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

The Padres (21-24) demolished the Los Angeles Dodgers (26-17), 11-3, yesterday as they avoided the series sweep at Dodger Stadium. Justin Upton had six RBI, all against Dodgers’ starting pitcher Carlos Frias (3-2, 5.34), while going 2-for-4 with his first grand slam with the Padres. Derek Norris contributed two RBI while going 2-for-5. Will Venable went 4-for-5 and scored three runs. And Will Middlebrooks hit his fifth home run of the season with a solo shot in the third inning.

James Shields (6-0, 3.75) remained undefeated while giving up three runs in seven innings on five hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. Andre Ethier ground into a double play with the bases loaded in the seventh inning that also allowed Jimmy Rollins to score. Alex Guerrero then cleared the bases with his seventh home run. Dale Thayer and Shawn Kelley pitched the eighth and ninth innings, respectively, to close out the victory.

The Friars travel the 31.1 miles [which will likely take 2 hours] to Angel Stadium in Anaheim for the first of three games against the Angels tonight at 6:05pm PDT. Tyson Ross (2-4, 3.93) gets the start against Jeff Jered Weaver (3-4, 4.37)


Upton leads charge as Padres pound Dodgers — Corey Brock and Ken Gurnick (

Upton powers Padres in rout of Dodgers — Dennis Lin (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Justin Upton’s slam, 6 RBIs lead Shields, Pads over Dodgers — Joe Resnick (The Associated Press)

San Diego Padres make quick work of Dodgers, Carlos Frias, in 11-3 win — Steve Dilbeck (Los Angeles Times)

MLB Box Score



San Diego Padres’ Justin Upton, right, hits a grand slam while Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes, left, and home plate umpire Alan Porter watch during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Carlos Frias, left, talks with pitching coach Rick Honeycutt during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Alex Guerrero, top, can’t reach a ball hit by San Diego Padres’ Justin Upton for an RBI double as third base coach Glenn Hoffman watches during the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)


Upton’s grand slam

Upton’s RBI double

Middlebrooks’ solo homer

Norris’ two-run single

Middlebrooks’ barehanded play

Norris misses catch

The game summary in GIF form…

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