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Gyorko powers Padres past Cardinals, 9-5

By WARREN MAYES
Associated Press
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ST. LOUIS (AP) Jedd Gyorko's grand slam gave him a spot in Padres history and his team a come-from-behind victory.

Gyorko hit his third career grand slam and drove in five runs, sparking San Diego to a 9-5 rain-delayed victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night.

It was Gyorko's 31st career homer and set the team mark for most homers by a Padres second baseman, surpassing Mark Loretta.

''It seems like once a game I come up with the bases loaded,'' Gyorko said. ''That's a credit to the guys hitting in front of me. I have to capitalize more like tonight.''

Gyorko's eighth homer came on an 0-1 pitch from Kevin Siegrist (1-3) with one out in the seventh. The Padres had loaded the bases on two singles and a walk before Gyorko's drive to left.

''It was a fastball down and in,'' Gyorko said. ''It probably wasn't a bad pitch. I just put a good swing on it.''

Rain then halted play later in the inning. The game was delayed 1 hour, 46 minutes and only a handful of the crowd of 44,079 stayed to watch the finish.

The Cardinals, who had won three in a row, dropped to three games back of Milwaukee for the NL Central lead. The Brewers beat Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers 3-2.

''We get some offensive production early on; it's hard to see that go away,'' St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said. ''We had two really rough innings that made for a bad day.''

Alex Torres (2-1) earned the win when he got the last out in the sixth in relief of rookie starter Jesse Hahn. San Diego won for the sixth time in its last eight games.

''Our guys did a nice job and swung at strikes for both of our rallies,'' San Diego manager Bud Black said.

Matt Adams' two-out RBI triple in the fifth gave St. Louis a 5-4 lead. It was Adams' team-high fifth triple.

The Cardinals struck for four runs in the second. Jhonny Peralta hit a run-scoring double down the left-field line and scored on Oscar Taveras' one-out double that hit just in front of the wall in center.

Taveras returned to the starting lineup after two days on the bench. The rookie outfielder did have a pinch-hit RBI single Friday to snap a 2-for-20 slump.

Matt Carpenter added a two-run double for the Cardinals. Rymer Liriano tried to catch the line drive. It landed in front of him and bounced by.

But San Diego got the runs back against Shelby Miller in the third.

''It was good to see us come back against a good young arm like that,'' Black said. ''I'm very happy for the guys and their at-bats.''

Gyorko had an RBI single and rookie Jake Goebbert hit a bases-loaded triple with two down. He had four RBIs in his first 25 games.

''You get a four-run lead, you don't go out and give up four runs,'' Miller said. ''Unacceptable. Obviously, it doesn't sit well with me. I should have done a better job of making pitches.''

Seth Smith's third hit in the eighth drove the Padres' final run.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: 3B Yangervis Solarte returned to the lineup after missing two games with a mild left oblique strain. He was in the leadoff spot for the third time this season.

Cardinals: RHP Michael Wacha (right shoulder) threw 30 pitches off the bullpen mound before the game. He had not pitched off a mound since his June 17 start against the New York Mets. He will undergo an MRI on Monday to check the shoulder.

TARGET PRACTICE

St. Louis CF Jon Jay was hit twice by a pitch. He also was hit by a pitch twice Friday, giving him four in two games. He leads the major leagues with 14 hit by pitches.

CARDINALS HALL OF FAME

Willie McGee, Jim Edmonds, Mike Shannon and the late Marty Marion were honored Saturday with their induction into St. Louis' newly created Cardinals Hall of Fame.

UP NEXT

Rookie RHP Odrisamer Despaigne (3-3, 2.72 ERA) faces Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright (14-7, 2.34 ERA) in the finale of the four-game series. Despaigne pitched seven scoreless innings in a victory over Colorado in his previous start. Wainwright is 5-2 with a 1.47 ERA against the Padres. He is coming off a 3-0 loss at Miami in his last outing.

 
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Players of the Game
St. Louis

M. Adams
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
San Diego

J. Gyorko
AB 3
R 2
H 2
HR 1
RBI 5
 

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San Diego Padres
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLG
Yangervis Solarte, 3B5110020.260.343.391
Abraham Almonte, CF-LF5220011.220.262.333
Seth Smith, LF4231110.297.394.510
   Dale Thayer, P0000000.000.000.000
   Kevin Quackenbush, P0000000.000.000.000
Yasmani Grandal, C4100113.206.308.374
Jedd Gyorko, 2B3225200.199.253.331
Rymer Liriano, RF2100300.222.400.389
Jake Goebbert, 1B3013101.259.344.389
   a-Tommy Medica, PH-1B1000000.257.310.444
Alexi Amarista, SS3000213.229.277.303
Jesse Hahn, P3000014.091.091.091
   Alex Torres, P0000000.000.000.000
   Nick Vincent, P0000000.000.000.000
   b-Chris Nelson, PH1000000.250.313.300
   Will Venable, CF0000000.226.287.323
Totals34999107    
a-grounded out for Goebbert in the 9th
b-grounded out for Vincent in the 8th
Batting
2B - Yangervis Solarte (15, Greenwood)
3B - Jake Goebbert (2, Miller)
HR - Jedd Gyorko (8, Siegrist)
RBI - Seth Smith (39), Jedd Gyorko 5 (41), Jake Goebbert 3 (7)
2-OUT RBI - Seth Smith (14), Jedd Gyorko (8), Jake Goebbert 3 (3)
SB - Rymer Liriano (1, 2nd base off Miller/Pierzynski)
CS - Jedd Gyorko (2, 2nd base by Miller/Pierzynski)
Team LOB - 8
San Diego Padres
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jesse Hahn 5.2755130 2.96
Alex Torres (W,2-1) 0.1000000 2.45
Nick Vincent (H,11) 1000010 3.89
Dale Thayer 1100110 1.94
Kevin Quackenbush 1000010 2.35
HBP - Jay (by Jesse Hahn)
Pitches-Strikes - Jesse Hahn 91-57, Alex Torres 6-5, Nick Vincent 16-13, Dale Thayer 23-15, Kevin Quackenbush 19-14
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jesse Hahn 6-8, Dale Thayer 2-0
Batters Faced - Jesse Hahn 27, Alex Torres 1, Nick Vincent 3, Dale Thayer 5, Kevin Quackenbush 3
St. Louis Cardinals
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLG
Matt Carpenter, 3B5012012.280.376.388
Kolten Wong, 2B5000011.248.289.399
Matt Holliday, LF4100110.260.362.407
Matt Adams, 1B4121000.308.328.488
Jhonny Peralta, SS4121011.264.338.452
A.J. Pierzynski, C4000012.257.291.349
Oscar Taveras, RF4121001.219.258.301
Jon Jay, CF1010100.302.372.400
Shelby Miller, P2100012.179.220.282
   a-Peter Bourjos, PH1000002.221.286.353
   Kevin Siegrist, P0000000.000.000.000
   Nick Greenwood, P0000000.000.000.000
   b-Daniel Descalso, PH1000002.200.267.255
   Randy Choate, P0000000.000.000.000
Totals3558526    
a-flied out for Miller in the 6th
b-grounded out for Greenwood in the 8th
Batting
2B - Matt Carpenter (28, Hahn), Jhonny Peralta 2 (31, Hahn), Oscar Taveras (6, Hahn)
3B - Matt Adams (5, Hahn)
RBI - Matt Carpenter 2 (45), Matt Adams (54), Jhonny Peralta (53), Oscar Taveras (14)
2-OUT RBI - Matt Carpenter 2 (23), Matt Adams (16)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Matt Holliday 1
St. Louis Cardinals
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Shelby Miller 6444650 4.25
Kevin Siegrist (L,1-3; BS,2) 0.2344211 6.11
Nick Greenwood 1.1211000 5.55
Randy Choate 1000210 4.88
IBB - Amarista by Shelby Miller
Pitches-Strikes - Shelby Miller 110-62, Kevin Siegrist 35-21, Nick Greenwood 14-10, Randy Choate 23-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Shelby Miller 6-6, Kevin Siegrist 1-0, Nick Greenwood 2-1, Randy Choate 2-0
Batters Faced - Shelby Miller 27, Kevin Siegrist 7, Nick Greenwood 5, Randy Choate 5
Game Information
Attendance - 44079
Game Time - 3:28
Temperature - 80
Umpires - Home - Bill Welke, First Base - James Hoye, Second Base - Bob Davidson, Third Base - John Tumpane