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Padres edge Rockies in 14 on Gonzalez's RBI double

CBSSports.com wire reports
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DENVER -- Late into the night, Adrian Gonzalez at last broke the San Diego Padres' pattern of stranding runners.

Gonzalez hit an RBI double in the 14th inning, sending the Padres to a 5-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday in the first extra-inning game for both teams this season.

San Diego stranded 13 runners in all, including 10 from the eighth inning on before finally pushing across the winner.

"We had some opportunities late and we just couldn't get the big knock," manager Bud Black said. "But the pitching held us together and finally we broke through."

David Eckstein, hitless in six previous at-bats, began the 14th with a bloop single off Manuel Corpas (0-1), the Rockies' seventh pitcher. Gonzalez followed with a double that rolled to the right-field wall, allowing Eckstein to come all the way around.

"He threw a sinker in on the first pitch," Gonzalez said. "I said, 'I'm going to look for that fastball in on the next one' because they'd been pitching me in all day. He threw it and I was able to turn on it."

While his double drove in the decisive run, Gonzalez said keeping the Rockies' powerful lineup at bay in hitter-friendly Coors Field made the difference, especially the pitching of reliever Tim Stauffer (1-0), who threw three scoreless innings in a game that lasted 4 hours, 27 minutes.

"That was pretty amazing for him, to throw zero after zero. That's the reason we won," Gonzalez said.

Heath Bell allowed a two-out double in the 14th to Brad Hawpe, who hit two home runs earlier. Bell then intentionally walked Ian Stewart before striking out Chris Iannetta for his second save.

Iannetta homered in the third.

"We made plays in the field and got some good work from our bullpen," Stewart said. "I don't know what happened with our offense. It was one of those nights where we couldn't get a hit [late], let alone a clutch hit."

The Rockies had nine hits but only two in the final eight innings.

"We didn't do much to win the game," manager Jim Tracy said. "Our bullpen and our defense kept us in it, but our offense did little."

Hawpe's first homer of the season in the fourth pulled the Rockies within a run. With two outs in the sixth, he hit another solo shot off Mat Latos, tying it at 4 with his second career multihomer game.

Colorado starter Jason Hammel had a 2-0 lead until a 38-pitch fourth inning when the Padres scored four runs. Gonzalez had a one-out single, Kyle Banks was hit by a pitch and Chase Headley walked ahead of Will Venable's bases-loaded triple. Venable scored on Everth Cabrera's two-out double.

Latos allowed four runs and seven hits in six innings. Hammel gave up four runs and six hits in seven innings.

Iannetta opened the third with a homer off Latos that sailed over the right-center wall into the Rockies' bullpen. Carlos Gonzalez singled to score Clint Barmes, who had doubled.

Notes

  • The Rockies reassigned LHP Joe Beimel from extended spring training to their Triple-A club in Colorado Springs to get back into pitching shape. The reliever was signed to a minor league contract on March 23.
  • Though he was thrown out trying to stretch the first of three singles to a double in the second, Headley remains the only Padres player with a hit in each of the team's first five games.
  • Hawpe's only other multihomer game came May 16, 2007, when he connected twice off Arizona's Brandon Webb at Coors Field.
  • Hammel has a no-decision in each of his five career starts against San Diego.
 
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After a blooper gets him on base, David Eckstein crosses the plate as the game-winning run. (Getty Images)
After a blooper gets him on base, David Eckstein crosses the plate as the game-winning run. (Getty Images)

Players of the Game
San Diego

A. Gonzalez
AB 6
R 1
H 3
HR 0
RBI 1
Colorado

B. Hawpe
AB 6
R 2
H 3
HR 2
RBI 2
 
San Diego Padres
Tony Gwynn Jr., CF3000101 .091
   a- Jerry Hairston Jr., PH-RF3010002 .077
David Eckstein, 2B7110001 .105
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B6131110 .364
Kyle Blanks, LF5120122 .158
Chase Headley, 3B5130211 .429
Will Venable, RF-CF71130110 .167
Nick Hundley, C5020110 .214
Everth Cabrera, SS6021002 .300
Mat Latos, P1000001 .000
   b- Scott Hairston, PH1000010 .250
    Luke Gregerson, P0000000 .000
    Mike Adams, P0000000 .000
   c- Oscar Salazar, PH1000001 .000
    Cesar Ramos, P0000000 .000
    Edward Mujica, P0000000 .000
   d- Matt Stairs, PH1000010 .000
    Tim Stauffer, P1000001 .000
    Heath Bell, P0000000 .000
Totals52515568  
a-grounded out for Gwynn in the 9th
b-struck out for Latos in the 7th
c-flied out for Adams in the 9th
d-struck out for Mujica in the 11th
Batting
2B - Adrian Gonzalez (3, Corpas), Kyle Blanks (1, Betancourt), Everth Cabrera (2, Hammel)
3B - Will Venable (1, Hammel)
SH - Mat Latos (1)
RBI - Adrian Gonzalez (3), Will Venable 3 (4), Everth Cabrera (5)
2-OUT RBI - Everth Cabrera (5)
SB - Tony Gwynn Jr. (2, 2nd base off Hammel/Iannetta)
CS - Nick Hundley (1, 2nd base by Hammel/Iannetta)
PK - Tony Gwynn Jr. (1, Hammel)
Team LOB - 13
Fielding
DP - Eckstein-Cabrera-Gonzalez, Headley-Eckstein-Gonzalez
San Diego Padres
Mat Latos 6744043 6.00
Luke Gregerson 1000010 20.25
Mike Adams 1000010 0.00
Cesar Ramos 0.2000020 0.00
Edward Mujica 1.1000100 3.00
Tim Stauffer (W,1-0) 3100030 0.00
Heath Bell (S,2) 1100210 0.00
IBB - Stewart by Heath Bell
Pitches-Strikes - Mat Latos 84-56, Luke Gregerson 10-8, Mike Adams 8-6, Cesar Ramos 8-6, Edward Mujica 12-7, Tim Stauffer 43-28, Heath Bell 19-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mat Latos 9-5, Edward Mujica 3-0, Tim Stauffer 4-2, Heath Bell 1-0
Batters Faced - Mat Latos 25, Luke Gregerson 3, Mike Adams 3, Cesar Ramos 2, Edward Mujica 4, Tim Stauffer 10, Heath Bell 5
Colorado Rockies
Carlos Gonzalez, LF6011001 .385
Dexter Fowler, CF6000030 .222
Todd Helton, 1B5000101 .316
Troy Tulowitzki, SS6000021 .227
Brad Hawpe, RF6232010 .353
Ian Stewart, 3B5030110 .421
Chris Iannetta, C6111025 .083
Clint Barmes, 2B5110002 .235
    Manny Corpas, P0000000 .000
Jason Hammel, P2000021 .000
   a- Seth Smith, PH1000010 .125
    Rafael Betancourt, P0000000 .000
    Franklin Morales, P0000000 .000
    Matt Daley, P0000000 .000
    Randy Flores, P0000000 .000
   b- Jason Giambi, PH0000100 .000
    Greg Smith, PR0000000 .000
    Matt Belisle, P0000000 .000
    Melvin Mora, 2B1000000 .000
Totals49494312  
a-struck out for Hammel in the 7th
b-walked for Flores in the 10th
Batting
2B - Brad Hawpe (3, Bell), Clint Barmes (2, Latos)
HR - Brad Hawpe 2 (2, Latos, Latos), Chris Iannetta (1, Latos)
RBI - Carlos Gonzalez (3), Brad Hawpe 2 (2), Chris Iannetta (1)
2-OUT RBI - Brad Hawpe (1)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Carlos Gonzalez 1
DP - Helton-Tulowitzki, Mora-Tulowitzki-Helton
Colorado Rockies
Jason Hammel 7644340 5.14
Rafael Betancourt 1200020 0.00
Franklin Morales 1100000 4.50
Matt Daley 0.2200000 0.00
Randy Flores 0.1000000 0.00
Matt Belisle 2100220 7.36
Manny Corpas (L,0-1) 2311100 2.08
IBB - Gonzalez by Matt Belisle
HBP - Blanks (by Jason Hammel)
WP - Rafael Betancourt (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Jason Hammel 100-60, Rafael Betancourt 23-15, Franklin Morales 9-9, Matt Daley 8-7, Randy Flores 4-3, Matt Belisle 36-21, Manny Corpas 33-21
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jason Hammel 7-6, Rafael Betancourt 1-1, Franklin Morales 1-2, Matt Daley 2-0, Randy Flores 1-0, Matt Belisle 1-3, Manny Corpas 2-3
Batters Faced - Jason Hammel 27, Rafael Betancourt 6, Franklin Morales 4, Matt Daley 4, Randy Flores 1, Matt Belisle 9, Manny Corpas 9
Game Information
Attendance - 36090
Game Time - 4:27
Temperature - 56
Umpires - Home - Tim Welke, First Base - Tim Timmons, Second Base - D.J. Reyburn, Third Base - Mike DiMuro