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The San Francisco Giants hung on today to creep closer to October baseball. They trailed after the top of the 2nd 1-0 but Brandon Crawford changed that with a solo shot for his 7th dinger of the season to tie the game. WIlmer Flores gave the Giants a 2-1 lead with a solo shot of his own in the bottom of the 4th inning. Evan Longoria then doubled and after two ground outs up came Joey Bart, He singled Longoria in to give the Giants a 3-1 lead and Mike Yastrzemski homered to McCovey Cove for his 10th homer of the year padding the Giants lead to 5-1. Yastrzemski and Flores each had 2 hits of the teams 9 total on the day. Tyler Anderson went 6 innings and allowed 2 runs off 5 hits with 4 strikouts and 4 walks each. Mike Yastrzemski hit his 31st career home run in his 158th game and his grandfather did it 309 games. In 158 games with the Giants Yastrzemski has 74 extra base hits, 31 are home runs.
The San Diego Padres needed to win today to keep the Giants away from the playoffs but Chris Paddack was out of whack. He went 3 2/3 innings and allowed 5 runs off 8 hits with 3 strikeouts and walked 1 batter. San Diego went ahead in the top of the 2nd inning when Austin Nola singled and then scored on a Tommy Pham double. The Padres came back in the top of the 7th inning trailing 5-1 when Jurickson Profar hit a ground rule double and then Trent Grisham walked to lead off the inning. Fernando Tatis Jr sinmgled in Profar and Manny Machado reached on an error by Tony Watson, Grisham socred and it was 5-3 Giants. Eric Hosmer hit a sacrifice fly to bring the Giants lead to 1-run but both Wil Myers and Austin Nola flew out to end the game. Nola had 2 of the teams 6 hits on the day with San Diego going 1-6 with 7 runners left in scoring position.
Jeff Samardzija made his first start in almost 3 months and was shaky in today's heartbreaking loss. He pitched just 3 innings and allowed 3 runs off 3 hits with 1 strikeout on the night. Brandon Belt doubled to lead off the top of the 2nd inning and advanced to 3rd base on a Wilmer Flores ground out. Evan Longoria also grounded out but Belt scored to give the Giants a 1-0 lead. Alex Dickerson reached on an error by Fernando Tatis Jr in the top of the 4th and then went to 2nd on a Brandon Belt 1 out walk. Wilmer Flores grounded into a fielders choice but Dickerson scored to inch closer to the Padres 3-2 lead. The Giants had 2 quick outs against them in the top of the 6th but Donovan Solano singled and Austin Slater walked as WIlmer Flores stepped up. He homered to left field to give the Giants a 5-3 lead late. The Giants had just 3 hits on the night in the 2nd game going 1-5 with 3 left runners in scoring position. The loss drops them to 29-29 and the 8th spot in the postseason standings, the 2nd wild card team. Flores is the first Giants DH to homer in a doubleheader since Brandon Crawford did it against the Rockies last season.
The San Diego Padres needed to win at least one of the games in the shortened 7 inning doubleheader games. This game was theirs to win with their ace, Dinelson Lamet on the mound going for his 4th win. He tossed 3 2/3 innings and allowed allowed 2 runs (1 earned) with 4 strikeouts and walked 1 batter. The club trailed 1-0 going into the bottom of the 3rd when Jason Castro doubled and then scored on a Trent Grisham single to tie the game at 1-1. Fernando Tatis Jr homered for the 16th time of the season to give San Diego a 3-1 lead. The Padres lost their lead and trailed 5-3 in the bottom of the 7th inning and needed to rally to get a win. Tommy Pham singled and Greg Garcia walked with 1 out as Trent Grisham came up. He lauchned Giants reliever Sam Coonrod's 3-2 pitch to the arcade seats to give the Padres a 6-5 walk off win. It was Grisham's 10th home run of the season and his 2nd hit of the game, him and Hosmer each had 2 on the night with San Diego finishing with 7 total.