San Diego 7, Pittsburgh 5

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 10:05 PM
Location - Petco Park
Temperature - 71°
Umpires - Home Plate - Joe West, First Base - Sam Holbrook, Second Base - Andy Fletcher, Third Base - Rob Drake,
Attendance - 21882

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Pittsburgh 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 5 12 1
San Diego 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 7 16 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 67-56 37-23 30-33 L2
San Diego 55-70 30-32 25-38 W3


Padres 7, Pirates 5 (10): Chase Headley hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning as San Diego defeated Pittsburgh for the 17th time in their last 20 meetings.

Garrett Jones hit a pair of home runs, including a two-run shot to center field with two outs in the ninth against Dale Thayer to tie the game 5-5 for the Pirates, whose lead for the second National League wild-card spot shrunk to one-half game over St. Louis and Los Angeles.

Will Venable and Cameron Maybin matched career highs with four hits apiece and Carlos Quentin drove in three runs for the Padres, who had 16 hits. Maybin is 10-for-13 in his last three games; Venable 9-for-13.

Venable walked to lead off the 10th against Daniel McCutchen (0-1) and stole second. Headley worked the count to 3-2 before crushing a split-finger fastball deep into the right field seats. Headley has nine homers and 26 RBIs in August.

Miles Mikolas (2-1) worked around a one-out single in the 10th to earn the victory.

Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen sent the contest to extra innings when he tracked down Everth Cabrera's drive deep into the right-center field gap with two on to end the ninth.

A.J. Burnett allowed four runs, 12 hits, walked four and struck out seven in 6 1/3 innings and was constantly in trouble as the Padres loaded the bases in four of the first seven innings.

The Pirates went in front 3-2 in the sixth on Jones' 20th homer, a solo shot which landed two rows deep in the right-center field seats, and an RBI double to left by Rod Barajas.

San Diego scored runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings on Venable's fielder's choice grounder and sacrifice flies by pinch hitter Chris Denorfia and Quentin.

GAME NOTEBOOK: San Diego starter Jason Marquis, who pitched seven no-hit innings against the Pirates before settling for a two-hitter Aug. 11, allowed three runs (two earned), walked three and struck out five in 5 1/3 innings. ... Padres RHP Luke Gregerson pitched the eighth to extend his scoreless innings streak to 19 2/3 dating to July 4, a span of 20 games. ... NL MVP candidate McCutchen went 1-for-5 and is 4-for-23 in his last four games. ... Quentin is 6-for-16 with a homer, double and seven RBIs against Burnett. ... Pittsburgh fell to 19-19 since the All-Star break. ... Venable is 23-for-62 (.371) with runners in scoring position this season and 18 for his last 41 (.439). ... The Padres had converted their first 28 ninth-inning save opportunities this season. ... The Pirates became the last team to lose an extra-inning game this season (4-1) while the Padres improved to 3-5.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Pittsburgh   San Diego
A.J. Burnett Player Jason Marquis
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.1 IP 5.1
7 Strikeouts 5
12 Hits 7
5.68 ERA 3.38
Pittsburgh   San Diego
Garrett Jones Player Cameron Maybin
3 Hits 4
3 RBI 0
2 HR 0
9 TB 4
.750 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Pittsburgh 12 2 21 .300 22 12 4 5 1 1
San Diego 16 1 23 .410 30 9 7 6 3 1

Upcoming Games

  • San Diego will play their next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Padres have a W/L % of .481 after a win and .408 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against San Diego. The Pirates have a W/L % of .507 after a win and .589 after a loss.
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