Sacramento 10, Tucson 5

• Highlight: Despite home runs from Rene Rivera, Dean Anna and Brandon Allen, the Padres (33-29) lost their third straight game to the River Cats. Pitcher Matt Branham, called up from High-A Lake Elsinore to make a spot start for Tucson, lasted three innings and gave up five earned runs. He pitched because Saturday's scheduled starter, Burch Smith, was called up to San Diego.

• Big number: 33: Sacramento has scored 33 runs through the first three games of the four-game series. The River Cats have outscored the Padres 33-13.

• Tonight's starters: Tucson RHP Sean O'Sullivan (4-3, 3.82 ERA) vs. LHP Justin Thomas (3-3, 3.94 ERA)

Daniel Berk