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San Diego at Cincinnati

Final 11th
San Diego
W: K. Cameron (1-0) L: D. Weathers (2-4)
HR: SD - B. Giles (3), A. Gonzalez (19), K. Greene (19), K. Kouzmanoff (12)   CIN - K. Griffey (27)

Padres 12, Reds 7

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

CINCINNATI -- Just because Trevor Hoffman blows a save doesn't mean the San Diego Padres have to lose the game.

Khalil Greene homered and drove in three runs, including the go-ahead run in the 11th, and San Diego overcame a rare Hoffman failure with a 12-7 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday.

David Weathers (2-4), Cincinnati's sixth relief pitcher, walked the bases loaded with one out to set up Greene's sacrifice fly to left field, which snapped a 7-7 tie. Josh Bard followed with a two-run triple down the right field line, and Kevin Kouzmanoff greeted reliever Victor Santos with a first-pitch two-run homer to left.

Weathers left the clubhouse before the media was allowed in, but Reds manager Pete Mackanin said the closer -- who had converted 22 of 27 save opportunities -- can't be expected to deliver every night.

"He doesn't do that," Mackanin said about Weathers' control problems. "It's just one of those things. It's totally unexpected. That's just the way it goes. You can't expect him to be as good as he's been all year."

Brian Giles and Adrian Gonzalez also homered for the Padres, who'd lost three of their previous four games.

Rookie Kevin Cameron (1-0), San Diego's sixth reliever, pitched the final two innings for his first career win.

"It's nice to win any game, but a game like this is a really good win," Padres manager Bud Black said. "You can gain momentum. This was truly a team win."

Hoffman had converted 25 consecutive save opportunities before Brandon Phillips led off the ninth with a double and Hatteberg followed one out later with a double off the left field wall to tie the game at 7. Hoffman came back to get two popups and end the inning, but the blown save was Hoffman's first since April 27 against Los Angeles.

"Those were pretty hard-fought at bats," Greene said about Phillips and Hatteberg. "One thing he's always been able to do is come back and maintain."

Greene hit his 19th homer to lead off the sixth to extend San Diego's lead to 6-4. After the Reds tied the game, Greene's bloop single to right-center field in the seventh put the Padres ahead, 7-6.

"That's the way the game goes," Greene said. "You play it all the way out. Lately, we haven't had a lot of offense, but it seems like where it has come in, it's come in bunches."

The Reds pieced together a two-run rally against Cla Meredith in the sixth on a run-scoring groundout by pinch-hitter Mark Bellhorn, and a weak infield grounder that Norris Hopper beat out for a single when Meredith slipped and fell while catching the ball.

The Reds capitalized on center fielder Mike Cameron's mental error to take a 2-0 lead against Wilfredo Ledezma in the first. Phillips doubled and stole third base with one out, and Ken Griffey Jr. walked. Phillips scored on Jeff Conine's sacrifice to Cameron, whose throw home sailed far over the cutoff man, allowing Griffey to move to second base and score on Adam Dunn's single to center.

They took advantage of another miscue to add a run in the second. Alex Gonzalez led off with a double and, one out later, moved to third on a passed ball, leaving him in position to score on Hopper's two-out bunt single.

Giles cut Cincinnati's lead to 3-2 with a two-run homer in the third, his third of the season and first in 79 at-bats since July 14. Griffey responded by leading off the third with a 403-foot homer into the right-center field seats, his 27th homer of the season.

Griffey's 590th home run puts him 14 behind Sammy Sosa on the career home run list.

Adrian Gonzalez hit his 19th homer of the season in the fourth inning with two runners on to give San Diego a 5-4 lead. He went 3-for-4 with three RBI.

San Diego left-hander Wilfredo Ledezma's first start since last Sept. 29, for Detroit against Kansas City, lasted 3 1/3 innings. The left-hander gave up five hits and four runs, three earned, with three walks and three strikeouts.

Cincinnati right-hander Matt Belisle allowed six hits and five runs with two walks and four strikeouts in five innings.


The Padres placed RHP Doug Brocail on the bereavement list and OF Scott Hairston on the 15-day disabled list Friday, and recalled LHP Joe Thatcher and purchased the contract of RHP Jack Cassel from Triple-A Portland. ... Hopper extended his career-high hitting streak to eight games. ... Ledezma is the 375th different pitcher to give up a homer to Griffey. ... Cassel made his major league debut.

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Players of the Game

K. Griffey
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 1
San Diego

A. Gonzalez
AB 4
R 3
H 3
HR 1

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Geoff Blum, 2B-LF6110011 .263
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B4333200 .270
Mike Cameron, CF2100412 .251
Rob Mackowiak, LF4000033 .274
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Khalil Greene, SS5133010 .233
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   b- Josh Bard, PH-C3112014 .273
Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B5122011 .232
Wilfredo Ledezma, P1100000 .000
    Jack Cassel, P2100012 .000
    Cla Meredith, P0000000 .000
    Justin Hampson, P0000000 .000
    Terrmel Sledge, LF1000100 .212
    Kevin Cameron, P1000010 .000
a-flied out for Bell in the 9th
b-struck out for Barrett in the 7th
2B - Adrian Gonzalez 2 (36, Belisle, Gosling), Kevin Kouzmanoff (16, Belisle)
3B - Josh Bard (2, Weathers)
HR - Brian Giles (3, Belisle), Adrian Gonzalez (19, Belisle), Khalil Greene (19, Majewski), Kevin Kouzmanoff (12, Santos)
SF - Khalil Greene (9)
RBI - Brian Giles 2 (26), Adrian Gonzalez 3 (68), Khalil Greene 3 (63), Josh Bard 2 (30), Kevin Kouzmanoff 2 (46)
2-OUT RBI - Adrian Gonzalez 3 (20), Khalil Greene (22), Josh Bard 2 (9), Kevin Kouzmanoff 2 (18)
SB - Mike Cameron 2 (14, 2nd base off Belisle/Ross, 3rd base off Weathers/Ross), Marcus Giles (10, 2nd base off Weathers/Ross), Khalil Greene (3, 2nd base off Burton/Ross)
Team LOB - 9
DP - Greene-Blum-Gonzalez, Greene-Blum-Gonzalez
PB - Michael Barrett (12)
E - Adrian Gonzalez (6, Misplayed grounder)
San Diego Padres
Wilfredo Ledezma 2.1543331 5.36
Jack Cassel 3222110 6.00
Cla Meredith (BS,4) 0.2100100 3.23
Justin Hampson (H,2) 0.1000000 2.60
Heath Bell (H,22) 1.2000120 2.32
Trevor Hoffman (BS,3) 1211110 2.20
Kevin Cameron (W,1-0) 2100010 0.82
IBB - Dunn by Trevor Hoffman
WP - Cla Meredith (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Wilfredo Ledezma 56-31, Jack Cassel 40-26, Cla Meredith 18-9, Justin Hampson 10-6, Heath Bell 18-12, Trevor Hoffman 22-14, Kevin Cameron 28-20
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Wilfredo Ledezma 2-2, Jack Cassel 3-4, Cla Meredith 2-0, Justin Hampson 2-0, Heath Bell 1-1, Kevin Cameron 1-4
Batters Faced - Wilfredo Ledezma 15, Jack Cassel 11, Cla Meredith 4, Justin Hampson 2, Heath Bell 5, Trevor Hoffman 6, Kevin Cameron 7
Cincinnati Reds
Norris Hopper, CF6022011 .297
Brandon Phillips, 2B6220002 .276
Ken Griffey Jr., RF4221211 .273
Jeff Conine, 1B1001101 .260
   a- Scott Hatteberg, PH-1B3021000 .304
Adam Dunn, LF5011112 .259
Edwin Encarnacion, 3B4000115 .265
Alex Gonzalez, SS4210126 .262
David Ross, C4110113 .204
Matt Belisle, P2000011 .086
    Gary Majewski, P0000000 .000
   b- Mark Bellhorn, PH1001000 .167
    Mike Gosling, P0000000 .000
    Jared Burton, P0000000 .000
    Eddie Guardado, P0000000 .000
   c- Jason Ellison, PH1000001 .277
    Mike Stanton, P0000000 .000
   d- Jeff Keppinger, PH1000000 .347
    David Weathers, P0000000 .000
    Victor Santos, P0000000 .000
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b-grounded out for Majewski in the 6th
c-popped out-bunting for Guardado in the 8th
d-flied out for Stanton in the 10th
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HR - Ken Griffey Jr. (27, Ledezma)
SF - Jeff Conine (5)
RBI - Norris Hopper 2 (6), Ken Griffey Jr. (72), Jeff Conine (28), Scott Hatteberg (38), Adam Dunn (75), Mark Bellhorn (1)
2-OUT RBI - Norris Hopper 2 (4), Adam Dunn (36)
SB - Brandon Phillips (22, 3rd base off Ledezma/Barrett)
Team LOB - 10
DP - B. Phillips-Conine
Cincinnati Reds
Matt Belisle 5655242 5.40
Gary Majewski 1211011 14.85
Mike Gosling 0.2111110 4.64
Jared Burton 0.2100110 3.57
Eddie Guardado 0.2000000 5.40
Mike Stanton 2100120 4.60
David Weathers (L,2-4) 0.2144310 3.86
Victor Santos 0.1111011 4.66
IBB - Cameron by Mike Gosling
HBP - Kouzmanoff (by Matt Belisle)
WP - Matt Belisle (4)
Pitches-Strikes - Matt Belisle 90-54, Gary Majewski 19-14, Mike Gosling 17-8, Jared Burton 17-9, Eddie Guardado 6-2, Mike Stanton 41-27, David Weathers 31-15, Victor Santos 6-4
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Matt Belisle 4-6, Gary Majewski 1-1, Jared Burton 1-0, Mike Stanton 2-2
Batters Faced - Matt Belisle 23, Gary Majewski 5, Mike Gosling 4, Jared Burton 4, Eddie Guardado 2, Mike Stanton 8, David Weathers 6, Victor Santos 2
Game Information
Attendance - 21594
Game Time - 4:11
Temperature - 91
Umpires - Home - Greg Gibson, First Base - Larry Vanover, Second Base - Tony Randazzo, Third Base - Charlie Reliford