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Giants score twice in 8th to beat Padres

Wednesday - 6/19/2013, 1:48am  ET

San Francisco Giants' Sergio Romo celebrates after the final out is made against the San Diego Padres at the end of a baseball game Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in San Francisco. The Giants won the game, 5-4. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

MICHAEL WAGAMAN
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Juan Perez hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the eighth inning and the San Francisco Giants beat San Diego 5-4 on Tuesday night, snapping the Padres' seven-game winning streak.

Perez's clutch swing came after pinch hitter Jesus Guzman gave San Diego a 4-3 lead with a two-run homer in the top half of the inning

Buster Posey started the San Francisco comeback with a leadoff single. After Hunter Pence struck out, Brandon Belt doubled in pinch runner Andres Torres. Nick Noonan was intentionally walked and Joaquin Arias lined out to center before Perez rolled a single just past second baseman Logan Forsythe for the go-ahead score.

Belt finished with three hits to help the Giants move into a second-place tie with Colorado in the NL West.


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