Gyorko powers Padres past Cardinals 9-5

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ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Jeff Gyorko hit his third career grand slam and drove in five runs, sparking the San Diego Padres to a 9-5 rain-delayed victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night.

Gyorko’s eighth homer came on an 0-1 pitch from Kevin Siegrist (1-3) with one out in the seventh. The Padres had loaded the bases on two singles and a walk before Gyorko’s drive to left.

Rain then halted play later in the inning.

The Cardinals dropped to three games back of Milwaukee for the NL Central lead. The Brewers beat Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers 3-2.

San Diego won for the sixth time in its last eight games.

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