Posted August 19, 2012 on AP on Fox
Joaquin Arias homered and drove in three runs, and the San Francisco Giants used another big inning to beat the San Diego Padres 8-7 on Saturday. Arias hit a leadoff homer in the second and had an RBI single to cap a four-run fifth that put the Giants ahead 5-4. He blooped an RBI single in the seventh when San Francisco scored twice to take a 7-5 lead. San Francisco has scored 22 runs on 37 hits in three games since All-Star outfielder Melky Cabrera was suspended Wednesday for 50 games following a positive test for testosterone. The Giants followed up the 15 hits they had in Friday night's 10-1 win over San Diego, when they broke loose for an eight-run inning, with 14 more on Saturday. Hunter Pence drove in two runs and Buster Posey had three hits and a sacrifice fly. San Francisco remained in first place in the NL West by a half-game over the Los Angeles Dodgers, 6-2 winners over Atlanta. San Diego lost despite getting a three-run homer from Chase Headley and Carlos Quenti...
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