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

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Kevin Gausman works against a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 2, ...
San Francisco Giants' Mike Tauchman, right, is greeted by third base coach Ron Wotus (23) after hitting a three-run home run during the third inning o...
San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. moves back from an inside pitch while batting during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the San Francis...
San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., throws to first from his knees in time for the out on San Francisco Giants' Wilmer Flores during the fi...
San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove works against a San Francisco Giants batter during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 2, 2...
San Diego Padres left fielder Jurickson Profar, below right, reacts with teammate center fielder Trent Grisham after making a catch at the wall for th...
San Diego Padres left fielder Jurickson Profar makes the catch for the out on San Francisco Giants' Mike Tauchman during the first inning of a basebal...

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Kevin Gausman works against a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 2, ...

San Francisco Giants' Mike Tauchman, right, is greeted by third base coach Ron Wotus (23) after hitting a three-run home run during the third inning o...

San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. moves back from an inside pitch while batting during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the San Francis...

San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., throws to first from his knees in time for the out on San Francisco Giants' Wilmer Flores during the fi...

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove works against a San Francisco Giants batter during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 2, 2...

San Diego Padres left fielder Jurickson Profar, below right, reacts with teammate center fielder Trent Grisham after making a catch at the wall for th...

San Diego Padres left fielder Jurickson Profar makes the catch for the out on San Francisco Giants' Mike Tauchman during the first inning of a basebal...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kevin Gausman pitched six effective innings and scored twice, Mike Tauchman homered and drove in four runs, and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 7-1 on Sunday to prevent a three-game sweep.

Tauchman hit a three-run shot in the third off Joe Musgrove to help the Giants remain atop the NL West.

Gausman (2-0) kept the Padres off balance, giving up six hits and striking out six. He also reached base on a single and an error to help the offense.

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

Musgrove (2-3), who pitched the first no-hitter in Padres history for his hometown team April 9 at Texas, came into the game with a 1.24 ERA and .137 opponents' batting average (both ranked second in the NL). But he was not sharp against the Giants.

The right-hander lasted five innings, allowing six runs (five earned) and four hits — including Tauchman's drive to right field on a 90 mph cutter.

Musgrove also made a costly fielding error on a sacrifice bunt attempt in the third that led to an unearned run in the Giants' four-run outburst. Musgrove gave up two additional runs in the fifth.

San Francisco tacked on a run in the ninth for a 7-1 lead as Padres reliever Aaron Northcraft walked four batters, including Tauchman with the bases loaded.

Tatis hit an opposite-field homer to right off Gausman to give San Diego a short-lived 1-0 lead.

There were two outstanding catches in the outfield, one by each team.

In the first inning, Tauchman hit a deep fly to right-center where Padres right fielder Jurickson Profar ranged far to his right and made a spectacular diving grab near the base of the wall.

In the fourth, Giants left fielder Alex Dickerson robbed Jake Cronenworth of a hit with a charging, diving catch.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Giants: RHP Reyes Moronta experienced forearm tightness while warming up in the bullpen Saturday and was due to be seen by a doctor Sunday, manager Gabe Kapler said. ... SS Brandon Crawford (calf) was feeling better and was to be evaluated to see if he could play defense or pinch-hit. … 2B Tommy La Stella appeared to shaken up after diving for a ball in the third inning and was visited by the athletic trainer. After he tripled and scored in the fifth, La Stella was removed.

Padres: Reinstated RHP Keone Kela (right shoulder inflammation) from the 10-day injured list and optioned LHP Nick Ramirez to the alternate training site.

UP NEXT

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

Padres: Manager Jayce Tingler had not announced a starter yet for Monday against Pittsburgh.

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Updated : 2021-05-16 11:06 GMT+08:00