Padres hit three home runs in victory over Giants
After struggling for the better part of the last month, the San Diego Padres were looking for any sort of positive sign to take into the All-Star break.
They finally got it.
Kevin Kouzmanoff and Eliezer Alfonzo hit three-run homers, Will Venable also homered and set a career-high with four hits, and the Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 10-4 to snap a season-high seven-game losing streak.
"You kind of get to the point where you have to prove you can do it, and we did today," winning pitcher Kevin Correia said. "We've got guys that can hit the ball. We just have to start doing it on a consistent basis."
San Diego scored six runs total its previous four games but had that many in the first three innings off San Francisco starter Barry Zito. The Padres finished with a season-high 10 runs, the last major league team to reach double digits in scoring this season.
Kouzmanoff and Alfonzo both homered off Zito, who was tagged with his team-leading ninth loss of the season. Luis Rodriguez added a pair of RBIs as San Diego had five different players drive in runs.