2:05 PM ET, July 29, 2007
Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
• Summary: The Padres strung together 11 runs in the first inning, San Diego's best run-producing inning since 2004. The Astros made it a contest by battling back from a 12-run deficit, but the damage was done early.
• Punching bag: Jason Jennings, who only threw 39 pitches, gave up two two-run homers in the first -- one to Mike Cameron and the other to Adrian Gonzalez. Cameron tacked on an RBI double in the second off Mark McLemore.
• Salt in the wound: With San Diego already up 16-11, Kevin Kouzmanoff hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning.
• Figure this: It was the most runs allowed by the Astros in an inning since they gave up 14 in the first against Cincinnati on Aug. 3, 1989.
• Quotable: "It obviously was the worst inning of my baseball career. It was pretty much an embarrassment. I was embarrassed for my teammates and for the fans." -- Jennings
-- ESPN.com news services
Padres 18, Astros 11
The Padres' previous season-high run total came in a 12-6 win over Baltimore on June 19. They hadn't reached double-digit runs in a game since. ... The Astros matched a season high for homers in a game with four. ... The Astros' run total was their highest in a loss since losing 14-12 to the Chicago Cubs on Aug. 20, 2002.
Regular Season Series
|1st||M Bradley hit a ground rule double to deep right, B Giles scored, M Cameron to third.||1||0|
|1st||A Gonzalez hit sacrifice fly to left, M Cameron scored.||2||0|
|1st||J Bard singled to left, M Bradley scored, K Greene to second.||3||0|
|1st||T Stauffer singled to left center, K Greene and J Bard scored, G Blum to second.||5||0|
|1st||B Giles doubled to deep right, G Blum and T Stauffer scored.||7||0|
|1st||M Cameron homered to left, B Giles scored.||9||0|
|1st||A Gonzalez homered to left, M Bradley scored.||11||0|
|2nd||M Cameron doubled to left, K Kouzmanoff scored, B Giles to third.||12||0|
|3rd||E Munson homered to right.||12||1|
|4th||L Berkman homered to right, M Loretta scored.||12||3|
|4th||L Scott homered to right.||12||4|
|4th||O Palmeiro singled to center, J Lane scored, E Munson to second.||12||5|
|4th||C Burke homered to left, E Munson and O Palmeiro scored.||12||8|
|5th||M Bradley singled to right, M Cameron scored, M Bradley to second advancing on throw.||13||8|
|5th||J Bard grounded into fielder's choice to pitcher, M Bradley scored on throwing error by pitcher D Borkowski, A Gonzalez to third, K Greene to second.||14||8|
|5th||K Kouzmanoff grounded out to second, A Gonzalez scored, K Greene to third, J Bard to second.||15||8|
|5th||L Scott reached on infield single to first, C Lee scored, T Wigginton to second, T Wigginton to third on throwing error by first baseman A Gonzalez.||15||9|
|5th||J Lane singled to center, T Wigginton scored, L Scott to second.||15||10|
|5th||E Munson singled to right, L Scott scored, J Lane to third.||15||11|
|9th||J Bard doubled to left, A Gonzalez scored.||16||11|
|9th||K Kouzmanoff homered to left, J Bard scored.||18||11|
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|Stadium||Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX|
|Attendance||39,350 (93.6% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Tim Welke, First Base - Lance Barksdale, Second Base - Gary Cederstrom, Third Base - Jim Reynolds|