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Headley's RBI totals almost unprecedented

The Sports Xchange

--3B Chase Headley won the NL Player of the Month award in August for hitting .306 with 10 home runs and 31 RBI with a .345 on-base percentage and a .611 slugging percentage in 28 games. His September numbers are even better. Headley hit .320 for September with nine homers and 30 RBI plus a .412 on-base percentage and a .638 slugging percentage. He played 26 games in September, but under baseball's statistical guidelines, games played in October count as September. The Elias Sports Bureau Monday discovered that Headley is the first Padre ever to have two 30-RBI months. That's not just consecutively or in a season, that's in a career. Over the last 13 seasons, the only other major-leaguer to have 30 RBI in two consecutive months was Albert Pujols in April-May 2006.

--SS Everth Cabrera stole two bases Monday in Milwaukee after stealing four Sunday. The six steals give Cabrera 43 on the season and the National League lead. His 93.5 percent success rate on steal attempts this season (43 in 46 attempts) is the best in franchise history and is the best in the National League this season. Cabrera is one of 14 Padres to have 40 steals in a season, and his total is the highest by a Padre since current first base coach Dave Roberts stole 49 in 2006.

--RHP Casey Kelly was scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday as the Padres decided to shut down the 22-year-old because of a sore arm. "He wanted to start, but I took the ball from him," said Padres manager Bud Black, who added that it is unlikely that the Padres will go ahead with earlier plans to have Kelly pitch in the Arizona Fall League. Kelly won his major league debut on Aug. 27, shutting out Atlanta in three hits over six innings. But he was 2-3 overall with a 6.21 earned run average in six starts. In his final outing Thursday, Kelly gave up five runs on six hits in 4 2/3 innings against the Dodgers.

--CF Cameron Maybin was 0-for-3 Monday and is in an 0-for-19 drought.

2,123,721 -- The Padres' final home attendance. It marked the eighth time in nine seasons that the Padres topped two million, although it was the second-lowest total at Petco Park.

"Clayton knows who he is. I wouldn't say he re-invented himself, but he realizes his best chance is to stay down in the strike zone. And through a lot of hard work, he's going to get better." -- Padres pitching coach Darren Balsley on LHP Clayton Richard.

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