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

The Padres (56-69) scored more runs than the St Louis Cardinals (63-62) last night, 12-4, in the first of three games at Busch Stadium.

Clayton Richard (6-12, 4.89) gave up four runs over five and two-thirds innings on six hits and a walk while striking out six. Back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning by Jedd Gyorko (two-runs) and Stephen Piscotty (solo) put the Cardinals on the scoreboard. Yadier Molina hit a solo home run in the sixth inning.

Lance Lynn (10-6, 3.17) allowed four runs on six hits and a walk with four strikeouts in six innings. In the third inning, a bases-loaded double by Yangervis Solarte scored Richard, Manuel Margot, and Jose Pirela. Solarte doubled again in the fifth inning, driving in Margot. In the seventh inning, Margot scored on a Pirela single, Matt Szczur‘s single drove in Carlos Asuaje and Pirela, and Austin Hedges hit a three-run home run. Solarte hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning.

Jhoulys Chacin (11-8, 3.98) starts the second game tonight against Luke Weaver (1-1, 3.31) with first pitch set for 5:15pm PDT.


Recaps

Solarte, bats carry Padres past CardinalsAJ Cassavell and Jenifer Langosch (MLB.com)

Yangervis Solarte drives in career-high six runs in rout of CardinalsDennis Lin (The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Solarte drives in career-best 6 runs, Padres beat Cards 12-4 – Joe Harris (The Associated Press)

Cardinals doomed by bullpen meltdown in 12-4 loss to Padres – Mitchell Forde (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

MLB Box Score / Fangraphs


Photos

San Diego Padres’ Carlos Asuaje (20) is safe at first for a single as the throw goes over the head of St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Carpenter (13) during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges, right, celebrates after St. Louis Cardinals’ Tommy Pham struck out swinging to end the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

St. Louis Cardinals’ Yadier Molina, right, is safe at second ahead of the tag from San Diego Padres second baseman Carlos Asuaje, left, for a double as second base umpire Will Little watches during the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

San Diego Padres’ Austin Hedges, right, is congratulated by teammate Matt Szczur (23) after hitting a three-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

San Diego Padres’ Yangervis Solarte, right, rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run as St. Louis Cardinals catcher Carson Kelly, left, kneels at the plate during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

San Diego Padres’ Yangervis Solarte points skyward as he rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)


Tweets


Videos

Solarte’s career-high six RBIs

Fan makes nice catch with hat

Solarte’s RBI double

Padres score six in the 7th

Solarte’s two-run homer


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  • ballybunion

    I’m struck by the fans who want the Padres to release Clayton Richard after giving up four runs in five innings. Didn’t he pitch a complete game shutout his previous start?

    He’s had three starts in which he failed to pitch 5 innings, allowing 23 ER in 10-2/3 IP. In his other 23 starts, he has a 3.88 ERA. That’s why the Padres signed him: pitch halfway decent and eat innings.

    I guess those fans want him to join all those other former Padres starters in the AL. Six of them are scheduled to pitch on Wednesday, with two of them, Pomeranz and Kluber, going head-to-head.