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

The Padres (65-80) scored fewer runs than the Minnesota Twins (75-69) in the first of two games at Target Field last night, 16-0.

Travis Wood (3-6, 6.80) gave up nine runs on nine hits and a walk with two strikeouts in two and a third innings. Brian Dozier led off the bottom of the first inning with a solo home run. And it just got worse from there. The Twins hit seven home runs, one an inning through the seventh, which tied the Padres’ record for home run allowed in a game. Jorge Polanco hit a two-run shot in the second inning. Jason Castro hit two, a two-run in the third inning and led off the fifth inning with a solo. Eddie Rosario hit a two-run in the fourth inning. Eduardo Escobar led off the sixth with a solo. Kennys Vargas hit a three-run shot in the seventh inning. Kyle McGrath was the only Padre pitcher to retire the side, in the eighth inning.

Kyle Gibson (10-10, 4.97) shutout the Padres on four hits and no walks in six innings while striking out six. The closest the Padres came to scoring a run came in the seventh inning, when Cory Spangenberg walked and Jabari Blash reached on an error.

Tonight’s series finale pits Dinelson Lamet (7-7, 4.32) against Ervin Santana (15-7, 3.45) beginning at 5:10pm PDT.
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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy when you spend an evening in the pub trying to erase the possibility of Tom Werner, MLB Commissioner from your mind.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (51-61) lost to the Minnesota Twins (51-60),  3-1, in the first game of a two-game series in Minneapolis’ Target Field.  Jesse Hahn (7-3, 2.28) took the loss after hanging a curveball to Kennys Vargas for a three-run home run [Vargas’ first career home run, by the way] in the sixth inning, which was really Hahn’s only mistake.

Twins’ starter Phil Hughes (11-8, 4.01) gave up a solo home run to Yonder Alonso in the fifth inning for the Padres only run.  Alonso also had a double in the second inning, but Yasmani Grandal was thrown out at the plate on the play, ending the inning.

The Friars wrap up the short series with Minnesota at 10:10 am PDT today.  Odrisamer Despaigne (2-3, 2.68) tries to turn his recent luck around against the Twins’ [and former Padre] Kevin Correia (5-13, 4.96) before the Padres head to Pittsburgh for a three-game series against the Pirates on Friday.

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