Belt, Perez power Giants past PadresSep 28, 2013 - 7:11 AM San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Brandon Belt and Juan Perez smacked two- run homers in the San Francisco Giants' 7-3 win over the San Diego Padres in the opener of a three-game set.
Hunter Pence cracked a solo shot for San Francisco, which has won four of its last five games.
"He's one of the more inspirational players that you can have on the club," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "He's full-throttle, the way he plays the game. He hit a home run on a big day for him."
Ryan Vogelsong (4-6) surrendered two runs on five hits and four walks over six innings to pick up the win.
Burch Smith (1-3) allowed six runs on eight hits and three walks over 5 2/3 frames for the Padres, who had won three of their last four tilts coming in.
"Burch hung in there," said Padres manager Bud Black. "No pitcher is invincible. Home runs usually come on balls out over the plate. He will realize balls out over the plate will get hit."
After Jedd Gyorko's one-out RBI double tied the game at 2-2 in the top of the third, the Giants countered with a three-run bottom half to seize control of the contest.
Tony Abreu singled to start the frame and Belt followed with his two-run shot to right. Following Buster Posey's strikeout, Pence belted his blast to left, which gave San Francisco a 5-2 lead.
Gregor Blanco worked a bases-loaded walk in the sixth and lined an RBI triple in the eighth to up the advantage to 7-2.
Logan Forsythe's solo shot in the ninth cut the gap to 7-3.
Earlier, Tommy Medica's two-out RBI single staked the Padres to a 1-0 edge in the first before Perez's two-run homer in the second gave the Giants the lead.
Perez, Abreu and Blanco all tallied three hits ... Both teams were 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position ... Pence's homer was his 26th of the season.
- SAN DIEGO: 3
SAN FRANCISCO: 7
Sep 28 1:36 AM
- Pinch-Hitter Logan Forsythe lead-off Home Run (6) to center. Reymond Fuentes due up.
Padres 3, Giants 7 Top 9, 0 OutsSep 28 1:28 AM
- Gregor Blanco tripled to right center scored Juan Perez. On the play, Blanco was thrown out at home trying to advance. None on with two outs and Tony Abreu due up.
Padres 2, Giants 7 Bot 8, 2 OutsSep 28 1:21 AM
- Gregor Blanco's two-out, bases loaded walk scored Brandon Crawford. Bases loaded with two outs and Tony Abreu due up.
Padres 2, Giants 6 Bot 6, 2 OutsSep 28 12:24 AM
- Hunter Pence one-out, solo Home Run (26) to left. Pablo Sandoval due up.
Padres 2, Giants 5 Bot 3, 1 OutSep 27 11:16 PM
- Brandon Belt none-out, two-run Home Run (17) to right scored Tony Abreu. Buster Posey due up.
Padres 2, Giants 4 Bot 3, 0 OutsSep 27 11:14 PM
- Jedd Gyorko doubled to right scored Chris Denorfia. On the play, Gyorko was thrown out at third trying to advance. None on with two outs and Chase Headley due up.
Padres 2, Giants 2 Top 3, 2 OutsSep 27 11:09 PM
- Juan Perez two-out, two-run Home Run (1) to left center scored Pablo Sandoval. Ryan Vogelsong due up.
Padres 1, Giants 2 Bot 2, 2 OutsSep 27 10:58 PM
- Tommy Medica singled to left scored Chris Denorfia. On the play, Chase Headley advances to second. Runners on first and second with two outs and Jesus Guzman due up.
Padres 1, Giants 0 Top 1, 2 OutsSep 27 10:32 PM
- SAN DIEGO: 0
SAN FRANCISCO: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
Sep 27 10:23 PM
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