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 (44-50) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (50-44), 9-3, at Petco Park last night to have their five game winning streak snapped. This game had it all; possible no-hitter, hit batsman, grand slams, bat flips, gum throwing, bench clearing, broken bats, Spider-Man. Everything.

Odrisamer Despaigne (3-7, 4.98) pitched bad and he should feel bad, giving up six runs on seven hits and two walks with a strikeout. Hunter Pence led off the second inning with a home run to center field. Gregor Blanco hit into a double play that scored Brandon Belt later that inning. Brandon Crawford hit a three-run home run with one out in the fourth inning. In the sixth inning, Hector Sanchez came up with the bases loaded against Dale Thayer and crushed a grand slam home run into the right field seats.

Chris Heston (10-5. 3.18) had a no-hitter going until the sixth inning, when a Melvin Upton Jr. broken bat single landed in center field to lead off the inning. Heston pitched seven and a third innings, allowing just the one hit and two walks with six strikeouts.

The Padres loaded the bases in the ninth inning against Josh Osich. Pinch-hitter Austin Hedges hit a sacrifice fly to center field to plate Clint Barmes and finally put the Padres on the scoreboard. After Jedd Gyorko lined out to center field, Brett Wallace doubled to center field to score Yangervis Solarte and Alexi Amarista.

This afternoon at 12:40pm PDT, James Shields (8-3, 3.92) gets the start against Matt Cain (1-1, 5.06).


Padres sunk by Giants’ three homers — Corey Brock and Chris Haft (

Padres’ streak ends in Giant rout — Dennis Lin (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Heston shuts down Pads, Sanchez hits slam in 9-3 Giants win — Bernie Wilson (The Associated Press)

Heston, homers hoist Giants to big win — Hank Schulman (San Francisco Chronicle)

MLB Box Score



Pence’s solo homer

Crawford’s three-run homer

Sanchez’s grand slam

M. Upton ends no-no, loses bat

Brokaw on scaling the netting

Benches clear in San Diego

Hedges’ sac fly

Wallace’s two-run double


San Diego Padres starting pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne squats on the mound as San Francisco Giants’ Brandon Crawford rounds the bases with a three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

San Francisco Giants’ Hector Sanchez swings on a grand slam against the San Diego Padres during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in San Diego. The Padres had intentionally walked Gregor Blanco to pitch to Sanchez. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Hector Sanchez #29 of the San Francisco Giants hits a grand slam home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park July 21, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

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