The San Francisco Giants missed an opportunity to clinch the NL West on their very own subject, falling to the San Diego Padres 3-2 when Jake Cronenworth hit an RBI double within the tenth inning Saturday.

A sellout crowd of 40,760 was able to rejoice San Francisco’s first division crown since 2012, however the Padres spoiled the celebration, sending the raucous group to the exits in a state of disbelief.

“Obviously, we wanted to win the game and not have to rely on somebody else,” Giants third baseman Evan Longoria mentioned. “I think right now, the focus turns to tomorrow and just doing what we’ve done the whole year, trying to erase the day before and go out there and win the next game.”

The Giants’ seven-game profitable streak ended, however they nonetheless had a chance to win the West hours later — a loss by the second-place Los Angeles Dodgers to Milwaukee would give San Francisco the crown.

If the Dodgers win, it might preserve the Giants’ magic quantity at one and power the race to the ultimate day of the common season. San Francisco began Saturday with a two-game lead over Los Angeles.

“We’re expecting to play a meaningful game tomorrow,” supervisor Gabe Kapler mentioned. “Obviously, we’ll pay attention to the Milwaukee-Los Angeles game, but we’re expecting that tomorrow’s game is going to be the one that we need to win.”

With runners on the corners and two outs within the prime of the tenth, Cronenworth lined a double to proper off Jarlin García to provide San Diego its first lead of the sport.

Mark Melancon retired the Giants so as within the backside half to earn his main league-leading thirty ninth save of the season. Tim Hill (6-6) received the win.

Manny Machado drove in two runs for the Padres, who snapped a seven-game dropping streak amid rumors that supervisor Jayce Tingler is perhaps managing his ultimate video games with the franchise.

“Look, I hear the same things you hear, but at the same time, trying to be present, trying to manage,” Tingler mentioned. “I feel bad for the noise for the guys but really proud of the way that they’ve been busting it. They deserved the win today. They went out and played well.

“(General supervisor) A. J. (Preller) and I’ve been speaking, we’ll discuss postgame, we’ll discuss tomorrow morning. Look, I don’t have social media, I do have a telephone and I get a whole lot of texts, so look, I get it. At the identical time, I attempt to stay what I follow, preach, with the fellows, attempting to remove noise,” he said.

Kris Bryant singled home Brandon Crawford in the second inning to give San Francisco an early 1-0 lead.

The Padres tied it at 1 in the sixth on an RBI single by Machado, but the Giants immediately regained the lead in the bottom half on Austin Slater’s 12th home run, a pinch-hit blast.

San Diego tied it at 2 in the eighth on a sacrifice fly by Machado.

Kervin Castro (1-1) was charged with the loss for San Francisco.


Slater’s drive marked the Giants’ 18th pinch-hit homer of the season, setting an MLB record. It was Slater’s fourth pinch-hit home run of the year, tying the franchise record.


Giants starter Kevin Gausman fanned five in seven stellar innings, allowing just one run on six hits. San Diego’s Joe Musgrove gave up one run on three hits in five innings, striking out four.

“Obviously, we might’ve appreciated to punch our ticket right this moment and sort of do it ourselves,” Gausman said. “It’s unlucky we misplaced right this moment however, you recognize, we’ll win tomorrow.”


Padres: RHP Yu Darvish is optimistic about his offseason recovery from a left hip impingement that landed him on the 10-day injured list Thursday. “I don’t assume it’s that unhealthy,” Darvish said through an interpreter. “Moving ahead, will probably be some relaxation, and after that, will probably be some rehab. I’ll be doing that after we hit the offseason with the fellows within the coaching room.”

Giants: Closer Jake McGee (proper indirect pressure) was reinstated from the 10-day IL. The left-hander has recorded 31 saves in 36 alternatives this season.


Padres: Optioned RHP Pedro Avila to Triple-A El Paso and recalled RHP James Norwood.

Giants: Optioned INF Thairo Estrada to Triple-A Sacramento.


Giants RHP Logan Webb (10-3, 2.93 ERA) seems to be for his tenth straight win in Sunday’s regular-season finale. The Padres will counter with RHP Reiss Knehr (1-1, 4.85).