ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES END FIVE-GAME SKID WITH SERIES-EVENING WIN OVER GIANTS

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By Liz Alper

Photo:  Clayton Richard has now gone six or more innings in nine consecutive games, the longest by any lefty in the majors this season.  Via @Padres on Twitter

June 22, 2018 (San Francisco) - The Padres lost game one to the Giants last night in a poor effort game which resulted in a shutout.  They tried again in game two tonight with Clayton Richard on the mound against Chris Stratton for the Giants.

In typical Padres fashion, Richard threw a wild pitch in the first inning with a runner on third.  Gorkys Hernandez came home and the Giants took a 1-0 lead.

Manuel Margot came to the rescue in the second with an RBI double to left that scored Cory Spangenberg to tie the game.  

The Padres got lucky in the sixth when the Giants pulled a Padres.  A pitch got past Nick Hundley.  He picked it up and threw to second to try to get a runner, but the throw went past second and into center, allowing Cory Spangenberg to score and give the Padres the lead.  Margot singled into left to score Freddy Galvis to make it 3-1 Padres.

The Giants crept back in the seventh with Pablo Sandoval’s single to right that scored Andrew McCutchen.  The Padres held on to a 3-2 lead.

Eric Hosmer and Jose Pirela, however, added some RBIs in the ninth; Hosmer on a line drive single to left that scored two and Pirela grounding to right to score Wil Myers and the Padres took the 6-2 win to even up the series and put an end to their five-game losing streak.

Daytime matinee for game three tomorrow starting at 1:05 p.m.  Jordan Lyles starts against Andrew Suarez for the Giants.