MLB: San Francisco 7, San Diego 3

Sept. 28, 2013 at 1:41 AM   |   Comments

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Brandon Belt pushed San Francisco in front for good in the third with one of his team's three home runs Friday, powering the Giants to a 7-3 win over San Diego.

The Giants have won three in a row to ensure they will not finish last in the National League West.

Juan Perez hit a two-run homer to give the Giants a 2-1 lead in the second, but Jedd Gyorko had an RBI double in the third to bring the Padres back into a tie.

Belt then hit a two-run homer in the bottom half of the inning and Hunter Pence added a solo shot later in the frame.

The only San Francisco runs that did not score on a homer came when Gregor Blanco drew a bases-loaded walk in the sixth and then had an RBI triple in the eighth.

Ryan Vogelsong (4-6) claimed the win by holding the Padres to two runs on five hits over six innings.

Burch Smith (1-3) labored while throwing 106 pitches over 5 2/3 innings. He allowed six runs on eight hits to take the loss.

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