Musgrove strong, Machado homers as Padres beat Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joe Musgrove pitched four-hit ball in seven shutout innings to remain undefeated, Manny Machado homered and the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Saturday.

Jurickson Profar had two hits as the Padres extended their winning streak to three with their fifth victory in six games.

Wilmer Flores homered for the Giants, who lost their third straight loss after winning eight of 10.

Musgrove (5-0) struck out four and walked three in 100 pitches. The Padres are unbeaten in his eight starts.

“My main goal right now is to get quality start after quality start,” he said.

“I feel like with the offense we have and the defense behind us, if we can make six or seven (innings) with two or three or fewer (runs), we have a very good chance of winning.”

Taylor Rogers pitched the ninth, fending off Austin Slater’s leadoff single for his 16th save in 17 chances.

Machado’s eighth homer, a 425 homer to center, came off a 1-2 fastball that Carlos Rodón (4-3) left over the middle of the plate, snapping a scoreless tie in the top of the third.

“His stuff is electric, he’s a good pitcher,” Machado said.

“He’s effective with that pitch in the zone, so with two strikes there, I missed the first one in the first inning, so I know he’s going to try to beat me there. So he wasn’t trying to be late.” than 99 (mph).”

The Padres extended their lead in the sixth when Trent Grisham’s tight bunt scored Luke Voit.

Voit doubled to left field leading off the inning and took third when Austin Nola followed with a single.

Flores’ fourth homer came with one out in the eighth off reliever Robert Suarez.

The Giants’ best scoring opportunity against Musgrove came in the sixth when they had runners on first and second with one out after Tommy La Stella led off with a double and Mike Yastrzemski walked. Musgrove rolled Darin Ruf into a double play late in the inning.

Rodón struck out six and walked one in six innings of five-hit ball.

Rodón worked through the first inning, walking back-to-back batters to load the bases after Ruf’s two-out fielding error at first base. He escaped by putting Austin Nola in a flyouy.

“Carlos was able to climb the first one really well and recover,” Giants manager Gabe Kapler said.

“Obviously it cost him a couple of pitches, that’s part of the game, but I really appreciate when a starting pitcher picks up a defender who doesn’t convert a ball into an out, so Carlos did a good job picking up his teammate there.” . ,” he said.

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