Two days after returning from the paternity list Khari Willis Jersey , Brandon Crawfords sleep pattern is slowly getting back to normal. His swing is looking smooth, too.

Crawford doubled twice, tripled and drove in three runs, leading the San Francisco Giants over the San Diego Padres 5-3 on Saturday.

The breakout game came less than a week after Crawfords wife gave birth to the couples fourth child, son Bryson.

You just know him, you know its a matter of time, manager Bruce Bochy said. Im sure his timing was a little bit off. Today he found it. We needed it.

Crawford went into the game mired in an 0-for-18 funk. He walked in the second inning, hit a triple off Matt Strahm in the fourth and doubled in a pair of runs off Adam Cimber (3-4) in the sixth. Crawford also doubled and scored in the eighth.

Even though I may not have looked that good at times, I did feel like I was seeing the ball well, Crawford said. My timing might have just been a little bit off. It was just a matter of squaring the ball up, finding a hole, hitting it to a spot they couldnt catch it.

San Franciscos Gold Glove-winning shortstop also helped turn three of the Giants four double plays. He made a throwing error in the ninth that allowed a run to score.

Crawford was bothered as much by the error as he was excited about breaking out of his batting slump.

Its frustrating, Im not going to lie, Crawford said. Obviously I like going 3-for-3 any day, but I want to be able to make those plays in the ninth inning also.

Brandon Belt singled twice and Gorkys Hernandez added an RBI double as the Giants won their fifth in seven games.

Reyes Moronta (3-1) retired three batters.

Hunter Renfroe homered for San Diego. The Padres have dropped six of seven.

San Diego manager Andy Green was forced to scramble after starting pitcher Jordan Lyles was scratched from the lineup with right forearm tightness minutes before he was scheduled to take the mound in the bottom of the first.

Just kind of my read on his body and the way he was talking and the way he was feeling was that it wasnt worth putting him on the mound today Josh Allen Jersey , Green said. Were very hopeful that its just one of those things where by keeping him off the mound today we preserved the rest of his season.

Strahm, who started last Sunday in Atlanta, replaced Lyles and pitched into the fourth inning. Strahm gave up two hits and left after yielding Crawfords RBI triple.

Cimber, the fourth San Diego pitcher, allowed both runs in the sixth.

Hernandez doubled in Nick Hundley in the seventh to make it 4-1.

Giants starter Andrew Suarez gave up one run in 5 2/3 innings.

Things got a little chippy in the seventh when Andrew McCutchen was hit by a pitch from San Diego reliever Phil Maton. McCutchen took exception after the previous pitch was high and inside, and he glared at Maton for several moments. Padres A.J. Ellis stepped in front of McCutchen and spoke to the hitter briefly before McCutchen walked to first base.

Earlier in the week, the Giants and Miami Marlins exchanged allegations of beanballs during their three-game series at AT&T Park.


The Giants optioned left fielder Mac Williamson to Triple-A Sacramento. Williamson was one of San Franciscos hottest hitters before suffering a concussion in late April but has struggled at the plate since returning. Austin Slater was recalled and will join a crowded depth chart in left. Alen Hanson started Saturday, with Hunter Pence and Austin Jackson also in the mix.


Giants: RHP Johnny Cueto (elbow inflammation) was scheduled make his first rehab start with Sacramento on Saturday night. RHP Jeff Samardzija (shoulder tightness) will join Cueto in Sacramento and will throw around 90 pitches in a rehab start Tuesday.


Giants RHP Dereck Rodriguez (2-1, 4.56 ERA) makes his third home start since joining the rotation. Rodriguez is unbeaten in his two previous starts at AT&T Park while allowing four runs in 11 innings. Eric Lauer (3-4, 5.47) pitches for the Padres. The left-hander has yielded three earned runs or fewer in his previous four starts.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Sam Darnold is wrapping up his rookie season with glimpses of greatness.First, Aaron Rodgers.Next, Tom Brady.The New York Jets quarterbacks final two opponents are among the best to play the position, and Darnold appreciates the situation hes in. After a solid performance last week in an overtime loss to Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers , Darnold will head to New England to face Brady and the playoff-bound Patriots on Sunday.Yeah Parris Campbell Jersey , theres always something there whenever youre playing Brady, guys like Rodgers and everything like that, Darnold said. For me, I grew up watching those two play and dominate, so at the same time, Im not just going to ignore the fact that Im playing those guys. I know that I am and I want to step up, but at the same time, every single game, thats my mentality.It has been an up-and-down first season for the No. 3 overall draft pick. But the arrow has been pointing up the last three weeks.Since returning from a foot injury that sidelined him for three games, Darnold has been one of the NFLs most efficient quarterbacks. Hes 64 of 97 (66 percent) for 764 yards and six TDs with just one INT in his last three outings.I think he plays one play at a time, offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates said. I think hes good from start to finish. The guy doesnt change, (hes) by no means a roller coaster. He doesnt get up at certain moments. He takes every play like its the most important play. If its a handoff in the run game or a pass, I just think hes steady and when the big plays present themselves, hes able to hit them.Perhaps the most glaring improvement in recent weeks has been his ability to successfully operate the play-action game after primarily running a shotgun-style in college at USC.That has added an exciting new element to Darnolds game, and one that Bates believes the young QB will continue to improve upon.When youre in shotgun … eke-jersey , youre watching the defense, youre seeing the looks and for a split-second youre taking your eyes off and its a complete 180, Bates said. I think youve just got to get used to it. You have to be able to flip your eyes and recognize if its (Cover) 2 or if its (Cover) 3 and Sam is getting faster, hes recognizing the coverages as soon as he flips.Darnold acknowledged it took him some time to adjust to running some play-action, and thinks he has noticeably improved.But I think its also a credit to our offensive line, our running backs and our receivers really in the run game, he said. Being able to set up the pass with the run is the biggest thing in that area and I think weve been doing a good job at that.Thats the type of thing that has made the Jets and their fans so optimistic despite the teams dismal 4-11 record.Darnold was drafted to be a potential franchise-type quarterback, and he has shown signs of building toward that after a miserable midseason stretch just before he was sidelined. No longer does he appear as tentative during plays or have happy feet when facing pressure.The California kid is cool and confident, and thats certainly a building block for next season and beyond.Im going to keep stacking wins as long as I can keep trying to continue to build and continue to grow as a player, continue to try to be as consistent as possible playing this position, Darnold said. Thats what you want as a player, as a coach, as well. You just want your quarterback to be the most consistent player on the field and thats what I try to strive to be every single week.Darnold has attributed much of his recent success to watching veteran Josh McCowns preparation while he was sidelined. The 21-year-old youngster studied how the 39-year-old veteran went about his business leading into games.Darnold also spoke last week about how he often viewed film of Rodgers and the Packers while in high school and college, and Bradys work was also constantly in his rotation.And, after Sunday Khari Willis Jersey , Darnold will be able to put up his own film with Rodgers and Brady as his opponents in the offseason.You want to look at it and be like, Aw, man, you know, Im just going to go out there and do what I do,' he said. But at the same time, you want to play well when youre going up against those guys. Not that I dont want to play well when Im not going up against those guys, but there is a little something extra there.NOTES: K Jason Myers (left hip), CB Morris Claiborne (shoulder/ankle), LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (shoulder) and WRs Quincy Enunwa (ankle) and Jermaine Kearse (Achilles tendon) didnt practice. Coach Todd Bowles said the Jets have worked out kickers in case Myers cant go. CB Trumaine Johnson was back at practice after being held out Wednesday for what Bowles called an in-house matter. LB Jordan Jenkins (ankle) was limited.