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 (63-67) finally scored more runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (52-79), 9-4, at Citizens Bank Park yesterday, avoiding a season series sweep.

James Shields (10-6, 3.78) pitched seven innings while allowing one run on six hits and a walk with eight strikeouts. Cameron Rupp hit a solo home run with two outs in the second inning. Odrisamer Despaigne pitched two innings and gave up the other three Phillies’ runs. Cesar Hernandez‘s RBI triple and Aaron Altherr‘s RBI single added two in the eighth inning. In the ninth inning, Andres Blanco tripled to lead off and Cody Asche ground out to score Blanco.

Alec Asher (0-1, 6.35) gave up four runs in five and two-thirds innings on eight hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Matt Kemp hit a two-run home run with one out in the first inning. In the third inning, Justin Upton hit a solo home run with two outs. Shields helped his own cause with an RBI single in the sixth inning. Yangervis Solarte led off the seventh inning with a solo home run. In the eighth inning, pinch-hit RBI singles from Clint Barmes and Brett Wallace and an RBI single from Derek Norris added on. And Melvin Upton Jr. added the final run in the ninth inning with an RBI single.

The Texas Rangers come to Petco Park for three games starting tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Tyson Ross (9-9, 3.42) takes the mound versus Colby Lewis (14-6, 4.38)


Recaps

Shields, Kemp lead Padres past Phillies — Todd Zolecki and Michael Radano (MLB.com)

Padres avoid sweep, finally beat Phillies — Dennis Lin (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Shields leads Padres past Phillies 9-4 — Aaron Bracy (The Associated Press)

Phillies lose in pitcher Alec Asher’s debut — Jake Kaplan (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

MLB Box Score


Quote

“We didn’t play good in Washington; we squeaked out with a win. And we didn’t play well here. We played better today. But we could’ve ambushed a little better and gotten a bigger lead early and not had it so tight in the middle. What I learned, these guys still have a little fight in them.”
Pat Murphy (Lin)

“The ship has sailed and we’re way behind. We’ve got to play with urgency and to me, this was the best day game urgency I’ve seen. That’s what it takes.”
Murphy on Padres place in NL West standings (Zolecki & Radano)

“We’re trying to win every game right now. We have to win as many games as we possibly can.”
James Shields (Lin)


Tweets


Videos

Kemp’s two-run homer

Upton’s bat soars into stands

Padres’ battery turns two

Upton’s solo homer to center

Fan’s barehanded snag

Solarte’s solo home run


Photos

San Diego Padres’ Matt Kemp, right, celebrates his two-run home run with teammates during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

San Diego Padres’ Justin Upton hits a solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

San Diego Padres starting pitcher James Shields throws during the third inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

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