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Giants sink Padres via walk-off

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Brandon Crawford had Angel Pagan to thank for the chance to deliver his first career game-winner.

Crawford hit an RBI single in the ninth inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 3-2 on Tuesday night, their ninth victory in 11 games since the All-Star break.

"When you hit the ball well, you are going to have confidence, no matter the situation," Crawford said.

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Pagan had the defensive play of the game, making a sensational catch and turning it into a double play that ended the eighth inning.

"That was one of the best plays of my career," Pagan said of a diving grab on the left-center field warning track, reminiscent of Gregor Blanco's catch that preserved Matt Cain's perfect game. "I wanted a good jump to try and prevent the runner from scoring."

Instead, he gloved Carlos Quentin's long drive and had the presence to quickly jump up and throw toward first. Crawford went into the outfield, and the shortstop's relay to first doubled up Chase Headley.

"It's going to be hard to find a better catch than Pagan's," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "It goes to show that defense can win a ballgame."

He was not going to get an argument from Padres manager Bud Black.

"A fabulous catch by Pagan," he said. "No doubt about it, saved the game. One of the best catches I've seen in a long, long time."

Brandon Belt walked to open the ninth and Pagan singled. Both runners moved up on a wild pitch ahead of Crawford's single against Joe Thatcher (0-4).

"I was trying to go away," Thatcher said. "I just didn't make a good pitch. I didn't get the job done."

Santiago Casilla (4-4) pitched the ninth for the victory.

Jesus Guzman had two hits and drove in a run for the Padres, who have lost 17 of their past 22 against the Giants.

Edinson Volquez got off to a shaky start for the Padres but was unhittable over his final six innings. He allowed two runs on three hits over seven innings. He walked three and struck out eight. He also drove in a run.

Volquez is 3-0 during his past six starts with a 1.56 ERA.

Giants starter Madison Bumgarner gave up two runs on six hits, walking two and striking out nine.

Bumgarner is 1-2 with a 4.15 ERA in four starts since his first career shutout and complete game.

The Giants scored twice in the first inning before Volquez shut them down. Nate Schierholtz doubled and went to third on Ryan Theriot's single. Melky Cabrera grounded out to score one run and Pablo Sandoval doubled home the other run.

Volquez did not give up another hit the rest of the way.

The Padres tied the game in the third on doubles by Quentin and Guzman and Volquez's RBI single.

Notes

  • Black decided to stay with the rotation, giving the starters an extra day of rest. Following Thursday's off-day, the Padres will start Kip Wells, Ross Ohlendorf and Clayton Richard. "It's the time of year an extra day might be good for the guys," Black said.
  • Padres INF-OF Alexi Amarista (jammed thumb) will avoid a trip to the disabled list. "He's doing much better," Black said.
  • Padres OF Cameron Maybin took swings off a tee and may be back sooner than anticipated.
  • Padres RHP Tim Stauffer will throw a bullpen Wednesday and if all goes well, will go to Arizona for a couple of more bullpens before appearing in games.
  • Sandoval left the game after three innings with a left hamstring strain sustained when he stretched to finish a double play.
  • Giants C Hector Sanchez (left knee injury) caught a bullpen session with LHP Barry Zito before the game and said that was the biggest test yet. He's expected to return to action on Aug. 2.
 
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Brandon Belt, who replaces Pablo Sandoval as first baseman after his injury, scoots home with the winning run.  (US Presswire)
Brandon Belt, who replaces Pablo Sandoval as first baseman after his injury, scoots home with the winning run. (US Presswire)

Players of the Game
San Diego

E. Volquez
IP 7.0
H 3
ER 2
BB 3
K 8
San Francisco

M. Bumgarner
IP 7.0
H 6
ER 2
BB 2
K 9
 

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San Diego Padres
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Chris Denorfia, CF3000112 .294
Logan Forsythe, 2B4000021 .267
Chase Headley, 3B4020011 .268
Carlos Quentin, LF3110002 .267
Yasmani Grandal, C4010002 .296
Jesus Guzman, RF3121111 .241
    Will Venable, PR-RF0000000 .243
Yonder Alonso, 1B4000013 .258
Everth Cabrera, SS3000132 .239
Edinson Volquez, P3011020 .081
    Luke Gregerson, P0000000 .000
    Joe Thatcher, P0000000 .000
Totals31272311  
Batting
2B - Carlos Quentin (9, Bumgarner), Yasmani Grandal (5, Bumgarner), Jesus Guzman (15, Bumgarner)
RBI - Jesus Guzman (29), Edinson Volquez (1)
2-OUT RBI - Edinson Volquez (1)
SB - Chris Denorfia (8, 2nd base off Bumgarner/Posey), Will Venable (10, 2nd base off Casilla/Posey)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
PB - Yasmani Grandal 2 (3)
San Diego Padres
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Edinson Volquez 7322380 3.30
Luke Gregerson 1100020 3.05
Joe Thatcher (L,0-4)0211100 3.46
Pitches-Strikes - Edinson Volquez 109-62, Luke Gregerson 14-11, Joe Thatcher 14-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Edinson Volquez 11-2, Luke Gregerson 1-0
Batters Faced - Edinson Volquez 27, Luke Gregerson 4, Joe Thatcher 3
San Francisco Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Nate Schierholtz, RF3110120 .248
Ryan Theriot, 2B2110210 .281
Melky Cabrera, LF4011012 .359
Buster Posey, C4000013 .313
Pablo Sandoval, 1B1011000 .299
   a- Brandon Belt, PH-1B2100122 .229
Angel Pagan, CF4010011 .278
Brandon Crawford, SS4011010 .239
Joaquin Arias, 3B3000000 .246
Madison Bumgarner, P2000010 .133
   b- Emmanuel Burriss, PH1000000 .214
    Sergio Romo, P0000000 .000
    Santiago Casilla, P0000000 .000
Totals30363410  
a-struck out for Sandoval in the 3rd
b-flied out for Bumgarner in the 7th
Batting
2B - Nate Schierholtz (4, Volquez), Pablo Sandoval (19, Volquez)
RBI - Melky Cabrera (50), Pablo Sandoval (33), Brandon Crawford (31)
2-OUT RBI - Pablo Sandoval (9)
SB - Nate Schierholtz (3, 2nd base off Volquez/Grandal), Melky Cabrera (11, 2nd base off Volquez/Grandal)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Angel Pagan 1
DP - Theriot-Crawford-Sandoval, Crawford-Theriot-Belt, Pagan-Crawford-Belt
San Francisco Giants
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Madison Bumgarner 7622290 3.10
Sergio Romo 1100000 0.60
Santiago Casilla (W,4-4) 1000120 3.16
IBB - Cabrera by Madison Bumgarner
HBP - Quentin (by Madison Bumgarner)
Pitches-Strikes - Madison Bumgarner 111-69, Sergio Romo 8-5, Santiago Casilla 14-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Madison Bumgarner 8-2
Batters Faced - Madison Bumgarner 28, Sergio Romo 3, Santiago Casilla 4
Game Information
Attendance - 42559
Game Time - 2:49
Temperature - 61
Umpires - Home - Jordan Baker, First Base - Paul Nauert, Second Base - Dana DeMuth, Third Base - Doug Eddings