The San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Angels wrapped up their series on Wednesday at the Big A. The series was tied at one game a piece, with the Angels losing game two, after winning game one in walk-off fashion. The pitching match up for the game was Andrew Cashner for the Padres and Garrett Richards for the Angels.
Will Middlebrooks provided early offense for the Padres as he hit a RBI double in the second, and then hit a two-run homer in the fourth. On the Angels side, Carlos Perez hit a RBI single in the second, and then a RBI double in the fourth, as the Angels were down 3-2. The Angels tied it in the sixth, as Matt Joyce connected on his second homer of the year. The Padres regained the lead in the seventh, as Justin Upton and Matt Kemp hit back-to back RBI singles, as the Padres lead 5-3. Angels would cut the lead to 5-4 in the eighth off reliever Brandon Maurer, but would be shut down in the ninth by Padres closer Craig Kimbrel as he retired the first two batters, before allowing a single to pinch hitter Johnny Giavotella, but he was gunned down trying to stretch it into a double by Kemp, and thus ending the ballgame.
Andrew Cashner picked up his second win of the year, as he went seven innings, giving up three runs on eight hits, walked one, and struck out six batters. Garrett Richards received the loss, as he fell to 4-3 on the year, as he allowed five runs(three earned) in six and two-thirds innings of work, Craig Kimbrel picked up his 12th save on the year for the Padres, as he pitched a scoreless ninth.
- Adam Tenenbaum