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
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.