Darvish strong, Caratini powers up as Padres beat Giants

Life without Fernando Tatis Jr., however long that is, will go a lot smoother, as Padres manager Jayce Tingler put it, if nine, 10 or 11 guys collectively pick up the slack. A few was just good enough Tuesday night. Yu Darvish carried his weight with seven strikeouts over six strong innings and batterymate Victor Caratini hit his first homer, pushing the Padres past the Giants, 3-1, hours after Tatis’ troublesome left shoulder landed him on the injured list. Caratini’s blast off former Padres prospect Matt Wisler was preceded by fill-in shortstop Ha-seong Kim’s one-out walk, the Padres’ first …

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