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Gausman, Tauchman lead Giants past Padres 7-1 to avoid sweep

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Gausman, Tauchman lead Giants past Padres 7-1 to stay clear of move

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Kevin Gausman pitched 6 efficient innings and also racked up two times, Mike Tauchman homered and also drove in 4 runs, and also the San Francisco Giants defeated the San Diego Padres 7-1 on Sunday to stop a three-game move.

Tauchman struck a three-run shot in the 3rd off Joe Musgrove to aid the Giants stay atop the NL West.

“I knew I hit it good, but you never know. A situation like that you just try and put a good swing on the ball,” Tauchman stated. “Gausman did a great job this afternoon throwing a lot of strikes and making hitters uncomfortable.”

Gausman (2-0) maintained the Padres off equilibrium, quiting 6 hits and also setting out 6. He likewise got to base upon a solitary and also a mistake to aid the infraction.

“You are always trying not to get swept. If you can stay away from those sweeps, especially against good teams, it can kind of kill some of their momentum,” Gausman stated. “It is definitely good to get one out of here.”

Fernando Tatis Jr. homered in the very first inning for San Diego.

Musgrove (2-3), that pitched the very first no-hitter in Padres background for his home town group April 9 at Texas, entered into the video game with a 1.24 AGE and also .137 challengers’ batting standard (both placed 2nd in the NL). However he was not sharp versus the Giants.

“Tauchman had a great approach against Musgrove. I thought our entire group had a great approach against Musgrove. We were just going to be very selective and see if we could run up his pitch count,” Giants supervisor Gabe Kapler stated. “The big hit for us (Tauchman’s homer) was huge given the fact that we had gone a couple of days of not hitting with runners in scoring position.”

The right-handed Musgrove lasted 5 innings, enabling 6 runs (5 gained) and also 4 hits – consisting of Tauchman’s drive to best area on a 90 miles per hour cutter.

“A little bit of searching out there. I fell behind to a couple of hitters and a couple of walks hurt me,” Musgrove stated. “I just didn’t have great stuff most of the day.”

Musgrove likewise made a pricey fielding mistake on a sacrifice bunt effort by Gausman in the 3rd that resulted in an unearned run in the Giants’ four-run outburst. Musgrove quit 2 added runs in the 5th.

“It wasn’t a very good bunt on my part, to be honest,” Gausman stated. “I automatically thought, just don’t be on the back end of a double play.”

San Francisco added a run in the 9th for a 7-1 lead as Padres reducer Aaron Northcraft strolled 4 batters, consisting of Tauchman with the bases filled.

Tatis struck an opposite-field homer to straight off Gausman to provide San Diego a temporary 1-0 lead.

There were 2 impressive catches in the outfield, one by each group.

In the very first inning, Tauchman struck a deep fly to best-center where Padres right fielder Jurickson Profar varied much to his right and also made a magnificent diving grab near the base of the wall surface.

In the 4th, Giants left fielder Alex Dickerson burglarized Jake Cronenworth of a struck with a billing, diving catch.

“I tip my cap to our defense. They probably saved me two or three runs today,” Musgrove stated.

INSTRUCTOR’S SPACE

Giants: RHP Reyes Moronta experienced lower arm rigidity while heating up in the bullpen Saturday and also resulted from be seen by a medical professional Sunday, Kapler stated. … SS Brandon Crawford (calf bone) was really feeling far better and also was to be assessed to see if he might play protection or pinch-hit. … 2B Tommy La Stella showed up to shocked after diving for a sphere in the 3rd inning and also was seen by the sports instructor. After he tripled and also racked up in the 5th, La Stella was gotten rid of. Kapler stated La Stella has a left hamstring pressure and also an upgrade on his problem will certainly be given Monday.

Padres: Restored RHP Keone Kela (best shoulder swelling) from the 10-day damaged listing and also optioned LHP Nick Ramirez to the alternating training website.

UP NEXT

Giants: RHP Aaron Sanchez (1-1, 2.22 AGE) takes the pile in the opener of a three-game collection at Colorado on Monday.

Padres: RHP Miguel Diaz is arranged to make his period launching Monday evening in the opener of a three-game house collection versus the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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