The Padres are mired in misery.
They lost 8-3 Thursday to the Giants despite San Francisco committing four errors.
The Padres (19-39) have the worst record in the big leagues. San Diego also loaded the bases in the eighth and ninth Thursday, and failed to score. In the last two games, the Padres had the bases loaded four times — twice with no outs — and scored only one run. The Padres stranded 13 runners Thursday.
The Padres are 20 games under .500 and 18 games out of first place. They were just 5-for-36 with runners in scoring position this series, including 2-for-15 on Thursday.
"We have a pretty strong group in there," Manager Bud Black said. "We come to play every day. We talk about it, they talk about it. They have a lot of pride. I think that is evident by the way they run the bases, running out balls, diving and trying to make plays. Right now it's just not happening for us."
Correa's guarantee lowest since '06
Carlos Correa, taken by Houston with the top pick in this week's amateur draft, agreed to a contract for a signing bonus of $4.8 million.
The deal for the 17-year-old shortstop is the first for a top pick since the new collective bargaining agreement that places restraints on spending for selections in the first 10 rounds. It is the lowest guarantee for a top selection since Kansas City gave pitcher Luke Hochevar $3.5 million in 2006.
Correa is the highest draft pick ever from Puerto Rico. He also is the first shortstop to go first overall since Tampa Bay selected Tim Beckham in 2008.
Aoki gets creamed
Norichika Aoki on Thursday became the first Milwaukee player to hit a walk-off home run this season. The former star in Japan snapped out of a 1-for-22 skid Wednesday night with three hits. Aoki got a shaving-cream pie to the face, as did his interpreter. "They don't do shaving cream to the face in Japan, but it's a good feeling," Aoki said.
The Yankees placed right-handed reliever Freddy Garcia on the bereavement list because of the death of his grandfather and recalled reliever Ryota Igarashi from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Igarashi was claimed off waivers from Toronto on May 29. Garcia has pitched out of the bullpen since a rough April.
■ The Cardinals have placed left-hander Jaime Garcia on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain. Garcia skipped a turn in the rotation before lasting just two innings in his last start Tuesday against Houston. The 25-year-old has posted a 4.48 ERA and 3-4 record in 11 starts this season. St. Louis recalled right-hander Fernando Salas, who led the Cards with 24 saves last season but started this season 0-3.
■ The A's lost outfielder Yoenis Cespedes in the first inning Thursday to a strained left hamstring running from first to third. Cespedes, who came off the disabled list last week from a hand injury, was replaced by Lexington native Collin Cowgill. Cespedes is day to day.