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

The Padres (23-26) scored a lot fewer runs than the Pittsburgh Pirates (25-22), 11-5, last night in the first of four games at Petco Park.

Ian Kennedy (2-5, 7.15) gave up seven runs in three and two-thirds innings, the first six all thanks to home runs. Jung Ho Kang connected in the first inning for a three-run moonshot, Gregory Polanco hit a solo home run in the second inning, and Starling Marte had a two-run shot in the third inning. Shawn Kelley relieved Kennedy in the fourth and pitched one and a third shutout innings. But Cory Mazzoni gave up another four runs in his two innings.

A.J. Burnett (5-1, 1.81), meanwhile, looked good early in his five and two-thirds innings, but got into a little bit of trouble in the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings. All five Padres’ runs came in those three innings. But the Friars were shutout over the last third of the game.

Tonight, James Shields (6-0, 3.75) takes the mound against Francisco Liriano (2-4, 3.86) at 7:10pm PDT.


Kennedy struggles early and Padres can’t recover — Barry M. Bloom and Jay Paris (

Aging Burnett, Pirates best Padres — Jeff Sanders (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Kennedy loses 4th straight start for Padres, 11-5 to Pirates — Bernie Wilson (The Associated Press)

Pirates slug their way to 7th win in a row, 11-5 — Bill Brink (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

MLB Box Score



San Diego Padres’ Matt Kemp tosses his bat into the air after striking out against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the fourth inning in a baseball game Thursday, May 28, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Don Boomer)

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Francisco Cervelli scores on the high throw to San Diego Padres catcher Derek Norris during the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 28, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Don Boomer)


Kang’s three-run homer

Polanco’s solo shot

Marte’s two-run homer

Spangenberg’s RBI groundout

Middlebrooks’ RBI single

Norris nabs Polanco

Padres score on Pirates’ errors

Upton’s RBI single

Middlebrooks scores on DP

The Game Summary In GIF Form…

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