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

night.

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

highs.

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.