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Belt, Perez power Giants past Padres

3:35 AM, Sep 28, 2013   |    comments
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San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Brandon Belt and Juan Perez smacked two- run homers in the San Francisco Giants' 7-3 win over the San Diego Padres in the opener of a three-game set.

Hunter Pence cracked a solo shot for San Francisco, which has won four of its last five games.

Ryan Vogelsong (4-6) surrendered two runs on five hits and four walks over six innings to pick up the win.

Burch Smith (1-3) allowed six runs on eight hits and three walks over 5 2/3 frames for the Padres, who had won three of their last four tilts coming in.

After Jedd Gyorko's one-out RBI double tied the game at 2-2 in the top of the third, the Giants countered with a three-run bottom half to seize control of the contest.

Tony Abreu singled to start the frame and Belt followed with his two-run shot to right. Following Buster Posey's strikeout, Pence belted his blast to left, which gave San Francisco a 5-2 lead.

Gregor Blanco worked a bases-loaded walk in the sixth and lined an RBI triple in the eighth to up the advantage to 7-2.

Logan Forsythe's solo shot in the ninth cut the gap to 7-3.

Earlier, Tommy Medica's two-out RBI single staked the Padres to a 1-0 edge in the first before Perez's two-run homer in the second gave the Giants the lead.

Game Notes

Perez, Abreu and Blanco all tallied three hits ... Both teams were 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position ... Pence's homer was his 26th of the season.

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