Arizona at San Diego

Final 18th
San Diego
W: L. Rosales (1-0) L: J. Wilson (0-1)
HR: ARI - M. Reynolds (14)   SD - K. Kouzmanoff (5), D. Eckstein (1)

Reynolds' blast off IF Wilson in 18th propels D-Backs past Padres wire reports

SAN DIEGO -- It was the kind of matchup that only an extra-inning marathon can produce -- an infielder pitching to a batter working on an 0-for-6 afternoon, including four strikeouts.

With the Petco Park lights on as dusk fell, Mark Reynolds hit a three-run homer off infielder Josh Wilson with two outs in the 18th inning, sending the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 9-6 victory against the San Diego Padres on Sunday in the longest major league game this season.

"It's tough because No. 1, he's a position player and you don't want him to get you out, and No. 2, you don't know what he's going to throw," Reynolds said.

The Padres were held hitless through nine extra innings by four relievers. Their only baserunners in extras came on three walks. The game took 5 hours, 45 minutes.

San Diego used all its relievers and had starter Chad Gaudin -- the loser in the series opener Friday night -- pitch the 16th and 17th innings before turning to Wilson in the 18th for his third career relief appearance.

Wilson (0-1) was claimed off waivers from Arizona on May 15, four days after he pitched a scoreless inning for the Diamondbacks against Cincinnati.

"When he pitched for us, he threw all fastballs, so you figure he has some kind of wrinkle," said Reynolds, who fell behind 0-2. "He threw a curveball up there and I laid off some high fastballs, and he left one out over and I was able to barrel it up."

Wilson allowed a single to Felipe Lopez and walked Ryan Roberts with one out before Reynolds hit a full-count pitch off an advertising sign atop the right-field wall.

"One pitch away," Wilson said. "I had Mark 0-2 there. I wish I could have thrown a strike before I got to 3-2.

"I was very comfortable," he added. "I expected it in that type of game. It was probably just a matter of time. I was ready."

Wilson pitched in high school and his two other big league relief appearances had been in blowout losses.

"I don't know how long I could have lasted," he said. "I started getting tired toward the end of that inning."

Arizona manager A.J. Hinch said he didn't want his players getting comfortable facing a position player.

"Your swings can get a little bit big," said Hinch, who had Gerardo Parra lay down a sacrifice bunt to advance Lopez. "We had the players concentrate on getting a good pitch to hit and hit it hard."

Hinch said he had his pitching figured out for at least 22 innings before he would have to go to a position player.

Padres manager Bud Black said he didn't want to overextend Gaudin.

San Diego scored five in the ninth and tied it at 6 on David Eckstein's first career pinch-hit home run, a three-run shot with two outs off Chad Qualls.

Leo Rosales (1-0) pitched 3 1/3 innings for the victory.

It was the longest big league game by time and innings since San Diego beat visiting Cincinnati 12-9 in an 18-inning game that lasted 5 hours, 57 minutes on May 25, 2008, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Eckstein hit a first-pitch fastball from Qualls off the balcony on the second level of the Western Metal Supply Co. brick warehouse in the left-field corner. It was his first home run in 217 at-bats since Sept. 17 with Arizona.

The 5-foot-7 Eckstein, MVP of the 2006 World Series with St. Louis, has 33 home runs in his nine-year career.

It was the third time the Diamondbacks played an 18-inning game.

The Padres have played the two longest games in the majors this year. They beat Cincinnati 6-5 in 16 innings on May 16, taking 5 hours, 14 minutes.

Stephen Drew had four hits for Arizona, extending his hitting streak to 11 games.

Arizona's Dan Haren held San Diego to one run and four hits in seven innings, retiring 13 batters in a row during one stretch. Haren's only mistake was allowing Kevin Kouzmanoff's home run with two outs in the seventh.

The Diamondbacks overcame three early baserunning blunders. Josh Whitesell hit a three-run double off Josh Geer in a four-run fifth.


  • Diamondbacks OF Justin Upton left with an aggravated left shoulder after striking out in the 10th.
  • Padres slugger Adrian Gonzalez extended the club record by walking at least twice in six consecutive games. Gonzalez has walked six times in the first three games of this four-game series, 13 times in the past six games and 17 times in the past nine.
  • It was Qualls' third blown save in 15 chances.
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Only a handful of fans stick around long enough to witness Mark Reynolds' game-deciding home run.  (AP)
Only a handful of fans stick around long enough to witness Mark Reynolds' game-deciding home run. (AP)

Players of the Game

M. Reynolds
AB 7
R 2
H 1
HR 1
San Diego

D. Eckstein
AB 1
R 1
H 1
HR 1

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MLB Power Rankings (5/23) (1:51)
Arizona Diamondbacks
Felipe Lopez, 2B8121032 .301
Gerardo Parra, LF-RF7020120 .292
Justin Upton, RF5120032 .320
    Ryan Roberts, LF3100101 .329
Stephen Drew, SS8140116 .248
Mark Reynolds, 3B7213246 .266
Miguel Montero, C7141100 .245
Chris Young, CF7121224 .182
Josh Whitesell, 1B6113204 .150
Dan Haren, P2000000 .259
    Tony Pena, P0000000 .000
   a- Eric Byrnes, PH1000000 .212
    Juan Gutierrez, P0000000 .000
    Chad Qualls, P0000000 .000
    Jon Rauch, P0000000 .000
   b- Augie Ojeda, PH1000000 .243
    Esmerling Vasquez, P0000000 .000
   c- Chris Snyder, PH1000001 .232
    Clay Zavada, P0000001 .000
    Leo Rosales, P1000001 .000
a-flied out for Pena in the 9th
b-flied out for Rauch in the 11th
c-grounded out for Vasquez in the 13th
2B - Gerardo Parra (5, Mujica), Justin Upton (13, Geer), Stephen Drew 2 (10, Bell, Gaudin), Miguel Montero 2 (7, Geer, Wilson), Chris Young (12, Mujica), Josh Whitesell (4, Geer)
HR - Mark Reynolds (14, Wilson)
SF - Felipe Lopez (2), Miguel Montero (1)
SH - Gerardo Parra (1), Dan Haren (2), Clay Zavada (1)
RBI - Felipe Lopez (11), Mark Reynolds 3 (36), Miguel Montero (7), Chris Young (14), Josh Whitesell 3 (6)
2-OUT RBI - Mark Reynolds 3 (15)
SB - Justin Upton (8, 3rd base off Thatcher/Hundley), Stephen Drew (1, 2nd base off Thatcher/Hundley), Chris Young (8, 2nd base off Meredith/Hundley)
PK - Mark Reynolds (1, Geer), Chris Young (1, Geer)
Team LOB - 16
Outfield Assists - Gerardo Parra 1
DP - F. Lopez-Drew-Whitesell
Arizona Diamondbacks
Dan Haren 7411151 2.33
Tony Pena 1100110 3.00
Juan Gutierrez 0.1222100 3.45
Chad Qualls (BS,3) 0.2233001 4.37
Jon Rauch 1000010 5.26
Esmerling Vasquez 2000010 5.23
Clay Zavada 2.2000320 0.00
Leo Rosales (W,1-0) 3.1000040 5.40
Pitches-Strikes - Dan Haren 106-71, Tony Pena 17-9, Juan Gutierrez 19-8, Chad Qualls 12-7, Jon Rauch 14-9, Esmerling Vasquez 29-20, Clay Zavada 45-21, Leo Rosales 34-27
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Dan Haren 8-7, Tony Pena 1-0, Chad Qualls 2-0, Jon Rauch 1-1, Esmerling Vasquez 2-3, Clay Zavada 3-3, Leo Rosales 2-4
Batters Faced - Dan Haren 25, Tony Pena 4, Juan Gutierrez 4, Chad Qualls 4, Jon Rauch 3, Esmerling Vasquez 6, Clay Zavada 11, Leo Rosales 10
San Diego Padres
Tony Gwynn Jr., CF7010100 .298
Edgar Gonzalez, 2B7020112 .216
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B6110201 .278
Chase Headley, LF8111054 .237
Brian Giles, RF6100102 .192
Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B5111021 .218
    Edward Mujica, P00000001.000
    Luke Gregerson, P1000000 .000
    Chad Gaudin, P1000010 .067
    Henry Blanco, 3B0000000 .197
Nick Hundley, C6011110 .237
Chris Burke, SS-3B^SS7110012 .207
Josh Geer, P1000010 .188
   a- Will Venable, PH1000001 .143
    Joe Thatcher, P0000000 .000
    Greg Burke, P0000000 .000
    Cla Meredith, P0000000 .000
   b- Cliff Floyd, PH1000010 .000
    Luis Perdomo, P0000000 .000
   c- David Eckstein, PH1113000 .253
    Heath Bell, P0000000 .000
    Josh Wilson, SS-P3000010 .164
a-grounded out for Geer in the 5th
b-struck out for Meredith in the 8th
c-homered for Perdomo in the 9th
2B - Tony Gwynn Jr. (3, Pena), Edgar Gonzalez (3, Haren), Adrian Gonzalez (5, Gutierrez)
HR - Kevin Kouzmanoff (5, Haren), David Eckstein (1, Qualls)
RBI - Chase Headley (23), Kevin Kouzmanoff (21), Nick Hundley (11), David Eckstein 3 (20)
2-OUT RBI - Kevin Kouzmanoff (12), David Eckstein 3 (11)
CS - Tony Gwynn Jr. (2, 3rd base by Pena/Montero)
Team LOB - 7
Outfield Assists - Tony Gwynn Jr. 1
DP - Ed. Gonzalez-Gonzalez
E - Chris Burke (6, Throwing)
San Diego Padres
Josh Geer 5544320 5.60
Joe Thatcher 1322100 4.50
Greg Burke 1200020 1.86
Cla Meredith 1000010 2.78
Luis Perdomo 1000010 5.06
Heath Bell 2100140 1.48
Edward Mujica 2200000 2.45
Luke Gregerson 2100320 3.15
Chad Gaudin 2100130 5.01
Josh Wilson (L,0-1) 1333101 13.50
IBB - Montero by Heath Bell, Drew by Luke Gregerson, by Whitesell, Whitesell by Chad Gaudin
WP - Luke Gregerson 2 (4)
Pitches-Strikes - Josh Geer 78-44, Joe Thatcher 28-17, Greg Burke 21-15, Cla Meredith 21-13, Luis Perdomo 9-6, Heath Bell 32-19, Edward Mujica 25-17, Luke Gregerson 35-17, Chad Gaudin 37-22, Josh Wilson 29-16
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Josh Geer 4-6, Joe Thatcher 1-1, Greg Burke 1-0, Cla Meredith 3-0, Luis Perdomo 1-1, Edward Mujica 3-3, Luke Gregerson 3-1, Chad Gaudin 1-2, Josh Wilson 1-2
Batters Faced - Josh Geer 20, Joe Thatcher 6, Greg Burke 5, Cla Meredith 4, Luis Perdomo 3, Heath Bell 8, Edward Mujica 8, Luke Gregerson 10, Chad Gaudin 8, Josh Wilson 7
Game Information
Attendance - 27804
Game Time - 5:45
Temperature - 71
Umpires - Home - Chad Fairchild, First Base - Joe West, Second Base - Paul Nauert, Third Base - Paul Schrieber