Cueto, like most Giants' starters, didn't receive much help from his defense, as outfielders played a part in allowing the first four hitters of the game to reach with base hits.
With a tie game in the top of the eighth, Bochy used three different relievers to sit down three Padres' hitters, as Steven Okert, Cory Gearrin and Hunter Strickland all recorded outs.
numberFire's models project Blash to score 7.4 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,200 on Sunday while the Padres have one of the lowest implied totals (3.74 runs) on a loaded 15-game slate. But it's a good feeling going into next season.
Pablo Sandoval hit a game-winning homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Giants a 5-4 win over the Padres on Sunday. He will finish his 13th season, all of which have been as a Giant, with a 60-60 record in 179 career home starts and 104-118 overall.
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Padres right-hander Craig Stammen (2-4) walked the first batter he faced, Ryder Jones, to lead off the Giants' seventh.
The Giants rallied from a 4-1 deficit when Brandon Crawford's run-scoring double highlighted a three-run inning fourth inning.
Giants clinch No. 1 pick with a loss or a Tigers win. It was his fifth homer in 47 games since returning to San Francisco this summer.
Sandoval, 31, rejoined the Giants in July, a few days after the Red Sox released him. He wouldn't take the win - Wil Myers' game-tying home run took care of that in the sixth - but there was no more fitting footnote to an incredible career. Ted Barrett, who was behind the plate for Cain's flawless game on June 13, 2012, also called the balls and strikes Saturday.