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Sanchez, Spangenberg hit 3-run homers in Padres’ 7-1 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) — After backup catcher Hector Sanchez hit another big home run for the San Diego Padres, a Wally Pipp joke began making the rounds in the dugout, aimed at Austin Hedges.

Hedges isn’t in danger of losing his job, and probably will back behind the plate as soon as Monday night. But Sanchez more than proved his reliability when he hit a three-run homer in the Padres’ 7-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday.

Corey Spangenberg also hit a three-run shot off Jeff Samardzija as the Padres took two of three in a matchup of two baseball’s worst teams.