Rivers struck out four, walked two and allowed six hits, while LaFountain finished with seven strikeouts, one walk and surrendered five hits.
The lone run of the game was scored in the fourth when Mark Eggleston singled, moved up on an error and scored on Zach Myers’ two-out single.
Joe Tolosky and Bret Bosley paced the Cardinals with two hits each and Steve Livsey added a double.
In the nightcap, C.J. Worley led the way for the Cardinals with a single, double and three RBI, while Tom Neale and LaFountain added two hits apiece. Frank Buksa added a two-run homer and Tolosky a solo shot.
Neale struck out eight in getting the pitching win.
Eggleston rapped three doubles for the Padres, while Shane Perrotte added a single and double, and Andrew Petro a two-run single.
Padres 1, Cardinals 0
Cardinals 000 000 0 — 0 6 1
Padres 000 100 x — 1 5 0
LaFountain and Buksa. Rivers and Eggleston. WP- Rivers. LP- LaFountain. 2B- Livsey (C).
Cardinals 10, Padres 6
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Padres 100 003 2 — 6 9 3
Neale, Bosley (6) and Buksa. Norton and Eggleston. WP- Neale. LP- Norton. 2B- Worley (C), Perrotte (P), Eggleston (P) 3. HR- Buksa (C), Tolosky (C).
A’s 2, TIMBERJAXX 1TIMBERJAXX 6, A’s 2
PLATTSBURGH — Joe Kirkpatrick outdueled Kyle Bisonette in the first game to lead the Fourth Ward A’s to their win.
In the second game, the Fourth Ward Timberjaxx erased a 2-1 deficit with five runs in the sixth inning.
Kirkpatrick struck out five and allowed five hits, while Bisonette fanned seven and gave up five hits.
The A’s scored a run in the fourth when Casey Brighton singled and later scored on an error.
The Timberjaxx tied it in the fifth on doubles by Aaron Goldfarb and Jacques DeMars before the A’s regained the lead — this time for good — in the bottom of the inning on Jake Oswald’s RBI double.