San Diego 11, St. Louis 3

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, September 10, 2012 10:05 PM
Location - Petco Park
Temperature - 72°
Umpires - Home Plate - James Hoye, First Base - Jim Joyce, Second Base - Lance Barrett, Third Base - Jim Reynolds,
Attendance - 18081

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
St. Louis 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 9 1
San Diego 0 2 2 2 0 0 2 3 11 17 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 75-66 43-29 32-37 L1
San Diego 67-75 36-34 31-41 W2

Recap


Padres 11, Cardinals 3: Cameron Maybin belted a two-run homer among his three hits and surging San Diego romped in the series opener against visiting St. Louis.

Chris Denorfia had four hits and two RBIs and Will Venable drove in three runs as the Padres improved to 15-5 in their last 20 games and handed the Cardinals their fourth loss in five games.

Eric Stults (6-2) earned his fifth consecutive victory, giving up three runs on five hits in 5 1/3 innings, and San Diego won for the 19th time in 25 games at Petco Park.

Left-hander Jaime Garcia (4-7) lasted only three innings and allowed four runs on seven hits as St. Louis saw its lead for the second wild-card slot whittled to one game over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Logan Forsythe and Everth Cabrera added three hits apiece as the Padres collected 17 against five Cardinals pitchers.

Pete Kozma went 3-for-4, including a two-run triple in the second inning for St. Louis, but San Diego answered with two runs in each of its next three at-bats - with all of the runs coming with two outs.

Maybin's two-run blast in the third put the Padres ahead to stay and Jesus Guzman and Yonder Alonso had RBI singles in the fourth for a 6-2 lead.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cardinals 1B Lance Berkman will undergo season-ending knee surgery Tuesday. Berkman, who underwent knee surgery May 25, has made only one start since Aug. 3 because of recurring soreness in the joint. ... Padres LF Carlos Quentin left the game in the fourth with soreness in his right knee. He underwent surgery on the knee in March. ... Cardinals 3B David Freese returned to the lineup after sitting out Sunday's game with a mild ankle sprain. ... Forsythe was a home run shy of the first cycle in franchise history. ... Cardinals RHP Jake Westbrook will miss Thursday's scheduled start with a right oblique injury. Lance Lynn will start in his place.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
St. Louis   San Diego
Jaime Garcia Player Eric Stults
Loss W/L Win
3.0 IP 5.1
4 Strikeouts 5
7 Hits 5
12.00 ERA 5.06
Hitting
St. Louis   San Diego
Pete Kozma Player Chris Denorfia
3 Hits 4
2 RBI 2
0 HR 0
6 TB 5
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
St. Louis 9 0 13 .257 16 10 3 1 0 1
San Diego 17 1 26 .436 27 10 10 8 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • San Diego will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Padres have a W/L % of .530 after a win and .421 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against San Diego. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .533 after a win and .530 after a loss.