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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy was out of options after emptying his bench of position players three innings earlier and with the potential winning run at third base in the 12th inning. Then Brad Hand Jersey , he turned to his best hitting pitcher.It worked perfectly.Madison Bumgarner had the first game-ending hit of his career, a pinch-hit single that drove in Gorkys Hernandez, and lifted the Giants to a 5-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.The Giants recorded their 10th walk-off win of the season, and won for just the fifth time in 22 games.“It’s tough this time of year to come and compete and play as hard as you ordinarily would but this is the time you have to look yourself in the mirror and go out there and do your job, earn your paycheck,” Bumgarner said “As soon as we ran out of guys, I got my cleats and my jersey on.”San Francisco blew a 4-3 lead in the ninth when Wil Myers doubled and scored off Tony Watson. But the Giants rallied in the 12th after going hitless the previous four innings.After Hernandez tripled off Rowan Wick (0-1), Bochy called for Bumgarner.Bumgarner took a called strike and then lined a sharp single past third baseman Myers to drive in the winning run. It was Bumgarner’s fourth career pinch-hit and first since July 31, 2016. He has six hits and three RBIs in 41 at-bats for a .146 average. He has a career batting average of .182.“He smoked it , didn’t he?” Bochy said.Mark Melancon (1-3) retired six batters to earn win.Hunter Pence homered and scored three times in what was likely one of his final games with San Francisco. Gregor Blanco had a two-run single and Evan Longoria added an RBI double.Freddy Galvis had four hits and a walk, continuing his offensive surge for San Diego. Eric Hosmer added a two-run single.At 63-95, the Padres are assured of their worst record since 2008, when they finished 63-99.San Diego stranded a runner at third in the 11th and at first and third in the 12th. The Padres also matched their season high of three errors, two by shortstop Javy Guerra.“It’s a tough one for us,” San Diego manager Andy Green said. “We gave away some runs on the defensive side and it’s tough. We’ve played relatively clean defense for a while and we didn’t really do that today.”Pence, who reached on an error and scored in the first, homered off Robbie Erlin in the fourth and received a standing ovation from the announced crowd of 36,063.The 35-year-old outfielder also singled and scored the go-ahead run on Gregor Blanco’s double off Robert Stock (1-2) in the seventh. Blanco had been 5-for-32 with runners in scoring position.Recognized as one of the driving forces behind the Giants’ World Series titles in 2012 and 2014 Tyson Ross Jersey , Pence is scheduled to become a free agent in the offseason.TRAINER’S ROOMGiants: Panik didn’t start but entered as a pinch-hitter in the seventh. Catcher Nick Hundley was hit in the back of the head on a follow-through swing by Austin Hedges in the 12th inning, but remained in the game.UP NEXTSan Diego RHP Luis Perdomo (1-6, 7.56) makes his first start since July 27 in the series finale Wednesday as part of manager Andy Green’s plan to bullpen the game. Perdomo has made two relief appearances after being recalled from the minors earlier this month. RHP Casey Kelly (0-2, 2.04) makes his third start for the Giants and first against his former team. Kelly pitched for the Padres in 2012 and 2015.__ Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer expressed his displeasure Thursday with what he felt were unwarranted shots taken against him by the Cleveland Indians during their arbitration hearing.Bauer won his arbitration case Wednesday and was awarded $13 million, but he told reporters that the Indians attempted to tear him down near the end of the process. "They spent the last 10 minutes of the case trying a character assassination. I learned that giving to charity is a bad thing. I learned that agreeing with someone on a podcast just for the sake of argument that I was worth $10.5 million, and should be the definitive answer why I'm not worth $13 [million]."Despite his comments, Bauer said he was "unemotional" about the process and that it didn't change the way he views the Indians.Bauer noted that while he enjoyed the hearing overall, he felt the Indians crossed the line:"You never know how the character assassination plays, and considering that's what ended it Allen Craig Jersey , it kind of put a black mark on what I thought was a really argued case on both sides. There's not room for that. Let's just stick to the numbers. Let the numbers tell the story.You don't need to bring character assassination into it, especially for charitable campaigns."The 28-year-old righty had a career year in 2018, as he went 12-6 over 28 appearances (27 starts) with a 2.21 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 221 strikeouts in 175.1 innings. Bauer was named an All-Star for the first time, and he finished sixth in the American League Cy Young voting.Bauer had never posted an ERA better than 4.18 in six previous MLB seasons with the Indians and Arizona Diamondbacks.According, Bauer won$6.525 million in his arbitration case last year against the Indians and used $100,000 of it to donate to charities as part of a campaign he called "The 69 Days of Giving."Bauer said that while the Indians tried to make his charitable endeavor seem negative, the arbitrator viewed it differently:"They don't mention that I gave to 68 charities or that I donated more than $100,000. Or that the whole point of the campaign was to bring awareness to all those charities , past the money I was giving them. Nothing about that. They just tried to say that I was bad for donating or for running that campaign.Painfully, the arbitrator didn't see it as a negative."Bauer has been open about his status with the Indians and whether he figures into their future plans.In November, Bauer addressed trade rumors andsaidthe Indians should wait until 2020 to trade him due to what his surplus value is likely to be at that point. Bauer also said the Indians are "most likely not going to be able to sign" him when he's eligible for free agency in 2021.It is unclear how much longer the Indians will have Bauer on their roster, but he is locked in for at least 2019. Having one of Major League Baseball's top starters back in the fold makes Cleveland an overwhelming favorite to win the weak AL Central.