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

The Padres (54-66) scored more runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (43-75), 3-0, at Petco Park yesterday to complete a three-game sweep.

Clayton Richard (6-12, 4.84) pitched a shutout on three hits and a walk with six strikeouts in a complete game. No one from the Phillies got farther than second base.

Nick Pivetta (4-8, 6.25) allowed three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out eleven over five innings. Wil Myers singled Carlos Asuaje in, stole second base, then stole third base, and came home on a double steal with Austin Hedges in the fourth inning. In the sixth inning, Hunter Renfroe doubled to drive in Cory Spangenberg.

The Washington Nationals (71-47) head to Petco Park for four games beginning tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Jhoulys Chacin (11-8, 4.06) starts tonight against Edwin Jackson (3-2, 3.86).
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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 (37-49) scored more runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (28-57) in the first of three games at Citizen’s Bank Park last night, 4-3.

Clayton Richard (5-8, 4.66) allowed one run on five hits and a walk with two strikeouts in six innings before the game was delayed an hour and 34 minutes by rain in the middle of the seventh inning. Tommy Joseph hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. Cameron Rupp scored on a groundout by Daniel Nava and Freddy Galvis‘ single drove in Nick Williams in the seventh inning.

Nick Pivetta (2-4, 4.73) gave up three runs on five hits and no walks while striking out nine in seven innings. Jose Pirela hit a solo home run in the first inning. Austin Hedges hit two solo home runs — in the third and fifth innings — and drove in Cory Spangenberg with the go-ahead run in the ninth inning with a sacrifice fly.

This afternoon’s second game features Jhoulys Chacin (7-7, 4.52) taking the mound versus Aaron Nola (6-5, 3.73) starting at 1:05pm PDT.
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