Tucson Padres: 7th-inning miscues doom Padres in loss to Bees in opener

2013-04-05T00:00:00Z Tucson Padres: 7th-inning miscues doom Padres in loss to Bees in openerArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
April 05, 2013 12:00 am  • 

The Tucson Padres opened their 2013 season with a 9-5 loss at Salt Lake on Thursday night.

Salt Lake broke a 4-4 tie with five runs in the bottom of the seventh as the Padres self-destructed.

Tommy Layne walked in Chris Snyder with the bases loaded to put the Bees up 5-4, and three Salt Lake runners then scored on an error by center fielder Daniel Robertson to make it 8-4.

Jaff Dacker, Rene Rivera and Gregorio Petit all homered for Tucson, which got all its runs from the long ball.

Rivera's homer was a three-run blast in the top of the seventh that tied the game at 4.

Rivera and Petit each went 3 for 4, combining for six of the Padres' nine hits.

Brad Boxberger (0-1) took the loss, allowing two runs - one earned - in 1 2/3 innings.

Tim Stauffer started for the Padres and allowed four runs on seven hits in three innings.

The teams meet again at 5:35 p.m. today. Tucson's first home game is against Fresno at 7:05 p.m. next Friday at Kino Stadium.

All Tucson games can be heard on 1290-AM.

Includes material from a news release

Copyright 2014 Arizona Daily Star. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Activate

Latest Video

More videos

Rich Rod and players discuss their tough win

Rich Rodriguez, Austin Hill, Scooby Wright, Cayleb Jones on tonight's game


Follow the Arizona Daily Star

Deals, offers & events

View more...