Andrew Cashner surrendered just one run on three hits over six-plus frames, while Joaquin Benoit (5-3) earned the win for tossing a scoreless eighth for the Padres, who have won the first two of this four-game set.
Starter Michael Wacha gave up a run and five hits with six strikeouts over seven innings in a no-decision, while Jason Heyward scored the lone run for the Cardinals, who have dropped four straight on the heels of a six-game winning streak.
“When you don’t get the little things done in games like these, it’s not going to work out for you,” St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said.
Yangervis Solarte tripled to the warning track in right off Trevor Rosenthal (1-1) with one out in the ninth and Gyorko plated him with a base hit to left for a 2-1 lead. [Read more…]