But the fun really started in the eighth inning, as the Padres sent 11 batters to the plate. Those six runs tied for the most in one inning in 2015 for the team. The other time it occurred was May 1 during a 14-3 victory over the Rockies.
In that eighth inning, Yangervis Solarte actually had two hits, including a double to get things going against the first of three relievers in the inning, Jeremy Affeldt.
Matt Kemp, batting leadoff for the second time in as many days, drilled a two-run home run to deep center field. Clint Barmes, Yonder Alonso, Amarista and Brett Wallace had hits during the inning. Barmes, Solarte and Wallace all logged pinch-hits.
The Padres cut the Giants lead to 9-8 on Solarte's second hit of the inning, a single to center but Sergio Romo -- the third pitcher of the inning -- got Barmes to pop out to first baseman Brandon Belt in foul territory to secure the lead.
"We got back in the game, we fought back and that shows the character of our team. We don't give up. We just came up short," said Kemp. "It shows we've still got a lot of fight in us. Hopefully we can take that back home and do something with it."
The Padres open a three-game series at home against the D-backs on Friday before hitting the road for 10 games before the All-Star break.
"There are bits and pieces coming out of this game that will help us," Murphy said. "I believe we'll get it right."