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Padres outlast Giants 5-4 in season finale

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MLB: San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Padres got a pair of ground rule doubles and a solo home run from Wil Myers that helped them survive a late comeback by the Giants in a 5-4 victory to end the regular season on Sunday afternoon.

Myers’ recorded his 15 home run of the season in the second inning to give the Friars the early lead at 1-0. With that deep shot, that gave San Diego three separate batters inside the top-15 in home runs from the regular season, which just fits right in with the theme of this Padres team.

After a retaliatory home run from Giants CF Mauricio Dubon to even the score at one, the Padres went on to score four-straight runs with three coming in the seventh inning to inflate their lead to 5-1.

Among those four runs scored were a pair of ground rule doubles from Myers and Jorge Mateo, along with another regular double by Mitch Moreland. Myers and Moreland both finished with a pair of hits with and three combined RBIs.

Adrian Morejon led the collective bullpen effort with 2.2 inning pitched and four strikeouts while allowing three hits and a single run. Closer Trevor Rosenthal struck out all three batters in the final inning to earn his fourth save since being traded to San Diego from Kansas City.

San Francisco starter Drew Smyly struck out 10 in his final game of the year in five innings of work. He allowed just three hits and two runs with a single walk. The Giants were led offensively by SS Brandon Crawford who went 1-of-4 at the plate with a pair of RBIs.

Next up for the Padres is their first wildcard date with the St. Louis Cardinals which will be at Petco Park this coming Wednesday. The opening pitch is scheduled 2:00pm.