Phillies 3, Padres 2
Game 48 - Late Monday Night, June 3rd in San Diego
Record - 18-30, Tied for 5th Place, 12 games behind the Mets
One Sentence Summary: After getting shelled in his previous outing, Kevin Gross pitched well and Ozzie Virgil hit a pair of home runs in this 3-2 win in San Diego.
What It Means: The Phillies were at the end of their West Coast trip, opening up a three-game series with the Padres with a much-needed win. The Padres were coming off their first World Series appearance in 1984 and at 27-21 they held a one-game lead over the Reds for first place in the N.L. West. Tony Gwynn went 2 for 4 in this game to raise his season average to .307.
What Happened: Virgil hit a solo home run off Padres starter Dave Dravecky in the second, and then connected again off Dravecky in the fourth with Rick Schu on base. The Padres out-hit the Phillies - nine hits to four, but couldn't get anything going against Gross. Gross pitched into the eighth inning, allowing two runs while striking out three. Kent Tekulve recorded the final five outs of the game to record his third save with the Phillies.
Featured Card: Virgil continued to build his All-Star case with his performance in this game, raising his season home run total to eight, his RBI total to 21 and his average to .298.
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