San Diego at Philadelphia

Final 10th
San Diego
W: M. Adams (1-1) L: D. Baez (2-2)
S: H. Bell (15)
HR: SD - A. Gonzalez (11),N. Hundley (4)   PHI - None

Infield single in 10th sends Padres past Phillies wire reports

PHILADELPHIA -- A run in the 10th inning nearly wasn't enough for the San Diego Padres. They needed a key defensive play from center fielder Tony Gwynn Jr. to hold off the Philadelphia Phillies.

Adrian Gonzalez homered and drove in three runs, Chase Headley had four hits and San Diego beat the Phillies 6-5 Sunday on pinch-hitter Oscar Salazar's two-out infield single in the 10th.

"That one was grinder," Padres manager Bud Black said. "A hot Sunday afternoon, both teams score early and settle down. We chipped away and got a big hit late. A number of guys contributed against a good team."

Heath Bell got through a shaky 10th inning for his 15th save in 18 chances. Placido Polanco walked with one out and tried to go to third on Chase Utley's soft single, but was thrown out by Gwynn.

"One out, you have to try," Polanco said. "Base hit, I've got to make it to third somehow. The ball wasn't hit hard. He had to come and he had to do what he did. It was perfect. If you give him another 10 shots, I don't know how many times he's going to do it like that."

Playing deep in a no-doubles alignment, Gwynn charged in and made an off-balance, one-hop throw to Headley, who tagged Polanco.

"With the play in front of you, you have a good chance to gauge where the baserunner is," Gwynn said. "Because the ball wasn't hit very hard, I knew if I was going to make an attempt at third, the only chance I had was to get rid of it quickly and make sure it was low enough so the guy couldn't advance to second. I didn't have time to set my feet, so I just let it go. The throw was online, Chase made a good tag down and we were fortunate to get it."

Howard singled to put runners at the corners, but Jayson Werth struck out on a 97 mph fastball to end the game.

Nick Hundley also homered for the Padres, who scored three times in the first against Joe Blanton and finished with 16 hits. But the Phillies came right back behind Ryan Howard's three RBI to take a 5-3 lead and chase starter Kevin Correia in the second.

Headley opened the 10th with a single off Danys Baez (2-2) and advanced to third on a sacrifice and a grounder to second. After an intentional walk to Gwynn, Salazar singled deep into the shortstop hole to put the Padres ahead 6-5.

Mike Adams (1-1) pitched two scoreless innings for the win, after Philadelphia had won the first two games of a four-game series that concludes Monday. The Phillies left 15 runners on base.

San Diego scored three first-inning runs off Blanton, with two coming on Gonzalez's 11th homer. A two-out single by Matt Stairs drove in Headley for the third run.

Philadelphia scored once in the bottom half, then took advantage of San Diego's poor defense and Correia's control lapses to take the lead in a four-run second.

Raul Ibanez began the inning with a walk ahead of Brian Schneider's fly to center. Juan Castro chopped a ball to shortstop Jerry Hairston Jr., who stepped on second but threw low to first, preventing an inning-ending double play.

Blanton singled, Shane Victorino walked to load the bases and Polanco tied the game with a two-run single. A walk to Utley loaded the bases again for Howard, who lined a shot to a perfectly positioned Lance Zawadzki in short right, but the ball clanged off the second baseman's glove and was ruled a hit, allowing two more runs to score.

San Diego scored a run in the fourth on Gonzalez's two-out single and tied it at 5 on Hundley's homer leading off the fifth.

Blanton allowed 11 hits and five runs in five innings. His ERA is 6.07.

"I feel like I'm pretty close to where I need to be," said Blanton, who missed the first month of the season with a strained right oblique muscle. "It's just a couple of pitches that hurt me, which makes the games look a lot worse than I feel like I'm throwing. A couple of mistakes and I'm getting killed. I guess I can't make any more mistakes."


  • Padres OF Will Venable didn't start and is still experiencing the effects of a sore neck, sustained while sliding into third base on Friday. He came in as a defensive replacement.
  • Schneider's seventh-inning double was his first extra-base hit of the season.
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San Diego's Adrian Gonzalez shows off his power swing as the Padres prevail in extra innings.  (US Presswire)
San Diego's Adrian Gonzalez shows off his power swing as the Padres prevail in extra innings. (US Presswire)

Players of the Game
San Diego

A. Gonzalez
AB 5
R 1
H 3
HR 1

R. Howard
AB 6
R 0
H 2
HR 0

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San Diego Padres
Scott Hairston, RF-LF5110021 .227
Jerry Hairston Jr., SS5130001 .246
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B5133001 .283
Chase Headley, 3B5240002 .291
Nick Hundley, C4111004 .306
Matt Stairs, LF4011010 .191
    Will Venable, RF1000001 .228
Tony Gwynn Jr., CF4010103 .209
Lance Zawadzki, 2B3010000 .217
    Mike Adams, P0000000 .000
   a- Oscar Salazar, PH1011000 .250
    Heath Bell, P0000000 .000
Kevin Correia, P1000011 .158
    Sean Gallagher, P1000010 .000
   b- Chris Denorfia, PH1000010 .288
    Ryan Webb, P0000000 .000
   c- David Eckstein, PH-2B2000003 .286
a-singled for Adams in the 10th
b-struck out for Gallagher in the 6th
c-grounded out for Webb in the 8th
2B - Scott Hairston (3, Blanton), Chase Headley (9, Blanton)
HR - Adrian Gonzalez (11, Blanton), Nick Hundley (4, Blanton)
SH - Nick Hundley (2), Lance Zawadzki (2)
RBI - Adrian Gonzalez 3 (36), Nick Hundley (20), Matt Stairs (7), Oscar Salazar (6)
2-OUT RBI - Adrian Gonzalez (9), Matt Stairs (3), Oscar Salazar (2)
SB - Matt Stairs (2, 2nd base off Blanton/Schneider), Lance Zawadzki (1, 2nd base off Blanton/Schneider)
Team LOB - 9
Outfield Assists - Tony Gwynn Jr. 1
E - Adrian Gonzalez (3, Misplayed grounder), Lance Zawadzki (2, Misplayed grounder)
San Diego Padres
Kevin Correia 1.2454310 5.03
Sean Gallagher 3.1200240 5.19
Ryan Webb 2100020 1.02
Mike Adams (W,1-1) 2200110 2.73
Heath Bell (S,15) 1200110 1.08
HBP - Victorino (by Sean Gallagher)
Pitches-Strikes - Kevin Correia 66-36, Sean Gallagher 61-35, Ryan Webb 24-16, Mike Adams 39-26, Heath Bell 19-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kevin Correia 4-1, Sean Gallagher 4-2, Ryan Webb 2-2, Mike Adams 4-2, Heath Bell 1-0
Batters Faced - Kevin Correia 13, Sean Gallagher 15, Ryan Webb 7, Mike Adams 10, Heath Bell 5
Philadelphia Phillies
Shane Victorino, CF4210101 .260
Placido Polanco, 3B5132100 .316
Chase Utley, 2B5010114 .265
Ryan Howard, 1B6023032 .286
Jayson Werth, RF5000133 .284
Raul Ibanez, LF4000103 .229
Brian Schneider, C4020101 .241
    Wilson Valdez, PR-SS0000000 .262
Juan Castro, SS3100012 .227
   a- Ben Francisco, PH1010000 .233
    Danys Baez, P0000000 .000
Joe Blanton, P1110100 .308
   b- Greg Dobbs, PH1000011 .145
    Chad Durbin, P0000000 .000
    J.C. Romero, P0000000 .000
    Jose Contreras, P0000000 .000
   c- Ross Gload, PH1000000 .200
    Brad Lidge, P0000000 .000
   d- Carlos Ruiz, PH-C1000002 .307
a-singled for Castro in the 9th
b-struck out for Blanton in the 5th
c-grounded out for Contreras in the 8th
d-grounded out for Lidge in the 9th
2B - Brian Schneider (1, Webb)
SH - Juan Castro (1)
RBI - Placido Polanco 2 (23), Ryan Howard 3 (40)
2-OUT RBI - Placido Polanco 2 (8), Ryan Howard 2 (19)
SB - Shane Victorino (12, 2nd base off Correia/Hundley)
Team LOB - 15
DP - Castro-Utley-Howard, Polanco-Howard
Philadelphia Phillies
Joe Blanton 51155032 6.07
Chad Durbin 1.2200010 2.96
J.C. Romero 0.2100010 1.93
Jose Contreras 0.2000000 1.02
Brad Lidge 1000010 1.42
Danys Baez (L,2-2) 1211100 4.13
IBB - Gwynn by Danys Baez
Pitches-Strikes - Joe Blanton 99-65, Chad Durbin 20-13, J.C. Romero 13-8, Jose Contreras 1-1, Brad Lidge 14-9, Danys Baez 16-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Joe Blanton 5-7, Chad Durbin 2-1, J.C. Romero 1-0, Jose Contreras 1-0, Danys Baez 3-0
Batters Faced - Joe Blanton 26, Chad Durbin 6, J.C. Romero 3, Jose Contreras 1, Brad Lidge 3, Danys Baez 6
Game Information
Attendance - 44852
Game Time - 3:41
Temperature - 89
Umpires - Home - Marvin Hudson, First Base - Jim Joyce, Second Base - Jim Wolf, Third Base - Derryl Cousins