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Volquez pitches Padres past Cardinals

5:28 AM, Sep 12, 2012   |    comments
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San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Alexi Amarista and Logan Forsythe each drove in a pair of runs to lead the San Diego Padres over the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-4, in the middle test of a three game set.

Yonder Alonso and Cameron Maybin also tallied an RBI for the Padres, who have won six of their last seven.

Edinson Volquez (10-10) earned the win after giving up three runs -- two earned -- on four hits and six walks over 5 1/3 innings.

David Freese smacked a solo homer and Jon Jay and Skip Schumaker also tallied an RBI for the Cardinals, who have dropped five of six.

The Cardinals, who own the final NL wild card spot, hold just a one-game lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers, and also saw the Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers creep within four-games.

Adam Wainwright (13-13) gave up five runs -- two earned -- on five hits and struck out six over six frames.

 

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