San Diego 8, Houston 2

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 10:05 PM
Location - Petco Park
Temperature - 68°
Umpires - Home Plate - Gary Darling, First Base - Paul Emmel, Third Base - Jerry Meals,
Attendance - 20944

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Houston 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 1
San Diego 0 2 0 0 2 1 3 0 8 13 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 34-57 24-21 10-36 L1
San Diego 37-55 18-28 19-27 W1

Recap

Padres 8, Astros 2: Yonder Alonso homered and Ross Ohlendorf pitched six solid innings as host San Diego snapped a four-game home losing streak.

Ohlendorf (3-0) gave up two runs (one earned) and struck out six for his first win over Houston in 11 career starts. The Astros lost for the 14th time in their last 16 games.

Alonso put San Diego up 2-1 in the second with a two-run blast to left field off Jordan Lyles (2-6), who is still looking for his first career road win after allowing five runs on 11 hits over six innings.

After J.D. Martinez tied the game in the third with an RBI single, San Diego responded by scoring twice in the fifth on RBIs by Chase Headley and Yasmani Grandal.

Alexi Amarista singled in a run in the sixth with one of his three hits, and the Padres drew clear with three more runs in the seventh. Cameron Maybin capped the inning with a two-run ground-rule double.

Marwin Gonzalez had three hits for Houston, which was aiming to win back-to-back road games for the first time since April 25-27.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Padres OF Carlos Quentin (knee) missed his second straight game, but he’s hoping to return Wednesday. …Astros C Jason Castro has been diagnosed with meniscus damage in his right knee and could need season-ending surgery. …Houston SS Jed Lowrie will be out 4-6 weeks with a nerve issue in his right leg. …Padres 2B Logan Forsythe extended his hitting streak to seven games with a fifth-inning single.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Houston   San Diego
Jordan Lyles Player Ross Ohlendorf
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 6
11 Hits 6
7.50 ERA 1.50
Hitting
Houston   San Diego
Marwin Gonzalez Player Cameron Maybin
3 Hits 3
0 RBI 2
0 HR 0
4 TB 4
.750 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Houston 6 0 8 .182 10 12 2 1 2 1
San Diego 13 1 19 .371 16 5 8 3 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • San Diego will play their next game at home against Houston. The Padres have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .393 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against San Diego. The Astros have a W/L % of .412 after a win and .357 after a loss.