San Diego starting pitcher Tyson Ross won his third straight start, holding the Cardinals to one run on four hits and five walks in six innings. He did strike out seven and got some timely defensive help as the Cardinals lost to the Padres 3-1.
Cardinals starter Lance Lynn allowed two runs, one earned, and four hits in six innings. He struck out six and walked three. “You hate to lose a game that way when you are throwing the ball well and thinking you are making good pitches. But it just wasn’t my night.” Lynn said.
Jedd Gyorko singled in Yangervis Solarte with the go-ahead run with two outs in the sixth inning, and Solarte later added an insurance home run off Jason Motte.
The Cardinals wasted walks early.
Matt Carpenter led off the game with a walk and was out on a double play ground out by Kolten Wong. Matt Holliday then walked, but was stranded when Matt Adams struck out.
In the second, Allen Craig walked with two outs and made it to third on a single, but was left there when Lance Lynn made the final out.
Again, Carpenter led off the third with a walk and Holliday walked with one out, but Adams and Jhonny Peralta failed to move the runners over as the Cardinals stranded five in the first three innings.
Lynn scored in the fifth after leading off the inning with a single and moving to third on a double by Carpenter. Wong’s sacrifice fly tied the game, but Ross got some defensive help when Carpenter was thrown out at home on a fielder’s choice from Holliday’s grounder. Holliday made it to third on an Adams’ single, but Ross got Peralta to ground out ending the threat.