The San Francisco Giants guaranteed that the San Diego Padres would finish in last place in the National League West by rallying to victory in the second contest of their three-game series. The Giants (72-80) look to add more salt in the wound as they aim to complete the sweep on Wednesday when the division rivals reconvene at Petco Park.Hunter Pence homered and drove in three runs while rookie Chris Shaw hit a go-ahead Jesus Aguilar Jersey , two-run bloop single in the eighth inning as San Francisco posted a 5-4 win on Tuesday to improve to 10-5 against San Diego (60-92) this season.Article continues below ...Shaw is 6-for-10 over his last three games on the heels of going 1-for-22 in his previous 11 contests.The Giants will send right-hander Chris Stratton (10-9, 4.66 ERA) to the mound against left-hander Robbie Erlin (3-7, 4.27) in the series finale.Stratton enters the contest with some momentum after collecting his first career shutout after a 114-pitch performance in Friday’s 2-0 triumph over the Colorado Rockies. He retired the final 12 batters he faced to record the first Giants’ shutout since Jeff Samardzija accomplished the feat versus the Padres on Aug. 28, 2017.The 28-year-old Stratton has excelled since returning from the minors to rejoin the rotation on Aug. 21, posting a 2-2 record with a 2.10 ERA in five starts.“If you don’t believe in yourself, then who can believe in you? I appreciate them sending me down and giving me some guidance and letting me work through some things,” Stratton told SFGate.com. “Hopefully, I can continue to build on this, going into next year as well.”Stratton permitted one hit over seven sterling innings in a 7-0 win over the Padres at Petco Park on April 12. He owns a 2-2 mark with a 3.15 ERA in four career appearances against San Diego.Stratton will need to keep a keen eye on Franmil Reyes, who enters Wednesday’s game with a 10-game hitting streak. The Padres rookie homered and drove in three runs on Tuesday to improve to 14-for-36 during the 10-game stretch, but the power display couldn’t prevent his team from falling to 1-4 on its six-game homestand.“We’re thrilled we got Franmil,” Padres manager Andy Green told reporters. “He looks so good. He’s become one of the success stories. Drafted by us http://www.brewersfanproshop.com/authentic-orlando-arcia-jersey , developed by us.“We’ve got a couple rookies this year doing extraordinary things in the National League, which you typically don’t see. Where he is right now, he’d be in a lot of conversations for Rookie of the Year. He’s played that well. Numbers just trending up every day. He’s had so many big hits for us. We’re definitely pleased he’s in a Padres uniform.”Reyes will be receiving his first look at Stratton on Wednesday.Stratton will be opposed by the 27-year-old Erlin, who matched a career high by dropping his fourth straight start on Friday despite yielding two runs — one earned — and six hits over 5 1/3 innings against Texas.“I thought he was as good as he’s been all year as a starter,” Green said of Erlin, who was undone by some shoddy defense versus the Rangers.Erlin owns an 0-3 mark with a 5.68 ERA in seven career appearances against San Francisco — including a 4.76 ERA in three relief appearances this season.Brandon Crawford is 4-for-8 and Brandon Belt is 3-for-10 in their respective careers against Erlin, although the left-hander has handcuffed Pence (1-for-9). SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Carson Kelly and Luke Weaver will always been known as the other players in the Paul Goldschmidt trade. No matter what they do for the rest of their careers, good or bad, they will be linked to the Arizona Diamondbacks‘ fan-favorite first baseman.But the Diamondbacks do not consider them replacements for Goldschmidt.Goldschmidt was one of the best players in baseball during his eight seasons in Arizona, so matching his production would be difficult. Plus, Kelly is a catcher and Weaver a right-handed starting pitcher.The Diamondbacks just want them to be the best versions of themselves they can be.“When they were traded over Travis Shaw Jersey , those were the first conversations that I began to have with them about just being themselves, embracing the organization the way we’re embracing them,” Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. “We chose them for a reason: because they’re very special players.”Both are looking forward to a fresh start.For Kelly, the trade should mean an opportunity for more playing time.He’s in a competition with Alex Avila, John Paul Murphy and Caleb Joseph to be part of Arizona’s three-man catcher rotation, but should get more playing time than he did with the Cardinals.A converted third baseman, the 23-year-old Kelly was considered a top prospect and the catcher of the future in St. Louis, but never got a realistic shot in the majors with Yadier Molina blocking the plate.Molina is still going strong at 36 and last year signed a contract extension through 2020, which likely would have meant two more seasons of waiting for Kelly.“Yadi might play another 100 years. You never know,” Kelly said with a laugh. “The guy’s incredible in his preparation and I’ve learned so much from him, but this is my opportunity to go out and continue to grow here.”With Molina entrenched, Kelly spent most of the past three seasons in the minors. When Kelly did get big-league opportunities http://www.brewersfanproshop.com/authentic-orlando-arcia-jersey , he didn’t know when they would come or how long they would last.The small windows led Kelly to press, which rarely works out well in baseball. As a result, he’s hit .154 with no homers and 10 RBIs in 63 major-league games.“You want to go out there and, ‘Oh, I’m going to get three hits and do all these great things,’ and you go out there and try to do too much, which as baseball players know, is one of the worst possible things you can do,” said Kelly, who hit .289 across two minor-league levels last year. “I think here will be a new learning experience for me and a new chapter in my book.”Weaver has a solid 2017 season, going 7-2 with a 3.38 ERA and 72 strikeouts in 60 1/3 innings. The right-hander struggled at times last season, going 7-11 with a 4.95 ERA in 30 games.The 25-year-old had some strong starts late in the season Robin Yount Jersey , but was hurt by earlier blow-up outings that ballooned his ERA.“It was a blur of a season,” he said. “Things kind of pile on top of each other. You can really get in trouble if you don’t take a second to breathe a little bit. It can really unravel. That said, I don’t think the season was as bad as the statistics said.”Weaver has a chance to crack Arizona’s opening day rotation behind Zack Greinke, Robbie Ray and Zack Godley.The key will be consistency.Every pitcher has bad outings, but the good ones are able to bounce back quickly. With a few minor adjustments, Weaver believes he can get back to being the pitcher he was in 2017.“It’s just learning to minimize those mistakes when things aren’t quite going your way,” he said. “You learn to deal with those over time, but at this level guys are a little more consistent and better what they do. It’s just trying to get on their level and be better at what they’re thinking.”