San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Brandon Belt and Juan Perez smacked two-
run homers in the San Francisco Giants' 7-3 win over the San Diego Padres in
the opener of a three-game set.
Hunter Pence cracked a solo shot for San Francisco, which has won four of its
last five games.
Ryan Vogelsong (4-6) surrendered two runs on five hits and four walks over six
innings to pick up the win.
Burch Smith (1-3) allowed six runs on eight hits and three walks over 5 2/3
frames for the Padres, who had won three of their last four tilts coming in.
After Jedd Gyorko's one-out RBI double tied the game at 2-2 in the top of the
third, the Giants countered with a three-run bottom half to seize control of
Tony Abreu singled to start the frame and Belt followed with his two-run shot
to right. Following Buster Posey's strikeout, Pence belted his blast to left,
which gave San Francisco a 5-2 lead.
Gregor Blanco worked a bases-loaded walk in the sixth and lined an RBI triple
in the eighth to up the advantage to 7-2.
Logan Forsythe's solo shot in the ninth cut the gap to 7-3.
Earlier, Tommy Medica's two-out RBI single staked the Padres to a 1-0 edge in
the first before Perez's two-run homer in the second gave the Giants the lead.
Perez, Abreu and Blanco all tallied three hits ... Both teams were 1-for-7
with runners in scoring position ... Pence's homer was his 26th of the season.
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