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 (13-22) scored fewer runs than the Texas Rangers (12-20) last night at Globe Life Park, 4-3, in the first of two games.

Luis Perdomo (0-0, 4.13) is still looking for his first decision of 2017, giving up three run on seven hits and four walks with seven strikeouts in six innings pitched. In the first inning, a Shin-Soo Choo reached on a single, took third on a single by Elvis Andrus, and scored on a wild pitch to Nomar Mazara. Mike Napoli scored on a Choo single and Delino DeShields scored on a balk by Perdomo in the fifth inning. In the seventh inning, DeShields scored on an Andrus ground ball that Yangervis Solarte threw wide of first base for an error.

Yu Darvish (3-2, 2.96) also pitched six innings and allowed three runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out six. Wil Myers hit a solo home run in the first inning. In the second inning, Erick Aybar hit a solo home run and Matt Szczur later doubled to drive in Hunter Renfroe.

This evening’s series finale at Globe Life Park pits Clayton Richard (2-4, 4.87) against Martin Perez (1-5, 4.06) starting at 5:05pm PDT.

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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 (13-20) scored more runs than the Texas Rangers (13-20) in the first of two games at Petco Park last night, 5-1.

Trevor Cahill (3-2, 3.06) gave up just one hit in five and a third shutout innings with five walks and seven strikeouts. Shin-Soo Choo hit a solo home run off Brad Hand in the seventh inning for the Rangers’ lone run.

Nick Martinez (0-2, 5.18) surrendered four runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out four in six innings. Austin Hedges‘ RBI single in the second inning put the Padres on the board and Hedges later scored on Manuel Margot‘s single. Ryan Schimpf hit a solo home run in the third inning. Hedges hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. Cory Spangenberg hit a solo home run in the seventh inning.

This afternoon Jered Weaver (0-3, 5.51) takes the mound against A.J. Griffin (3-0, 3.54) starting at 12:40pm 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 (64-69) scored fewer runs than the Texas Rangers (70-62), 4-3 in ten innings last night at Petco Park,

Ian Kennedy (8-12, 3.88) struck out twelve and allowed two runs on five hits and two walk in seven innings. But the Padres bullpen could not hold the one run lead Kennedy left in their hands. Joaquin Benoit walked Shin-Soo Choo and Prince Fielder singled, bringing up Adrian Beltre, who hit a sacrifice fly to tie the game at three in the eighth inning. In the 10th inning, Bud Norris gave up a single to Elvis Andrus and Mitch Moreland hit a double that brought Andrus around to score the go-ahead run.

Cole Hamels (2-1, 3.70) also threw seven innings, allowing three runs on eight hits and a walk with eight strikeouts. Clint Barmes hit a two-RBI double in the fourth inning to scored Jedd Gyorko and Matt Kemp. In the sixth inning, Justin Upton and Brett Wallace hit back-to-back singles and Upton scored on a Barmes ground out Fielder’s Choice.

Tonight, the Los Angeles Dodgers (75-57) come to Petco Park for four games. Colin Rea (2-2, 5.95) gets the ball against Mat Latos (4-9, 4.76) at 7:10pm 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 (64-68) scored fewer runs than the Texas Rangers (69-62) last night at Petco Park, 8-4, in a game that saw Matt Kemp come up a triple short of a cycle, three Padres’ players injured, and a straight-up steal of home plate.

Andrew Cashner (5-13, 4.15) pitched five innings, giving up four runs on eight hits and no walks with four strikeouts. In the first inning, Prince Fielder hit a two-run home run. Shin-Soo Choo hit an RBI double in the third inning. Yonder Alonso left the game with lower back tightness after that inning. An Elvis Andrus sacrifice fly in the sixth inning added another run. In the seventh inning, Andrus singled with the bases loaded to score three runs. Derek Norris was injured when his arm was caught in the wrong position on Adrian Beltre‘s slide. After Norris was removed, pitcher Shawn Kelley threw one warmup pitch to Austin Hedges and walked off the mound, removing himself after feeling tightness in his forearm. After Kevin Quackenbush came in and faced Will Venable at the plate, Andrus stole home.

Yovani Gallardo (11-9, 3.27) allowed four runs on six hits and one walk with two strikeouts over five innings. A Kemp double in the third inning scored Yangervis Solarte and Brett Wallace. In the fifth inning, Kemp hit a two-run home run. Jedd Gyorko‘s RBI single and Hedges sacrifice fly scored two more in the ninth inning.

The series wraps up tonight at 7:10pm PDT with Ian Kennedy (8-12, 3.94) taking on Cole Hamels (2-1, 3.89).

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One of the first things I learned when I moved from San Diego to Cleveland was how similar the two cities are when it comes to sports. San Diego sports teams have yet to win a major sports championship. Cleveland teams haven’t won a major sports championship since before San Diego had major sports teams. To root for the home teams in either city is to be a tortured sports fan.

As baseball towns, the similarities continue. Neither the Padres nor Indians are the main sports attraction in town. The Padres rank second in San Diego behind the Chargers. The Indians play third fiddle in Cleveland, behind the Browns and Cavs. Although both franchises have beautiful downtown ballparks, they also both struggle to fill their seats, mostly because of their inabilities to consistently win baseball games. Read More…