--OF Chris Denorfia suffered contusions to his right knee and left wrist Sunday when he crashed into the wall along the right field foul line at Minute Maid Park in Houston a foul fly. "I hit hard," said Denorfia. Although both the knee and wrist were swollen, nothing was broken. He is listed as day to day.
--1B Jorge Cantu fought off a tonsil infection Sunday to get back into the Padres' lineup against Astros RHP Brett Myers. Going into the game, Cantu was 8-for-17 against Myers with two homers. Now he has three homers. Said Cantu of how he felt: "I was dizzy a couple of times. They kept giving me fluids after every inning. By the sixth or seventh, I was done. I'm a mess."
--RF Will Venable snapped out of a 4-for-33 drought to deliver a game-winning single against the Astros Sunday. Said Venable: "When I came up with guys in base, I was focusing too much on wanting to get it done rather than concentrating on getting a pitch to hit." Sunday he got a fastball, and drove it.
--3B Chase Headley is 7-for-19 with four doubles over the last five games. He his two doubles both Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. The burst has raised Headley's average from .212 to .269.
--RHP Mat Latos made his second start Saturday night in Houston and fell to 0-2. He gave up five runs on four hits over 6 1/3 innings. Five of the eight runs Latos has allowed came directly off homers while another two came on walks he issued in the seventh Saturday night.
BY THE NUMBERS
15 -- Games before shortstop Jason Bartlett got his first RBI of the season, putting him on an 11-RBI pace for the season. Two hits Sunday raised Bartlett's batting average from .132 to .167.
QUOTE TO NOTE
"You don't draw it up that way. Heath can walk the tight rope at times. But I'll take him." -- Padres manager Bud Black on closer Heath Bell, who worked his way out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam Sunday to pick up his fourth save of the season while successfully converting his 38th straight save opportunity.
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