SAN DIEGO ( Associated Press) — Alex Wood held San Diego for three singles in 6 1/3 innings and the San Francisco Giants benefited from a reversal call at the plate as they beat the Sputtering Padres 1-0 on Monday night.
San Francisco reliever Camino Doval retired the heart of the San Diego order in ninth – Juan Soto, Manny Machado and Josh Bell – to earn his 15th save.
It was the fifth consecutive loss and second straight shutout for the Padres, who fell 1-5 since getting Soto and Bell in a blockbuster trade last Tuesday. They were coming off a three-game sweep at Dodgers Stadium in which they were bowled out 20–4. His scoreless innings reached 23 on Saturday.
San Diego’s lead over Milwaukee is less than a game away for the NL’s third wild card.
It appeared the Padres tied it on 1 when Brandon Drury was called safe at home as catcher Joy Bart tagged on a headfirst slide with one in seventh after Kim Ha-seong’s double in the left field corner. Imposed. But the Giants challenged and the call was reversed to thunder from a sell-out crowd of 40,686.
There was a slight delay as some fans threw garbage on the field, giving a warning from the PA announcer.
Wood (8-9) scored five and no one went.
The Giants scored against Blake Snell in the fourth inning, after missing a substantial first-innings goal. He began the innings with consecutive singles by Evan Longoria, JD Davis and Brandon Crawford to load the base, and Thyro Estrada hit a sacrificial fly. Before retiring the last two batsmen of the innings, Snell ran Bart to load the base again.
Snell (4-6) was immediately in trouble when the Giants were runners-up to just two batsmen on first and third in the game, but he got out of it by striking the heart of the order.
Snell allowed one run and six hits in 5 2/3 innings, scored eight runs and scored two runs.
Giants: Longoria was reinstated from the 10-day injury list and substituted Bryce Johnson for Triple-A Sacramento.
Padres: Manager Bob Melvin said reports of Fernando Tatis Jr.’s minor league rehab assignment indicate the star shortstop is feeling well after playing Saturday and Sunday with the Double-A San Antonio Missions, which were closed on Monday . Tatis broke his left wrist in the off-season, reportedly in a motorcycle accident, and had surgery in mid-March. Melvin said the Padres still have seven to 10 days of play time in the Tatis minors. “He needs some at-bat. He needs some games,” said Melvin. … C Jorge Alfaro left the game after seventh with an undisclosed injury.
Giants RHP Alex Cobb (3-6, 4.08 ERA) and Padres RHP Joe Musgrove (8-5, 3.00) are scheduled to start Tuesday night.
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