Musgrove Ks 11, Padres hold off Giants 5-4 for sweep

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joe Musgrove had a season-high 11 hits, Manny Machado drove in three runs and the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 on Wednesday afternoon, completing a three-game sweep.

Luis Campusano and Jake Cronenworth added RBIs for San Diego, which has won five of its last six games and five straight against San Francisco.

Musgrove (9-6) allowed three runs on three hits and two walks in 6 2/3 innings. The right-hander picked up his first win since June 16, snapping a six-game losing streak.

Josh Hader overcame his recent struggles to pick up his 30th save in 33 chances and his first with the Padres.

Austin Wynns, Thairo Estrada, Luis González and Joc Pederson homered for the Giants, who lost their seventh straight game, tying a season high.

Alex Wood (8-12) lost his third straight start, giving up four runs on five hits with five strikeouts and one walk in 4 2/3 innings.

Machado broke a scoreless tie with an RBI single in the top of the fourth. San Diego added three runs in the fifth on an RBI single by Campusano and a two-run double by Machado.

Cronenworth made it 5-0 with a sacrifice bunt in the sixth.

Wynns got San Francisco on the board with an RBI double in the bottom of the sixth. Estrada got an RBI on a fielder’s choice in the seventh, followed by González’s RBI single two batters later.

Pederson brought the Giants within a run with an RBI single in the eighth. San Francisco put the tying run on second base with one out in the ninth, but Hunter retired Gonzalez and Vince to end the game.

The Padres improved to a league-best 26-13 in straight games.


Before the start of the third inning, Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford was ejected by third base umpire Ryan Blakney for disagreeing with a check-swing call in the bottom of the second. Crawford thought he checked his swing on a 1-2 slider by Musgrove, but Blakney ruled it a swing for the triple. It was Crawford’s third career sack.


Major League Baseball has announced that the Padres and Giants will play in the regular season opener in Mexico City next year on April 29 and 30. San Diego will be the home team for both games at the Estadio Alfredo Harp Helú Béisbol.

“Food in Mexico City is something I’ve always wanted to experience,” said San Francisco manager Gabe Kapler. “Definitely excited to be a part of international baseball. I’m really looking forward to seeing Mexico City.”

The two teams were originally scheduled to play there in 2020 but the games were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Fathers: RHP Tayler Scott (torn right middle finger) and RHP Pierce Johnson (tendonitis right elbow) continued their rehab assignments with Triple-A El Paso. RHP Craig Stammen (right shoulder inflammation) continued his rehab assignment at Class A Lake Elsinore.

Giants: OF Austin Slater entered as a pinch-runner in the eighth inning and scored a run after leaving Tuesday’s game with a dislocated left pinkie. “Slater is doing better than expected,” Kapler said. “(He) has less swelling in there. I think he feels optimistic.” … 1B Brandon Belt (right knee inflammation) is still considering season-ending surgery after getting a second opinion on his knee Tuesday.


The Giants optioned INF/C Yermín Mercedes to Triple-A Sacramento and optioned C Andrew Knapp to the major league roster. LHP Andrew Vasquez was designated for assignment.


Padres: RHP Yu Darvish (11-7, 3.41 ERA) opens a three-game series in Los Angeles against the top-seeded Dodgers on Friday. Darvish joined the Dodgers in 2017, making nine starts in the regular season and four after that.

Giants: RHP Alex Cobb (4-6, 3.81) looks for his first win against the Phillies on Friday as San Francisco hosts Philadelphia for a three-game series. Cobb is 0-1 with a 3.75 ERA in two career starts against the Phillies.


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