H E
SD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 10 0
Stl 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 X 6 10 0
Date of game: 5/23/2012

Recap: St. Louis vs. San Diego

St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Carlos Beltran belted the tie-breaking two- run homer in the fifth inning and David Freese added a solo blast in the seventh, helping the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-3 win and the completion of a three-game sweep of the San Diego Padres.

Freese knocked in two runs and Lance Lynn (7-1) gave up eight hits and three runs -- all in the opening inning -- for the Cardinals, who had lost four in a row coming into this series. Jason Motte picked up his eighth save.

"I'm going to keep trying to get wins when I'm out there or do everything I can to put us in a situation to win," Lynn said.

Jeff Suppan (2-3) allowed eight hits and five runs along with four walks over 4 2/3 innings for the Padres, losers in five of their last seven contests.

Will Venable hit the game's second pitch over the wall in right field and the Padres added two more runs in the opening frame, only to give them back in the bottom half.

Chase Headley singled in Yonder Alonso and Nick Hundley's ground ball plated Jesus Guzman in the top of the first. The third run came mainly because Lynn was late covering first base on a potential double play.

Skip Schumaker doubled home Rafael Furcal, who walked leading off the bottom of the opening frame. Freese singled to left to drive home the second run and then consecutive singles from Yadier Molina and Matt Adams produced the tying score. Adams, whose base hit went to right field, recorded his first career RBI.

"The offense did a great job scoring early and I needed to do a better job in that first inning," Suppan said.

Lynn fanned Everth Cabrera to leave the bases full in the third. Lynn gave up a double to Venable with one out in the next inning, but retired both Cameron Maybin and Alonso to escape the jam.

The Cardinals stranded a runner in the fourth, but went ahead in the fifth. Just after Matt Holliday led off with a single, Beltran took Suppan's 0-1 offering over the wall in right field for his National League-leading 14th homer of the year.

Freese homered to left off Brad Brach in the seventh.

Game Notes

Beltran has five RBI over his last four games...Venable had three of San Diego's 10 hits...The Padres left 10 men on base...Suppan returned to St. Louis, where he spent four years of his now 17-season major league career...The Cardinals placed infielder/outfielder Matt Carpenter on the 15- day disabled list Wednesday because of a right oblique strain. They also purchased the contract of catcher Steven Hill from Triple-A Memphis.

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Lions clinch playoff spot

Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Washington Redskins.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.