SAN FRANCISCO — The San Diego Padres opened their three-game series at San Francisco on Friday night with an 8-7 win in 10 innings over the San Francisco Giants. The Padres blew leads of 4-1 and 6-4 before surviving a Giants rally in the bottom of the 10th.
San Diego’s win means when it concludes its nine-game road trip on Sunday it will be no worse than alone in second place in the National League West.
The Padres had jumped to a 4-1 lead in the top of the third. Cronenworth hit a two-run homer in the inning. The Giants rallied back to tie with a pair of Darin Ruf home runs being the key.
Tyler Rogers hit Cronenworth with a pitch leading off the eighth. Profar singled before Wil Myers doubled off the bricks in right field to put San Diego back up ahead of Wilmer Flores’ two-run single that tied it in the ninth.