San Diego, CA- After losing the first two games of the series, the Padres were able to comeback and defeat the Cardinals 9-5 on a rainy Saturday night.
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The Cardinals scored the game’s first run in the bottom of the second off Jesse Hahn, as Matt Adams would score on an RBI double by Jhonny Peralta to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead. The Cardinals would increase their lead to 4-0 on an RBI double by Oscar Taveras and a two-run double by Matt Carpenter.
Matt Adams would give the Cardinals back the lead with an RBI single to score Matt Holliday and give the Cardinals a 5-4 lead.
Jedd Gyorko would put the Padres ahead for good in the top of the seventh, with his second grand-slam of the season to give the Padres an 8-5 lead. After struggling all season to raise his batting average above .200, Gyorko has increased his average to .199 today after batting .348 since returning from the disabled list.
Friars on Base
Quackenbush would retire the Cardinals in the 9th to seal the win for the Padres.
Padres rookie Jesse Hahn received the no-decision, after allowing five runs on seven hits with three strikeouts in 5.2 innings of work.
Hahn may be close to being finished for the season, as for the third straight start he has struggled a bit to get opposing batters out. Hahns velocity on his fastball has steadily been decreasing and it may be time for the Padres to shut him down.