults. He promptly gave up four hits and two earned runs to blow the lead.
The Giants won 4-2 to take two of three from the Padres at AT&T Park. The Friars are three-games out of first place heading into a four-game series with the Dodgers beginning Thursday night at Petco Park.