Pads Needed Extra Innings for Win

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    Scott Hairston #12 of the San Diego Padres reacts after being hit by a pitch during the MLB spring training game against the Seattle Mariners at Peoria Stadium on March 6, 2010 in Peoria, Arizona.

    It took 13 innings, but San Diego nipped St. Louis 2-1 on a Jerry Hairston Jr. walkoff home run.

    The Padres were a pitch away from a 1-0 win but the Cards scratched out a run off Heath Bell with two outs in the ninth so it was on to extra innings.

    Kevin Correia pitched his heart out. He held the Cardinals scoreless even though he allowed five hits and walked six over six innings.

    For Hairston, the winning run was his second homer of the season and second game-winning home run in two nights. On Tuesday night, Hairston's homer was the only run in a 1-0 win.