Headley’s homer in 10th lifts Padres over Pirates

Chase Headley hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning to give the

San Diego Padres a 7-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday


Headley’s home run came off Daniel McCutchen (0-1) and gave San

Diego its fourth straight win.

McCutchen issued a leadoff walk to Will Venable, who stole

second before Headley hit his 21st homer. The home run was

Headley’s ninth this month with 26 RBIs, both major-league


Venable and Cameron Maybin each tied their career high with four

hits. It was the second time in three games that Maybin has equaled

his mark.

Miles Mikolas (2-1) pitched one inning for the win.

Pittsburgh dropped 7 1-2 games behind first-place Cincinnati in

the NL Central. The Pirates are one-half game ahead of Los Angeles

and St. Louis for the second wild-card slot.