San Francisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito (75) acknowledges fans as he leaves the field against the San Diego Padres during the eighth inning at AT&T Park. (PHOTO: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Hunter Pence singled in the winning run with no outs in the ninth inning to give the San Francisco Giants a 7-6 victory over the San Diego Padres on Sunday.
Francisco Peguero hit his first career home run leading off the ninth to tie it as Huston Street (2-5) blew his second save in 35 chances.
Tony Abreu followed with a single and advance to second on Street's wild pitch. Brandon Belt walked and both runners advanced on a passed ball.
After Buster Posey was intentionally walked, Pence singled to center to end the game.
Sergio Romo (5-8) pitched the ninth for the win as the Giants finished in a third place tie with the Padres, 16 games behind the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers.
Jedd Gyorko hit a grand slam, Nick Hundley homered for the Padres.
The Associated Press