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Headley takes lead in RBI race

The Sports Xchange
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--3B Chase Headley homered Saturday and Sunday to give him 31 for the season and allow him to move past Ryan Braun in the National League RBI race, 113-112. Headley's career totals for 529 games entering the season were 36 homers and 204 RBI. Headley's 13 homers at Petco Park were one shy of the record for the 9-year-old facility. Adrian Gonzalez hit 14 (of his 36 total) homers at Petco Park in 2008. And Headley set a Petco Park record with his 51 home RBI in 2012. Headley's 31 homers tie him with Fred McGriff (1991), Phil Nevin (2000) and Gonzalez (2010) for the 12th-highest mark in Padres history.

--RHP Edinson Volquez came out of his final start of the season due to leg cramps. After battling through four innings, Volquez went to the mound before the fifth but was unable to continue. He allowed two runs on six hits and three walks with four strikeouts in four innings. "I'm getting old," said Volquez. "I've never had cramps before and today they are in both legs and just above and below the knees. That was not good."

--SS Everth Cabrera stole four bases Sunday, giving him 41 on the season. The four steals in a game are one short of the Padres standard set by Damian Jackson in 1999. The 41 in a season is the most by a Padre since Dave Roberts, now the first-base coach, stole 49 in 2006. Cabrera stole a run in the fifth when he trotted home after his steal of third drew a wild thrown from Giants backup catcher Hector Sanchez.

--2B Logan Forsythe, 25, went 1-for-4 Sunday with a two-run homer that reached the second balcony at the Western Metal Supply Co. building in the third inning. Forsythe finished his first season with a .313 average (47-for-150) at Petco Park. That is the highest single-season average for a player with more than 110 at-bats at Petco Park in the nine seasons the downtown ballpark has been open.

BY THE NUMBERS
25-12 -- Padres record at Petco Park since the All-Star break, the best second-half home record in franchise history. The Padres were 9-3 in second-half series at home despite going 2-4 on the final homestand against the Dodgers and Giants.

QUOTE TO NOTE
"I think you have to look past this last week to really measure what we did at home. The record says we played well here. We got better as the season progressed, and I think that was particularly evident at home. I think we claimed this place as our own. The guys got confidence and recognized we could play well here and win here." -- 3B Chase Headley on the Padres' strong second-half showing at Petco Park.

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