Gyorko and Ross carry San Diego Padres past the Cardinals


San Diego, CA- Tyson Ross was solid once again and the San Diego Padres were able to give him some run support as they defeated the Cardinals 3-1 on Tuesday night.

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Ross (10-10) struggled with his control the entire start, but was able to battle through it for his third straight win by holding the Cardinals to one run on four hits and seven strikeouts in six innings of work.

Tyson Ross continues to prove he is the Padres ace with games like tonight with the Padres on a 3-game losing streak, Ross despite not having his best stuff, stepped up and pitched a solid game to give the Padres the win. Ross finishes the month of July with a 1.10 ERA in his six starts.

The Padres would score the games first run in the bottom of the third, as Rene Rivera scored on a sacrifice fly by Alexi Amarista to give the Padres a 1-0 lead.

The Cardinals would tie the game at 1-1 in the top of the fifth on a sacrifice fly by Kolten Wong.

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  • Jedd Gyorko would give the Padres back the lead in the bottom of the six on a clutch two-out RBI single to score Yangervis Solarte and give the Padres a 2-1 lead.

    Solarte would extend the Padres lead to 3-1 in the bottom of the seventh with a solo-home run, his first Petco Park home run and his second home run as a Padre.

    Joaquin Benoit would close out the game for the Padres in the ninth for his 3rd save of the season.