San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Hunter Pence's game-winning bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the San Francisco Giants to a 7-6 win over the San Diego Padres in the season finale for both teams.
The Padres held a 6-5 lead entering the ninth, but Francisco Peguero led off the bottom half with a game-tying homer into the seats in left-center off Huston Street (2-5).
Tony Abreu then singled before Brandon Belt walked. Buster Posey was then intentionally walked after Abreu scampered to third on a passed ball to load the bases.
Pence, who finalized a five-year deal worth $90 million earlier Sunday, stepped up next and belted a single to deep center to plate Abreu.
Pence finished with two hits and three RBI for the defending World Series- champion Giants (76-86), who won four of their last five games to close the year.
Sergio Romo (5-8) tossed a scoreless top of the ninth to pick up the win
Jedd Gyorko smacked a grand slam for San Diego (76-86), which had won three of its last four tilts coming in.
The game was tied 2-2 after four innings before Gyorko cracked his blast over the wall in left in the fifth to give San Diego a 6-2 spread.
San Francisco got a run back in the home fifth on Belt's RBI double and Pence brought home two more in the seventh with a single to pull the hosts within 6-5.
Giants starter Guillermo Moscoso allowed five runs on four hits and four walks over 4 1/3 innings, while Padres starter Tyson Ross fanned seven and surrendered three runs on seven hits and a walk over six frames.