SAN DIEGO -- Stellar work by the Padres' bullpen in the top of the 7th, and a seven-run outburst by San Diego's bats in the bottom of the inning, helped the Padres defeat the Cardinals, 8-0, on Saturday night at Petco Park, inching one game closer to a sweep of St. Louis.
Padres starter Ian Kennedy, who entered the game with a 2.63 ERA since the All-Star break, allowed no runs and seven hits while striking out a season-high 10 batters in six-plus innings.
Beth Maiman is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Jay Paris is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.