San Diego Padres unable to compete series sweep


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San Diego, CA- The San Diego Padres were unable to compete the series sweep Sunday afternoon, as they fell to the Giants 4-3.

The Giants scored the games first runs in the top of the first, as after a walk to Hunter Pence. Buster Posey launched a two-run HomeRun to center to give the Giants a 2-0 lead.

Angel Pagan would add to the Giants lead in the top of the second on a two-run single with the bases-loaded to extend the Giants lead to 4-0.

Chase Headley would cut the Giants lead to 4-3 in the bottom of the third on a bases clearing triple to score Will Venable, Seth Smith and Xavier Nady. Unfortunately for the Padres the score would not remain 4-3, as the Giants challenged the call that Xavier Nady was safe at home and the call after further review was overturned to make the score 4-2 Giants after three.

Nick Hundley would cut the Giants lead to 4-3 in the bottom of the seventh on a Solo-HomeRun to left. For Hundley it was his first HomeRun of the season.

The Padres would attempt to tie the game in the bottom of the 9th off Giants closer Sergio Romo as Chase Headley would walk to begin the inning and advance to second on a wild pitch by Romo to put the tying run in scoring position with nobody out. The Padres would be unable to take advantage of the opportunity as Yasmani Grandal would pop up to center, Nick Hundley would fly-out to right and Yonder Alonso would line-out to center to end the game.

Padres Robbie Erlin fell to (1-2) on the season, after allowing four runs on three hits and three walks in six innings of work.