• Rivera Drives in Career-High 5 Runs, Lifts Padres

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Apr 29, 2014
    After Rivera hit his long ball to put the Padres back ahead in the top of the fifth, Giants second baseman Brandon Hicks hit his second homer in as many days, a solo shot to left that made the score 5-4. The Padres' power came from an unlikely source: veteran backup catcher Rene Rivera, who belted his first three-run homer since 2005 as part of his five-RBI night. Rivera's big blast came in the fifth inning and it barely cleared the center-field fence, while he also ripped a two-run double down the left-field line in the fourth to open the game's scoring. San Diego currently dealing with injuries to key hitters like Chase Headley, Seth Smith and Carlos Quentin was also without starting second baseman Jedd Gyorko on Monday. Three batters later, Ross uncorked a wild pitch and allowed Brandon Belt to go to second base, setting up Michael Morse's two-run single that put the Giants ahead, 3-2.
    Source: nytimes.com
    • Rivera's career game leads Padres to victory

      Even with a depleted lineup and San Francisco southpaw Madison Bumgarner on the hill, the Padres were able to hang tough in a 6-4 victory Monday night at AT&T Park. The Padres' power came from an unlikely source: veteran backup catcher Rene Rivera, …
      Source: MLB.com

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