Giants try to protect division lead
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kevin Gausman returns to the mound — and plate — as he tries to help the Giants protect their lead in the NL West. Gausman is lined up to start at Petco Park against the wild card-contending Padres. San Francisco holds a one-game edge over the Dodgers for the division lead. As a pinch-hitter for a rookie reliever who’d never batted as a pro, Gausman delivered a game-ending sacrifice fly in the 11th inning Friday night to beat Atlanta.
Among the other games on the schedule:
— MLB wins leader Julio Urías and the Dodgers open a