Los Angeles at San Diego

Final 10th
L.A. Dodgers
San Diego
W: S. Linebrink (2-2) L: T. Hamulack (0-2)
HR: LA - B. Mueller (3)   SD - None

Padres rally with five in ninth, beat Dodgers in 10th

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Padres are hoping one dramatic victory is enough to snap them out of their offensive woes.

Mark Bellhorn hit an RBI single in the 10th inning and the Padres beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-5 Sunday to snap a five-game losing streak.

San Diego scored five runs in the ninth inning to tie it. Brian Giles and Mike Piazza drew one-out walks against Tim Hamulack (0-2) in the 10th before Bellhorn grounded a single down the left-field line to drive in Giles.

"Once it got to 2-1, 3-1, I figured he was going to come with a fastball just because he didn't want to walk me," Bellhorn said.

The Padres' ninth-inning rally equaled their run total from the previous five games combined. The rally also tied a franchise record for the largest ninth-inning deficit the Padres have overcome to earn a victory.

"It's a huge win, hopefully it does turn things around for us," Giles said. "It's good for us to just win a game. We have struggled at home."

San Diego won for only the third time in 10 games to finish April with an 9-15 record. The Padres won for just the fourth time in 15 home games.

The Padres were outscored 46-23 in their 10-game homestand and scored two or fewer runs in eight of those games.

"We are so glad that we were able to scrap a win together," Piazza said. "It was just a good team win today."

Bellhorn also had a key hit in San Diego's ninth-inning rally. He drove in the first run with a single against Dodgers closer Danys Baez, who entered with the bases loaded and no outs. Khalil Greene and pinch-hitter Eric Young both walked with the bases loaded to cut the lead to 5-3.

Baez then allowed sacrifice flies to Josh Barfield and Geoff Blum. Hamulack replaced Baez and struck out pinch-hitter Doug Mirabelli to end the ninth.

"I felt a little bit tired," said Baez, who saved wins on Friday and Saturday. "I felt like I couldn't find the black on the plate.

"I couldn't control my fastball, that made a big difference," he added. "I was trying to do too much."

Scott Linebrink (2-2) pitched a scoreless 10th for the Padres.

"We are going to look back on this in September and, hopefully, this will be the one that makes the difference," Linebrink said.

Dodger starter Derek Lowe tossed six shutout innings, allowing just two hits and only one runner to reach second base. He struck out three and walked three.

"You have go to tip your hat to Lowe," Giles said. "He was able to get strike one and keep guys off balance and keep guys off the basepaths."

Bill Mueller hit a two-run homer and Nomar Garciaparra had two hits, two RBI and scored two runs for the Dodgers.

The Dodgers scored a run in the second against Padres starter Chan Ho Park as Garciaparra singled, stole second and came around on a single by Jason Repko.

Rafael Furcal led off the fifth with a single and went to third on a base hit by Kenny Lofton, who promptly stole second. After Greene made a diving catch at shortstop to rob Jeff Kent for the second out, Garciaparra singled in two runs. Mueller then hit the first pitch out to right field for his third homer and a 5-0 Dodgers lead.

Park pitched five innings, giving up five runs and six hits. He struck out five and walked three.


  • J.D. Drew went 0-5, ending his streak of reaching base safely at 33 games, dating back to June 16, 2005. Drew's hitting streak also ended at 11 games.
  • Padres catcher Mike Piazza has thrown out only 2-of-23 base stealers this season after the Dodgers stole two bases on Sunday.
  • The Padres' win was their first victory this season when they have trailed after eight innings (1-14).
  • The Dodgers' loss is their first after leading after eight innings (10-1).
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Mark Bellhorn (center) receives a team hug after hitting the game winner in the 10th inning.  (AP)
Mark Bellhorn (center) receives a team hug after hitting the game winner in the 10th inning. (AP)

Players of the Game
Los Angeles

N. Garciaparra
AB 3
R 2
H 2
HR 0
San Diego

M. Bellhorn
AB 4
R 1
H 3
HR 0

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Los Angeles Dodgers
Rafael Furcal, SS5110000 .198
Kenny Lofton, CF5110020 .286
J.D. Drew, RF5000023 .306
Jeff Kent, 2B5000013 .183
Nomar Garciaparra, 1B3222100 .292
Bill Mueller, 3B4112012 .299
Jason Repko, LF4011010 .328
Dioner Navarro, C2000210 .265
Derek Lowe, P3000014 .000
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   a- Ricky Ledee, PH1000000 .267
    Lance Carter, P0000000 .000
    Danys Baez, P0000000 .000
    Tim Hamulack, P0000000 .000
a-grounded out for Osoria in the 9th
HR - Bill Mueller (3, Park)
RBI - Nomar Garciaparra 2 (8), Bill Mueller 2 (15), Jason Repko (12)
2-OUT RBI - Nomar Garciaparra 2 (3), Bill Mueller 2 (4), Jason Repko (3)
SB - Kenny Lofton (5, 2nd base off Park/Piazza), Nomar Garciaparra (1, 2nd base off Park/Piazza)
Team LOB - 5
DP - Mueller-Kent-Garciaparra, Kent-Garciaparra
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Franquelis Osoria 2100020 3.77
Lance Carter0233100 7.45
Danys Baez (BS,2) 0.2122200 1.32
Tim Hamulack (L,0-2) 0.2111220 1.69
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Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Derek Lowe 11-2, Franquelis Osoria 2-2
Batters Faced - Derek Lowe 21, Franquelis Osoria 7, Lance Carter 3, Danys Baez 5, Tim Hamulack 5
San Diego Padres
Dave Roberts, LF3000100 .231
   a- Doug Mirabelli, PH1000011 .182
    Scott Linebrink, P0000000 .000
Mike Cameron, CF5120020 .185
Brian Giles, RF4220102 .271
Mike Piazza, C3100221 .210
    Rob Bowen, PR0000000 .364
Mark Bellhorn, 1B4132100 .333
Khalil Greene, SS2101202 .200
Vinny Castilla, 3B2000011 .253
    Dewon Brazelton, P0000000 .250
   b- Adrian Gonzalez, PH1000001 .256
    Scott Cassidy, P0000000 .000
    Trevor Hoffman, P0000000 .000
   c- Eric Young, PH-LF0001100 .182
Josh Barfield, 2B3001010 .256
Chan Ho Park, P1000000 .000
    Geoff Blum, 3B2001000 .095
a-struck out for Roberts in the 9th
b-flied out for Brazelton in the 7th
c-walked for Hoffman in the 9th
SF - Josh Barfield (2), Geoff Blum (1)
RBI - Mark Bellhorn 2 (6), Khalil Greene (13), Eric Young (4), Josh Barfield (6), Geoff Blum (1)
SB - Eric Young (2, 2nd base off Baez/Navarro)
Team LOB - 7
E - Chan Ho Park (1, misplayed grounder)
San Diego Padres
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Dewon Brazelton 2000020 10.69
Scott Cassidy 1000010 0.68
Trevor Hoffman 1000000 1.29
Scott Linebrink (W,2-2) 1000010 3.75
IBB - Navarro by Chan Ho Park
Pitches-Strikes - Chan Ho Park 99-61, Dewon Brazelton 20-14, Scott Cassidy 14-9, Trevor Hoffman 10-8, Scott Linebrink 11-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chan Ho Park 7-4, Dewon Brazelton 3-1, Trevor Hoffman 3-0, Scott Linebrink 1-1
Batters Faced - Chan Ho Park 25, Dewon Brazelton 6, Scott Cassidy 3, Trevor Hoffman 3, Scott Linebrink 3
Game Information
Attendance - 38116
Game Time - 3:11
Temperature - 70
Umpires - Home - James Hoye, First Base - Ron Kulpa, Second Base - Dale Scott, Third Base - Dan Iassogna