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

The Padres (61-63) scored fewer runs than the St Louis Cardinals (78-45), 10-3, yesterday afternoon in the final game of their three-game series at Petco Park.

Colin Rea (2-1, 5.52) had the wheels come off early, giving up four runs in the first inning. Tommy Pham walked with one out in the first inning, then took second and third bases on a throwing error by Rea on a pickoff move. Jhonny Peralta reached on an error by Yangervis Solarte that scored Pham. A single by Jason Heyward followed, then a single by Yadier Molina. Stephen Piscotty tripled to clear the bases. Rea lasted just four innings, surrendering five runs (four earned) on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Piscotty also hit two home runs, a solo shot off Odrisamer Despaigne in the seventh inning and a two-run home run off Craig Kimbrel in the ninth inning.

Michael Wacha (14-4, 2.85) pitched six innings, giving up a run on five hits, two walks, and three strikeouts. Yonder Alonso singled in the second inning, moved to second on a walk to Austin Hedges, and scored on a single to right field by Clint Barmes. In the ninth inning, a leadoff, pinch-hit double by Brett Wallace was followed by a single by Jedd Gyorko. After a pop-out by Solarte, Cory Spangenberg was hit by a pitch. Matt Kemp then singled to score Barmes and Gyorko. But, Justin Upton struck out and Alonso ground out to the first baseman to end the game.

The Padres are off today as they travel to Washington, D.C. to take on the Washington Nationals (62-61) for three games starting tomorrow night at 4:05pm PDT. James Shields (9-5, 3.74) gets the start versus Stephen Strasburg (7-6, 4.22).


Padres fall to Cards to close solid homestand — Corey Brock and Beth Maiman (

Cardinals score early, often to avoid sweep — Jeff Sanders (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Wacha, Piscotty lead Cardinals past Padres 10-3 — Tim Powers (The Associated Press)

Piscotty backs Wacha as Cards salvage series finale — Rick Hummel (St Louis Post-Dispatch)

MLB Box Score



Reynolds’ diving stop

Despaigne induces double play

Wacha snags comebacker


San Diego Padres starting pitcher Colin Rea works against a St. Louis Cardinals batter during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

St. Louis Cardinals’ Mark Reynolds, left, slides in safely to home, scoring on a sacrifice fly by Matt Carpenter, as San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges misses the throw during the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

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