Myers, Galvis homer to lift Padres over Giants 8-4

SAN DIEGO (AP) Wil Myers wants to have a strong finish to a challenging season.

Myers hit a two-run homer to highlight a five-run second inning and lead the San Diego Padres to an 8-4 win over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night.

''I feel like I'm headed in the right direction,'' Myers said.

Considered the face of the franchise before Eric Hosmer was acquired in the offseason, Myers has bounced around from the corner outfield spots, to an occasion start at first base to now being the regular third baseman. More so than the position changes, however, it's his three stints on the disabled list which cost him 70 games that derailed his season.

''It was a good day for Wil,'' Padres manager Andy Green said, while noting Myers' defensive play, too. ''He's definitely had stops and starts to this season, mostly because of injuries.''

Freddy Galvis also homered and Robbie Erlin pitched five solid innings as the Padres avoided a three-game sweep. Galvin has hit in five straight games and has pulled out of a recent rut.

''His hitting has picked back up,'' Green said. ''The way he grinds, he fights through the lows and comes back. He is a great example for the young guys.''

Added Galvis: ''The last couple of games I've got my timing back.''

Galvis hit a three-run shot in the eighth as San Diego won for the second time in 10 meetings against San Francisco.

Erlin (4-7) beat the Giants for the first time and snapped a career-high four-start losing streak. The left-hander allowed three runs on five hits, with two walks and three strikeouts. His last victory came against the Rockies on Aug. 21.

Four Padres relievers allowed one run over the final four innings as San Diego ended its six-game homestand at 2-4.

Chris Stratton (10-9), who was coming off his first career shutout, was gone after three innings. Soon after putting the Giants ahead with a three-run double, Stratton, who was trying to beat the Padres for the second time this season, was replaced after surrendering five runs on six hits and a walk.

''I just don't think my fastball command was very good,'' Stratton said. ''Sometimes it's going to be there, and sometimes it's not. You've got to battle with what you've got.''

Rookie Armies Garcia's third homer in eight starts pulled the Giants within 5-4 in the eighth. Garcia has hit safely in nine of his first 10 career games.

The Padres batted around in the second inning to go ahead 5-3. The big blow was Myers' 11th homer this season, which landed in the Padres' bullpen in left-center.

Before Myers went deep, Franmil Reyes extended his hitting streak to a career-high 11 games with a single, Cory Spangenberg and Galvis produced RBI singles and Manuel Margot added a run with a sacrifice fly.

Stratton helped himself with a two-out, bases-loaded double in the second. The first extra-base hit of his career put the Giants ahead 3-0.

''He gets a big hit there, knocks in three and you like the lead early in the game,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. ''He just couldn't get on track that second inning.''

Brandon Crawford had his 10th three-hit game of the season for the Giants and his first since June. 26.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: 1B Brandon Belt (knee) returned to San Francisco to be evaluated by team doctors, with a strong possibility that he will undergo season-ending surgery.

UP NEXT

Giants: LHP Madison Bumgarner (6-6, 3.14 ERA) gets the start on Friday when the Giants open a three-game series at St. Louis. The last time Bumgarner pitched at Busch Stadium was in Game 1 of the 2014 NLCS, when he blanked the Cardinals for 7 2/3 innings. Bumgarner is coming off a six-inning scoreless gem in beating the Rockies on Sept. 15.

Padres: LHP Eric Lauer (5-7, 4.74) opens the Padres' final trip, facing the Dodgers on Friday. Lauer will make his first career start at Dodger Stadium after dominating the Dodgers at Petco Park this year, going 2-0 with a 0.61 ERA.

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  • W: R. Erlin (4-7)L: C. Stratton (10-10)
  • HR: SF - A. Garcia (3), SD - F. Galvis (12), W. Myers (11)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Panik 2B50000002.252.306.337.6440.0
H. Pence RF40000010.211.249.309.558-0.5
E. Longoria 3B40000010.246.286.423.709-0.5
N. Hundley C41200011.246.301.410.7112.5
B. Crawford SS41300010.259.324.398.7223.5
A. Garcia 1B41111015.333.333.633.9675.5
C. Shaw LF30100112.229.300.371.6711.5
G. Hernandez CF31000103.238.289.397.6872.0
C. Stratton P10130000.143.140.167.3065.0
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  • a-grounded out for Stratton in the 4th
  • b-flied out for Okert in the 6th
  • c-walked for Black in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
W. Myers 3B41121020.251.310.452.7626.0
F. Mejia C40100010.229.325.514.8390.5
H. Renfroe LF40000011.249.299.504.803-0.5
E. Hosmer 1B32200110.251.316.399.7154.5
F. Reyes RF32200100.284.340.529.8695.0
C. Spangenberg 2B41210014.232.298.370.6684.5
F. Galvis SS42241001.240.293.368.66111.0
M. Margot CF30010010.246.294.377.6720.5
R. Erlin P10000010.190.227.190.418-0.5
R. Stock P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Pirela PH10000010.249.304.334.638-0.5
T. Wingenter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Stammen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- A. Hedges PH10000010.241.293.447.740-0.5
P. Maton P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Stock in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Stammen in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Stratton
  • HR - A. Garcia (3)
  • RBI - A. Garcia (5), C. Stratton 3 (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Garcia (3), C. Stratton 3 (3)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Panik, N. Hundley, A. Garcia 2 (2), A. Hanson 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Spangenberg (9)
  • HR - W. Myers (11), F. Galvis (12)
  • SF - M. Margot (7)
  • SH - R. Erlin (3)
  • RBI - W. Myers 2 (36), C. Spangenberg (25), F. Galvis 4 (65), M. Margot (46)
  • 2-Out RBI - W. Myers 2 (17)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - H. Renfroe, C. Spangenberg 2 (2), F. Galvis
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Galvis-Spangenberg-Hosmer; Hosmer-Galvis)
  • E - F. Galvis (9)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Stratton (L, 10-10)3.06551214.881.37-7.0
P. Johnson1.22000405.361.363.0
S. Okert0.10000000.000.300.0
T. Blach2.01110204.281.495.0
R. Black1.01221215.141.050.0
PITCHERSIP
C. Stratton (L, 10-10)3.0
P. Johnson1.2
S. Okert0.1
T. Blach2.0
R. Black1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Erlin (W, 4-7)5.05332304.331.1513.5
R. Stock (H, 3)1.02000002.151.221.0
T. Wingenter (H, 4)1.00000104.111.243.5
C. Stammen (H, 22)1.01110212.781.052.0
P. Maton1.00001004.171.522.0
PITCHERSIP
R. Erlin (W, 4-7)5.0
R. Stock (H, 3)1.0
T. Wingenter (H, 4)1.0
C. Stammen (H, 22)1.0
P. Maton1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Stratton 73-48, P. Johnson 31-21, S. Okert 3-3, T. Blach 29-19, R. Black 22-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Stratton 3-4, S. Okert 1-0, T. Blach 3-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Stratton 16, P. Johnson 7, S. Okert, T. Blach 7, R. Black 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Erlin 81-54, R. Stock 12-9, T. Wingenter 17-10, C. Stammen 16-12, P. Maton 11-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Erlin 9-3, T. Wingenter 1-1, C. Stammen 1-0, P. Maton 1-1
  • Batters Faced - R. Erlin 22, R. Stock 5, T. Wingenter 3, C. Stammen 4, P. Maton 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Panik 2B50000002.252.306.337.6440.0
H. Pence RF40000010.211.249.309.558-0.5
E. Longoria 3B40000010.246.286.423.709-0.5
N. Hundley C41200011.246.301.410.7112.5
B. Crawford SS41300010.259.324.398.7223.5
A. Garcia 1B41111015.333.333.633.9675.5
C. Shaw LF30100112.229.300.371.6711.5
G. Hernandez CF31000103.238.289.397.6872.0
C. Stratton P10130000.143.140.167.3065.0
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P. Johnson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Okert P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- A. Hanson PH10000002.259.282.442.7240.0
T. Blach P0000-000.034.097.034.000-
R. Black P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-grounded out for Stratton in the 4th
  • b-flied out for Okert in the 6th
  • c-walked for Black in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
W. Myers 3B41121020.251.310.452.7626.0
F. Mejia C40100010.229.325.514.8390.5
H. Renfroe LF40000011.249.299.504.803-0.5
E. Hosmer 1B32200110.251.316.399.7154.5
F. Reyes RF32200100.284.340.529.8695.0
C. Spangenberg 2B41210014.232.298.370.6684.5
F. Galvis SS42241001.240.293.368.66111.0
M. Margot CF30010010.246.294.377.6720.5
R. Erlin P10000010.190.227.190.418-0.5
R. Stock P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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C. Stammen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- A. Hedges PH10000010.241.293.447.740-0.5
P. Maton P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Stock in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Stammen in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Stratton
  • HR - A. Garcia (3)
  • RBI - A. Garcia (5), C. Stratton 3 (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Garcia (3), C. Stratton 3 (3)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Panik, N. Hundley, A. Garcia 2 (2), A. Hanson 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Spangenberg (9)
  • HR - W. Myers (11), F. Galvis (12)
  • SF - M. Margot (7)
  • SH - R. Erlin (3)
  • RBI - W. Myers 2 (36), C. Spangenberg (25), F. Galvis 4 (65), M. Margot (46)
  • 2-Out RBI - W. Myers 2 (17)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - H. Renfroe, C. Spangenberg 2 (2), F. Galvis
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Galvis-Spangenberg-Hosmer; Hosmer-Galvis)
  • E - F. Galvis (9)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Stratton (L, 10-10)3.06551214.881.37-7.0
P. Johnson1.22000405.361.363.0
S. Okert0.10000000.000.300.0
T. Blach2.01110204.281.495.0
R. Black1.01221215.141.050.0
Total8.010882102---
PITCHERSIP
C. Stratton (L, 10-10)3.0
P. Johnson1.2
S. Okert0.1
T. Blach2.0
R. Black1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Erlin (W, 4-7)5.05332304.331.1513.5
R. Stock (H, 3)1.02000002.151.221.0
T. Wingenter (H, 4)1.00000104.111.243.5
C. Stammen (H, 22)1.01110212.781.052.0
P. Maton1.00001004.171.522.0
Total9.0844361---
PITCHERSIP
R. Erlin (W, 4-7)5.0
R. Stock (H, 3)1.0
T. Wingenter (H, 4)1.0
C. Stammen (H, 22)1.0
P. Maton1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Stratton 73-48, P. Johnson 31-21, S. Okert 3-3, T. Blach 29-19, R. Black 22-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Stratton 3-4, S. Okert 1-0, T. Blach 3-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Stratton 16, P. Johnson 7, S. Okert, T. Blach 7, R. Black 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Erlin 81-54, R. Stock 12-9, T. Wingenter 17-10, C. Stammen 16-12, P. Maton 11-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Erlin 9-3, T. Wingenter 1-1, C. Stammen 1-0, P. Maton 1-1
  • Batters Faced - R. Erlin 22, R. Stock 5, T. Wingenter 3, C. Stammen 4, P. Maton 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Galvis homered to right center, Hosmer and Reyes scored48
    Garcia homered to right45
  • 2ND INNING
    Myers homered to center, Galvis scored35
    Margot hit sacrifice fly to right, Spangenberg scored33
    Galvis singled to center, Reyes scored, Spangenberg to third32
    Spangenberg singled to right, Hosmer scored, Reyes to third31
    Stratton doubled to deep right, Hundley, Crawford and Hernandez scored30
  • 9TH INNING
    • Phil Maton pitching
    • G. Hernandez: Foul, Ball, Hernandez flied out to right
    • Gregor Blanco hit for Ray Black
    • G. Blanco: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Blanco walked
    • J. Panik: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Panik grounded out to first, Blanco out at second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Craig Stammen relieved Trey Wingenter
    • N. Hundley: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Hundley grounded out to third
    • B. Crawford: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • A. Garcia: Strike looking, Garcia homered to right
    • C. Shaw: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Shaw struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Blach Pitching:
    • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Hosmer singled to left
    • Ray Black relieved Ty Blach
    • F. Reyes: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Reyes walked, Hosmer to second
    • C. Spangenberg: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Spangenberg struck out swinging
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Galvis homered to right center, Hosmer and Reyes scored
    • M. Margot: Ball, Ball, Margot popped out to second
    • Austin Hedges hit for Craig Stammen
    • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Trey Wingenter pitching
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Panik grounded out to second
    • H. Pence: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pence struck out swinging
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Longoria flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Blach Pitching:
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Myers struck out looking
    • F. Mejia: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Mejia grounded out to shortstop
    • H. Renfroe: Strike swinging, Ball, Renfroe grounded out to catcher
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Robert Stock relieved Robbie Erlin
    • B. Crawford: Strike swinging, Crawford singled to left
    • A. Garcia: Garcia lined out to right
    • C. Shaw: Strike looking, Shaw singled to right, Crawford to second
    • G. Hernandez: Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez fouled out to catcher
    • Alen Hanson hit for Steven Okert
    • A. Hanson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Hanson flied out to left
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Ty Blach pitching
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Galvis grounded out to third
    • M. Margot: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Margot flied out to left
    • Jose Pirela hit for Robert Stock
    • J. Pirela: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Foul tip, Pirela struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • R. Erlin Pitching:
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Panik grounded out to shortstop
    • H. Pence: Ball, Foul, Pence grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Longoria safe at first on shortstop Galvis throwing error
    • N. Hundley: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hundley struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
    • P. Johnson Pitching:
    • F. Mejia: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mejia struck out swinging
    • H. Renfroe: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Renfroe struck out looking
    • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hosmer singled to center
    • F. Reyes: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Reyes singled to center, Hosmer to second
    • Steven Okert relieved Pierce Johnson
    • C. Spangenberg: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Spangenberg grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Reyes out at second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • R. Erlin Pitching:
    • C. Shaw: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Shaw walked
    • G. Hernandez: Hernandez grounded out to second, Shaw out at second
    • Abiatal Avelino hit for Chris Stratton
    • A. Avelino: Ball, Avelino grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Pierce Johnson pitching
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Margot struck out swinging
    • R. Erlin: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Erlin struck out swinging
    • W. Myers: Ball, Myers lined out to third
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • R. Erlin Pitching:
    • H. Pence: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pence grounded out to pitcher
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Longoria struck out swinging
    • N. Hundley: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hundley singled to center
    • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Crawford singled to left center, Hundley to second
    • A. Garcia: Foul, Garcia flied out to right
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Stratton Pitching:
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hosmer struck out swinging
    • F. Reyes: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Reyes lined out to right
    • C. Spangenberg: Spangenberg doubled to deep right
    • F. Galvis: Foul, Ball, Foul, Galvis flied out to deep left
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • R. Erlin Pitching:
    • N. Hundley: Hundley singled to left
    • B. Crawford: Foul, Crawford singled to center, Hundley to second
    • A. Garcia: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
    • C. Shaw: Shaw lined out to center, Hundley to third
    • G. Hernandez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hernandez walked, Crawford to second
    • C. Stratton: Ball, Foul, Foul, Stratton doubled to deep right, Hundley, Crawford and Hernandez scored
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Panik grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Stratton Pitching:
    • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hosmer walked
    • F. Reyes: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Reyes singled to center, Hosmer to second
    • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Spangenberg singled to right, Hosmer scored, Reyes to third
    • F. Galvis: Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Galvis singled to center, Reyes scored, Spangenberg to third
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Margot hit sacrifice fly to right, Spangenberg scored
    • R. Erlin: Foul, Erlin hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Galvis to second
    • W. Myers: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Myers homered to center, Galvis scored
    • F. Mejia: Ball, Strike looking, Mejia reached on an infield single to third
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Renfroe flied out to deep center
    • End of the 2nd (5 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • R. Erlin Pitching:
    • J. Panik: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Panik grounded out to first
    • H. Pence: Strike looking, Pence grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Longoria flied out to center
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Stratton Pitching:
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • F. Mejia: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Mejia grounded out to pitcher
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Renfroe grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)