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Padres take pitchers' dual on 12th-inning bases-loaded walk

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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SAN DIEGO -- Xavier Nady woke up Thursday morning with a 103-degree fever and headed to an urgent-care facility to get some antibiotics.

Nearly 16 hours later, he drew a bases-loaded walk in the 12th inning to give the San Diego Padres a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in their home opener.

Nady didn't get to the ballpark until about an hour before the first pitch. He was held out of the starting lineup but the Padres figured he'd at least be well enough to pinch-hit.

"The way the game was going, it obviously changed a few things," Nady said. "You always want to be in there. From the start, I don't know if that would have been in the team's best interest the way I was feeling, if I would have been productive or not.

"It's fun to be in there and to help out. I'm still kind of just dripping sweat. I can't get over it."

Nady, who started in center field in San Diego's first two games, started feeling ill Wednesday night after a win at Colorado. He came in to play center in the 10th and popped up weakly to the catcher that inning with runners on first and second.

In the 12th, he drew four consecutive balls from Rick White (0-1).

The Padres received a jolt when Eric Young separated his right shoulder making a catch against the center-field fence in the first.

Young appeared to jam his arm against the wall as he made a leaping catch of Jason Bay's drive for the third out. He grimaced as he stayed on the ground for a few moments, then held his shoulder as he stood up.

Assistant trainer Jim Daniel helped immobilize Young's arm as they walked off the field.

Young was starting in place of Nady, who started the first two games in center because Dave Roberts is on the disabled list with a strained groin.

Young is scheduled to have an MRI on Friday.

He had been penciled in as the Padres' third leadoff batter in three games. Adam Hyzdu pinch-hit for Young and replaced him in center.

Pinch-hitter Geoff Blum started the winning rally with a single off the top of shortstop Freddy Sanchez's glove and went to second on Ramon Hernandez's single. Both advanced on Khalil Greene's sacrifice bunt. Sean Burroughs was intentionally walked to load the bases.

The Pirates, who struck out 15 times, dropped to 0-3.

Pittsburgh loaded the bases with three singles against Akinori Otsuka in the 11th before Rudy Seanez (1-0) came on and struck out Chris Duffy, who was playing in his first big league game after being recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis earlier in the day when infielder Jose Castillo was put on the disabled list.

Seanez struck out three in 1 1/3 innings.

Hits were scarce on a cool, breezy evening at Petco Park.

San Diego starter Jake Peavy had a great start on defending his major-league ERA title, striking out 10 and holding the Pirates to four hits in 6 2/3 innings. Last year, the 23-year-old Peavy became the first Padres pitcher to lead the majors in ERA, at 2.27.

Left-handed Mark Redman, who grew up in nearby Escondido and was making his Pirates debut, held the Padres to four hits in six innings. He struck out three and walked one.

"You're matching up against an excellent pitcher with Jake Peavy," Pittsburgh manager Lloyd McClendon said. "If you can keep inning by inning with him, you're doing all right."

Redman had a 7.04 ERA in the spring.

"When the light comes on, those guys are ready to pitch," McClendon said.

Peavy was replaced by Scott Linebrink after issuing his second walk, to Sanchez with two outs in the seventh to put runners on first and second. Linebrink induced pinch-hitter Daryle Ward to hit into a force.

The Padres twice advanced runners to third while Peavy was still in the game, but couldn't bring them in.

Peavy reached third in the sixth before Brian Giles hit into an inning-ending double play. Giles reached third with one out in the fourth, on a double and a wild pitch, but Phil Nevin and Ryan Klesko struck out.

Notes

  • Until Thursday, Redman had faced every major-league team except the Padres.
  • Redman is the brother-in-law of Padres pitcher Brian Lawrence.
  • Pirates SS Jack Wilson was scratched after batting practice and replaced by Sanchez. Wilson was hit by a pitch on the left hand in the eighth inning of Wednesday's loss to Milwaukee.
  • Hyzdu made a diving catch of Craig Wilson's slicing liner in the second.
 
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Pirates shortstop Freddy Sanchez does an acrobatic act as San Diego's Mark Loretta slides into second.  (AP)
Pirates shortstop Freddy Sanchez does an acrobatic act as San Diego's Mark Loretta slides into second. (AP)

Players of the Game
San Diego

J. Peavy
IP 6.2
H 4
ER 0
BB 1
K 10
Pittsburgh

M. Redman
IP 6.0
H 4
ER 0
BB 1
K 3
 
Pittsburgh Pirates
Matt Lawton, RF4020220 .385
Tike Redman, CF5000024 .154
    Brian Meadows, P0000000 .000
    John Grabow, P0000000 .000
   a- Bobby Hill, PH1000000 .333
    Rick White, P0000000 .000
Jason Bay, LF5010002 .385
Rob Mackowiak, 2B5010032 .125
Craig A. Wilson, 1B5020001 .333
Ty Wigginton, 3B5020020 .231
Freddy Sanchez, SS3010213 .167
David Ross, C2000012 .000
   b- Daryle Ward, PH1000002 .000
    Salomon Torres, P0000000 .000
    Mike Gonzalez, P0000000 .000
   c- Chris Duffy, PH-CF2000023 .000
Mark Redman, P2000010 .000
    Benito Santiago, C3010010 .364
Totals43010041519 
a-grounded out for Grabow in the 12th
b-hit into fielder's choice for Ross in the 7th
c-struck out for Gonzalez in the 10th
Batting
2B - Matt Lawton (1, Peavy)
SB - Craig A. Wilson (1, 2nd base off Peavy/Hernandez)
Team LOB - 11
Fielding
DP - Redman-F. Sanchez-C. Wilson, F. Sanchez-C. Wilson, Wigginton-Mackowiak-C. Wilson
Pittsburgh Pirates
Mark Redman 6400130 0.00
Salomon Torres 2100110 3.00
Mike Gonzalez 1100010 0.00
Brian Meadows 1.1100110 3.86
John Grabow 0.2000000 10.80
Rick White (L,0-1) 0.1211200 20.25
IBB - Burroughs by Rick White
WP - Mark Redman (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Mark Redman 90-56, Salomon Torres 27-16, Mike Gonzalez 22-15, Brian Meadows 21-11, John Grabow 8-5, Rick White 16-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mark Redman 10-3, Salomon Torres 2-2, Mike Gonzalez 1-1, John Grabow 2-0, Rick White 1-0
Batters Faced - Mark Redman 21, Salomon Torres 7, Mike Gonzalez 4, Brian Meadows 6, John Grabow 2, Rick White 5
San Diego Padres
Eric Young, CF0000000 .333
   a- Adam Hyzdu, PH-CF^LF4000024 .000
Mark Loretta, 2B5010000 .250
Brian Giles, RF5010011 .333
Phil Nevin, 1B4010111 .308
Ryan Klesko, LF4010013 .273
    Akinori Otsuka, P0000000 .000
    Rudy Seanez, P0000000 .000
   b- Geoff Blum, PH1110000 .500
Ramon Hernandez, C4010102 .300
Khalil Greene, SS4010010 .308
Sean Burroughs, 3B4010102 .417
Jake Peavy, P0000100 .000
    Scott Linebrink, P0000000 .000
   c- Mark Sweeney, PH1010000 .500
    Trevor Hoffman, P0000000 .000
    Xavier Nady, CF1001102 .444
Totals371915615 
a-struck out for Young in the 1st
b-singled for Seanez in the 12th
c-singled for Linebrink in the 8th
Batting
2B - Brian Giles (2, Redman)
SH - Adam Hyzdu (1), Khalil Greene (1), Jake Peavy (1)
RBI - Xavier Nady (5)
Team LOB - 10
Fielding
DP - Burroughs-Loretta-Nevin, Loretta-Nevin, Greene-Loretta-Nevin
E - Sean Burroughs (1, Wild throw)
San Diego Padres
Jake Peavy 6.24002100 0.00
Scott Linebrink 1.1000100 0.00
Trevor Hoffman 1200000 21.60
Akinori Otsuka 1.2400120 0.00
Rudy Seanez (W,1-0) 1.1000030 2.70
Pitches-Strikes - Jake Peavy 96-66, Scott Linebrink 17-8, Trevor Hoffman 22-14, Akinori Otsuka 34-22, Rudy Seanez 14-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jake Peavy 5-4, Scott Linebrink 3-0, Trevor Hoffman 2-1, Akinori Otsuka 1-1, Rudy Seanez 1-0
Batters Faced - Jake Peavy 25, Scott Linebrink 4, Trevor Hoffman 5, Akinori Otsuka 9, Rudy Seanez 4
Game Information
Attendance - 43538
Game Time - 3:39
Temperature - 63
Umpires - Home - Dan Iassogna, First Base - Dale Scott, Second Base - Tim Tschida, Third Base - Ron Kulpa