Padres unable to complete comeback and fall to the Cardinals


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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For the second straight day the Cardinals would tee off on the Padres starter early, as Odrisamer Despaigne allowed four runs on RBI singles by Jon Jay, Peter Bourjos and Tony Cruz.

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.