Giants swept by Padres; fall 4-and-a-half behind Dodgers

Sep 21, 2014 7:51 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The reeling San Francisco Giants managed just six hits off Ian Kennedy and three relievers, losing 8-2 to the San Diego Padres on Sunday to fall 4 ½ games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West race.

The Giants' chances of winning the division were dealt a serious blow by the three-game sweep at the hands of the lowly Padres. The Giants open a three-game series at Dodger Stadium on Monday night.

San Francisco is still in good shape to clinch a wild-card berth, although it dropped into a tie with Pittsburgh in the race for the top spot. The Giants and Pirates are 4 ½ games ahead of Milwaukee.

San Francisco has scored only 14 runs in losing six of eight games.

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