San Diego 8, Houston 4

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 3:35 PM
Location - Petco Park
Temperature - 72°
Umpires - Home Plate - Paul Emmel, First Base - Lance Barrett, Second Base - Jerry Meals, Third Base - Gary Darling,
Attendance - 25713

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 34-58 24-21 10-37 L2
San Diego 38-55 19-28 19-27 W2

Recap


Padres 8, Astros 4:
Clayton Richard pitched into the ninth inning and Yonder Alonso had a pair of doubles and three RBIs as San Diego continued its hot hitting against visiting Houston.

Chris Denorfia drove in two runs and scored twice for the Padres, who have scored seven or more runs in four of six games since the All-Star break.

Matt Downs hit a pair of home runs to provide all the scoring for the Astros, who have lost 15 of their last 17 games.

Richard (7-10) allowed four runs on nine hits over 8 1/3 innings and did not walk anyone. The Astros got the tying run to the on-deck circle in the ninth before closer Huston Street recorded the final out for his 15th save.

The Padres knocked Astros starter Wandy Rodriguez (7-8) out of the game early, touching him for five runs on four hits in four innings. Rodriguez had worked five or more innings 48 consecutive starts.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Alonso has had two or more doubles in seven games this season, a franchise record. Tony Gwynn (1993) and Adrian Gonzalez (2007) held the previous record with six. … Alonso's 23 doubles are the most among major-league rookies. … Richard has posted quality starts in 11 of his last 15 outings. … Padres INF Logan Forsythe went 0-for-3 to snap his hitting streak at seven games. … The multi-homer game was the first of Downs' career.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Houston   San Diego
Wandy Rodriguez Player Clayton Richard
Loss W/L Win
4.0 IP 8.1
4 Strikeouts 2
4 Hits 9
11.25 ERA 4.32
Hitting
Houston   San Diego
Matt DownsPlayer Yonder Alonso
3 Hits 2
4 RBI 3
2 HR 0
9 TB 4
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Houston 9 2 16 .257 7 3 4 1 0 3
San Diego 8 0 11 .250 11 5 6 6 2 1

Upcoming Games

  • San Diego will play their next game at home against Houston. The Padres have a W/L % of .432 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 .351 after a loss.