Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening at the Tilted Kilt Downtown for the Fox Sports San Diego viewing party, sponsored in part by Montalvo Tequila, who kept handing out free shots of their product. Here’s what you might have missed while I was — I mean — you were drinking.

The Padres (50-53) scored more runs than the Miami Marlins (42-61), 8-3 in 11 innings, in the first of three games at Marlins Park.

Ian Kennedy (6-9, 4.44) pitched seven innings and allowed just two runs on four hits and two walk with five strikeouts, but did not get the win. Craig Kimbrel blew the save with two outs in the ninth inning by giving up a solo home run to Derek Dietrich to tie the game up at 3. Kennedy’s two runs came on a two-run home run by Christian Yelich in the first inning. Kennedy was originally scratched to allow him to fly back to San Diego to witness the birth of his new daughter, but weather forced him to cancel those plans and he came back to start the game.

David Phelps (4-7, 3.93) also came away with a no-decision, pitching five innings and allowing three runs on seven hits and one walk with two strikeouts. Kennedy scored on a Yangervis Solarte single in the third inning for the Padres’ first run. In the fourth inning, a Jedd Gyorko single scored Yonder Alonso and a sacrifice fly from Alexi Amarista allowed Derek Norris to score.

Flash forward to the eleventh inning, when back-to-back bases-loaded walks to Alonso and Norris scored two runs. A single from Gyorko scored Justin Upton and Alonso. Will Venable then singled to bring Norris across the plate again.

Tonight has Odrisamer Despaigne (4-7, 4.76) scheduled to start against Jose Urena (1-4, 4.04) at 4:10pm PDT in the second game at Marlins Park.


Padres top Marlins with five-run 11th inning — Steve Wilaj and Corey Brock (

Padres squash Marlins in 11th — Dennis Lin (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Bases-loaded walks lift Padres over Marlins 8-3 — (The Associated Press)

Depleted Miami Marlins unravel in 11th inning, lose to Padres 8-3 — Clark Spencer (Miami Herald)

MLB Box Score



Yelich’s two-run shot

Solarte’s RBI single

Solarte’s backhanded stop

Gyorko’s RBI single

Amarista’s sacrifice fly

Capps nabs Venable at first

Dietrich’s game-tying solo homer

Alonso’s bases-loaded walk

Norris’ bases-loaded walk

Gyorko’s two-run single

Venable’s RBI single


Miami Marlins starting pitcher David Phelps reacts after allowing Derek Norris of the San Diego Padres (not shown) to reach first base on an infield hit in the second inning Friday, July 31, 2015 at Marlins Park. (Pedro Portal/El Nuevo Herald)

Dee Gordon of the Miami Marlins steals second base in the second inning against the San Diego Padres at Marlins Park on Friday, July 31, 2015. (Pedro Portal/El Nuevo Herald)

San Diego Padres’ Derek Norris, left, beats the throw to Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto, right, to score on a sacrifice fly by Alexi Amarista in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 31, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon can’t secure a throw from catcher J.T. Realmuto (not shown) as Will Venable of the San Diego Padres steals second base in the 11th inning at Marlins Park on Friday, July 31, 2015. (Pedro Portal/El Nuevo Herald)

San Diego Padres’ Yonder Alonso (23) draws a walk with the bases loaded to score Will Venable in the eleventh inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Friday, July 31, 2015, in Miami. The Padres defeated the Marlins 8-3 in eleven innings. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)


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