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SAN FRANCISCO (AP)—Just like Barry Bonds, Andres Galarraga likes hitting against the San Diego Padres.

Galarraga drove in four runs to back Jesse Foppert as the San Francisco Giants beat the Padres 6-2 Sunday for their 10th win in 11 games.

Galarraga hit behind Bonds, who walked twice, including once intentionally. Galarraga has 120 RBIs against the Padres, his third-highest total, trailing Philadelphia (122) and Pittsburgh (121).

“I was hoping Barry would get some pitches to hit, but it felt good to contribute,” Galarraga said.

Bonds went 2-for-4 with four walks in his two games against the Padres. He has 73 career homers and 188 RBIs against San Diego, his most against any team.

Padres manager Bruce Bochy wasn’t concerned about the rest of the order when he had his team pitch around Bonds.

“I don’t care who’s hitting behind him,” Bochy said.

Pedro Feliz also homered for the Giants, who finished 10-1 on their winningest homestand in 14 years.

“It’s a return from the grave,” Giants manager Felipe Alou said. “I heard that this club was flat last year. I wasn’t here, but I heard a couple of people say that. I have not seen the guys flat all year or in spring training.”

Foppert (7-8) won for the third time in four starts, allowing two runs—one earned—and six hits in 6 2-3 innings. He struck out seven and walked two.

“The key for me was getting strike one,” Foppert said. “It sets the tone for the rest of the at-bat. I was able to get ahead.”

San Francisco pitchers had a 2.00 ERA on the homestand.

“The only question was their pitching staff and the young guys are stepping in and doing a great job,” Bochy said. “They’re hitting all the right buttons.”

The Giants’ rotation has 46 games this year, the most among starting pitchers in the NL.

“I know we’re getting some pretty good pitching right now,” Alou said. “The guys came back hungry, and we had a good homestand.”

Jake Peavy (8-8) gave up six runs and eight hits in six innings, and struck out seven. He has lost three consecutive decisions after winning a career-best four in a row.

“He’s going through a bit of a difficult time,” Bochy said. “He got behind a little bit too much, but he’s got good stuff.”

Ryan Klesko and Mark Loretta drove in runs for the Padres, who lost for the third time in four games. Loretta had three hits.

Klesko’s sacrifice fly gave San Diego a 1-0 lead in the first, but the Giants went ahead in the bottom half on Marquis Grissom’s RBI single and Galarraga’s two-run double, which followed a walk to Bonds.

“We’re just playing good baseball right now,” Bonds said. “But it’s not over.”

San Diego closed to 3-2 in the third on Loretta’s RBI single. After Bonds was intentionally walked to loaded the bases in the bottom half, Galarraga followed with a two-run single.

Feliz homered in the sixth.


Bonds got his fifth assist of the year, the 150th of his career, when he doubled up Sean Burroughs at first base from left field in the second. … The Giants won 10 of 12 games during a homestand from June 9-21, 1989. … Loretta leads the Padres with 117 hits, 22 more than Burroughs. … Foppert is second among NL rookies with 88 strikeouts, nine behind leader Brandon Webb. … The Giants sold out their 22nd consecutive game, drawing 42,530. … A scoring change after the game gave Giants RHP Matt Herges his first hit of the season, and the sixth of his career. … The Giants traded RHP R.D. Spiehs tothe Padres to complete the deal for Herges.

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