Caratini drives the Padres in extra-innings and keeps them in the wild-card fight

Victor Caratini gives the victory to the Padres in a key duel.

Jurickson Profar ran to the plate with a single by Puerto Rican Víctor Caratini inside the frame when there was an out in the 10th inning and the San Diego Padres beat the Giants 7-6 on Thursday from San Francisco.

With your victory, the Padres intensified the dispute in the NL West Division between the Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers, defending World Series champions.

The Giants’ lead was reduced to one game over the Dodgers -divisional sovereigns eight seasons in a row- who won 7-5 on the road to Colorado.

With defeat, the Giants failed to sweep in the three-game series or get his 100th win.

Caratini hit a grounder; second baseman tommy The Stella caught him by diving head-on but her clay pigeon shot was kept going.

The winning offense with Dominic Leone (3-5) on the San Francisco mound allowed the Padres to snap a five-game losing streak and stay above .500.

Profar had started the entry at second base as an automatic runner. Trent Grisham intentionally walked before South Korea’s Kim Ha-seong hit a sacrifice fly. Caratini finished the match and left his rivals seeded.

Ross Detwiler (3-1) worked the 10th episode and he rose with the triumph.

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