Padres crush GiantsJul 15, 2013 - 4:40 AM San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Nick Hundley had three hits with two RBI and was one of four Padres to homer as San Diego avoided a four-game sweep by crushing the San Francisco Giants in a 10-1 victory on Sunday at Petco Park.
The Padres couldn't muster an ounce of offense while falling victim to Tim Lincecum's no-hitter on Saturday night, but pounded out 12 hits in the series finale while scoring in each of the first five innings.
Carlos Quentin hit a two-run homer and had three RBI, while Will Venable and Chris Denorfia each hit solo shots.
The Padres, however, have won just twice in their 16 last games, with Eric Stults (8-7) picking up the victories in both, and will head into the All-Star break in the basement of the NL West division.
"The way we swung it today I'd rather play tomorrow," said San Diego manager Bud Black. "When you get hot you want to keep going. Regardless, you can't change the schedule."
Stults was solid over six innings of work, allowing just five hits and one run while striking out five.
The Giants were forced to use six relievers after Barry Zito (4-7) lasted only two-plus innings. The lefty was charged with four runs and over his eight road starts this season, has an 0-6 record with an astounding 10.20 ERA.
"My concentration wasn't where it should be," said Zito. "I threw too many pitches down the middle of the plate that hung."
The Giants scored first after Andres Torres led off the game with a triple and scored on Marco Scutaro's base hit, but it all went downhill from there.
Zito gave up three of the home runs, the first on Denorfia's shot into the upper deck in left in the home half of the first. Hundley and Venable then went back-to-back the following frame for a 3-1 Padres edge.
Zito was done after walking Everth Cabrera to start the third, and the Giants bullpen didn't fair much better. Jake Dunning walked a pair, plunked another and surrendered three-run scoring hits while recording just one out.
Quentin, Jesus Guzman and Hundley each knocked in one run apiece, and Venable greeted reliever Javier Lopez with an RBI single to cap the four-run frame.
Guzman added a bloop single over the head of second baseman Scutaro in the fourth with the bases loaded to plate another run and make it 8-1. It was a nine-run spread an inning later after a two-run homer from Quentin.
San Francisco had its three-game winning streak snapped and the defending World Series champs will go into the All-Star break sitting in fourth place in the NL West.
The Padres ended a five-game slide against the Giants ... Reliever Colt Hynes made his major league debut for the Padres and pitched a scoreless ninth ... The Giants had only seven hits ... Denorfia scored three times.
- SAN FRANCISCO: 1
SAN DIEGO: 10
Jul 14 7:07 PM
- Carlos Quentin two-out, two-run Home Run (12) to left scored Everth Cabrera. Chase Headley due up.
Giants 1, Padres 10 Bot 5, 2 OutsJul 14 6:15 PM
- Jesus Guzman singled to second scoring Chris Denorfia with one out. On the play, Chase Headley advances to second and Carlos Quentin advances to third. Bases loaded and Nick Hundley due up.
Giants 1, Padres 8 Bot 4, 1 OutJul 14 5:51 PM
- Will Venable singled to right scoring Jesus Guzman with two out. On the play, Nick Hundley advances to second. Runners on first and second and Eric Stults due up.
Giants 1, Padres 7 Bot 3, 2 OutsJul 14 5:29 PM
- Nick Hundley singled to left scoring Carlos Quentin with two out. On the play, Jesus Guzman advances to second. Runners on first and second and Will Venable due up.
Giants 1, Padres 6 Bot 3, 2 OutsJul 14 5:25 PM
- Jesus Guzman grounded into a fielder's choice, short to second, scoring Chris Denorfia with two out. Chase Headley out at second. Carlos Quentin advances to third. Runners on first and third and Nick Hundley due up.
Giants 1, Padres 5 Bot 3, 2 OutsJul 14 5:23 PM
- Carlos Quentin doubled to left scoring Everth Cabrera with none out. On the play, Chris Denorfia advances to third. Runners on second and third and Chase Headley due up.
Giants 1, Padres 4 Bot 3, 0 OutsJul 14 5:16 PM
- Will Venable two-out, solo Home Run (11) to right center. Eric Stults due up.
Giants 1, Padres 3 Bot 2, 2 OutsJul 14 4:53 PM
- Nick Hundley two-out, solo Home Run (6) to left. Will Venable due up.
Giants 1, Padres 2 Bot 2, 2 OutsJul 14 4:50 PM
- Chris Denorfia one-out, solo Home Run (7) to left. Carlos Quentin due up.
Giants 1, Padres 1 Bot 1, 1 OutJul 14 4:31 PM
- Marco Scutaro singled to left scoring Andres Torres with none out. Runner on first and Buster Posey due up.
Giants 1, Padres 0 Top 1, 0 OutsJul 14 4:16 PM
- SAN FRANCISCO: 0
SAN DIEGO: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
Jul 14 4:12 PM
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