San Diego Padres' Wil Myers (4) tags out San Francisco Giants' Denard Span in a rundown between first and second bases during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Madison Bumgarner missed a chance at his milestone 100th career win and the San Francisco Giants wasted another chance for a potential push in the NL West, losing to the San Diego Padres 3-1 on Wednesday to be swept by the division's second-to-last-place club.
The division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers were playing Wednesday at the New York Yankees, holding a four-game lead to start the day. On Tuesday night, San Francisco's bullpen blew a three-run lead in the ninth and the Giants failed to gain ground.
Now, the Giants must regroup to host St. Louis for an important four-game set starting Thursday night among playoff contenders and wild-card candidates. San Francisco has won the World Series in every even year this decade: 2010, `12 and `14.