Matt Szczur homers off Bumgarner in Padres' 5-3 win over Giants

Matt Szczur homers off Bumgarner in Padres' 5-3 win over Giants

Matt Szczur homers off Bumgarner in Padres' 5-3 win over Giants

Giants: Bumgarner (0-3, 3.00 ERA) is scheduled to return to the rotation Saturday night after missing three months with a sprained left shoulder sustained in a dirt bike accident April 20 during an off day in Colorado. Bumgarner made four quality rehab starts, striking out 16 batters with four walks in 16 2/3 innings and allowed just four hits.

Hector Sanchez was a late addition to the Padres lineup in place of Austin Hedges in Saturday night's game against National League West rivals, the San Francisco Giants, and what an addition he was. It was his fourth.

The Giants lost for the sixth time in eight games.

Chacin surrendered just one run through 6 1/3 innings as his club held on for a 2-1 win over the Phillies.

Bumgarner was making his first start since April 19 at Kansas City. It was San Diego's sixth win in nine games.

The lefty retired the first seven batters before Szczur homered to left, his third. Sale left the game with 1-0 lead in the eighth inning before the Yankees tied it in the ninth on Matt Holliday's solo home run and then went on for a victory over the Red Sox with three runs in the top of the 16th inning. It was his second.

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Jhoulys Chacin gave up three runs and six hits in six innings, struck out four and walked four.

Despite needing almost 60 pitches to get through the first two innings, Chacin could have exited the game after six innings in line for a win, but a solo home run from Panik to lead off the sixth tied the game and set the stage for another climactic finish.

He labored through a 34-pitch first inning, when he loaded the bases on two walks and a single before allowing a two-run single by Hunter Pence. The right-hander had problems with blisters on two fingers in May.

To make room on the roster, the Giants (35-56) have placed pitcher Johnny Cueto on the 10-disabled list with a blister on his pitching hand. Manager Bruce Bochy is hopeful Cueto won't miss more than two starts.

Padres: Hedges was scratched a few hours before the game as a precaution after taking a foul ball off his mask Friday night. His home run was a solo shot in the third inning of Giants ace Madison Bumgarner. This gave the Padres a 3-2 lead.

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