SAN DIGEO (AP) — LaMonte Wade Jr. singled over leaping All-Star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. in the ninth inning to bring in the go-ahead run and the San Francisco Giants beat the staggering San Diego Padres 6-5 Tuesday night to keep a one-game lead in the NL West.
Wade’s hit was the third straight one-out single off Mark Melancon (4-3) and brought in Brandon Belt. Melancon, who leads baseball with 37 saves, started the ninth with the score tied at 5.READ MORE: Police Surround San Jose Home in Armed Standoff with Resident
The Giants stayed ahead of the Dodgers in the division race after Los Angeles beat Colorado 5-4.
The Padres blew a 4-1 lead and wasted a two-homer performance by Manny Machado. Austin Nola and Tommy Pham also homered for San Diego.READ MORE: Atmospheric River: Alameda County Fair Reopening Monday After Storm Knocks Down Trees, Damages Booths
The Padres lost for the ninth time in 11 games, falling from a one-game lead for the second wild-card spot to five games behind St. Louis, with Cincinnati a game ahead of them and Philadelphia a half-game ahead.
Padres right fielder Wil Myers made a great leaping catch to rob pinch-hitter Steven Duggar of a two-run homer to end the eighth and keep the game tied at 5.MORE NEWS: Atmospheric River: Power Restored To Majority of Residents; PG&E Blames Downed Trees For Massive Outages
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