Gyorko, Ross lead Padres to 3-1 win vs Cardinals - NBC Sports

Gyorko, Ross lead Padres to 3-1 win vs Cardinals
St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Adams watches his deep drive against the San Diego Padres with two runners on base in the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in San Diego. The ball came up just short for a long out. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
July 30, 2014, 1:38 am

SAN DIEGO (AP) Jedd Gyorko singled in Yangervis Solarte with the go-ahead run with two outs in the sixth inning and Tyson Ross and the San Diego Padres beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 on Tuesday night.

Ross, a first-time All-Star, won his third straight start by holding St. Louis to one run and four hits in six innings. He struck out seven, including fanning the side in his last inning. It was the eighth time Ross (10-10) went six-plus innings and allowed two or fewer runs, the second-longest such streak in the majors.

Gyorko returned Monday from a 44-game stay on the disabled list with plantar fasciitis. His run-scoring single to left off Lance Lynn came just as it seemed the Padres would strand two runners.

Solarte homered into the short porch in right with two outs in the seventh. It was his second with the Padres and eighth overall.

Joaquin Benoit pitched the ninth for his third save.

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