Juan Perez, Brandon Belt and Hunter Pence all homered Friday night, powering the San Francisco Giants past the San Diego Padres 7-3.
Perez hit a two-run shot, jumpstarting a solid offensive night. Ryan Vogelsong ended his 2013 season with a bang, surrendering just two runs over six innings, and the Giants were decent on defense as well.
Burch Smith struggled on the hill for the Padres, who never got a groove going. They scored three runs, with one coming on a Logan Forsythe home run off of Javier Lopez in the ninth, but it wasn’t enough.
Heath Hembree, Jean Machi, Santiago Casilla and Jake Dunning all pitched in relief for the Giants, and they combined to give up one run in three innings. Dunning had no problem finishing off the game, pitching one solid inning of relief.
The Giants scored in the later innings as well, as Gregor Blanco tripled in a run. He almost had an inside-the-park home run on the hit, too; he was thrown out at home plate.
Blanco walked in a run in the sixth. All of the Giants’ other runs came on home runs.
Tomorrow, Yusmeiro Petit will finish his season, and Sunday, Matt Cain will take the ball. The Giants just have two games left to build momentum for 2014, and they want to end the season on a five-game winning streak.