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 were drinking.

The Padres (63-87) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (63-87), 3-2, in the first of three games at Petco Park last night.

Clayton Richard (3-3, 2.98) shutout the Diamondbacks for six and a third innings until Kyle Jensen tripled to drive in Yasmany Tomas and Phil Gosselin singled to score Jensen. Richard ended his night after that, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out two.

Braden Shipley (4-4, 5.49) gave up three runs (two earned) on six hits and a walk in four innings with three strikeouts. Wil Myers hit a solo home run to lead off the fourth inning and Alexi Amarista hit a two-run single with the bases loaded.

Tonight’s second game will have Paul Clemens (3-5, 4.94) taking the mound against Archie Bradley (7-9, 5.07) starting at 7:10pm PDT.

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

The Padres (53-71) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (51-73), 9-1, yesterday afternoon at Petco Park.

Luis Perdomo (6-7, 6.24) allowed just one unearned run in seven innings on five hits and no walks with five strikeouts. Phil Gosselin single and advanced to second base on a throwing error by Perdomo in the seventh inning. Gosselin then took third base on a sacrifice fly by Mitch Haniger and scored on Brandon Drury single.

Braden Shipley (2-3, 5.45) gave up seven runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out five in five and a third innings. Travis Jankowski hit a two-run home run with Patrick Kivlehan on base in the third inning. In the fifth inning, an Adam Rosales triple drove in Kivlehan again and Rosales scored on Perdomo’s double. Alex Dickerson led off the sixth inning with a solo home run, Christian Bethancourt scored on a Brett Wallace double, and Wallace was driven in by Kivlehan’s single. Kivlehan scored once more in the eighth inning on an Alexei Ramirez single.

The Chicago Cubs (78-45) come to Petco Park for three games starting tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Edwin Jackson (3-3, 5.36) gets the start tonight against Jon Lester (13-4, 2.86).

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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 (3-8) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (4-7) last night, 3-2, in the first of three games at Petco Park.

James Shields (0-2, 4.05) pitched seven innings, striking out six while giving up two runs on six hits and four walks. Welington Castillo hit a solo home run to lead off the second inning. Shields shut out the Diamondbacks until two outs in the seventh inning, when Nick Ahmed‘s RBI double to right field brought Yasmany Tomas home. Fernando Rodney was saddled with the loss after giving up the eventual winning run in the ninth inning on a Phil Gosselin infield single.

Zack Greinke (0-2, 6.75) pitched seven and a third innings, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out five. Alexei Ramirez‘s two-out single in the second inning to score Cory Spangenberg put the Padres on the board. And Alexi Amarista hit a single to left field in the fourth inning to tie the game at two.

Hey, at least they didn’t get shut out. Again. Right? RIGHT?

Tonight’s second game has Andrew Cashner (0-1, 8.00) taking the mound against Shelby Miller (0-1, 8.18) at 5:40pm PDT.

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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 (72-82) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (74-80), 6-3, last night in the first of three games at Petco Park.

Casey Kelly (0-1, 9.00) made his first start in a Padres’ uniform since 2012, and it didn’t start out quite according to plan. The Diamondbacks scored all six run in the first two innings, including four in the second inning on a grand slam home run from A.J. Pollock. However, after giving up that grand slam, Kelly retired the next eleven batters, leaving after five innings with six runs allowed on six hits, one walk, and one strikeout.

Rubby De La Rosa (14-8, 4.56) gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits and three walks with two strikeouts in five and two-thirds innings. Matt Kemp scored in the fourth inning on a ground out by Jedd Gyorko. In the fifth inning, Travis Jankowski doubled and scored on a single by Wil Myers. And Alexi Amarista singled in the sixth inning to score Gyorko.

Tonight at 5:40pm PDT, Robbie Erlin (0-1, 21.00) takes the mound against Jeremy Hellickson (9-10, 4.73).

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