All-Star Buster Posey drove in a season-high five runs and Chad Gaudin and three relievers combined on a five-hitter, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 10-1 victory against the San Diego Padres on Friday night.
The Giants scored more than four runs for just the fourth time in 22 games but still lost and fell a season-high nine games under .500. San Francisco also has the worst record in the majors (17-34) since May 13.
The Giants (35-34) couldn’t hold a 3-1 lead for Barry Zito and dropped into fourth place in the NL West for the first time since April 8.
Chase Utley and Ryan Howard homered to help the Philadelphia Phillies beat Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Tuesday night.
The San Francisco Giants have placed left-hander Jose Mijares on bereavement leave and recalled right-hander Sandy Rosario from Triple-A Fresno.