Sanchez, Spangenberg hit 3-run homers in Padres' 7-1 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) After backup catcher Hector Sanchez hit another big home run for the San Diego Padres, a Wally Pipp joke began making the rounds in the dugout, aimed at Austin Hedges.

Hedges isn't in danger of losing his job, and probably will back behind the plate as soon as Monday night. But Sanchez more than proved his reliability when he hit a three-run homer in the Padres' 7-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday.

Corey Spangenberg also hit a three-run shot off Jeff Samardzija as the Padres took two of three in a matchup of two baseball's worst teams.

Pipp, of course, took a day off for the New York Yankees in 1925 and Lou Gehrig began his streak of playing in 2,130 consecutive games, the big league record until Cal Ripken Jr. broke it in 1995.

Hedges, who sat for two games as a precaution after getting hit in the facemask with a foul ball Friday night, ''is pretty safe,'' manager Andy Green said.

''The good news is he was sensitive to it, so that means he has some mental clarity,'' Green said. ''So I think he'll be out there soon.''

Sanchez hit a no-doubt, two-run walk-off homer with one out in the ninth inning of Saturday night's 5-3 win.

His homer Sunday bounced off the top of the short wall in right-center with one out in the first. Spangenberg's shot went to straightaway center with one out in the third.

It was the fifth homer for Sanchez, who has only nine hits this season, and the sixth for Spangenberg.

What does Green like best about Sanchez's at-bats?

''Home runs. I'm partial to those. You score every time you hit one,'' the skipper said. ''He competes. He always takes aggressive passes. If he strikes out, or doesn't have a great at-bat, it's not because he got cheated. He took some good swings today. Two really good games to have him out there.''

Sanchez, who played with the Giants for portions of the 2011-15 seasons, said he works hard to be ready when called on.

''That's what you're looking for, is an opportunity to help your team win,'' Sanchez said. ''Bad thing Hedges is hurt, but you have to be there to help your team. You have to be ready in case that kind of stuff happens.''

Hedges said he probably could have pinch-hit Sunday, if needed.

He's impressed with Sanchez.

''He's been outstanding,'' Hedges said. ''He does a really good job with our pitchers. He's a leader back there. He calls a really good game and obviously he's a great hitter, too. He's been playing really, really well.''

The Giants remain mired in last place in the NL West and Samardzija (4-11) is tied with Colorado's Tyler Chatwood for the most losses in the NL. He allowed seven runs on nine hits in six innings while striking out eight and walking none.

''I think it's more of a momentum thing than a talent-personnel thing,'' Samardzija said of the team's woes.

''Listen, every day's a chance to play big league baseball. So I think no matter what the situation is in the season, or if things are going good or bad, every day you go out there you get a chance to play this game,'' he said. ''You don't take it for granted. You leave everything out there every day, every opportunity you get to play this game. You don't know how long it's going to go for. You go out and give it all.''

Spangenberg also tripled in the third and scored on Erick Aybar's double.

San Francisco scored its run off Trevor Cahill (4-3) on consecutive doubles by Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford in the second. Cahill went 6 2/3 innings to get his first win since May 8. He spent a month and a half on the disabled list with a shoulder injury.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: 1B Brandon Belt was scratched a few hours before first pitch with a sprained left wrist, forcing Bruce Bochy to juggle his lineup. Buster Posey moved from catcher to first base, Nick Hundley caught and Hunter Pence moved from No. 6 in the order to third.

Padres: Before the game, Green said Hedges does not have a concussion but is suffering from ''general haze.''

UP NEXT

Giants: San Francisco returns home to open a three-game series against Cleveland on Monday night, when LHP Matt Moore (3-9, 6.04) is scheduled to start against Josh Tomlin (5-9, 5.90).

Padres: RHP Luis Perdomo (4-4, 4.54) is scheduled to start Monday night in the opener of a three-game series at Colorado. The Rockies are set to counter with RHP German Marquez (6-4, 4.36).

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PadresSD40-51
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  • W: T. Cahill (4-3)L: J. Samardzija (4-11)
  • HR: SD - H. Sanchez (5), C. Spangenberg (6)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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E. Nunez 3B40100012.297.323.414.7361.5
K. Crick P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Osich P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
H. Pence RF40100003.248.297.352.6491.0
B. Posey 1B41200012.328.408.509.9173.5
B. Crawford SS40110013.228.272.377.6492.5
N. Hundley C40100031.264.285.444.7290.5
J. Panik 2B30000012.274.333.408.741-0.5
a- M. Gomez PH10000000.250.200.250.4500.0
G. Hernandez LF30000110.238.317.298.6150.5
J. Samardzija P20000002.075.075.175.2500.0
b- J. Hwang 3B20000010.182.250.303.553-0.5
  • a-flied out for Panik in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Samardzija in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pirela LF40100002.282.319.481.8000.0
K. Quackenbush P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Torres P000000001.0001.0001.0002.0000.0
C. Asuaje 2B31000012.286.348.365.7131.5
W. Myers 1B42200011.255.332.459.7923.5
H. Sanchez C42231010.191.220.511.7319.5
J. Blash RF40100032.195.353.390.7430.5
C. Spangenberg 3B42231021.257.300.383.68211.0
E. Aybar SS40110021.236.306.364.6702.0
M. Szczur CF30000001.198.344.347.6910.0
T. Cahill P20100000.333.385.417.8011.0
C. Stammen P0000-000.250.400.500.000-
a- A. Cordoba LF10100000.234.287.329.6161.0
  • a-singled for Stammen in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Span (17), E. Nunez (19), B. Posey (19), B. Crawford (16), N. Hundley (14)
  • RBI - B. Crawford (46)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Blash (2), E. Aybar (13)
  • 3B - C. Spangenberg
  • HR - H. Sanchez (5), C. Spangenberg (6)
  • RBI - H. Sanchez 3 (13), C. Spangenberg 3 (23), E. Aybar (15)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Aybar (4)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - J. Pirela
FIELDING
  • DP - B. Crawford, B. Posey
  • E - E. Nunez (7)
FIELDING
  • DP - W. Myers, C. Asuaje, E. Aybar
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Samardzija (L, 4-11)6.09770824.861.171.0
K. Crick1.01000003.120.922.0
J. Osich1.01000204.081.403.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Samardzija (L, 4-11)6.0
K. Crick1.0
J. Osich1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Cahill (W, 4-3)6.28111803.141.2422.0
C. Stammen0.10000004.471.240.0
K. Quackenbush1.01000106.331.732.5
J. Torres1.00000004.351.113.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Cahill (W, 4-3)6.2
C. Stammen0.1
K. Quackenbush1.0
J. Torres1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - K. Crick (4)
  • HBP - J. Samardzija (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Samardzija 88-63, K. Crick 11-5, J. Osich 17-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Samardzija 4-4, K. Crick 1-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Samardzija 26, K. Crick 4, J. Osich 4
PITCHING
  • WP - T. Cahill (12)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Cahill 94-65, C. Stammen 3-1, K. Quackenbush 16-12, J. Torres 8-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Cahill 7-5, C. Stammen 1-0, K. Quackenbush 1-0, J. Torres 1-2
  • Batters Faced - T. Cahill 29, C. Stammen, K. Quackenbush 3, J. Torres 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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PadresSD40-51
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Span CF40300000.288.337.446.7834.0
E. Nunez 3B40100012.297.323.414.7361.5
K. Crick P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Osich P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
H. Pence RF40100003.248.297.352.6491.0
B. Posey 1B41200012.328.408.509.9173.5
B. Crawford SS40110013.228.272.377.6492.5
N. Hundley C40100031.264.285.444.7290.5
J. Panik 2B30000012.274.333.408.741-0.5
a- M. Gomez PH10000000.250.200.250.4500.0
G. Hernandez LF30000110.238.317.298.6150.5
J. Samardzija P20000002.075.075.175.2500.0
b- J. Hwang 3B20000010.182.250.303.553-0.5
Total3519101915-----
  • a-flied out for Panik in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Samardzija in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pirela LF40100002.282.319.481.8000.0
K. Quackenbush P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Torres P000000001.0001.0001.0002.0000.0
C. Asuaje 2B31000012.286.348.365.7131.5
W. Myers 1B42200011.255.332.459.7923.5
H. Sanchez C42231010.191.220.511.7319.5
J. Blash RF40100032.195.353.390.7430.5
C. Spangenberg 3B42231021.257.300.383.68211.0
E. Aybar SS40110021.236.306.364.6702.0
M. Szczur CF30000001.198.344.347.6910.0
T. Cahill P20100000.333.385.417.8011.0
C. Stammen P0000-000.250.400.500.000-
a- A. Cordoba LF10100000.234.287.329.6161.0
Total337117201010-----
  • a-singled for Stammen in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Span (17), E. Nunez (19), B. Posey (19), B. Crawford (16), N. Hundley (14)
  • RBI - B. Crawford (46)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Blash (2), E. Aybar (13)
  • 3B - C. Spangenberg
  • HR - H. Sanchez (5), C. Spangenberg (6)
  • RBI - H. Sanchez 3 (13), C. Spangenberg 3 (23), E. Aybar (15)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Aybar (4)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - J. Pirela
FIELDING
  • DP - B. Crawford, B. Posey
  • E - E. Nunez (7)
FIELDING
  • DP - W. Myers, C. Asuaje, E. Aybar
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Samardzija (L, 4-11)6.09770824.861.171.0
K. Crick1.01000003.120.922.0
J. Osich1.01000204.081.403.0
Total8.011770102---
PITCHERSIP
J. Samardzija (L, 4-11)6.0
K. Crick1.0
J. Osich1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Cahill (W, 4-3)6.28111803.141.2422.0
C. Stammen0.10000004.471.240.0
K. Quackenbush1.01000106.331.732.5
J. Torres1.00000004.351.113.0
Total9.0911190---
PITCHERSIP
T. Cahill (W, 4-3)6.2
C. Stammen0.1
K. Quackenbush1.0
J. Torres1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - K. Crick (4)
  • HBP - J. Samardzija (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Samardzija 88-63, K. Crick 11-5, J. Osich 17-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Samardzija 4-4, K. Crick 1-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Samardzija 26, K. Crick 4, J. Osich 4
PITCHING
  • WP - T. Cahill (12)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Cahill 94-65, C. Stammen 3-1, K. Quackenbush 16-12, J. Torres 8-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Cahill 7-5, C. Stammen 1-0, K. Quackenbush 1-0, J. Torres 1-2
  • Batters Faced - T. Cahill 29, C. Stammen, K. Quackenbush 3, J. Torres 3
  • 3RD INNING
    Spangenberg homered to center, Myers and Sanchez scored17
  • 2ND INNING
    Crawford doubled to deep center, Posey scored14
  • 1ST INNING
    Aybar doubled to right, Spangenberg scored04
    Sanchez homered to center, Asuaje and Myers scored03
  • 9TH INNING
    • Jose Torres relieved Kevin Quackenbush
    • Miguel Gomez hit for Joe Panik
    • M. Gomez: Ball, Gomez flied out to center
    • G. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Hernandez flied out to deep left
    • J. Hwang: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hwang grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Kevin Quackenbush pitching
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Posey singled to deep right
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Strike looking, Crawford grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Posey out at second
    • N. Hundley: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hundley struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Josh Osich relieved Kyle Crick
    • H. Sanchez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Sanchez lined out to first
    • J. Blash: Foul, Ball, Ball, Blash doubled to deep right
    • C. Spangenberg: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Spangenberg struck out looking
    • E. Aybar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Aybar struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • T. Cahill Pitching:
    • G. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • Jae-Gyun Hwang hit for Jeff Samardzija
    • J. Hwang: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hwang struck out swinging
    • D. Span: Span reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • E. Nunez: Foul, Foul, Foul, Nunez doubled to deep right, Span to third
    • Craig Stammen relieved Trevor Cahill
    • H. Pence: Ball, Ball, Pence grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Kyle Crick pitching
    • Allen Cordoba hit for Craig Stammen
    • A. Cordoba: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Cordoba reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • J. Pirela: Ball, Pirela lined out to left
    • C. Asuaje: Ball, Asuaje lined out to shortstop
    • W. Myers: Ball, Ball, Cordoba to second on wild pitch, Myers grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • T. Cahill Pitching:
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Posey struck out swinging
    • B. Crawford: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Crawford struck out looking
    • N. Hundley: Strike swinging, Hundley doubled to left
    • J. Panik: Panik flied out to center
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Samardzija Pitching:
    • C. Spangenberg: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Spangenberg struck out looking
    • E. Aybar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Aybar struck out looking
    • M. Szczur: Szczur grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • T. Cahill Pitching:
    • J. Samardzija: Ball, Foul, Samardzija grounded out to pitcher
    • D. Span: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Span doubled to deep right
    • E. Nunez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Nunez grounded out to pitcher
    • H. Pence: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pence popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Samardzija Pitching:
    • W. Myers: Foul, Foul on 3rd baseman Nunez dropped ball error, Strike looking, Myers struck out looking
    • H. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
    • J. Blash: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Blash struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Cahill Pitching:
    • N. Hundley: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Hundley struck out on foul tip
    • J. Panik: Ball, Panik grounded out to first
    • G. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Samardzija Pitching:
    • T. Cahill: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cahill flied out to right
    • J. Pirela: Ball, Pirela singled to center
    • C. Asuaje: Asuaje grounded into double play first to shortstop, Pirela out at second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Cahill Pitching:
    • D. Span: Ball, Foul, Ball, Span singled to left
    • E. Nunez: Nunez lined out to center
    • H. Pence: Ball, Pence singled to center, Span to second
    • B. Posey: Posey lined out to center
    • B. Crawford: Strike swinging, Ball, Crawford grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Samardzija Pitching:
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Myers singled to left
    • H. Sanchez: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Sanchez singled to right center, Myers to third
    • J. Blash: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Blash struck out swinging
    • C. Spangenberg: Strike looking, Foul, Spangenberg homered to center, Myers and Sanchez scored
    • E. Aybar: Aybar flied out to deep right
    • M. Szczur: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Szczur flied out to center
    • End of the 3rd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Cahill Pitching:
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Posey doubled to left
    • B. Crawford: Crawford doubled to deep center, Posey scored
    • N. Hundley: Ball, Crawford to third on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Hundley struck out swinging
    • J. Panik: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Panik struck out swinging
    • G. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hernandez walked
    • J. Samardzija: Samardzija grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Samardzija Pitching:
    • T. Cahill: Ball, Cahill singled to shallow right
    • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Ball, Pirela reached on fielder's choice to second, Cahill out at second
    • C. Asuaje: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pirela caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Asuaje struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Cahill Pitching:
    • D. Span: Strike looking, Ball, Span lined out to center
    • E. Nunez: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul tip, Nunez struck out on foul tip
    • H. Pence: Foul, Ball, Pence grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Samardzija Pitching:
    • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Pirela grounded out to pitcher
    • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Asuaje hit by pitch
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Myers singled to left, Asuaje to second
    • H. Sanchez: Ball, Sanchez homered to center, Asuaje and Myers scored
    • J. Blash: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Blash struck out swinging
    • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Spangenberg tripled to deep right
    • E. Aybar: Aybar doubled to right, Spangenberg scored
    • M. Szczur: Strike swinging, Szczur lined out to shortstop
    • End of the 1st (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)