Final

Series: Game 1 of 3

San Francisco leads 1-0 (as of 6/3)

Game 1: Monday, June 3
San Francisco 11Final
San Diego 3
Game 2: Tuesday, June 4
San Francisco 3Final
San Diego 1
Game 3: Wednesday, June 5
San Francisco 12Final
San Diego 2

Giants 11

(32-24, 14-13 away)

Padres 3

(25-33, 17-13 home)

10:05 PM ET, June 3, 2002

Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California 

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SF 006000050 11 - -
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W: R. Ortiz (5-4)

L: J. Middlebrook (1-2)

Late lineup addition Benard has heyday

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Marvin Benard had his first three-hit game of the season, including a three-run homer, then caught nothing but grief from teammate Shawon Dunston.

Benard got the last word, though, following the San Francisco Giants' 11-3 rout of the punchless San Diego Padres on Monday night.

"You're going to sleep like Tony Gwynn tonight. Be happy, Marvin,'' Dunston said, comparing Benard with the retired Padres batting star. "Go ahead, enjoy it, you're not going to play for another 10 days.''

Benard's retort?

"I am going to sleep like Tony Gwynn, like a baby. I've been like Shawon Dunston -- tossing and turning all over the place.''

By going 3-for-6, with his first homer of the season and two doubles, Benard raised his average from .229 to .250. Dunston is hitting .135.

Benard, who had started just nine games previously this year, got a half-hour's notice from manager Dusty Baker that he was starting in right field and batting leadoff in place of Reggie Sanders, who had a bruised right middle finger.

"When you don't play every day, and all of a sudden you get a chance to start, and you know you're starting that game, you start thinking about things,'' Benard said. "And you get yourself in trouble because you overthink.

"When things happened like they did today, there was no time to think. There was just time to go out there and react, which we should be doing all the time anyway, but it's easier said than done.''

Benito Santiago also hit a three-run homer for the Giants, who had a season-high 20 hits. After losing four games in which they scored a total of just five runs, the Giants have scored 20 runs in two games.

Santiago's homer highlighted a six-run third inning. Tsuyoshi Shinjo homered leading off the five-run eighth, and Benard went deep three batters later. Jeff Kent added an RBI double to finish 3-for-5 with three RBIs.

The Giants batted around in the third and eighth innings.

Every Giants starter had at least one hit and one run scored. Starting pitcher Russ Ortiz (5-4) had two hits and scored once while holding the Padres to three runs and five hits in six innings.

The Padres kept Barry Bonds in the ballpark, but he walked and scored in the third. Bonds, who hit his 586th homer Sunday night to tie Frank Robinson for fourth on the career list, was 2-for-3 with two walks.

The Padres have lost five straight and 14 of 18. They were coming off a weekend sweep by Milwaukee, which has the second-worst record in the majors.

Padres manager Bruce Bochy said he's tried everything -- yelling, team meetings, mixing up the lineup -- to try to stir up his team.

"We're banged up, sure, but we're still better than what we're doing right now,'' Bochy said. "When you get in something like this and have some guys struggling, their confidence is down a little bit.''

The Giants had six hits and a walk off rookie Jason Middlebrook (1-2) in taking a 6-0 lead in the third, with the three big hits coming with two outs.

Ortiz doubled with one out and Benard struck out, but Middlebrook allowed the next six batters to reach. Kent drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single and Santiago followed with his homer to left-center, his sixth. Shinjo added an RBI single.

Middlebrook allowed six runs and nine hits in four innings. A September callup who faced the Giants twice last year, his ERA in three games against San Francisco is 11.91.

Ortiz struck out five and walked five.

Ray Lankford hit a two-run single for San Diego in the third and Wiki Gonzalez a sacrifice fly in the sixth.

Game notes


Padres bench coach Rob Picciolo had successful surgery Monday to repair an aneurysm in his descending aorta. Picciolo was expected to remain in the intensive care unit for 24-to-48 hours, the team said. The Padres don't expect him to be able to resume his duties for at least a month. The aneurysm was discovered Friday after Picciolo complained of numbness in his left leg. The surgery was performed by Dr. Ralph Dilley, who performed aneurysm surgery on RHP Woody Williams in May 2000. ... Bonds leads the majors with 65 walks. ... Bonds is 4-for-4 with three homers and four walks in three games against Middlebrook. ... Shinjo's homer was his fourth.

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