Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an afternoon at the pub while playing hooky from work. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (44-51) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (51-44), 7-1, dropping the last two games after taking the first in the three game series at Petco Park.

James Shields (8-3, 3.77) was pulled after the fifth inning, having thrown 96 pitches, with a one-run lead. Shields didn’t allow a Giants run while striking out seven with three hits and three walks. Then, the Padres’ bullpen shat the bed.

Brandon Belt tied up the game at one in the sixth inning with a two-out solo home run off Marcos Mateo. The Giants scored three runs off Brandon Maurer in the seventh inning on two consecutive fly balls that Matt Kemp couldn’t get to. Dale Thayer surrendered a leadoff home run to Brandon Crawford to start the eighth, then gave up two runs on singles by Justin Maxwell and Matt Duffy.

Matt Cain (2-1, 4.09) gave up just the one Padres’ run in six innings, on a Jedd Gyorko solo home run to left field in the second inning. Cain struck out six with five hits and a walk.

The Miami Marlins (39-55) come to San Diego for four games starting tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Tyson Ross (6-7, 3.38) gets the start tonight against Tom Koehler (7-6, 3.38).


Gyorko homers, but ‘pen falters in loss to Giants — Corey Brock and Beth Maiman (

After Shields’ exit, Giants pummel Padres — Dennis Lin (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Shields leaves with 1-0 lead after 5 innings; Padres lose — Bernie Wilson (The Associated Press)

High-scoring Giants, Matt Cain beat Padres to take series — Hank Schulman (San Francisco Chronicle)

MLB Box Score



Gyorko’s solo home run

Posey cuts down Alonso

Posey’s two-run double

Pence’s run-scoring single

Padres turn double play

Romo picks off Almonte at second


San Diego Padres’ Jedd Gyorko launches a long home run into the left field seats against the San Francisco Giants in the second inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 22, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Brandon Belt #9 of the San Francisco Giants hits a solo home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park July 22, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

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