Padres Pummel Giants

Friars use huge 6th inning to blow out San Francisco

Scoring eight runs in a Major League Baseball game is tough to do. The Padres had only done it once this season, on Wednesday in Arizona.

So the 6th inning of Saturday night’s game against the Giants was more than a little bit unexpected.

The Padres scored eight times in the inning en route to a 12-4 win at San Francisco’s AT&T Park. The 6th started with the Giants up 3-1. Then this happened:

•    Wil Myers single
•    Yangervis Solarte single
•    Ryan Schimpf double, Myers scores, 3-2 Giants
•    Hunter Renfroe reaches on fielder’s choice
•    Austin Hedges single, Schimpf scores, 3-3
•    Erick Aybar walk
•    Hector Sanchez walk, Renfroe scores, 4-3 Padres
•    Manuel Margot single, Hedges scores, 5-3 Padres
•    Cory Spangenberg fielder’s choice, Aybar scores, 6-3 Padres
•    Myers home run, Allen Cordoba (pinch-runner) and Spangenberg score, 9-3 Padres
•    Solarte strikeout

The Myers home run flew halfway up the stands in left-centerfield, one of the longer homers you'll see at night in San Francisco. The Padres scored three more runs in the 7th inning on a 3-run big fly from Cordoba, the second dinger of his young MLB career. The Padres hammered out 14 hits on the night.

The offensive explosion helped Jhoulys Chacin get his third win but his first away from Petco Park. Chacin allowed three runs and struck out six in 5.0 innings.

The Padres can win the series on Sunday behind Clayton Richard. The veteran lefty gets the final start of April against Giants left-hander Ty Blach.

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