You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

MLB

  • Tigers banking on seasoned starters to dispatch Orioles
    The Detroit Tigers’ starting pitchers in the first three games of the AL Division Series have a combined 329 wins, three Cy Young Awards and 35 games of postseason experience.
  • Angels’ Trout getting first taste of postseason action
    Mike Trout asked Albert Pujols for advice on his playoff debut before the Los Angeles Angels stepped into the October spotlight, and the veteran slugger with two World Series rings had some simple guidance for baseball’s best young player.
  • Baseball postseason: Best 1-game playoffs
    Baseball has had a history of one-game playoffs dating to Cleveland’s 8-3 victory over Boston at Fenway Park to win the 1948 American League pennant.
Advertisement

Gyorko powers Padres past Cardinals

ST. LOUIS – Former TinCap 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.

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.

Advertisement