Created: 04/12/2015 7:22 PM WNYT.com
By: By BERNIE WILSON
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Backup catcher Wil Nieves hit his first career grand slam, a drive off former San Diego star Jake Peavy, and the Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 6-4 Sunday to take three of four against the defending World Series champions.
It was the first career slam and just the 10th homer overall for the 37-year-old Nieves,who was a 47th-round draft pick of the Padres in 1995. He signed as a minor league free agent in January and won the backup job after Tim Federowicz, obtained from the Dodgers in the Matt Kemp deal, was sidelined following knee surgery.
Making his first start of the season, Nieves homered to left on a 1-1 pitch with two outs in the fourth.
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