After finishing 29-31 in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, the Giants made a complete turn in the second season with manager Gabe Kapler. They have the best record in baseball (94-50) with 18 games to play, nine of them against the Padres, who are trying to win a National League wild card.
EXTENDED HIS GOOD STRIKE AND SECURES PLAYOFFS FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2016
San Francisco extended its latest hot streak by getting early power at the plate and a steady pitch from the bullpen after starter Dominic Leone pitched two strong innings.
Tommy la stella he hit the fourth pitch by Padres starter Yu Darvish (8-10) and Evan Longoria hit a three-run throw five batters later. Mike Yastrzemski added a solo home run in the fourth when Brandon Belt also went safety as San Francisco secured a playoff spot for the first time since 2016.
THEY ARE THE FRANCHISE THAT FASTER INSURED PLAYOFFS
It’s the earliest date the franchise has made a trip to the postseason, quite an achievement for the Giants, one of the underdog teams.
The Padres scored on consecutive doubles by Trent Grisham and Fernando Tatis Jr. off Jarlin Garcia in the third. Zack Littell (3-0) retired five batters for the victory. José Álvarez, Camilo Doval and Kervin Castro followed and combined for four blank innings.
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