Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (15-20) scored more runs than the Chicago Cubs (25-8) at Wrigley Field last night, 1-0, to sweep the day-night doubleheader and win the three-game series.

Drew Pomeranz (4-3, 1.80) had ten strikeouts in six shutout innings, allowing three hits and three walks. Kevin Quackenbush, Brad Hand, and Fernando Rodney pitched the last three innings in relief. Rodney recorded his tenth save of the season after getting his ninth in yesterday’s early game of the doubleheader.

John Lackey (4-2, 3.54) pitched eight innings, surrendering the Padres’ only run on a Christian Bethancourt solo home run with two outs in the fifth inning. Lackey ended his night with seven strikeouts while giving up three hits and no walks.

The Friars start four games against the Milwaukee Brewers (14-20) at Miller Park tonight at 5:10pm PDT. James Shields (1-5, 3.60) gets the start with Jimmy Nelson (4-2, 3.74) going for the Brewers.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (60-62) scored more runs than the St Louis Cardinals (77-44), 9-3, in the first of three games at Petco Park.

Andrew Cashner (5-12, 4.03) gave up just one unearned run in six innings on four hits and two walks with eight strikeouts. Stephen Piscotty reached on a fielding error by Alexi Amarista and later scored on a Yadier Molina single. Bud Norris started the seventh inning in relief of Cashner and gave up two runs without recording an out. Mark Reynolds doubled and Tommy Pham tripled, scoring Piscotty. Marc Rzepczynski then came in to pitch and proceeded to hit Brandon Moss with a pitch. After getting Matt Carpenter to fly out to left field, a Piscotty sacrifice fly let Pham come across the plate for the last Cardinals’ run of the night.

St Louis’ starter John Lackey (10-8, 2.99) also pitched six innings, giving up five runs (four earned) on nine hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. The Friars scored five runs in the fifth inning on an Amarista single followed by a bunt attempt by Cashner that resulted in two throwing errors on the play, bringing Amarista around to score. Rookie centerfielder Travis Jankowski, who made his first Major League start and batted ninth, hit his second single of the night to drive in Cashner. Yangervis Solarte hit a two-run home run to make it 4-1, Padres. Yonder Alonso then walked, took second base on a wild pitch, and scored on a Justin Upton single. In the eighth inning, an Amarista leadoff double was followed by a Brett Wallace two-run home run. Solarte singled and scored on a Matt Kemp two-run home run. And that was all she wrote.

Tonight’s second game of the series stars at 5:40pm PDT with Ian Kennedy (7-11, 4.20) taking the mound against Carlos Martinez (12-5, 2.78).

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