Rivera's three-run homer in the fifth off Madison Bumgarner (2-3)
put the Padres ahead to stay. Alexi Amarista and Tommy Medica each
scored twice as San Diego improved to 3-1 against the Giants this
Tyson Ross (3-3) allowed four runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings
to help end San Francisco's four-game winning streak. Three
relievers bridged the gap to Huston Street, who struck out two in a
perfect ninth for his 10th consecutive save this season.
Rivera stroked a two-run double down the third-base line in the
fourth to open the scoring and the Giants tallied three times in the
bottom of the inning on Hunter Pence's run-scoring triple and
Michael Morse's two-run ground single. Medica singled with one out
in the fifth and Amarista walked before Rivera launched his blast
over the left-center field to give San Diego a 5-3 lead.
Brandon Hicks homered to center in the bottom of the fifth to pull
San Francisco within one and flew out to the warning track in
left-center with the bases loaded in the sixth. The Padres added a
run in the ninth when Will Venable doubled and moved around to score
on two grounders.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Bumgarner allowed five runs (four earned) and seven
hits in five innings. … Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko was placed on the
three-game paternity list with his wife giving birth to twin boys
and Medica replaced him on the roster. … Giants manager Bruce Bochy
(third inning) and Padres manager Bud Black (fourth) challenged
calls by first base umpire Angel Hernandez and were proven correct
in their challenges.
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