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Headley, Padres sink Bucs with HR in 10th

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SAN DIEGO -- Chase Headley picked a good time to deliver.

San Diego's third baseman, who started August on a tear, had cooled off over the past week. He managed to heat up again at the right moment.

Headley hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning to give the Padres a 7-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.

Headley's home run came off Daniel McCutchen (0-1) and gave San Diego its fourth straight win.

"That was fun," Headley said. "It was a tough evening [before the home run]."

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In his first five at-bats, Headley had one single and stranded eight runners, six in scoring position.

But against McCutchen, he hit a full-count changeup deep into the seats in right field for the win.

"I was a little surprised that I was getting a chance to hit," Headley said. "Not that they were trying to pitch around me to get to Carlos [Quentin], but they had a base open and to [set up] the double play."

McCutchen issued a leadoff walk to Will Venable, who stole second before Headley hit his 21st homer. The home run was Headley's ninth this month with 26 RBI, both major-league highs.

Headley tied a club record when he homered in three consecutive at-bats at Pittsburgh on Aug. 10-11.

Pittsburgh dropped 7½ games behind first-place Cincinnati in the NL Central. The Pirates are one-half game ahead of Los Angeles and St. Louis for the second wild-card slot.

Pittsburgh's Garrett Jones hit a two-run homer in the ninth off Dale Thayer to tie the game at 5. Jones also hit a solo homer in the sixth.

"I hung a changeup and [Headley] hammered it," McCutchen said. "That wasn't what I was wanting. Jones' home run was clutch and I wanted to come in there and help. Walking the leadoff guy was a no-no. I threw a cookie to him 3-2 and paid for it."

San Diego won despite squandering numerous scoring chances, going 4 for 19 with runners in scoring position and stranding 14. The Padres had the bases loaded in the third and fifth innings and didn't score.

Even in the sixth inning when it loaded the bases with no outs, San Diego managed just one run on Jones' fielding error to tie the score at 3.

"We had guys on base all night," Padres manager Bud Black said. "We didn't get the big hit until the biggest one at the end."

Venable and Cameron Maybin tied their career high with four hits. It was the second time in three games that Maybin has equaled his mark.

In the last three games, Maybin is 10 for 13 and Venable is 9 for 13 with five runs and four RBI.

Miles Mikolas (2-1) pitched one inning for the win.

San Diego beat the Pirates for the 17th time in 20 games.

Quentin had three RBI, including a sacrifice fly in the eighth that gave the Padres a 5-3 lead.

The Padres pushed across the go-ahead run in the seventh after they loaded the bases again when A.J. Burnett walked Maybin.

That brought on reliever Tony Watson, who allowed Chris Denorfia's sacrifice fly for a 4-3 lead.

Burnett pitched in and out of trouble through his 6 1/3 innings, allowing four runs and 12 hits. The right-hander struck out seven and walked five.

"Very gritty, very gritty," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. "He didn't have a 1-2-3 inning, but they didn't beat the ball all over the ballpark either. He pitched out of the stretch and made pitches. It was a very gritty effort. He gave us a chance to win."

Trailing 3-1, Pittsburgh tied the game in the sixth on Jones' solo homer and a run-scoring double by Rod Barajas.

The Padres scored two runs in the first inning, just as they did in Monday night's 3-1 win, on Quentin's two-run double.

San Diego's Jason Marquis, who threw a two-hitter in a 5-0 win Aug. 11 at Pittsburgh, allowed three runs and seven hits over 5 1/3 innings. He struck out five and walked three.

Notes

  • Everth Cabrera stole his 22nd base of the season without being caught. The major league season record is 23 set by Philadelphia's Chase Utley in 2009.
  • Cabrera has a string of 26 consecutive stolen bases without being caught, dating to Sept. 10, 2010.
  • Pittsburgh RHP Kevin Correia started Monday's game after throwing two innings in relief during Sunday's 19-inning win at St. Louis. Correia became the first pitcher to pull off this feat since Oakland's Dave Beard in June 1982.
  • Pirates RHP James McDonald (11-5, 3.61 ERA) opposes Padres rookie LHP Andrew Werner, who will make his major league debut in Wednesday's series finale.
 
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Chase Headley provides an exciting conclusion to the Padres' game with a walk-off home run in the 10th. (Getty Images)
Chase Headley provides an exciting conclusion to the Padres' game with a walk-off home run in the 10th. (Getty Images)

Players of the Game
San Diego

W. Venable
AB 5
R 3
H 4
HR 0
RBI 1
Pittsburgh

G. Jones
AB 4
R 2
H 3
HR 2
RBI 3
 
Pittsburgh Pirates
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jose Tabata, LF5110112 .238
Travis Snider, RF4020003 .289
Andrew McCutchen, CF5010013 .350
Neil Walker, 2B5110012 .289
Garrett Jones, 1B4233101 .287
Pedro Alvarez, 3B3100221 .234
Clint Barmes, SS5020024 .225
Rod Barajas, C4021111 .195
    Josh Harrison, PR0000000 .231
    Daniel McCutchen, P0000000 .000
A.J. Burnett, P3000023 .064
    Tony Watson, P0000000 .000
   a- Yamaico Navarro, PH1000010 .160
    Chad Qualls, P0000000 .000
    Jason Grilli, P0000000 .000
   b- Michael McKenry, PH-C1000011 .253
Totals405124512  
a-struck out for Watson in the 8th
b-struck out for Grilli in the 10th
Batting
2B - Neil Walker (27, Brach), Clint Barmes (14, Marquis), Rod Barajas (10, Vincent)
HR - Garrett Jones 2 (21, Marquis, Thayer)
RBI - Garrett Jones 3 (69), Rod Barajas (23)
2-OUT RBI - Garrett Jones 2 (23)
SB - Andrew McCutchen (15, 2nd base off Marquis/Grandal)
CS - Andrew McCutchen (9, 2nd base by Marquis/Grandal)
Team LOB - 11
Fielding
DP - Walker-Barmes-G. Jones, Alvarez-Walker-G. Jones
E - Garrett Jones (7, Misplayed grounder)
Pittsburgh Pirates
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
A.J. Burnett 6.11244570 3.63
Tony Watson 0.2000010 4.05
Chad Qualls 1111000 5.36
Jason Grilli 1200010 2.33
Daniel McCutchen (L,0-1)0122101 0.00
Pitches-Strikes - A.J. Burnett 110-73, Tony Watson 4-4, Chad Qualls 13-7, Jason Grilli 15-10, Daniel McCutchen 12-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A.J. Burnett 9-2, Chad Qualls 2-1
Batters Faced - A.J. Burnett 35, Tony Watson 2, Chad Qualls 4, Jason Grilli 5, Daniel McCutchen 2
San Diego Padres
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Everth Cabrera, SS6020026 .245
Will Venable, RF5341100 .256
Chase Headley, 3B6222026 .275
Carlos Quentin, LF4013004 .262
Yasmani Grandal, C3000221 .270
Yonder Alonso, 1B3100212 .270
Alexi Amarista, 2B5010013 .253
Cameron Maybin, CF4140100 .230
Jason Marquis, P1000011 .281
    Nick Vincent, P0000000 .000
   a- Jesus Guzman, PH1010000 .249
    Brad Brach, P0000000 .000
   b- Mark Kotsay, PH0000000 .274
   c- Chris Denorfia, PH0001000 .286
    Luke Gregerson, P0000000 .000
    Dale Thayer, P0000000 .000
   d- Logan Forsythe, PH1010000 .266
    Miles Mikolas, P0000000 .000
Totals39716769  
a-singled for Vincent in the 6th
b-announced for Brach in the 7th
c-hit a sacrifice fly for Kotsay in the 7th
d-singled for Thayer in the 9th
Batting
2B - Will Venable 2 (20, Burnett, Qualls), Carlos Quentin (15, Burnett), Alexi Amarista (12, Burnett)
HR - Chase Headley (21, D. McCutchen)
SF - Carlos Quentin (2), Chris Denorfia (2)
SH - Jason Marquis (3)
RBI - Will Venable (36), Chase Headley 2 (78), Carlos Quentin 3 (36), Chris Denorfia (23)
SB - Everth Cabrera (22, 2nd base off Burnett/Barajas), Will Venable (18, 2nd base off D. McCutchen/McKenry), Cameron Maybin (22, 2nd base off Watson/Barajas)
Team LOB - 14
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Carlos Quentin 1
E - Alexi Amarista (2, Throwing)
San Diego Padres
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jason Marquis 5.1732351 5.22
Nick Vincent 0.2100110 3.60
Brad Brach 1100120 3.88
Luke Gregerson (H,21) 1000010 2.41
Dale Thayer (BS,3) 1222011 3.89
Miles Mikolas (W,2-1) 1100020 3.00
IBB - Alvarez by Brad Brach
HBP - Snider (by Jason Marquis)
WP - Jason Marquis (6)
Pitches-Strikes - Jason Marquis 83-51, Nick Vincent 16-10, Brad Brach 17-10, Luke Gregerson 12-9, Dale Thayer 26-18, Miles Mikolas 16-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jason Marquis 5-4, Nick Vincent 1-0, Dale Thayer 1-1, Miles Mikolas 1-0
Batters Faced - Jason Marquis 25, Nick Vincent 4, Brad Brach 5, Luke Gregerson 3, Dale Thayer 5, Miles Mikolas 4
Game Information
Attendance - 21882
Game Time - 3:46
Temperature - 71
Umpires - Home - Joe West, First Base - Sam Holbrook, Second Base - Andy Fletcher, Third Base - Rob Drake