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Gonzalez's three-run blast in 18th ends marathon

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SAN DIEGO -- After a brutal stretch of injuries and poor play, the San Diego Padres finally had something to celebrate.

Of course, the Padres being the Padres, even this didn't come easy.

The lights were on and the sun was going down when Adrian Gonzalez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the 18th inning to give San Diego a 12-9 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday in a matchup of last-place teams.

It was the fourth time the Padres played at least 13 innings this season. They played a 22-innning game at home against Colorado on April 17-18, losing 2-1.

"It was a good team effort. It was done by everybody and that's what this team needs in order for us to win," Gonzalez said. "After a game this long and especially after the Colorado game, you want to win this game and get something going."

The Padres get Memorial Day off, and they were certainly in a party mood.

"It was a great clubhouse scene after the game," manager Bud Black said. "As much as we'll remember, long-term, the 22-inning game, the guys will remember this one, too. This was a great win."

The game lasted 5 hours, 57 minutes. It tied for the third-longest game by innings in Reds history.

The victory came after a week in which the Padres lost three key players. Reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Jake Peavy went on the disabled list with a swollen right elbow, and All-Star right-hander Chris Young will be out indefinitely after breaking his nose when he was struck by a line drive hit by Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols on Wednesday night. Catcher Josh Bard sprained his left ankle when Pujols slid into him that same inning, and is also on the disabled list.

The last team to play a game of at least 22 and 17 innings in the same season was the 1989 Los Angeles Dodgers, who played two 22-inning games and a 17-inning game.

Scott Hairston started the winning rally with a one-out walk off Edinson Volquez (7-2), the second starting pitcher the Reds put on the mound in extra innings. Brian Giles reached on first baseman Joey Votto's two-out throwing error, moving Hairston to third. Gonzalez then hit a full-count changeup over the fence in straightaway center for his 14th homer.

"He's been throwing a lot of changeups to guys before that and I figured why would he throw me a fastball?" Gonzalez said. "I just made sure I stayed back and he threw it for a strike and I was able to take advantage."

Catcher David Ross called for a fastball.

"I changed my mind and instead threw the changeup," Volquez said. "I threw the wrong pitch. I have to die with my best pitch."

Josh Banks (1-0) scattered five hits over six innings for his first big league win. He was called up from Triple-A Portland on Thursday, the day after Young went on the DL.

Paul Bako, the Reds' last position player, pinch-hit for Aaron Harang and struck out with the bases loaded to end the top of the 17th.

The Padres struck out 19 times, giving them 58 in the four-game series.

The Reds used three starting pitchers in extra innings.

With no relievers left, Harang, the starter and loser in the series opener Thursday night, came on to start the 13th. He struck out nine in four innings.

Volquez, who struck out 12 while getting a no-decision in the Reds' victory Friday night, pitched the 17th and 18th.

Reds manager Dusty Baker said he's never used one starter in extra innings, let alone two.

"Three times we could have won the game and three times they fought back," Baker said. "You hate to see Edinson lose that game on an unearned run when we were out of the inning."

Bronson Arroyo, who beat the Padres on Saturday night, had a pinch-hit single with two outs in the 13th but was stranded.

The Reds went ahead three times in the late innings. The Padres tied it each time, twice on homers.

Cincinnati's Brandon Phillips hit a two-run homer in the seventh for a 6-5 lead.

San Diego's Kevin Kouzmanoff homered off David Weathers leading off the Padres' eighth to tie it. It was Kouzmanoff's first career two-homer game and his fourth shot in six games.

In the ninth, Ken Griffey Jr. scored from second on pinch-hitter Ryan Freel's two-out single off Trevor Hoffman for a 7-6 lead.

Hairston brought the Padres back by homering off Francisco Cordero leading off the ninth. It was the first of two blown saves for the Reds.

Cincinnati jumped ahead 9-7 in the 11th when pinch-hitter Paul Janish singled off rookie Jared Wells, bringing in Griffey and Phillips.

The Padres came back a third time, getting two runs on three hits in the bottom of the 11th. Tadahito Iguchi brought in the first run on a grounder and Giles tied it on a double off Josh Fogg, who blew a chance at his first big league save.

Griffey, who hit his 598th homer Thursday night, and Phillips each had three hits and three runs. Phillips also had a two-run homer in the seventh.

Kouzmanoff also homered leading off the fourth, off starter Matt Belisle.

Greg Maddux had a decent start for the Padres, leaving with a 5-4 lead in the sixth. His chance at his 351st victory disappeared when Cla Meredith gave up Phillips' two-run homer in the seventh to give the Reds a 6-5 lead.

Maddux has two no-decisions and a loss since winning his 350th game May 10 against Colorado. He held the Reds to one earned run and six hits in 5 1/3 innings.

The Padres had leads of 3-0 and 4-1 before the Reds tied it at 4 with three unearned runs in the fifth, including Adam Dunn's two-run homer.

Paul McAnulty hit a solo homer in the three-run second, his third.

Notes

  • With his 251st homer, Dunn tied Ted Kluszewski for the most by a left-handed hitter in Reds history and for fourth on the club's career list.
  • It was Harang's fourth relief appearance in 174 big league games.
  • Griffey had two doubles, tying Jimmie Foxx and Ted Williams for 13th place with 1,117 extra-base hits.
 
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Gonzalez and the Padres are used to extras after San Diego's fourth game of at least 13 innings.  (AP)
Gonzalez and the Padres are used to extras after San Diego's fourth game of at least 13 innings. (AP)

Players of the Game
San Diego

A. Gonzalez
AB 9
R 1
H 4
HR 1
RBI 4
Cincinnati

B. Phillips
AB 8
R 3
H 3
HR 1
RBI 2
 
Cincinnati Reds
Corey Patterson, CF8000034 .201
Jerry Hairston Jr., SS9220013 .306
Ken Griffey Jr., RF8330122 .251
Brandon Phillips, 2B8332131 .299
Adam Dunn, LF4122122 .252
    Francisco Cordero, P0000000 .000
   a- Paul Janish, PH1012000 .318
    Josh Fogg, P0000000 .143
    Bill Bray, P0000000 .000
   b- Bronson Arroyo, PH1010000 .158
    Aaron Harang, P1000000 .208
   c- Paul Bako, PH1000013 .256
    Edinson Volquez, P0000000 .091
Javier Valentin, 1B4021001 .263
    Jeremy Affeldt, P0000000 .000
    David Weathers, P0000000 .000
   d- Ryan Freel, PH-LF4021001 .325
Edwin Encarnacion, 3B9010027 .240
David Ross, C7010222 .263
Matt Belisle, P1000003 .125
    Mike Lincoln, P0000000 .000
   e- Scott Hatteberg, PH1000001 .173
    Jared Burton, P0000000 .000
    Joey Votto, 1B5030000 .273
Totals729218516  
a-singled for Cordero in the 11th
b-singled for Bray in the 13th
c-struck out for Harang in the 17th
d-singled for Weathers in the 9th
e-fouled out for Lincoln in the 6th
Batting
2B - Ken Griffey Jr. 2 (9, Maddux, J. Wells), Adam Dunn (6, Maddux), Javier Valentin (3, Maddux), Joey Votto (9, Banks)
HR - Brandon Phillips (9, Meredith), Adam Dunn (13, Maddux)
SH - Corey Patterson (2), Ryan Freel (2), Matt Belisle (3)
RBI - Brandon Phillips 2 (27), Adam Dunn 2 (32), Paul Janish 2 (5), Javier Valentin (3), Ryan Freel (10)
2-OUT RBI - Adam Dunn 2 (7), Ryan Freel (5)
SB - Jerry Hairston Jr. (7, 2nd base off Maddux/Barrett), Brandon Phillips (9, 2nd base off J. Wells/Carlin)
Team LOB - 17
Fielding
DP - B. Phillips-Hairston-Votto, B. Phillips-Hairston
E - Jerry Hairston Jr. (2, Throwing), Joey Votto (6, Throwing)
Cincinnati Reds
Matt Belisle 4.1855122 7.28
Mike Lincoln 0.2000010 6.65
Jared Burton 1.1100020 3.97
Jeremy Affeldt (H,3) 0.2100000 3.32
David Weathers (BS,1) 1111111 4.96
Francisco Cordero (BS,2) 2111011 2.31
Josh Fogg (H,1) 0.2222000 9.00
Bill Bray (BS,1) 1.1100210 4.09
Aaron Harang 4200190 3.32
Edinson Volquez (L,7-2) 1.2130121 1.31
Pitches-Strikes - Matt Belisle 94-58, Mike Lincoln 9-5, Jared Burton 15-13, Jeremy Affeldt 8-5, David Weathers 18-10, Francisco Cordero 23-16, Josh Fogg 8-5, Bill Bray 24-12, Aaron Harang 63-41, Edinson Volquez 39-22
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Matt Belisle 7-4, Jared Burton 1-1, Jeremy Affeldt 1-0, Francisco Cordero 1-4, Josh Fogg 2-0, Aaron Harang 2-1, Edinson Volquez 2-2
Batters Faced - Matt Belisle 22, Mike Lincoln 2, Jared Burton 5, Jeremy Affeldt 2, David Weathers 5, Francisco Cordero 7, Josh Fogg 4, Bill Bray 6, Aaron Harang 15, Edinson Volquez 8
San Diego Padres
Scott Hairston, CF-LF7221132 .235
Tadahito Iguchi, 2B9111052 .251
Brian Giles, RF8121102 .302
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B9144003 .282
Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B7332124 .279
Khalil Greene, SS8111044 .221
Michael Barrett, C4001010 .167
    Jared Wells, P0000000 .000
   a- Edgar Gonzalez, PH0000100 .333
    Josh Banks, P2000011 .000
Paul McAnulty, LF3121000 .217
    Cla Meredith, P0000000 .000
    Heath Bell, P0000000 .000
   b- Tony Clark, PH0000100 .250
    Shawn Estes, PR0000000 .250
    Trevor Hoffman, P0000000 .000
    Mike Adams, P0000000 .000
    Luke Carlin, C4110022 .176
Greg Maddux, P2000001 .056
    Bryan Corey, P0000000 .000
   c- Jody Gerut, PH-CF5120111 .215
Totals68121812619  
a-walked for J. Wells in the 12th
b-walked for Bell in the 8th
c-singled for Corey in the 6th
Batting
2B - Scott Hairston (8, Belisle), Tadahito Iguchi (9, Belisle), Brian Giles (15, Bray), Adrian Gonzalez 2 (13, Belisle, Harang), Khalil Greene (7, Belisle)
HR - Scott Hairston (6, Cordero), Adrian Gonzalez (14, Volquez), Kevin Kouzmanoff 2 (7, Belisle, Weathers), Paul McAnulty (3, Belisle)
SF - Michael Barrett (1)
SH - Scott Hairston (3)
RBI - Scott Hairston (13), Tadahito Iguchi (17), Brian Giles (21), Adrian Gonzalez 4 (43), Kevin Kouzmanoff 2 (21), Khalil Greene (22), Michael Barrett (1), Paul McAnulty (9)
2-OUT RBI - Brian Giles (9), Adrian Gonzalez 3 (14)
SB - Scott Hairston (2, 2nd base off Volquez/Ross), Jody Gerut (2, 2nd base off Harang/Ross)
Team LOB - 11
Fielding
DP - Kouzmanoff-Gonzalez
E - Scott Hairston (1, Dropped fly)
San Diego Padres
Greg Maddux 5.1641341 3.76
Bryan Corey (H,2) 0.2000010 5.14
Cla Meredith (BS,3) 1322021 4.50
Heath Bell 1000000 2.57
Trevor Hoffman 1311030 5.17
Mike Adams 1100000 0.00
Jared Wells 2322020 6.00
Josh Banks (W,1-0) 6500240 0.00
IBB - Ross by Greg Maddux, Griffey by Josh Banks, by B. Phillips
Pitches-Strikes - Greg Maddux 89-54, Bryan Corey 8-6, Cla Meredith 23-14, Heath Bell 10-7, Trevor Hoffman 28-21, Mike Adams 8-6, Jared Wells 36-20, Josh Banks 77-48
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Greg Maddux 6-7, Jared Wells 2-2, Josh Banks 4-9
Batters Faced - Greg Maddux 26, Bryan Corey 2, Cla Meredith 6, Heath Bell 3, Trevor Hoffman 6, Mike Adams 4, Jared Wells 9, Josh Banks 24
Game Information
Attendance - 36508
Game Time - 5:57
Temperature - 71
Umpires - Home - Derryl Cousins, First Base - Eric Cooper, Second Base - Marty Foster, Third Base - Angel Campos