Drury, Nola homer in big rally, Padres beat Giants 13-7

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SAN DIEGO — Brandon Drury hit a go-ahead, three-run home run in the sixth and Austin Nola‘s two-run homer capped a seven-run rally – all with two outs – that carried the San Diego Padres to a wild 13-7 win against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.

The Padres fell behind 4-0, surged ahead 6-4 after Manny Machado‘s two-run double ignited a six-run rally in the third and then fell behind 7-6 in the sixth. But the Padres came through with another big rally in the bottom of the sixth, the second time they batted around in the game.

Drury lined a 1-2 pitch from Yunior Marte (0-1) into the seats in left field with two outs to make it 9-7. Machado and Josh Bell were aboard on singles. The Padres added on with Kim Ha-seong’s RBI double, an error and then Nola’s shot into a balcony on the Western Metal Supply Co. Building in the left field corner. It was Drury’s 22nd and Nola’s third.

Machado and Jake Cronenworth had three hits apiece and Drury drove in four runs. The Padres scored 20 runs in winning two straight games after suffering two straight shutouts at the end of a five-game losing streak. They went 26 scoreless innings from the fourth inning Saturday against the Los Angeles Dodgers until Juan Soto hit his first homer with the Padres in the fourth inning Tuesday night. The Padres won that game 7-4 on Machado’s three-run walk-off homer.

Robert Suarez (3-1) pitched 1 2/3 innings for the win.

San Diego now heads to Washington, where Soto and Josh Bell will face their old team. They were acquired from the Nationals in a blockbuster trade on Aug. 2.

The Padres sent 11 batters to the plate in the third and scored six runs on six hits, two walks and a fielder’s choice. They sent seven batters to the plate and scored four runs before making an out while chasing starter Jakob Junis.

For the third time in franchise history, they had four hits with the bases loaded. Besides Machado’s double, the Padres got bases-loaded singles from Drury, Cronenworth and Trent Grisham. Another run scored on Nola’s fielder’s choice.

The Padres needed the big rally after the Giants scored three runs in the third to take a 4-0 lead. Two of those runs came in when Soto, the right fielder, misplayed Austin Slater‘s single into three bases, allowing two runs to score. Wilmer Flores then singled in Slater.

San Francisco went ahead 7-6 in the sixth with a three-run rally capped by pinch-hitter Joc Pederson‘s RBI single.

J.D. Davis homered with one out the second, his seventh, off Padres starter Sean Manaea.

Manaea allowed four runs, three earned, and six hits in five innings.

Junis allowed six runs and seven hits in 2 1/3 innings.

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Giants: Have not named a starter for Friday night’s series opener at home against Pittsburgh.

Padres: RHP Mike Clevinger (3-4, 3.60 ERA) is scheduled to start Friday night in the opener of a three-game series at Washington, against RHP Cory Abbott (0-1, 5.68).

Gallegos agrees to $11M, 2-year contract with Cardinals

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ST. LOUIS – Reliever Giovanny Gallegos and the St. Louis Cardinals agreed Monday to an $11 million, two-year contract, a deal that includes a club option for 2025 and escalators that could make it worth $20.5 million over three seasons.

The 31-year-old right-hander is 3-5 with a 2.91 ERA and 14 saves in 20 chances this season. He has 72 strikeouts and 15 walks in 58 2/3 innings.

“I feel so happy,” Gallegos said Monday before the Cardinals played the Pirates in Pittsburgh. “I don’t have the word for exactly how I’m feeling.”

He was obtained from the Yankees in July 2018 along with left-hander Chasen Shreve in the trade that sent first baseman Luke Voit to New York. Gallegos is 14-15 with a 3.02 ERA and 34 saves in six major league seasons.

Gallegos gets a $500,000 signing bonus and salaries of $4.5 million next year and $5.5 million in 2024. St. Louis has a $6.5 million team option for 2025 with a $500,000 buyout.

His 2025 option price can increase by up to $3.5 million for games finished in 2024: $500,000 each for 20-25 and 26-30 and 31-35, and $1 million apiece for 36-40 and 41 or more.

He would get $250,000 for winning the Rivera/Hoffman reliever of the year award, $50,000 for All-Star selection and World Series MVP and $25,000 for League Championship Series MVP.

Gallegos has a $2.41 million salary this year.

He was eligible for salary arbitration and is potentially eligible for free agency after the 2024 season.