SAN FRANCISCO — In danger of once again falling short of a win, Mike Leake pulled a page out of Madison Bumgarner’s playbook.
Leake’s three-run homer in the second inning gave the Giants the lead and they never looked back, winning 10-3 to complete a sweep of the Padres.
Leake got off to a rough start, giving up two runs in the first and another in the second on Travis Jankowski’s first career homer. Then, he helped himself. Ehire Adrianza drove in the first run in the second, leaving two on for Leake, who smoked his second homer of the season. Giants starters have three homers in the last 10 games and eight this season.
The Giants tacked on two runs in the fifth, thanks in part to one of Angel Pagan’s three stolen bases. This was Pagan’s first three-steal game in the big leagues, and coming into Sunday, Pagan had only three stolen bases since May 4.
Two more runs scored in the seventh even though the Giants didn’t have a hit. They drew four straight walks to start the frame.
Starting pitching report: Leake was charged with three earned on four hits in six innings. He has pitched at least six innings in five of his six Giants starts. He went 5 2/3 in the other one.
Bullpen report: Three more scoreless innings for this group. The bullpen has allowed just five runs in the last 13 games.
At the plate: The pitchers currently on the Giants staff have nine homers. Pitchers currently on all other MLB staffs have 14 total homers.
In the field: This was a good day for the defense. Adrianza made a nice play in the second and Kelby Tomlinson ended that inning with a slick play. Marlon Byrd and Alejandro De Aza had quality catches, and Tomlinson added a sliding stop at second in the fifth.
Attendance: The Giants announced a crowd of 41,397 human beings who spent most of the day checking fantasy football scores on their phones.
Up next: Angry Joey Votto and the Reds come to town. The Giants will face three guys named Keyvius Sampon, John Lamb and Michael Lorenzen. They should probably sweep.