PEORIA, Ariz. -- Jeremy Hermida clubbed a two-run homer in the eighth inning Friday to push the Padres past the Giants, 8-7, in a Cactus League game at the Peoria Sports Complex.
Pablo Sandoval hit a three-run homer to highlight the Giants' seven-run fifth inning off San Diego pitcher Dustin Moseley.
Moseley, likely the fifth starter in the Padres' rotation, opened the game with four scoreless innings. But he ran into trouble in the fifth inning as an error by Jesus Guzman paved the way for seven runs in the inning, three on Sandoval's fourth homer of spring. All told, Moseley allowed four earned runs on nine hits in five innings with two walks and two strikeouts.
Brandon Belt and Ryan Theriot added run-scoring singles off Moseley later in the inning.
"Overall, I thought he threw the ball well. I thought his first four innings were outstanding," Padres manager Bud Black said. "There's a lot of good things to draw from his outing."
James Darnell singled to start the Padres' eighth-inning rally, advancing on second baseman Emmanuel Burriss' throwing error. Everth Cabrera singled home Darnell ahead of Hermida's fourth homer of the spring.
San Francisco pitcher Barry Zito struggled, allowing five earned runs on seven hits with three walks in three innings. Zito's ERA this spring went from 6.61 to 7.91.
The Padres jumped on Zito in the first inning. Cameron Maybin and Orlando Hudson opened the inning with consecutive walks. Guzman and Nick Hundley followed with RBI doubles. Kyle Blanks, who is trying to win a job as a backup outfielder and first baseman, added an RBI single.
In the third inning, Hundley had his second RBI double and Chris Denorfia added an RBI triple to make it 5-0. Hundley added his third hit of the game in the fifth inning, raising his spring average to .419. Blanks also had three hits.
Up next for Padres: The Padres play two games Saturday - both at the Peoria Sports Complex. The first game is at 12:05 p.m. PT against the Brewers, as projected Opening Day starter Tim Stauffer will throw four or five innings. Micah Owings, who is trying to win a job in the bullpen, will throw two innings. Then, in the game that will be played at 6:05 p.m. PT against the Mariners, Joe Wieland will throw five innings. Wieland, considered one of the Padres' top prospects, will likely begin the regular season with Triple-A Tucson.
Up next for Giants: Several regulars are expected in the lineup for the Giants against the Reds and starter Jeff Francis on Saturday afternoon in Scottsdale. Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti classified Saturday as a "bullpen day" and plans on using several relievers in the game.