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W:S.Miller(8-8) L:O.Despaigne(2-3)
HR: STL- O.Taveras (2) SDP- W.Venable (5), J.Gyorko (7)
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National League Game Summary - St. Louis at San Diego



(Thursday, July 31)

Final Score: St. Louis 6, San Diego 2

San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Shelby Miller worked six innings for his first win in almost two months and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 6-2 on Thursday to avoid being swept in a three-game series.

Miller (8-8) hadn't won since June 7 against Washington -- a span of seven starts. He struck out five and gave up two runs on three hits and no walks.

Oscar Taveras hit a two-run homer and Matt Holliday added a two-run single for the Cardinals, who bounced back from Wednesday's 12-1 loss to win for only the third time in their last nine games. They went 3-3 on a six-game road trip.

Jedd Gyorko and Will Venable hit solo homers off Miller in the second inning. San Diego's only other baserunner came in the sixth on Rene Rivera's double.

"A couple solo homers got (Miller) on the edge a little bit, then he stepped in and started making some really nice pitches," said Cardinals manager Mike Matheny.

Padres rookie Odrisamer Despaigne (2-3) yielded six runs, nine hits and a walk in 5 2/3 innings to remain winless in his last four starts since winning his first two.

The Padres traded outfielder Chris Denorfia to Seattle ahead of Thursday's non-waiver deadline in exchange for outfielder Abraham Almonte and pitcher Stephen Kohlscheen.

Taveras followed A.J. Pierzynski's two-out single in the second with a homer to right field.

Padres manager Bud Black said Despaigne just couldn't seem to "wiggle out of trouble."

"The pitch to Taveras was a changeup," said Black. "Not quite down and not quite up either."

Gyorko and Venable each cracked homers to right in the bottom of the inning for San Diego to tie the score.

In the third, Holliday followed a single by Matt Carpenter and double by Kolten Wong with a two-run hit to give the Cardinals the lead.

They made it 6-2 in the sixth inning, chasing Despaigne. Tavares lined into an unassisted double play with the bases loaded, but Peter Bourjos later hit an RBI single and Pierzynski drew a bases-loaded walk off reliever Blaine Boyer for the two-run lead.

Kevin Siegrist, Pat Neshek and Trevor Rosenthal each threw a perfect inning of relief for the Cardinals.

Game Notes

The Padres will remain home for three games against Atlanta ... The Cardinals start a six-game homestand Friday against Milwaukee.

07/31 22:59:41 ET

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Local
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
 
Final
CHI 103
NYK 97
 
Final
HOU 90
NOP 99
 
2nd
SAC 48
MIL 51
 
1st
GSW 11
OKC 25
 
Final
RICE 72
STTHOMASTX 61
 
Final
UVA 70
CLST 54
Final
LIU 69
FIU 58
 
Final
STET 67
GSOUT 76
 
Final
QUIN 80
LEH 65
 
Final
SFLA 69
SHU 89
Final
RICH 65
SALA 54
Final
CAN 60
USB 59
 
Final
DEL 62
TEMPL 82
Final
WCU 56
WRST 69
 
Final
VERM 56
YALE 57
 
Final
SDKST 75
IDST 72
 
Final
RIDE 62
MRGST 48
 
Final
LATU 79
NICST 54
 
Final
CHAR 75
APP 65
Final
MISS 71
CCAR 68
 
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
 
Final
BRAD 80
EUREK 38
 
Final
PEAY 76
OAKC 52
 
Final
JST 66
SMISS 46
 
Final
SD 55
MNTST 53
 
Final
UAB 70
LSU 79
 
2nd
EVAN 69
OHIO 69
 
Half
CSFU 30
CSDH 17
 
Half
ORST 48
DEP 28
 
Half
PAC 35
NEV 17
 
Half
USF 46
PORST 22
 
Half
IDAHO 49
WALLA 18
 
1st
UTST 15
CALST 16
 
Final
PIT 1
COL 0
Final
PHI 1
FLA 2
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
CLB 4
WAS 5
Final
MON 1
ANA 2
 
1st
SJS 0
EDM 1
 
1st
LOS 0
STL 0
 
4th
JAC 21
TEN 13