It wasn't looking good for the Padres early. For three innings Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright kept them hitless. Heading into the bottom of the fourth he had a 2-0 lead. That was all about to change.
After an error, two infield singles and a walk the Padres cut the lead to one. After a Logan Forsythe double the Padres had a 3-2 lead. Alexi Amarista drove in two more with a triple to the right field corner.
The Cardinals scored a run in the sixth and another in the seventh to cut the Padres lead to 5-4.
In the eighth Yonder Alonzo doubled to give him 34 on the season, breaking the Padres rookie record set by Benito Santiago in 1987. He scored on a Cameron Maybin single to give the Padres a two run lead.
Luke Gregerson got the final five outs for his sixth save. Volquez pitched into the sixth inning and got the win, evening his record at 10-10.
The Padres go for the series sweep Wednesday.