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San Diego at Philadelphia

Final 11th
San Diego
W: A. Fultz (2-0) L: P. Quantrill (2-1)
HR: SD - M. Loretta (1), B. Giles (10), G. Blum (5)   PHI - R. Howard (6), C. Utley (13)

Utley's walk-off homer lifts Phils past Padres in extra innings

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

PHILADELPHIA -- Chase Utley needed just one swing to turn a rough night into an ideal ending.

The second baseman hit a two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the 11th inning Friday night and the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the San Diego Padres 8-6.

Ryan Howard homered and drove in three runs for the Phillies, who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Mark Loretta and Brian Giles hit consecutive homers and Geoff Blum had three hits, including a homer, for the Padres, who lost their fifth in a row despite overcoming two three-run deficits.

Aaron Fultz (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the win.

"This game had a lot of ups and downs. Fortunately for us, it ended on an up," Utley said.

San Diego's Akinori Otsuka worked out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the 10th before the Phillies won the game off Paul Quantrill (1-1) in the 11th.

After getting the first two outs, Quantrill surrendered a pinch-hit single to Jason Michaels. Utley, who was 0-for-5 and had one hit in his last 13 at-bats, drove a 2-2 fastball into the right-center field seats -- a 406-foot shot -- for his 13th homer.

"No hits going into the last at-bat, it was a rough night," said Utley, who also committed an error. "I got down in the count and choked up on the bat. I just wanted to put the ball in play."

It was the Phillies' third walk-off homer of the season and second on the homestand. Howard hit a two-run homer in a 5-4, 10-inning win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday.

"I was trying to go down and away and just left it up," Quantrill said. "It's a situation where I don't want to go 3-2, but I got to make a better pitch there."

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel still couldn't believe what happened over the last two innings.

"Bases loaded and no outs and we don't score. Then, two outs, a pinch-single and a two-strike homer. I don't know what you call it, but it's good," he said.

San Diego's Ramon Hernandez hit a leadoff double off Ugueth Urbina in the eighth and Blum followed with a double to right. Hernandez was thrown out trying to score with two great relay throws by center fielder Endy Chavez and Utley.

Hernandez appeared he may have slid around the tag of catcher Mike Lieberthal, but plate umpire Bill Hohn called him out.

"(Hernandez) looked like he thought the ball was going to be caught and got too close to the bag," San Diego manager Bruce Bochy said. "They made a great relay, a really strong throw by Utley."

Urbina escaped the jam, striking out Xavier Nady and getting Dave Roberts to foul out to third for the final out, stranding Blum on third base.

With the score tied at 3-3 in the sixth, David Bell hit an RBI double and pinch-hitter Chavez added a two-run single as the Phillies took a 6-3 lead.

San Diego answered right back against the Phillies' bullpen. Blum hit his fifth homer -- a solo shot off Rheal Cormier -- and Ryan Klesko tied it at 6-all with a two-out, two-run single off Ryan Madson.

"It's a tough loss," Bochy said. "We had two good comebacks. We swung the bats better. That's a good sign."

Philadelphia starter Vicente Padilla pitched six effective innings but his scoreless streak was stopped at 17 innings. He surrendered three runs and four hits, walking two and striking out a season-high six.

Philadelphia took a 2-0 lead off Tim Stauffer on Howard's sixth homer of the season, a two-run shot in the second inning. He added a RBI single two innings later.

San Diego pushed across three runs in the fifth to tie the game. Loretta hit a fly ball that landed in the flower box just over the left-field fence for his first homer of the season. Giles hit a much longer drive deep into the right field seats for his 10th homer.


  • Padilla's prior longest shutout streak was 14 1/3 innings in 2003.
  • Howard has six homers and 17 RBI in his last 20 games.
  • Urbina had his 8 1/3 inning hitless streak snapped in the eighth. Batters were 0-for-26 before Hernandez's double. Urbina still owns a 9 1/3 innings scoreless streak.
  • Philadelphia closer Billy Wagner committed a balk in the ninth inning -- the Phillies' eighth balk, tying Houston for the NL high.
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Chase Utley -- upended here by Ryan Klesko -- gets the last laugh with a walk-off two-run blast.  (AP)
Chase Utley -- upended here by Ryan Klesko -- gets the last laugh with a walk-off two-run blast. (AP)

Players of the Game

C. Utley
AB 6
R 1
H 1
HR 1

R. Howard
AB 3
R 2
H 2
HR 1

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San Diego Padres
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Brian Giles, RF5221102 .303
Ryan Klesko, LF5022022 .267
Phil Nevin, 1B3000001 .262
    Scott Linebrink, P0000000 .000
   a- Mark Sweeney, PH0000100 .300
    Clay Hensley, P0000000 .000
   b- Eric Young, PH1000001 .229
    Akinori Otsuka, P0000000 .000
    Damian Jackson, 2B0000000 .277
Khalil Greene, SS5000013 .260
Ramon Hernandez, C5010011 .266
Geoff Blum, 3B4231111 .249
Tim Stauffer, P1000012 .130
    Xavier Nady, 1B3110011 .272
a-was walked intentionally for Linebrink in the 7th
b-popped out for Hensley in the 9th
2B - Brian Giles (29, Madson), Ramon Hernandez (14, Urbina), Geoff Blum (13, Urbina)
HR - Mark Loretta (1, Padilla), Brian Giles (10, Padilla), Geoff Blum (5, Cormier)
SH - Tim Stauffer (3)
RBI - Mark Loretta 2 (15), Brian Giles (53), Ryan Klesko 2 (45), Geoff Blum (22)
2-OUT RBI - Mark Loretta 2 (9), Brian Giles (19), Ryan Klesko 2 (17)
SB - Brian Giles (9, 3rd base off Wagner/Lieberthal)
Team LOB - 9
DP - Loretta-Greene-Nevin, Blum-Hernandez-Nady
E - Phil Nevin (4, Misplayed grounder)
San Diego Padres
Tim Stauffer 5.1666311 4.81
Scott Linebrink 0.2100110 2.16
Clay Hensley 2000010 0.00
Akinori Otsuka 2200200 2.51
Paul Quantrill (L,2-1) 0.2222011 6.50
IBB - Lieberthal by Scott Linebrink, Howard by Akinori Otsuka
Pitches-Strikes - Tim Stauffer 95-57, Scott Linebrink 17-10, Clay Hensley 17-14, Akinori Otsuka 27-15, Paul Quantrill 14-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tim Stauffer 8-7, Clay Hensley 3-2, Akinori Otsuka 4-1
Batters Faced - Tim Stauffer 25, Scott Linebrink 4, Clay Hensley 6, Akinori Otsuka 9, Paul Quantrill 4
Philadelphia Phillies
Jimmy Rollins, SS6010002 .277
Kenny Lofton, CF4000013 .328
    Rheal Cormier, P0000000 .000
    Ryan Madson, P0000000 .000
    Ugueth Urbina, P0000000 .000
    Billy Wagner, P0000000 .500
   a- Tomas Perez, PH1010000 .259
    Aaron Fultz, P0000000 .500
   b- Jason Michaels, PH1110000 .305
Chase Utley, 2B6112002 .310
Bobby Abreu, RF4110110 .295
Pat Burrell, LF3220200 .289
Ryan Howard, 1B3223200 .247
David Bell, 3B5111002 .255
Mike Lieberthal, C4000103 .244
Vicente Padilla, P2000011 .150
   c- Endy Chavez, PH-CF3012010 .241
a-singled for Wagner in the 9th
b-singled for Fultz in the 11th
c-singled for Padilla in the 6th
2B - Pat Burrell 2 (15, Stauffer, Otsuka), David Bell (17, Stauffer)
HR - Chase Utley (13, Quantrill), Ryan Howard (6, Stauffer)
RBI - Chase Utley 2 (53), Ryan Howard 3 (17), David Bell (33), Endy Chavez 2 (7)
2-OUT RBI - Chase Utley 2 (26)
Team LOB - 8
Outfield Assists - Endy Chavez 1
E - Chase Utley (8, Misplayed grounder)
Philadelphia Phillies
Vicente Padilla 6433262 5.52
Rheal Cormier (H,14) 0.1222011 5.88
Ryan Madson (BS,4) 0.2211110 3.93
Ugueth Urbina 1200010 3.52
Billy Wagner 1100010 2.18
Aaron Fultz (W,2-0) 2000110 2.57
IBB - Sweeney by Ryan Madson
Pitches-Strikes - Vicente Padilla 111-70, Rheal Cormier 10-7, Ryan Madson 17-9, Ugueth Urbina 15-10, Billy Wagner 9-8, Aaron Fultz 26-15
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Vicente Padilla 5-8, Billy Wagner 1-1, Aaron Fultz 1-4
Batters Faced - Vicente Padilla 25, Rheal Cormier 3, Ryan Madson 5, Ugueth Urbina 4, Billy Wagner 4, Aaron Fultz 7
Game Information
Attendance - 28600
Game Time - 3:35
Temperature - 91
Umpires - Home - Bill Hohn, First Base - Gerry Davis, Second Base - Doug Eddings, Third Base - Bruce Dreckman