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Padres Swept in Tampa

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    NEWSLETTERS

    AP
    Padres bats were quiet in Tampa on Sunday.

    Sweep or get swept has become a common theme for the 2013 Padres. Of the twelve series they have played this season, seven have ended in sweeps. Unfortunately for the Friars, this one ended in Tampa Bay's favor.

    Eric Stults (3-3) took the loss, going five-plus innings for the Padres, giving up three earned runs and walking five. The Rays took the lead for good in the sixth on Yunel Escobar's RBI double off of Brad Brach, who relieved Stults one batter earlier.

    The Rays hung on to win the game 4-2. They have now won five straight. The Padres are off Monday and play a short two game series in Baltimore beginning Tuesday.