Padres outlast Giants in opener of NL West battle

2 years ago

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.

Manny Machado knocked in the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th inning, doubling in automatic runner Jake Cronenworth. Jurickson Profar, the target of thrown baseballs and at least one beer can in left field earlier in the game, singled in Machado.

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.