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

The Padres (60-62) scored more runs than the St Louis Cardinals (77-44), 9-3, in the first of three games at Petco Park.

Andrew Cashner (5-12, 4.03) gave up just one unearned run in six innings on four hits and two walks with eight strikeouts. Stephen Piscotty reached on a fielding error by Alexi Amarista and later scored on a Yadier Molina single. Bud Norris started the seventh inning in relief of Cashner and gave up two runs without recording an out. Mark Reynolds doubled and Tommy Pham tripled, scoring Piscotty. Marc Rzepczynski then came in to pitch and proceeded to hit Brandon Moss with a pitch. After getting Matt Carpenter to fly out to left field, a Piscotty sacrifice fly let Pham come across the plate for the last Cardinals’ run of the night.

St Louis’ starter John Lackey (10-8, 2.99) also pitched six innings, giving up five runs (four earned) on nine hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. The Friars scored five runs in the fifth inning on an Amarista single followed by a bunt attempt by Cashner that resulted in two throwing errors on the play, bringing Amarista around to score. Rookie centerfielder Travis Jankowski, who made his first Major League start and batted ninth, hit his second single of the night to drive in Cashner. Yangervis Solarte hit a two-run home run to make it 4-1, Padres. Yonder Alonso then walked, took second base on a wild pitch, and scored on a Justin Upton single. In the eighth inning, an Amarista leadoff double was followed by a Brett Wallace two-run home run. Solarte singled and scored on a Matt Kemp two-run home run. And that was all she wrote.

Tonight’s second game of the series stars at 5:40pm PDT with Ian Kennedy (7-11, 4.20) taking the mound against Carlos Martinez (12-5, 2.78).


Padres pound Cardinals behind Cashner, Jankowski — Corey Brock and Beth Maiman (

Solarte, Jankowski help Padres over Cards — Dennis Lin (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Solarte, Wallace homer; Jankowski has big debut for Padres — Bernie Wilson (The Associated Press)

Padres’ two big innings fell Cards 9-3 — Rick Hummel (St Louis Post-Dispatch)

MLB Box Score



Norris cuts down Carpenter

Jankowski’s first career hit

Solarte’s smooth play

Heyward nabs Alonso at second

Amarista scores after two errors

Jankowski’s RBI single

Solarte’s two-run shot

J. Upton’s RBI single

Amarista’s dazzling play

Wallace’s long two-run blast

Kemp’s two-run tater


St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter has no where to throw the ball after fielding a slow roller hit by San Diego Padres’ Jedd Gyorko in the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, in San Diego. Gyorko got a hit on the play. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter leaps in vain for a wild throw from the outfield as San Diego Padres’ Alexi Amarista arrives at third during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, in San Diego. The ball went into the dugout and Amarista scored. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

San Diego Padres’ Alexi Amarista high-fives with Travis Jankowski, left, as he scores against the St. Louis Cardinals during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

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