The Padres were not able to avoid the sweep and the Giants leave San Diego on an eight game winning streak. James Shields was on the mound for the Friars tonight facing Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija.
The Giants took an early lead but in the bottom of the second inning Alexi Amarista sent a double down the first-base line off Samardzija and Christian Bethancourt scored. Amarista’s RBI double gets the Friars on the board to tie the game at 1-1.
It would be a short lived celebration for Padres fans. Later in the top of the fourth inning, San Francisco's Hunter Pence singled back up the middle off James Shields to bring in Matt Duffy and the Giants took the lead again 2-1.
The Giants padded the lead in the top of the seventh inning as Brandon Crawford chases a Shields cutter and lined it out in a hurry to right field for a solo homerun that gave the Giants a two run lead with a score of 3-1.
With a short gap to fill, the Padres tried to rally in the ninth inning with a runner second base. Giants closer Santiago Casilla got Brett Wallace to hit a sharp liner right at Joe Panik and sealed the game for San Francisco. The Giants won their eighth straight game with a final score of 3-1. The Padres face the LA Dodgers tomorrow night as they continue their six game homestand at Petco Park.