photo from sfgate: San Diego Padres’ Fernando Tatis Jr. gestures after hitting a two-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants Saturday, July 27, 2019, in San Diego
By Jeremy Kahn
If the San Francisco Giants want their streak of series wins to continue, they will have to do it in the series finale.
Wil Myers drove a double into the left-field corner to break up a scoreless tie in the bottom of the fourth inning that scored Hunter Renfroe, helping the San Diego Padres to a 5-1 victory over the Giants at Petco Park.
The win by the Padres stopped an eight-game losing streak at home, and it was just the fifth loss in the last 23 games for the Giants.
Cal Quantrill went 5.1 innings, allowing one run on just three hits, walking four and striking out four to pick up the win for the Padres and put a stop to a six-game losing streak against the Giants.
It was a tough loss for Shawn Anderson, as the right-hander went five innings, allowing four runs on seven hits, walking two and striking out seven.
Fernando Tatis Jr., made matters worse for Anderson in the bottom of the fifth inning, as he hit a two-run home run that was just out of the reach of Kevin Pillar in center field.
It was a huge night for Tatis, Jr., as he went 3-for-4 with two runs batted in, with one of those three hits being his 17th home run of the season.
The Giants’ only run of the game came in the top of the sixth inning, as Pablo Sandoval singled to left-center field scoring Mike Yastrzemski from second base.
Greg Garcia put the finishing touches on the scoring, as he hit a pinch-hit single in the bottom of the sixth inning that scored Myers and Luis Urias.
NOTES: Minor League pitcher Logan Webb was reinstated after serving an 80-game suspension, Webb was serving the suspension after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug. To make room for Webb on the 40-man roster, Ty Blach was designated for assignment.
UP NEXT: Madison Bumgarner looks for his first win on the road since May 18 when he takes the mound in the series finale on Sunday afternoon for the Giants. Since that win in Arizona, Bumgarner 0-2 with a 4.79 earned run average in four road starts.