SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joaquin Arias homered and drove in three runs, and the San Francisco Giants used another big inning to beat the San Diego Padres 8-7 on Saturday.
Arias hit a leadoff homer in the second and had an RBI single to cap a four-run fifth that put the Giants ahead 5-4. He blooped an RBI single in the seventh when San Francisco scored twice to take a 7-5 lead.
San Francisco has scored 22 runs on 37 hits in three games since All-Star outfielder Melky Cabrera was suspended Wednesday for 50 games following a positive test for testosterone.
The Giants followed up the 15 hits they had in Friday night’s 10-1 win over San Diego, when they broke loose for an eight-run inning, with 14 more on Saturday. Hunter Pence drove in two runs and Buster Posey had three hits and a sacrifice fly.