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 (6-9) scored more runs than the Pittsburgh Pirates (7-8), 8-2, at Petco Park last night.

Drew Pomeranz (2-1, 2.04) struck out ten batters in six and two-thirds innings, giving up one unearned run on four hits and three walks. After letting two men on in the seventh inning, Kevin Quackenbush came in to relieve Pomeranz. Jordy Mercer hit an RBI-double that brought Sean Rodriguez home. In the eighth inning, Gregory Polanco ground out to first base, bringing David Freese in from third base.

Adam Rosales grabbed a really hard-hit ground ball down the line at third base and threw out Francisco Cervelli to end the sixth inning. In the ninth inning, Melvin Upton Jr. made two spectacular plays in left field for the first two outs of the inning. The first prevented a home run for Matt Joyce and the second was a line drive off the bat of Cole Figueroa that Upton raced to grab on the fly.

Jeff Locke (0-2, 7.24) didn’t fare nearly as well, lasting just three innings while giving up eight runs on eleven hits and four walks with two strikeouts. Alexei Ramirez lit up the scoreboard with a second inning single with none out to plate Upton. Newly called up Jemile Weeks had his first hit (that really should have been ruled an error) and his first RBI with another single to score Derek Norris. With one out in the second inning, Jon Jay‘s infield single allowed Ramirez to score and Wil Myers followed immediately with an infield single of his own to plate Rosales. With one out in the Padres’ third inning, Ramirez tripled to score Norris. Rosales singled to plate Ramirez. And Pomeranz’s two-out single scored Rosales. Matt Kemp then led off the fourth inning with his fifth home run of the season.

Today’s series finale features James Shields (0-2, 4.05) against Gerrit Cole (0-2, 4.22) at 6:10pm PDT.

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

The Padres (21-25) scored fewer runs than the Los Angeles California Anaheim Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (23-22), 4-3, last night in the first of three games at Angel Stadium. Neither Tyson Ross (2-4, 3.84) nor Jered Weaver (3-4, 4.06) figured in the decision.

The Angels got off to an early lead against Ross, scoring three runs (two earned) on ten hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. Carlos Perez singled to drive in Matt Joyce in the first inning. In the fourth inning, Joyce drove in Kole Calhoun with a single. In the fifth inning, with the bases loaded, Ross threw a wild pitch that Derek Norris blocked, but the carom took him too far away from the plate to tag Erick Aybar at home.

In the Padres’ seventh inning, a Yangervis Solarte double off of Jose Alvarez, in relief of Weaver — who went six and two-thirds innings with one run on six hits, a walk, and seven strikeouts — scored Will Middlebrooks. A two-RBI single by Will Venable then brought Jedd Gyorko and Solarte around to score.

With two outs in the ninth inning, a walk-off Albert Pujols RBI single off of Craig Kimbrel scored Collin Cowgill to win the game for the Angels.

Tonight, at 7:05pm PDT, Odrisamer Despaigne (2-3, 6.11) takes the mound versus Matt Shoemaker (3-4, 6.29) of the Angels.

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