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

The Padres (38-43) scored more runs than the St Louis Cardinals (51-27) yesterday, 5-3 in eleven innings at Busch Stadium. Will Venable hit a two-run home run in the eleventh inning to break a 3-3 tie. Craig Kimbrel pitched the bottom of the eleventh for his 20th save.

Tyson Ross (5-7, 3.63) pitched six innings, allowing three runs on four hits and five walks with six strikeouts. Ross loaded the bases in the first inning with one out and Yadier Molina ground out to the pitcher for the second out, allowing Matt Carpenter to score. In the fifth inning, Carpenter hit a one out line drive to center field to score Tim Cooney. After Jhonny Peralta struck out, Jason Heyward hit a two-out double to score Carpenter.

Cooney (0-0, 5.40), making only his second Major League start, almost matched Ross’ stat line exactly, pitching six innings while surrendering three runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks with six strikeouts. Yangervis Solarte hit a solo home run in the second inning with one out to break the Padres’ streak of scoreless innings at 22. Solarte was ejected in the sixth inning for voicing his displeasure with some rather shoddy work by the umpires during the game.  In the fourth, a two-out Austin Hedges single scored Justin Upton, but Hedges was then thrown out at second base to end the inning. Ross hit his first Major League home run with a solo shot in the fifth inning.

Tonight, Andrew Cashner (3-9, 4.22) takes the mound against Michael Wacha (10-3, 2.77) at 5:15pm PDT.


Recaps

Venable blast lifts Padres past Cards in 11th — Corey Brock and Jenifer Langosch (MLB.com)

Venable lifts Padres past Cardinals — Dennis Lin (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Venable homer boosts Padres in extra innings — R. B. Fallstrom (The Associated Press)

Venable’s homer in 11th gives Padres 5-3 win over Cards — Derrick Goold (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

MLB Box Score


Quote

“If we’re prepared and we stay intent, we stay competitive, then we have a chance to have good things happen. We’re playing very good teams, and it can psych you out, if you let it.”
Pat Murphy (Lin)


Tweets


Videos

Statcast: Solarte’s solo homer

Hedges’ RBI single

Statcast: Ross’ first home run

Solarte ejected after strikeout

Statcast: Molina’s amazing throw

Norris’ game-saving stop

Venable’s go-ahead home run


Photos

San Diego Padres’ Melvin Upton Jr., left, is safe at first for a single as St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Mark Reynolds handles the throw during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 2, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

San Diego Padres’ Yangervis Solarte, left, rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run off St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Tim Cooney during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 2, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

San Diego Padres’ Yangervis Solarte, left, is held back by first base coach Jose Valentin after being thrown out of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals by home plate umpire Bob Davidson, right, during the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 2, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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