Caratini, Padres Beat Giants 7-6 In 10 To Tighten NL West

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres tin person a accidental implicit the NL West contention adjacent arsenic they look headed toward what would beryllium the biggest illness successful franchise history.

Jurickson Profar raced location connected Victor Caratini’s infield azygous with 1 retired successful the 10th inning and the Padres bushed San Francisco 7-6 Thursday to tighten the NL West contention betwixt the Giants and the defending World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers.

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The Giants’ pb was trimmed to 1 crippled implicit the eight-time defending part champion Dodgers, who won 7-5 successful 10 innings astatine Colorado. The Giants were denied a three-game expanse arsenic good arsenic their 100th win.

Caratini deed a grounder to diving 2nd baseman Tommy La Stella, whose off-balance propulsion location was mode disconnected the mark. The winning rally disconnected Dominic Leone (3-5) allowed the Padres to drawback a five-game losing streak and enactment supra .500.

Profar started the inning connected 2nd arsenic the automatic runner. Trent Grisham was intentionally walked earlier Kim Ha-seong sacrificed. Caratini past walked it off.

The Padres spent overmuch of the summertime successful power of the 2nd wild-card spot earlier a devastating agelong this period near them reeling.

“We’re ever looking for the edge, thing we tin get, fighting, scratching, clawing until the end,” Grisham said. “That’s what we’re going to support doing until they accidental we can’t play anymore.”

The Padres won for conscionable the 3rd clip successful 13 games and remained six games down St. Louis for the 2nd wild-card spot with 10 games to go. Cincinnati and Philadelphia entered Thursday 1 1/2 games up the Padres.

San Diego held a one-game pb for the 2nd spot connected Sept. 9 earlier going 2-8 connected a travel done Los Angeles, San Francisco and St. Louis, and past losing the archetypal 2 games of this series.

The Padres play 3 games against NL East person Atlanta this weekend, arsenic good arsenic finishing a crippled that was suspended connected July 21, earlier ending the play with 3 games astatine the Dodgers and 3 astatine the Giants.

“Our season’s connected the line,” Grisham said. “Everything’s connected the line, truthful it’s casual to enactment engaged. We’re trying to get to the playoffs and triumph a World Series.”

Asked astir the daunting deficit, helium added: “All that means is you’ve got to win. That’s however we spot it. That’s however we’re going to proceed to spot it. We’re going to proceed to play hard.

La Stella walked to unfastened the Giants’ 10th earlier Ross Detwiler (3-1) retired Brandon Belt, Kris Bryant and Steven Duggar.

“Obviously it was disappointing to not person that 10th inning travel retired differently,” Giants manager Gabe Kapler said. “I’m arrogant of the toughness our squad showed today.”

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Starter Logan Webb lasted lone 4 innings, taxing the bullpen heading into a play bid astatine Colorado.

“There’s nary discounting this was a challenging crippled to navigate connected immoderate fig of levels,” Kapler said. “We’d emotion to person a caller bullpen going into Colorado, but that’s not the case. It’s not a overseas concern for us. We’ve been present before.”

There were 3 pb changes from the sixth inning on.

Pinch-hitter Austin Slater deed a three-run homer disconnected lefty reliever Tim Hill to springiness the Giants a 5-4 pb with 1 retired successful the sixth. It was Slater’s 11th homer of the play and San Francisco’s 17th pinch-homer of the year, tied for the astir successful shot history.

With 2 outs successful the bottommost of the inning, Grisham and Kim deed consecutive homers disconnected Jose Quintana for a 6-5 lead. It was Grisham’s 15th and Kim’s seventh.

The Giants came close backmost and tied it with 2 outs successful the seventh connected consecutive doubles by pinch-hitter Wilmer Flores and La Stella.

Yu Darvish was cruising with a 4-2 pb erstwhile helium walked La Stella to unfastened the sixth and allowed a azygous to Brandon Belt. Darvish struck retired Kris Bryant and made mode for Hill, who allowed Slater’s changeable to left.

The Padres staked Darvish to a 4-0 pb successful the archetypal earlier the right-hander allowed Mike Yastrzemski’s two-run homer with 2 outs successful the second, his 24th.

San Diego jumped connected shaky Webb successful the archetypal inning for 4 runs connected 3 hits, 2 walks, a deed batsman and a chaotic pitch. Profar was deed by a transportation with the bases loaded, Grisham deed a sacrifice alert and Kim and Caratini deed RBI singles.

It was the archetypal clip the Padres scored 4 oregon much runs successful the archetypal inning since Aug. 1 against Colorado.

Darvish allowed 4 runs and 3 hits successful 5 1/3 innings, struck retired 7 and walked three. Webb allowed 4 runs and 4 hits successful 4 innings, struck retired 3 and walked two.

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Giants: LHP Alex Wood (10-4, 3.99) is scheduled to commencement the opener of a three-game bid astatine Colorado. Rockies RHP Peter Lambert is acceptable for his archetypal commencement since Sept. 20, 2019 owed to Tommy John surgery.

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Padres: Begin a location bid against the Braves by resuming a crippled that was suspended successful the 5th inning July 21 successful Atlanta with San Diego starring 5-4. The teams volition past play the regularly scheduled game, with LHP Max Fried (12-7, 3.31) acceptable to spell for Atlanta. The Padres haven’t named a starter.

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