Maxwell, Giants beat Padres 1-0 in 12 innings
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Pinch-hitter Justin Maxwell delivered an RBI single with two outs in the 12th inning and the San Francisco Giants spoiled the new-look San Diego Padres' home opener with a 1-0 victory Thursday.
The Giants won despite being held to six hits by six pitchers.
The lone run came against Nick Vincent (0-1) consisted of an error, an intentional walk and Maxwell's single.
Brandon Crawford reached with one out when backpedaling shortstop Clint Barmes dropped his pop fly in shallow left. With two outs, Gregor Blanco was intentionally walked before Maxwell, batting for winner George Kontos, singled up the middle.
Kontos (1-0) allowed one hit and struck out two in 1 2-3 innings.
Santiago Casilla pitched the 12th for his third save in as many chances.