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Padres 6, Rockies 5 (12)

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DENVER -- Head down and arms churning, pinch hitter Yasmani Grandal hustled his way down the line and lunged for first base.

Maybe the throw beat him to the bag, maybe it didn't. He couldn't really tell.

Grandal drove in the go-ahead run with a fielder's choice grounder in the 12th inning to lift the San Diego Padres to a 6-5 victory against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday night.

But the bang-bang play wasn't without some drama.

With the bases loaded and one out, Grandal sent a chopper to third that Nolan Arenado fielded behind the bag, stepping on the base and quickly throwing to first. Grandal was ruled safe, though replays appeared to show he may have been out by a step. Rockies manager Walt Weiss ran out to argue with first-base umpire Ed Hickox before returning to the dugout.

A bad break for the Rockies.

However, Arenado admitted after the game that he didn't step on the bag before throwing, even though the runner was called out.

That could have been a bad break for the Padres.

"All that matters is that we got a run and we ended up winning," Grandal said.

Padres manager Bud Black played coy about the game-deciding play, insisting he hadn't seen a replay yet so he was going to reserve judgment.

"All I know is liked how the game turned out," said Black, whose team snapped a six-game skid against the Rockies. "Loved how the game turned out.

"A lot of resolve from our group. It's a great win. If you lose that, it's a tough one."

Certainly is.

"That's how it goes sometimes," Weiss said.

Luke Gregerson (4-2) pitched two shutout innings and Brad Boxberger threw the 12th for his first save of the season, getting Michael Cuddyer to ground out to end the game.

Manuel Corpas (0-1) gave up a one-out single to Chase Headley and a double to Kyle Blanks in the 12th. He intentionally walked Jedd Gyorko to set the stage for Grandal.

All this after Wilin Rosario tied the game with a two-run homer in the eighth. He also had an RBI double in the sixth.

Cameron Maybin drove in two runs in his return from the disabled list after missing 45 games with a right wrist injury. The speedy outfielder finished 2 for 5 with a walk and two stolen bases.

Maybin led off the 11th with a liner that bounced off the glove of Eric Young Jr., and the hustling Maybin easily coasted into third. Nick Hundley lined a ball to second baseman D.J. LeMahieu and then Alexi Amarista hit one-hopper to Corpas, who threw home to get Maybin after he broke on contact. Everth Cabrera struck out to end the inning.

Young had a chance to win it in the 11th with a deep drive to center, but Maybin hauled it in at the warning track.

"Cam had a nice night, no doubt about it," said Black, whose team jumped out to a four-run lead in the fourth only to see it evaporate.

The Rockies squandered a chance to end the game in the ninth when Jonathan Herrera began by drawing a walk and was bunted over to second. Arenado sent a sinking liner to right field, but it was caught by a hard-charging Chris Denorfia. Carlos Gonzalez then flew out to end the inning.

Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki, the heart of the Rockies' order, finished a combined 0 for 11.

"That's hard to do, especially the way they're swinging it," Black said.

Andrew Cashner threw seven solid innings, surrendering three runs, and was in line for the victory before the bullpen let it slip away. Dale Thayer entered in the eighth and gave up a two-out single to Jordan Pacheco followed by Rosario's two-run homer to left.

Cashner accomplished a feat that few pitchers have this season -- he bottled up Gonzalez and Tulowitzki. The power hitters entered the game with 90 combined RBIs, the most in the NL among teammates.

Even more, Gonzalez and Tulowitzki were coming off a contest in Cincinnati on Wednesday in which they went a combined 8 for 10 with five home runs and nine RBI.

But they couldn't get anything going against Cashner, finishing a combined 0 for 7. Gonzalez, in particular, struggled against Cashner, striking out twice and popping out in foul territory with runners on board in the fifth.

"Crazy game," Weiss said. "The guys were locked in 24 hours ago. It's not going to be that way every night."

Notes

To make room on the roster for Maybin, San Diego placed INF Yonder Alonso (bruised right hand) on the 15-day disabled list. Alonso has six home runs and a team-leading 29 RBI this season. ... The Rockies haven't announced who will throw Saturday in place of RHP Tyler Chatwood, who's expected to miss one start after leaving his last outing in Cincinnati with soreness in his triceps. He was scheduled for light throwing Thursday to see how the arm responded. "He's got to pass all the tests to make sure we don't have to DL him," Weiss said. ... The Rockies were without OF Dexter Fowler, who was held out of the starting lineup for a second successive day because of sickness.

 
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Players of the Game
San Diego

C. Maybin
AB 5
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 2
Colorado

W. Rosario
AB 5
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 3
 
San Diego Padres
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Everth Cabrera, SS6020021 .286
Will Venable, RF4010001 .224
   a- Chris Denorfia, PH-RF1000100 .294
Chase Headley, 3B6220015 .234
Carlos Quentin, LF3210102 .246
    Kyle Blanks, 1B2010000 .277
Jedd Gyorko, 2B5121110 .276
Mark Kotsay, 1B4001002 .246
    Dale Thayer, P0000000 .000
    Tim Stauffer, P0000000 .000
    Joe Thatcher, P0000000 .000
   b- Jesus Guzman, PH1000000 .231
    Luke Gregerson, P0000000 .000
   c- Yasmani Grandal, PH1001000 .107
    Brad Boxberger, P0000000 .000
Cameron Maybin, CF5122112 .132
Nick Hundley, C5001024 .230
Andrew Cashner, P3010022 .267
    Alexi Amarista, LF2000010 .264
Totals486126410  
a-walked for Venable in the 9th
b-grounded out for Thatcher in the 10th
c-hit into fielder's choice for Gregerson in the 12th
Batting
2B - Everth Cabrera (8, Chacin), Kyle Blanks (5, Corpas), Jedd Gyorko (15, Chacin)
3B - Will Venable (2, Lopez)
RBI - Jedd Gyorko (24), Mark Kotsay (5), Yasmani Grandal (3), Cameron Maybin 2 (3), Nick Hundley (14)
SB - Everth Cabrera (26, 3rd base off Brothers/Rosario), Chris Denorfia (7, 2nd base off Brothers/Rosario), Cameron Maybin 2 (2, 2nd base off Chacin/Rosario, 3rd base off Chacin/Rosario)
CS - Cameron Maybin (1, 2nd base by Lopez/Rosario)
Team LOB - 10
Fielding
E - Nick Hundley (4, Throwing)
San Diego Padres
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Andrew Cashner 7733240 3.68
Dale Thayer (BS,2) 1222011 3.38
Tim Stauffer 0.2000100 3.60
Joe Thatcher 0.1000000 1.56
Luke Gregerson (W,4-2) 2100030 0.94
Brad Boxberger (S,1) 1000110 4.76
IBB - LeMahieu by Andrew Cashner
Pitches-Strikes - Andrew Cashner 107-65, Dale Thayer 19-12, Tim Stauffer 9-4, Joe Thatcher 6-5, Luke Gregerson 24-16, Brad Boxberger 24-14
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Andrew Cashner 9-8, Dale Thayer 1-1, Tim Stauffer 1-1, Luke Gregerson 2-1, Brad Boxberger 2-0
Batters Faced - Andrew Cashner 30, Dale Thayer 5, Tim Stauffer 3, Joe Thatcher 1, Luke Gregerson 7, Brad Boxberger 4
Colorado Rockies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eric Young Jr., CF5010011 .242
Nolan Arenado, 3B6120011 .245
Carlos Gonzalez, LF6000024 .304
Troy Tulowitzki, SS5000101 .340
Michael Cuddyer, RF5011111 .339
Jordan Pacheco, 1B5220012 .279
Wilin Rosario, C5123021 .251
DJ LeMahieu, 2B4120110 .250
Jhoulys Chacin, P2000000 .200
    Rob Scahill, P0000000 .000
   a- Todd Helton, PH1000002 .239
    Wilton Lopez, P0000000 .000
    Rex Brothers, P0000000 .000
   b- Jonathan Herrera, PH0000100 .274
    Matt Belisle, P0000000 .000
    Manny Corpas, P0000000 .000
Totals44510449  
a-flied out for Scahill in the 6th
b-walked for Brothers in the 9th
Batting
2B - Nolan Arenado 2 (10, Cashner, Cashner), Michael Cuddyer (14, Cashner), Jordan Pacheco (8, Cashner), Wilin Rosario (6, Cashner), DJ LeMahieu (4, Cashner)
HR - Wilin Rosario (10, Thayer)
SH - Eric Young Jr. (1), Manny Corpas (1)
RBI - Michael Cuddyer (37), Wilin Rosario 3 (31)
2-OUT RBI - Michael Cuddyer (14), Wilin Rosario 3 (9)
SB - DJ LeMahieu (5, off Cashner/Hundley)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Carlos Gonzalez 1
DP - LeMahieu-Tulowitzki-Pacheco
E - Jordan Pacheco (2, Missed catch of throw), Wilin Rosario (4, Throwing), Eric Young Jr. (2, Dropped fly)
Colorado Rockies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jhoulys Chacin 5.1755240 4.59
Rob Scahill 0.2000020 2.25
Wilton Lopez 2200010 3.62
Rex Brothers 1100110 0.34
Matt Belisle 1000000 2.87
Manny Corpas (L,0-1) 2211120 3.86
IBB - Gyorko by Manny Corpas
WP - Rex Brothers (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Jhoulys Chacin 97-57, Rob Scahill 6-6, Wilton Lopez 19-13, Rex Brothers 15-8, Matt Belisle 10-7, Manny Corpas 26-16
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jhoulys Chacin 9-3, Wilton Lopez 4-0, Rex Brothers 1-1, Matt Belisle 2-1, Manny Corpas 3-2
Batters Faced - Jhoulys Chacin 25, Rob Scahill 2, Wilton Lopez 7, Rex Brothers 5, Matt Belisle 3, Manny Corpas 10
Game Information
Attendance - 29840
Game Time - 4:04
Temperature - 77
Umpires - Home - Jeff Nelson, First Base - Ed Hickox, Second Base - Jim Joyce, Third Base - Cory Blaser