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Schierholtz's walk-off in 14th lifts Giants over Padres

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Nate Schierholtz finished off his first career multihomer game with one memorable drive.

Schierholtz led off the bottom of the 14th inning with his first game-ending homer in the majors, sending the San Francisco Giants to a 6-5 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.

"You never know here," said Schierholtz, who drove a 1-2 pitch from Pat Neshek deep to right. "I was watching [Will] Venable and he was deking me. I didn't know until I heard it come down."

Schierholtz finished with three hits and three RBI for the Giants, who beat the Padres for just the third time in 12 games at AT&T Park.

"It's hard to have a better game than Nate did," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.

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Javier Lopez (4-1) threw two scoreless innings while Neshek (1-1) picked up his first loss since Sept. 25 with Minnesota at Detroit.

Pablo Sandoval also had three RBI, including the game-tying runs in the eighth inning, as the Giants rallied from a three-run deficit. Andres Torres had three hits.

"It was a long night," Schierholtz said. "Pablo tied the game for us and we just tried to scrap out a win."

Sandoval's two-run double came against Mike Adams, who had not allowed a run in 15 of his previous 16 appearances against the Giants.

"He's a great pitcher and I was fortunate enough to get the barrel of the bat on the ball," Sandoval said. "I was 100 percent today. My hand didn't hurt at all."

Ryan Ludwick had two RBI, and Chase Headley, Jesus Guzman and Rob Johnson each drove in a run for the Padres, who had won 10 of their last 13.

"That was two good bullpens going at it and it was just the one swing at the end," Padres manager Bud Black said.

The Giants snapped a three-game losing streak.

"Initially I thought it was a home run for sure but then it hung up there," Venable said of Schierholtz's drive. "It was coming down steep. He got just enough of it."

Padres starter Dustin Moseley allowed four runs and five hits over 7 1/3 innings. He struck out a career-high nine and walked one.

"He threw great," Black said. "An outstanding performance. He made the one mistake to Schierholtz."

Moseley was 1-3 over his previous eight games despite allowing no more than three runs in a game over that span. He has the lowest run support of any NL pitcher. Giants starter Madison Bumgarner has the second-lowest.

Bumgarner lasted six innings, allowing five runs and nine hits. He is 1-5 in nine starts at home.

Ludwick had a two-run double in the first, but Torres doubled leading off the bottom half and eventually scored on Sandoval's groundout.

The Padres added a run in the third on Headley's sacrifice fly and in the fourth on Guzman's double.

Schierholtz's fifth home run of the year, a two-run shot that glanced off the right-field foul pole, cut San Diego's lead to 4-3 in the fourth.

Orlando Hudson singled with two outs in the sixth, stole second and advanced to third on Chris Stewart's throwing error. He scored on Johnson's single to make it 5-3.

Torres sparked the tying rally with a one-out single off Moseley. Adams came in and allowed Brandon Crawford's single ahead of Sandoval's drive into right-center field.

Notes

  • Giants LHP Jonathan Sanchez threw a bullpen session and has another scheduled for Saturday.
  • Black is undecided on his Saturday starter, though RHP Aaron Harang (right foot) appears the likely choice.
  • Injured Giants C Buster Posey made an appearance in the broadcast booth during the game.
  • Giants OF Cody Ross (slight hamstring strain) was out of the starting lineup for the second straight day.
  • Padres OF Cameron Maybin hit his sixth triple, the most by a Padre before the All-Star break since Dave Roberts had nine in 2006.
  • The Padres stole four bases and improved to 8 of 8 for the series.
  • Johnson's RBI was his second since June 4.
 
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Giants players jump for joy around Nate Schierholtz, whose second home run of the game is the winner. (US Presswire)
Giants players jump for joy around Nate Schierholtz, whose second home run of the game is the winner. (US Presswire)

Players of the Game
San Francisco

N. Schierholtz
AB 6
R 2
H 3
HR 2
RBI 3
San Diego

R. Ludwick
AB 4
R 0
H 1
HR 0
RBI 2
 

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San Diego Padres
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Chris Denorfia, RF-LF7120030 .284
Jason Bartlett, SS5120111 .242
Chase Headley, 3B4111123 .305
Ryan Ludwick, LF4012113 .251
    Luke Gregerson, P0000000 .000
    Josh Spence, P0000000 .000
   a- Alberto Gonzalez, PH1000010 .215
    Ernesto Frieri, P0000000 .000
    Pat Neshek, P0000000 .000
Cameron Maybin, CF6110023 .266
Jesus Guzman, 1B3011011 .270
    Anthony Rizzo, 1B3000020 .171
Orlando Hudson, 2B6120011 .237
Rob Johnson, C4011031 .182
   b- Kyle Phillips, PH-C2000010 .220
Dustin Moseley, P3000003 .125
    Mike Adams, P0000000 .000
   c- Will Venable, PH-RF3000010 .246
Totals515115319  
a-struck out for Spence in the 12th
b-flied out for Johnson in the 11th
c-flied out for Adams in the 9th
Batting
2B - Chris Denorfia (9, Bumgarner), Ryan Ludwick (14, Bumgarner), Jesus Guzman (3, Bumgarner)
3B - Cameron Maybin (6, Bumgarner)
SF - Chase Headley (2)
RBI - Chase Headley (31), Ryan Ludwick 2 (54), Jesus Guzman (4), Rob Johnson (7)
2-OUT RBI - Rob Johnson (4)
SB - Jason Bartlett 2 (18, 2nd base off Ramirez/Stewart, 3rd base off Ramirez/Stewart), Orlando Hudson 2 (13, 3rd base off Bumgarner/Stewart, 3rd base off Bumgarner/Stewart)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - Bartlett-Hudson-Rizzo
San Diego Padres
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Dustin Moseley 7.1544191 3.21
Mike Adams (BS,2) 0.2211000 1.35
Luke Gregerson 2000030 2.45
Josh Spence 1100010 0.00
Ernesto Frieri 2300040 3.19
Pat Neshek (L,1-1)0111001 3.68
Pitches-Strikes - Dustin Moseley 94-62, Mike Adams 10-7, Luke Gregerson 25-16, Josh Spence 10-7, Ernesto Frieri 35-28, Pat Neshek 5-4
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Dustin Moseley 7-6, Mike Adams 2-0, Luke Gregerson 1-2, Josh Spence 1-0
Batters Faced - Dustin Moseley 28, Mike Adams 4, Luke Gregerson 6, Josh Spence 3, Ernesto Frieri 9, Pat Neshek 1
San Francisco Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Andres Torres, CF6230030 .226
Brandon Crawford, SS6120022 .221
Pablo Sandoval, 3B5123120 .303
Aubrey Huff, 1B6010034 .243
Miguel Tejada, 2B4000001 .236
    Brian Wilson, P0000000 .000
    Emmanuel Burriss, 2B2000013 .224
Nate Schierholtz, RF6233010 .278
Aaron Rowand, LF5010011 .246
Chris Stewart, C4000001 .179
   a- Cody Ross, PH1000011 .271
    Eli Whiteside, C0000000 .212
Madison Bumgarner, P2000020 .143
    Ramon Ramirez, P0000000 .000
    Guillermo Mota, P0000000 .200
   b- Bill Hall, PH-2B2000010 .212
    Sergio Romo, P0000000 .000
   c- Pat Burrell, PH1000001 .238
    Javier Lopez, P0000000 .000
Totals506126117  
a-struck out for Stewart in the 12th
b-flied out for Mota in the 8th
c-popped out for Romo in the 12th
Batting
2B - Andres Torres 2 (16, Moseley, Moseley), Pablo Sandoval (12, Adams), Nate Schierholtz (14, Frieri), Aaron Rowand (18, Moseley)
HR - Nate Schierholtz 2 (6, Moseley, Neshek)
RBI - Pablo Sandoval 3 (27), Nate Schierholtz 3 (27)
2-OUT RBI - Nate Schierholtz 2 (14)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Huff-Sandoval
E - Chris Stewart 2 (4, Throwing)
San Francisco Giants
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Madison Bumgarner 6955160 3.87
Ramon Ramirez 1000210 2.60
Guillermo Mota 1000020 4.40
Brian Wilson 2200040 2.88
Sergio Romo 2000030 2.20
Javier Lopez (W,4-1) 2000030 2.16
Pitches-Strikes - Madison Bumgarner 95-62, Ramon Ramirez 23-11, Guillermo Mota 12-9, Brian Wilson 31-21, Sergio Romo 20-15, Javier Lopez 23-17
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Madison Bumgarner 6-5, Guillermo Mota 1-0, Brian Wilson 1-1, Sergio Romo 2-1, Javier Lopez 2-1
Batters Faced - Madison Bumgarner 27, Ramon Ramirez 5, Guillermo Mota 3, Brian Wilson 8, Sergio Romo 6, Javier Lopez 6
Game Information
Attendance - 41916
Game Time - 3:52
Temperature - 68
Umpires - Home - Jeff Kellogg, First Base - D.J. Reyburn, Second Base - Tim Timmons, Third Base - Eric Cooper