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Tuesday’s game featured a lot more offense, mostly by the bat of Alexi Amarista. He finished a triple shy of the cycle. He had 3 hits, 2 RBI and his 4th home run of the season, which he snuck just over the porch in right. He was not the only Padre pulling the weight, as Rymer Liriano also had 3 hits. The rookie outfielder also added his 4th stolen base of his major league career. The Phillies swung the bats well also. Dominic Brown hit his 10th home run of the season in the 2nd inning. Freddy Galvis actually gave the Phillies the lead in the 5th with his 3rd homer of the year. The lead only lasted an inning before Amarista did more damage. The Padres would come out victorious, 5-4.
Ian Kennedy did not have the sharpest outing, walking 4 and allowing 3 runs. He did, however, strikeout 7 and only allowed 3 hits. He earned his 11th win of the year. The Padres tagged the veteran A.J. Burnett with his 17th loss of the year. He also walked 4 batters and surrendered 4 runs in 5.2 innings. Kevin Quackenbush earned his 4th career save, but not before Darin Ruf singled home Galvis to make the score 5-4.