A quick look at the box score and one might have thought this game was played at Coors Field, not Petco Park. The Fourteen different pitchers took the mound as the two teams combined for 23-runs on 27-hits. When the dust finally settled the Padres ended up 1-run ahead. They finished the nine game home stand at an impressive 7-2.
In the fifth inning the Padres sent twelve batters to the plate. Chase Headley connected on his 28th home-run, a two run shot with two outs. He now is back in the National League RBI lead with 104.
Sporting a six-run lead the Padres gave it all back in the eighth. Rookie Josh Rutledge hit a grand slam off reliever Nick Vincent to square the game at eleven.
In the bottom of the ninth Evreth Cabrera reached on an infield single. After a balk he was on second base. Chase Headley was intentionally walked, bringing up Yonder Alonzo. the first baseman singled to left. Cabrera just beat the throw home with the winning run.
The Padres won it 21-11 and have now won for the 19th time in their last 25 games. It was also their sixth straight home series win.
At 71-76 they are six games back in the NL wild-card race with 15-games to play.