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    Sunday, August 17 (All times Eastern)

    San Diego Padres (58-63) at St. Louis Cardinals (64-57), 2:15 p.m.

    Probable Starting Pitchers: San Diego - Odrisamer Despaigne (3-3, 2.72) St. Louis - Adam Wainwright (14-7, 2.34)

    (SportsNetwork.com) - Adam Wainwright tries to become the major leagues' first 15-game winner on Sunday when the St. Louis Cardinals close out a four-game series with the San Diego Padres at Busch Stadium.

    Wainwright, though, has lost two of his last three starts after falling to Miami on Tuesday. He gave up three runs and seven hits - including a rare home run - in seven innings of that one and fell to 14-7 on the year to go along with a 2.34 ERA.

    "I'm just never thinking someone's gonna hit a home run off me," said Wainwright, who entered the game with a home run rate of 0.28 per nine innings. "And he made a good swing. That ball was 10 feet foul and it came back fair. It was just the craziest ball flight I've ever seen."

    Wainwright has faced the Padres 10 times (7 starts) and is 5-2 against them with a 1.47 ERA.

    San Diego will counter with Cuban phenom Odrisamer Despaigne, who was magnificent his last time out. After losing three straight decisions Despaigne bounced back on Tuesday against Colorado, as he scattered five hits and struck out a career-high eight over seven scoreless innings to run his record to 3-3, while lowering his ERA to 2.72.

    "That's more like what we saw the first couple starts out of Odrisamer," said Padres manager Bud Black. "Better use of the fastball, more conviction with the fastball. And that set up the other pitches."

    Despaigne hadn't won since June 29, and had given up 15 runs (12 earned) in his last three starts spanning 15 innings (7.20 ERA) since flirting with a no- hit bid on July 20 against the Mets.

    One of those poor outings came in a loss to St. Louis on July 31 when he was tagged for six runs in 5 2/3 innings in his only other start against it.

    On Saturday, Jedd Gyorko had a grand slam and drove in five runs to help San Diego to a 9-5 win.

    Just prior to a one hour and 47 minute rain delay, the Cardinals led 5-4 when Gyorko's blast gave the Padres their first lead of the game.

    Abraham Almonte started the rally with a bunt single. Seth Smith had a base hit and Yasmani Grandal walked to load the bags for Gyorko. The young third baseman's second grand slam of the season made it 8-5. Kevin Siegrist (1-3) lasted just two-thirds of an inning and was charged with all four seventh- inning runs.

    Neither starter fared well in this one. Jesse Hahn gave up five runs in 5 2/3 innings for San Diego, while Cardinals starter Shelby Miller walked a career- high six batters and gave up four runs in six innings.

    Alex Torres (2-1) picked up the win for finishing the sixth. The Padres have won six of eight.

    San Diego took two of three from the Cards in late July.

    08/17 10:28:41 ET

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      St Pete pet shelter reminds about vaccination Video included

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      Natalia Lima from Friends of Strays brought Vixen by the studio to remind us of the importance of vaccinating your pets. More>>

      • Great Stuff

      Pinellas deputy who broke up beach fight tells how he did it Video included

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      Pinellas County Sheriff's deputy Sgt. Bryan Bingham went viral a few weeks ago when a video surfaced of him breaking up a fight on St. Pete Beach. More>>

      New centre opens doors to business women in Tampa Bay Video included

      Updated:

      Florida ranks fourth in the country for the number of women-owned businesses, contributing $77.4 billion to the state's economy. More>>

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      News Now: Charity Polo Classic Video included

      Updated:

      Every year, Morgan Auto Group hosts their annual Charity Polo Classic. It's an event unlike any other in this area.This year, it is taking place on March 21st and benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and Children's Cancer Center. More>>

      Celebrating Music Education Spirit Week Video included

      Updated:

      We are celebrating kids who rock with Music Education Spirit Week! Lorri Naylor, a Lowry Elementary School teacher and a part of the Hillsborough County Elementary Music Educators Council, fills us in on the festivities.
      More>>

      USF 'Young Innovator' creates anti-bully band Video included

      Updated:

      Every year, USF holds their Young Innovator Competition, encouraging kids between kindergarten and 8th grade to invent something new or improve upon something that already exists. Meet Alexis Martin, this year's winner. The Anti-Bully Band she invented is her plan to stop bullying. More>>

      Tournament to honor Spring Hill firefighter

      Updated:

      In 2010, James Santella, a firefighter from Spring Hill, started having trouble putting his gear on. Shortly after, he was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
      More>>

      Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast 'Youth of the Year'

      Updated:

      Boys and Girls Clubs play a vital role in communities across the country. Here in the Bay Area, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast serve as a safe place for local kids to learn and grow. Each year, they select somebody who promotes service to the club and shows strong moral character and academic success as their Youth of the Year. Recently, Kassindjaa Montague was given this honor. She sits down with Jenn to tell us her story. More>>

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