Machado: 3 doubles, 1 triple; Padres complete Giants sweep

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SAN FRANCISCO — Manny Machado set a career high and matched a franchise record with four extra-base hits, and the surging San Diego Padres completed a three-game sweep of the Giants, beating San Francisco 10-1 on Sunday.

On a day when every San Diego starter had at least one hit and San Francisco used a position player to pitch, Machado’s big afternoon included three doubles, a triple and two RBIs. The five-time All-Star was also intentionally walked. He’s the eighth player in Padres history to have four extra-base hits in one game.

Machado doubled off Alex Wood and scored on Myers’ single in the first inning then doubled in a pair of runs in the fourth when the Padres scored five runs and batted around. He tripled and scored in the fifth then doubled again leading off the eighth.

With the game out of hand and his team trailing by nine, Giants manager Gabe Kapler used outfielder Luis Gonzalez in relief for the second time this season. Gonzalez pitched two scoreless innings and allowed one hit.

Wil Myers added three hits for San Diego and drove in three runs as the Padres won their fourth straight and sixth of seven to pull within one-half game of the NL West-leading Dodgers.

San Diego’s first sweep in San Francisco since 2016 came after manager Bob Melvin returned Friday following prostate surgery. It gave the Padres their 27th victory, matching the team’s best start through 41 games. The 1998 Padres also began the season 27-14.

MacKenzie Gore (3-1), who pitched in relief Tuesday, worked six innings of three-hit ball and allowed one run. The left-hander had six strikeouts and walked two.

Wood (3-3) allowed five runs and eight hits in three innings.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Padres: SS Fernando Tatis Jr. will meet the rest of the team in San Diego on Monday, although the target date for his return off the 60-day Injured List remains late June. Tatis has not played this season after arriving at spring training with a broken left wrist that required surgery. He has been at the team’s facilities in Arizona working on his defense and conditioning, but has yet to resume swinging a bat. “It’s been defensive stuff, conditioning, nothing that involves a bat,” Melvin said, adding that Tatis is scheduled to undergo another bone scan soon. … RHP Mike Clevinger was placed on the IL with a right triceps strain. … LHP Drew Pomeranz (flexor tendon surgery) threw a bullpen Saturday and will have another early next week before the Padres determine what the next step is. … RHP Steven Wilson was recalled from Triple-A El Paso.

Giants: 1B Brandon Belt was placed on the 10-day IL with right knee inflammation. INF Kevin Padlo was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento.

UP NEXT

Padres: Melvin hasn’t announced his rotation for a three-game home series against the Brewers beginning Monday.

Giants: RHP Alex Cobb (3-1, 5.61 ERA) has won his previous two starts despite allowing eight earned runs and 13 hits over 10 2/3 innings.

Mariners sign RHP reliever Trevor Gott to 1-year contract

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SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners have begun the process of bolstering their bullpen by signing right-hander Trevor Gott to a one-year contract on Wednesday.

Gott appeared in 45 games last season with Milwaukee, going 3-4 with a 4.14 ERA. Gott had 44 strikeouts in 45 2/3 innings and held opponents to a .204 batting average.

Gott’s signing helps fill a void created when Erik Swanson was traded to Toronto as part of the deal that brought slugger Teoscar Hernandez to Seattle earlier this month. Gott has also pitched for San Francisco, Washington and the Los Angeles Angels.

Last season with the Brewers, Gott saw significant drops in batting average against and walk percentage, while raising his strikeout percentage.

Seattle also made a front office announcement Wednesday with the promotion of Andy McKay to assistant general manager. McKay has been with the club since 2015, when he was hired as the director of player development. McKay was promoted to senior director of baseball development in November 2021.

In his new role, McKay will oversee baseball development at all levels of the organization.