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Giants power past Padres for key win in doubleheader Game 1

The San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 5-4 in the first game of a doubleheader for a key victory in a crowded NL playoff race.
Credit: AP
San Francisco Giants' Mike Yastrzemski follows through on a two-run home run against the San Diego Padres during the fourth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Wilmer Flores hit a go-ahead homer in the fourth, Mike Yastrzemski returned from an injury to splash a two-run shot into McCovey Cove the same inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 5-4 in the first game of a doubleheader for a key victory in a crowded NL playoff race.

The Padres clinched home-field advantage for the wild-card round next week with the Cardinals’ loss to Milwaukee in the first game of a doubleheader. 

San Diego secured the National League’s No. 4 seed headed to its first postseason in 14 years.