ST. LOUIS--Two big hits – a bases-loaded triple in the third and a grand slam in the seventh – by the San Diego Padres sunk the St. Louis Cardinals, 9-5, on a rainy Saturday night at Busch Stadium.
Jake Goebbert tripled off Shelby Miller with two out in the third, helping to wipe out a 4-0 lead the Cardinals had built in the second inning. Then reliever Kevin Siegrist was taken deep for a grand slam by second baseman Jedd Gyorko, who came into the game hitting .193, in the seventh, just before the game went into a one hour, 46 minute rain delay.
Cardinals starter Miller survived that third inning and faced just nine hitters in the next three innings before giving way for Siegrist. It was the second straight rocky outing for Siegrist, who gave up two runs in two-thirds of an inning against Miami on Wednesday. Miller went six innings, allowing four hits but walking six and striking out five.
In his two-thirds of an inning on Saturday, Siegrist allowed three hits and walked two.
The Cardinals got their runs in the second on an RBI single by Jhonny Peralta and run-scoring doubles from Oscar Taveras and Matt Carpenter. Matt Adams put the Cardinals ahead 5-4 in the fifth on an RBI triple that scored Matt Holliday.
With Milwaukee's win in Los Angeles, the Cardinals fell three games behind the Brewers in the NL Central.
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