San Diego, CA- After coming back to defeat the Cardinals 9-5 last night, the Padres were unable to complete their comeback Sunday afternoon as they fell to the Cardinals 7-6.
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The Cardinals would continue their assault in the bottom of the second on a solo-home run by Matt Carpenter to give the Cardinals a 5-0 lead.
The Padres would cut into the Cardinals lead in the top of the fourth on RBI singles by Alexi Amarista and Yangervis Solarte to cut the Cardinals lead to 5-2. Jake Goebbert would cut the Cardinals lead to 5-4 in the top of the sixth with an RBI triple and scored on a throwing error.
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The Cardinals would respond in the bottom of the sixth on a Matt Carpenter two-run double off reliever Tim Stauffer to extend their lead to 7-4.
The Padres would attempt one last comeback in the ninth, as following a two-run single by Abraham Almonte t0 cut the Cardinals lead to 7-6 and put the tying run in scoring position. Unfortunately the Padres would strand the tying and go-ahead runs at second and third to end the game.
The Padres entered this series on a five game winning streak and looked to cut the Cardinals wild-card lead to three or four games.
Instead the Padres wasted the opportunity losing three of four to the Cardinals and remained 6 GB in the wild-card.