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SAN FRANCISCO -- Catcher Rene Rivera drove in a career-high five runs with a three-run home run and two-run double Monday night, lifting the San Diego Padres to a 6-4 victory that snapped the San Francisco Giants' four-game winning streak.

San Francisco Bay Area native Tyson Ross (3-3) beat the Giants for the second time in 11 days, helping the Padres defeat their in-state rivals for the third time in four meetings this season.

Rivera's home run, his first of the season, came in the top of the fifth inning off Giants starter Madison Bumgarner (2-3) and gave the Padres a 5-3 lead. It followed a one-out single by first baseman Tommy Medica and Bumgarner's fourth walk of the game, to second baseman Alexi Amarista.

The Padres added an insurance run in the top of the ninth when reserve right fielder Will Venable, who doubled to lead off the inning, raced home from third on Amarista's slow grounder to second base.

Rivera's two-run double opened the game's scoring in the fourth inning and helped propel him to the most RBIs by a Padre in a single game in the history of AT&T Park.

Rivera, who was making his 11th start, had no RBIs this season before Monday.

The Giants got within 5-4 on second baseman Brandon Hicks' fourth home run of the season in the bottom of the fifth. However, they failed to cash in on a bases-loaded situation in the sixth, with Hicks flying out to the base of the fence in left field to end the inning.

Ross was pulled one out into the sixth, having allowed four runs on eight hits. He walked two and struck out four.

The Berkeley, Calif., native shut out the Giants on four hits over eight innings in his previous head-to-head meeting April 18 in San Diego.

Left-hander Alex Torres and righties Nick Vincent, Joaquin Benoit and Huston Street combined to shut out the Giants on one hit over 3 2/3 innings in relief of Ross. Street recorded his 10th save with a 1-2-3 ninth.

Both teams had nine hits. Rivera and third baseman Jace Peterson each had a pair of hits for the Padres. San Francisco left fielder Michael Morse delivered a two-run single among three hits, and Giants catcher Buster Posey had a double and a single.

Bumgarner left after five innings, having allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits. He walked four and struck out five.

NOTES: The home run by 2B Brandon Hicks in the fifth inning allowed the Giants to extend their streak of games with at least one homer to six. ... The game featured two video-review call reversals on plays at first base. Umpire Angel Hernandez was deemed to have erred twice, first when he called Padres LF Xavier Nady safe in the third inning on a grounder to SS Brandon Crawford, and again in the fourth when he called Padres SP Tyson Ross out after a bunt. The replays took 1 minute, 31 seconds and 1:18, respectively. ... Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko left the team on paternity leave Monday to be with his wife, Karley, who is expecting twins. He is expected to rejoin the team Friday for the opener of a 10-game homestand. ... 1B Tommy Medica was recalled from Triple-A El Paso to fill Gyorko's spot on the roster. Medica was optioned to the minors Friday, and he homered for El Paso on Sunday.
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