The San Diego Padres took game 4 to split their series with the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates, 7-1
Odrisamer Despaigne (3-3) got the later than usual Sunday start – due to the annual Rock n’ Roll Marathon – and threw a stellar eight innings, surrendering only one run and seven hits. Cory Mazzoni came in the ninth to seal the deal, just one hit given up.
The Padres offense ran a muck on the Pirates pitching, collecting 13 runs. The bats came out early, starting with a Jedd Gyrko (1-4) 2-RBI single in the first.
The Padres began running away with game in the third after Will Middlebrooks (1-4) hit a two-run homer, 5-0.
It as an overall team victory and the Padres will look to continue the formula again tomorrow when the New York Mets come to town.
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