Friars Drop Final Game of Homestand to Twins

Jose Pirela’s Home Run Brings in Only Padres Runs

The Padres nine game homestand came to a close with a 5-2 loss against the Minnesota Twins Wednesday afternoon. Luis Perdomo was on the hill for San Diego and faced Twins righty Ervin Santana. Perdomo has seen better days on the mound. In six innings pitched the righty allowed seven hits and five runs on the way to his sixth loss of the season.

The Padres got on the board only once in this contest. In the fourth inning Jose Pirela hit a home run nearly 400 feet to center field. His two run blast brought in Cory Spangenberg and put the Friars within reach, but the Twins still held a 4-2 lead.

Minnesota sealed the game in the sixth inning thanks to a monstrous home run off the bat of Miguel Sano. His solo shot gave the Twins a definitive 5-2 lead.

The Padres start a 10 game road trip with the first of three against the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday August 4 at 4:05 p.m. PST at PNC Park.

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