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

The Padres (39-47) scored fewer runs than the Pittsburgh Pirates (49-34) at PNC Park last night, 3-2, after a one hour and 42 minute rain delay in the third inning.

Padres’ starter Tyson Ross (5-7, 3.56) didn’t return after the rain delay after pitching the first two innings with no runs, two hits, no walks, and a strikeout. Frank Garces pitched two innings of relief, giving up one run on three hits and a walk with two strikeouts. Marcos Mateo surrendered a run in one and two-thirds innings on two hits, a walk, and one strikeout. Shawn Kelley gave up one hit in one and a third innings with two strikeouts. And Joaquin Benoit got the loss, giving up one run on an RBI triple by Gregory Polanco in the eighth inning.

Francisco Liriano (5-6, 2.99) came back from the rain delay to give up two runs on four hits and a walk with six strikeouts over six innings. Matt Kemp doubled to drive in Derek Norris and Yonder Alonso in the third inning after play resumed.

The Padres try to avoid a sweep tonight as Andrew Cashner (3-9, 4.06) faces Charlie Morton (6-2, 4.30) at 4:05pm PDT.


Padres fall one run short vs. Pirates — Tom Singer and Corey Brock (

Padres suffer rain-delayed loss to Pirates — Dennis Lin (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Polanco helps with tarp, then triples as Pirates top Padres — John Perrotto (The Associated Press)

Polanco’s hit sparks Pirates’ 3-2 victory against Padres — Bill Brink (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

MLB Box Score



Pirates help out grounds crew

Kemp’s two-run double

J. Upton’s homer-robbing catch

Kang’s RBI triple


San Diego Padres starting pitcher Tyson Ross walks to the dugout after retiring the side during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Pugliese)

Pirates players Andrew McCutchen and Sean Rodriguez help grounds crew members put the tarp on the infield as grounds crew member Matt Gerhardt, right, climbs out after being enveloped by the tarp from strong winds. (Matt Freed/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Pirates grounds crew member Jeff Miller tries to control the tarp on the infield as a storm blows into PNC Park. (Matt Freed/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

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