Abiatal Avelino records first career hits, Giants lose series

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO–There are the games that tug at fans’ heartstrings, the emotional walk-offs and the victories that conjure up memories of better days.Then there are losses that serve as a brutal reminder of why the Giants are in such a dire position.The Giants’ showing in a 3-2 defeat to the Padres Wednesday was the latter.Twenty-four hours after veteran outfielders Hunter Pence and Gregor Blanco ignited a late rally and ace Madison Bumgarner delivered the first walk-off pinch hit by a Giants …last_img

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