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Musgrove sharp, Machado homers as Padres dominate Giants


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joe Musgrove threw seven scoreless four-hit innings to go 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 win in six games.

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

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

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

“I feel like with the attack we have and the defense behind us, if we can go six or seven (innings) with two or three or less (runs), we have a good chance of winning. “

Taylor Rogers worked the ninth, circling Austin Slater’s opening single for his 16th save of 17 chances.

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

“His stuff is electric, good pitcher,” Machado said.

“He’s effective with that throw 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 up there. So I wasn’t trying not to be late than 99 (mph).”

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

Voit doubled to the left in the top of the inning and took third when Austin Nola called with a single.

Flores’ fourth homer came with an out in eighth reliever Robert Suarez.

The Giants’ best scoring chance against Musgrove came in the sixth when they had runners on first and second with one out after Tommy La Stella doubled up and Mike Yastrzemski walked. Musgrove allowed Darin Ruf to go for a late-inning double play.

Rodón struck out six and walked one in six innings on five hits.

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

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

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


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