Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an entire day searching for parking anywhere near the beach. Or gorging yourself on hot dogs and hamburgers at your friend’s barbecue. Or braving the traffic and the crowds in Coronado to watch the Independence Day parade. Or passed out after drinking a little too many Bud Light Lime-a-Ritas before the Big Bay Boom. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (39-44) scored fewer runs than the St Louis Cardinals (52-28) yesterday, dropping the third game of four by a score of 2-1.

Odrisamer Despaigne (3-6, 4.75) gave up just one run on four hits and a walk with three strikeouts over five innings. Tommy Pham doubled in the sixth inning for his first Major League hit and came around to score on a Matt Carpenter single in the next at-bat. In the eighth inning, with Brandon Maurer pitching, Pham reached on an error by Alexi Amarista, stole second base, and then scored on a Jhonny Peralta sacrifice fly.

Carlos Martinez (9-3, 2.70) pitched six and two-thirds innings, surrendering just one run on eight hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Yangervis Solarte hit a solo home run to lead off the fourth inning.

In this afternoon’s finale, Ian Kennedy (4-7, 4.86) takes on Lance Lynn (5-4, 2.74) at 11:15am PDT at Busch Stadium.


Late miscue opens door for loss in St. Louis — Corey Brock and Jenifer Langosch (

Padres fall to Cardinals, 2-1 — Dennis Lin (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Cardinals edge Padres 2-1 to stop 4-game slide — Steve Overbey (The Associated Press)

Cards end losing streak, beat Padres 2-1 — Kevin Modelski (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

MLB Box Score




Solarte’s solo shot

Amarista backhands grounder

J. Upton’s running catch

Pham reaches on error


St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Carlos Martinez stands on the mound after giving up a solo home run to San Diego Padres’ Yangervis Solarte during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 4, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

St. Louis Cardinals’ Tommy Pham, right, scores past San Diego Padres catcher Derek Norris during the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 4, 2015, in St. Louis. The Cardinals won 2-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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