SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Logan Webb pitched four-hit ball over eight innings and Luke Williams doubled home the only runs he needed as the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 Wednesday.
Webb (1-0), who emerged as the Giants’ ace last season, allowed one run. He retired 22 of the final 24 hitters he faced, striking out seven and walking none.
Through his first two starts, Webb has surrendered just two runs over 14 innings.
Padres lefty Sean Manaea (1-1) was also stingy, holding San Francisco to two runs over six innings of four-hit ball. But Williams’ two-run double in the second erased a 1-0 San Diego lead and wound up being the deciding hit.
The Padres threatened in the ninth against Giants reliever Camilo Doval. Jake Cronenworth reached on a one-out infield single, Eric Hosmer walked with two outs and Doval hit Jurickson Profar to load the bases.
But Doval struck out pinch hitter Matt Beaty on an off-speed pitch to close out his first save.
The Giants captured a series that featured plenty of tension. San Diego manager Bob Melvin was not pleased Tuesday night when the Giants stole a base and bunted for a single while leading by a wide margin. That contributed to a yelling match between Padres third base coach Mike Shildt and Giants first base coach Antoan Richardson, with Richardson saying Shildt made comments that had “undertones of racism.”
Richardson and Shildt patched things up in a Wednesday morning conversation and hugged on the field.
“I don’t believe he’s a racist,” said Richardson, who is Black. “I think, though, to the important point, he’s recognizing that some of his words, our words, are powerful and they’re impactful. And we just want to bring awareness to a situation that I think is important for our community.”
Shildt, who is white,…