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St. Louis has hit only 14 homers in 25 games in May.
LeBlanc, who had been rock solid in his first six starts this season, was hit hard for the second straight game.
The left-hander gave up four runs on nine hits over 5 2-3 innings. LeBlanc lasted just three innings in his last outing, a 15-8 loss at Seattle on Friday when he allowed a career-high eight runs.
LeBlanc had allowed two or fewer runs in each of his first six starts.
The Padres were looking to sweep St. Louis in a three-game series for the first time since August 1995.
NOTES: St. Louis placed RHP Kyle Lohse on the DL with exertional compartment syndrome in his right forearm. It's an exercise-induced neuromuscular condition that causes pain and swelling in legs or arms and can be difficult to identify. Lohse is scheduled to have surgery on Friday. ... Ryan last had four hits on July 27 against the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... After not allowing a home run in his first six starts, LeBlanc has given up four in his last two. ... The last time San Diego had a series sweep of any kind against the Cardinals was two games in July 1997. ... Walter, who was recalled from Triple-A Memphis Saturday, made one relief appearance on Saturday against the Angels before his start.
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