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Padres rally from six down to tally 10th consecutive victory

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PHOENIX -- The San Diego Padres were down by six runs with two innings to play. Their manager had been tossed. So had their starting catcher.

Those old road woes seemed to be back.

Then came one big hit after another, capped by Chase Headley's two-run homer in the 10th, and the Padres won their 10th straight game, beating Arizona 9-7 on Monday.

"It's not unlike the first couple of weeks of the season," manager Bud Black said. "We came back from 7-1 in Philadelphia ... We've done it before. It's something we as coaches always remember, to remind our guys that we can do it. If you do it once, you can do it again."

San Diego, which snapped an 11-game road losing streak, trailed 7-1 before scoring five in the eighth, one in the ninth and two in the 10th.

"It's been a lot of fun to come to the ballpark these last 10 days," Headley said. "We come here and we expect to win. It's not that we come in here and hope to win, we expect to win. We just couldn't give up today."

Black and Padres catcher Nick Hundley weren't around to watch the impressive finish. They were thrown out by home plate umpire Eric Cooper in the bottom of the sixth.

It was a painful loss for an Arizona team just back from a 6-3 road trip.

"We just didn't find a way to finish the game," manager A.J. Hinch said. "Offensively and defensively we just got caught in a couple of lapses that could have made the game a little bit easier at the end and didn't, and they took advantage of it."

Henry Blanco, who had replaced Hundley, led off the 10th with his second single, then Headley hit a 1-1 pitch from Tony Pena (4-2) some 424 feet off a sign above the swimming pool in left-center.

"It's just the best feeling in the world," Headley said. "You go up there and you get a big hit in a big situation and it ends up being the game winner. There's nothing better than that."

Edward Mujica (2-1) pitched a scoreless ninth for the victory. Heath Bell had a perfect 10th for his 13th save in 13 tries.

Drew Macias had the big blow of the rally, a three-run double to slice the lead to 7-6.

San Diego relievers have allowed one run in the last 33 games.

Arizona's Chad Qualls blew a save for the second time in 13 opportunities, giving up a leadoff double to pinch hitter Brian Giles, who advanced to third on David Eckstein's ground out and scored on Scott Hairston's single to tie it at 7-7.

The Padres' Adrian Gonzalez hit his 17th homer, a leadoff shot in the fourth.

A grounder through the legs of Arizona shortstop Stephen Drew opened the way for the San Diego rally.

After started Doug Davis left with the bases loaded and one out, reliever Jon Rauch gave up RBI singles to Kevin Kouzmanoff and Henry Blanco. Lefty Clay Zavada, who had yet to give up a hit in two appearances since being called up from Double-A Mobile, got Headley to pop out, but Macias doubled to the right-center gap to make it a one-run game.

"He threw a slider and it didn't really slide," Macias said.

Hundley and Black were tossed after Cooper ruled that the catcher had come off of home plate after receiving a throw from the first baseman Gonzalez for what would have been a force out with the bases loaded. Hundley then threw to first for what the Padres believed was a double play to end the inning.

"We were thinking home-to-first double play," Black said. "From what I saw, that's what I thought we got. But Eric thought Nick had slid off the plate before he caught the ball. Nick disagreed with him, and so did I."

The run that crossed the plate on the play made it 7-1.

Chris Snyder's home run and Davis' triple on the first two pitches of the inning from Chad Gaudin ignited Arizona's five-run third.

After the game, Black watched a television replay of him being tossed as Sen. John McCain grinned broadly in the background.

"I've never been thrown out in front of a presidential candidate," Black exclaimed. "I love it."

Notes

  • Before the game, McCain's son Jack stood with his mother Cindy on the mound during a moment silence for U.S. service personnel who have died in battle. Sen. McCain watched from a front-row seat near the Diamondbacks dugout.
  • Arizona 2B Felipe Lopez sat out his second straight game because hamstring tightness.
 
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Chase Headley comes home after belting the deciding two-run homer in the 10th inning.  (AP)
Chase Headley comes home after belting the deciding two-run homer in the 10th inning. (AP)

Players of the Game
San Diego

C. Headley
AB 5
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 2
Arizona

J. Upton
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
 

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San Diego Padres
David Eckstein, 2B5110011 .225
Scott Hairston, CF5131001 .333
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B4211102 .281
Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B4111112 .236
    Edward Mujica, P00000001.000
    Josh Wilson, SS0000000 .167
Nick Hundley, C0000200 .250
    Henry Blanco, C3221010 .176
Chase Headley, LF5122005 .234
Drew Macias, RF5013013 .294
Chris Burke, SS-3B5000023 .224
Chad Gaudin, P2000010 .000
    Joe Thatcher, P0000000 .000
    Cla Meredith, P0000000 .000
   a- Tony Gwynn Jr., PH1000000 .111
    Greg Burke, P0000000 .000
   b- Brian Giles, PH1110000 .175
    Edgar Gonzalez, 3B1010000 .190
    Heath Bell, P0000000 .000
Totals41913947  
a-flied out for Meredith in the 8th
b-doubled for G. Burke in the 9th
Batting
2B - Scott Hairston (10, Davis), Drew Macias (4, Zavada), Brian Giles (7, Qualls)
HR - Adrian Gonzalez (17, Davis), Chase Headley (4, Pena)
RBI - Scott Hairston (20), Adrian Gonzalez (31), Kevin Kouzmanoff (17), Henry Blanco (5), Chase Headley 2 (17), Drew Macias 3 (5)
2-OUT RBI - Drew Macias 3 (5)
CS - Scott Hairston (1, 2nd base by Davis/Snyder), Edgar Gonzalez (2, 2nd base by Pena/Snyder)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Gonzalez
E - Drew Macias (1, Misplayed grounder)
San Diego Padres
Chad Gaudin 5.1577561 5.40
Joe Thatcher 0.2000100 0.00
Cla Meredith 1100000 3.60
Greg Burke 1000010 0.00
Edward Mujica (W,2-1) 1100130 2.70
Heath Bell (S,13) 1000010 0.47
IBB - Snyder by Chad Gaudin, Upton by Joe Thatcher, Drew by Edward Mujica
HBP - Ojeda (by Chad Gaudin), Parra (by Joe Thatcher)
WP - Chad Gaudin (3)
Pitches-Strikes - Chad Gaudin 97-56, Joe Thatcher 16-6, Cla Meredith 8-5, Greg Burke 11-7, Edward Mujica 25-14, Heath Bell 11-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chad Gaudin 6-4, Joe Thatcher 1-1, Cla Meredith 1-1, Greg Burke 1-1, Heath Bell 1-1
Batters Faced - Chad Gaudin 27, Joe Thatcher 4, Cla Meredith 3, Greg Burke 3, Edward Mujica 5, Heath Bell 3
Arizona Diamondbacks
Gerardo Parra, LF-CF4112010 .277
Augie Ojeda, 2B3101110 .256
Justin Upton, RF4121111 .325
Stephen Drew, SS2001204 .190
Mark Reynolds, 3B4010123 .264
Chad Tracy, 1B4100123 .189
Chris Young, CF4110001 .177
    Jon Rauch, P0000000 .000
    Clay Zavada, P0000000 .000
    Chad Qualls, P0000000 .000
    Tony Pena, P0000000 .000
   a- Miguel Montero, PH1000010 .227
Chris Snyder, C4111120 .233
Doug Davis, P3110013 .211
    Eric Byrnes, LF2000000 .208
Totals35776711  
a-struck out for Pena in the 10th
Batting
2B - Justin Upton (11, Mujica), Chris Young (10, Gaudin)
3B - Doug Davis (1, Gaudin)
HR - Chris Snyder (5, Gaudin)
SF - Stephen Drew (4)
RBI - Gerardo Parra 2 (10), Augie Ojeda (4), Justin Upton (27), Stephen Drew (13), Chris Snyder (17)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - Reynolds-Ojeda-Tracy
E - Stephen Drew (4, Misplayed grounder)
Arizona Diamondbacks
Doug Davis 7.1542461 3.77
Jon Rauch0222000 7.23
Clay Zavada (H,2) 0.2100000 0.00
Chad Qualls (BS,2) 1211000 3.60
Tony Pena (L,4-2) 1322011 2.01
WP - Doug Davis (4)
Pitches-Strikes - Doug Davis 115-69, Jon Rauch 9-4, Clay Zavada 12-8, Chad Qualls 13-11, Tony Pena 24-16
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Doug Davis 6-9, Chad Qualls 3-0, Tony Pena 1-0
Batters Faced - Doug Davis 30, Jon Rauch 2, Clay Zavada 3, Chad Qualls 5, Tony Pena 5
Game Information
Attendance - 30546
Game Time - 3:31
Temperature - 76
Umpires - Home - Eric Cooper, First Base - Mike Reilly, Second Base - Chuck Meriwether, Third Base - Laz Diaz