San Francisco Giants second baseman Donavon Solano left and shortstop Brandon Crawford (right) give thanks to the Almighty for a Giants win at Petco Park on Wed Apr 7, 2021 (AP News photo)
By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Donovan Solano’s sacrifice fly in the top of the 10th inning provided San Francisco with its margin of victory Wednesday, as the Giants edged San Diego 3-2 at Petco Park.
Solano drove in pinch-hitter Alex Dickerson, who was placed at second base to start the inning. Dickerson moved to third when Austin Slater flied out to center, and, after Mike Yastrzemski reached on an infield hit, scored on Solano’s fly to right off Padres reliever Tim Hill (0-1).
In the bottom of the 10th, Wandy Peralta threw a scoreless inning, stranding designated runner Jurickson Profar at third to earn his first save. Jake McGee (1-0) threw a scoreless ninth and picked up the win.
The Padres tied the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the eighth inning when Wil Myers homered to left-center off San Francisco reliever Tyler Rogers.
Darin Ruf’s two-run home run to deep center off Padres starter Blake Snell put the Giants up 2-0 in the top of the second. San Diego cut that lead in half in the bottom of the fifth on Jorge Mateo’s RBI single to center.
Giants starter Kevin Gausman gave up one earned run on four hits over seven innings; he struck out five and walked one. Snell struck out eight and walked four while giving up two earned runs on two hits in his five innings of work.
Snell also got his first major league hit, a single in the third inning.
The Giants have Thursday off, then host Colorado for a three-game weekend series.