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Another Walk-off Win



    Another Walk-off Win
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    Jedd Gyorko's solo home run in the 9th sent the game into extra innings. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

    On Sunday it was a dribbler down the first base line that won it for the Padres. Monday's walk-off win was a little more stout, a bullet off of Will Venable's bat that scored two in the bottom of the 12th, giving the Padres a 6-5 victory over the visiting Royals.

    Three times the Friars were down and three times they came back. Trailing 4-1 in the sixth Yasmani Grandal hit a three-run homer off of hard throwing Royals starter Yordano Ventura to tie the game.

    The Padres found themselves down a run heading into the bottom of the ninth. That changed with one swing from Jedd Gyorko. His one out blast to the left field bleachers sent the game into extra innings.

    In the bottom of the 12th Chris Denorfia led off with a single. He got to second on an Alexi Amarista sacrifice. Yonder Alonzo doubled to shallow left, but Denorfia could only advance to third. Venable then hit laser over the right fielder to score both Denorfia and Alonzo to win it for the Padres.

    Oddly enough, Tim Stauffer (1-0) got the win even though he gave up two hits and a run in just one inning of work. He was one of eight pitchers used by the Padres.