San Diego, CA- The San Diego Padres fall to the Cleveland Indians 2-0 in Game 1 of today’s doubleheader.
The Indians scored the games only runs in the bottom of the 6th, as after a throwing error by 3rd baseman Alexi Amarista, who was filling in for Chase Headley due to knee soreness allowed Nick Swisher to get on base, Jason Kipnis would follow with a two-run home-run to give the Indians the lead 2-0.
Zach McAllister shut down the Padres offense allowing no runs on five hits, while striking out seven in 7.2 innings of work. The Padres would force McAllister out of the game in the 8th with back to back two out singles by Alexi Amarista and Everth Cabrera to bring the go-ahead run to the plate for the Padres, but Indians reliever Cody Allen would strikeout Seth Smith to end the Padres threat.
The Padres would attempt to comeback in the 9th as the Padres got the tying runs on base, after a leadoff single by Yonder Alonso and a walk by Jedd Gyorko. They would advance into scoring position with one out on a wild pitch by Indians closer John Axford. The Padres would once again be unable to come through in the clutch as Will Venable struck out and Xavier Nady flew out to end the game.
Stults suffered his second loss of the season (0-2) after allowing two runs on five hits and two walks in 5.2 innings of work.
The Padres offensive woes continue as they were 0- for-8 with runners in scoring position today.