Michael Morse’s return to the lineup is drawing near. He took a day off from treatment for his strained oblique Sunday, and manager Bruce Bochy upgraded Morse’s status to day to day. … According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Hunter Pence’s games-played streak of 364 is the longest for the Giants since Bill Terry (1930-33).
Shortstop Everth Cabrera could return to the Padres for their weekend series in Arizona, manager Bud Black said. Cabrera, who has been on the disabled list since Aug. 12 with a left hamstring strain, was arrested early Sept. 3 on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana, according to the California Highway Patrol. Black said he hadn’t yet spoken with Cabrera regarding the incident. Cabrera has missed 25 games with the hamstring strain and missed 21 games in July with the same injury. He’s hitting .232 on the season with a .272 on-base percentage in 90 games. Cabrera was suspended for the final 50 games of the 2013 season for his relationship to Biogenesis.
Nolan Arenado’s tiebreaking home run off Mets reliever Vic Black on Monday was a true odds-beater. In 100 career plate appearances in which he was down 0-2, Arenado had managed two extra-base hits — neither of them homers. In 24 career plate appearances in which he was ahead 0-2, Black had allowed one hit — a single.
Compiled by Rachel Lister from wire reports.