For the second-straight day, the SF Giants were held hitless by their opponent for multiple innings before scoring late.
Wednesday, the Giants used a comeback in the eighth and ninth innings to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks. Thursday night in San Diego they were able to tie the game in the ninth, but a disastrous 10th inning sent them to a 2-1 loss, their 13th loss in the last 17 games.
The opener of the four-game set near California's southern border was a pitchers duel throughout, as Logan Webb and Joe Musgrove matched zeroes on the scoreboard for the vast majority of their starts.
The Padres threatened against Webb in the third, putting two on with one out, but a caught stealing and fly out stranded one and kept the game scoreless.
In the fourth, however, San Diego broke through as Manny Machado obliterated a Webb offering for a solo home run.
Webb remained in the game through the eighth inning, scattering two singles and a walk to keep his team in the game.
The Giants' offense, meanwhile, was mystified at Musgrove's offerings. Other than a single walk each in the second, third and fourth innings, nothing was falling their way.
San Francisco's first hit came in the sixth when Lamonte Wade Jr. led off with a double, but he was left stranded.
SF Giants tie the game with two out in the ninth
In the ninth the Giants finally broke through. Austin Slater was hit by a pitch to lead off the frame, and he stole second base. A fly out and strikeout put the Giants to their last out, but Brandon Crawford pulled a single through the right side to score Slater and tie the game.
In the 10th inning, the Orange and Black failed to even advance their automatic runner on second base, seeing two hitters go down via strikeout and a third ending the inning after an intentional walk to Joc Pederson.
Maurico Llovera struck out the side in the ninth while issuing a walk, and Jarlin Garcia was brought on for the home half of the 10th. The Giants issued an intentional walk of their own before a bunt single loaded the bases, and a single to center drove in the winning run.
The Giants and Padres will play the second game of their series Friday night.