San Diego 8, St. Louis 4

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, September 18, 2010 4:10 PM
Location - Busch Stadium
Temperature - 86°
Umpires - Home Plate - Ron Kulpa, First Base - Lance Barksdale, Second Base - Ed Rapuano, Third Base - Tom Hallion,
Attendance - 40205

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
San Diego 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 4 8 15 0
St. Louis 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 4 7 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Diego 83-65 42-32 41-33 W1
St. Louis 76-71 45-28 31-43 L1

Recap

Ryan Ludwick and Matt Stairs hit back-to-back home runs in the top of the ninth inning, lifting the San Diego Padres to an 8-4 triumph over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Will Venable and David Eckstein each collected three hits and an RBI for the Padres, who ended an 11-game losing streak at Busch Stadium.

San Diego, which entered the day one-half game behind first-place San Francisco in the National League West, watched a two-run lead in the seventh slip away before erupting for four in the ninth to claim its first victory at St. Louis since August 7, 2007.

Eckstein led off with a single and moved to second on a groundout before Adrian Gonzalez was walked intentionally. Ludwick then deposited an 0-1 pitch from Kyle McClellan (1-4) over the left field wall for his 16th blast of the season and a 7-4 advantage.

Batting for winning pitcher Mike Adams (4-1), Stairs followed with his fifth homer of the year and record 23rd career as a pinch-hitter.

Adams tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings and Heath Bell worked a perfect ninth to seal the win.

San Diego staged a three-run rally in the seventh to take a 4-2 lead, with Venable, Miguel Tejada and Gonzalez hitting RBI singles. But the Padres were unable to remain in front for long as Colby Rasmus and Pedro Feliz each plated a run with a base hit to knot the contest.

Making his first start since April 6 due to a strained right shoulder, Young allowed one run and three hits in four innings. The 31-year-old walked three and struck out three while throwing 41 of 69 pitches for strikes.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
San Diego   St. Louis
Chris Young Player Jeff Suppan
No Decision W/L No Decision
4.0 IP 5.0
3 Strikeouts 3
3 Hits 5
2.25 ERA 1.80
Hitting
San Diego   St. Louis
David EcksteinPlayer Skip Schumaker
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.750 Avg .400

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
San Diego 15 2 24 .385 15 8 8 4 0 0
St. Louis 7 0 8 .212 19 4 2 8 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against San Diego. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .487 after a win and .543 after a loss.
  • San Diego will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Padres have a W/L % of .561 after a win and .562 after a loss.
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