Four hours, 51 minutes later, Phillies beat Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Placido Polanco just wanted to get the game over with.

Polanco's two-out RBI single in the 16th inning lifted the
Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-4 win over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night in a game that lasted 4 hours, 51 minutes.

"I wanted to get that hit so bad and just end this,'' Polanco said.

Polanco, acquired from St. Louis as part of the Scott Rolen trade July 29, bounced a two-hop grounder up the middle to score
Marlon Anderson from third base.

"These guys are dead,'' said Philadelphia manager Larry Bowa, whose team played at home Monday before making the cross-country trip.

Anderson led off the 16th with an infield single behind second
base against Bobby J. Jones (7-6) and reached second when Julius
Matos' off-balance throw went into the dugout for an error.

After pitcher Rheal Cormier was out on a popup attempting to
bunt, Doug Glanville grounded out to shortstop, advancing Anderson
to third and setting the stage for Polanco.

"He threw me a pretty good breaking ball,'' Polanco said. "I
was able to keep my weight back and get a good swing on it.''

Jones, the ninth Padres' pitcher, started the 16th after San
Diego used all seven relievers. Jones, a starter, pitched 5 1/3
innings Sunday in a 15-10 loss to Cincinnati.

Cormier (5-5), the seventh Phillies pitcher, allowed one hit in
three innings for the win.

"That's a long night,'' San Diego manager Bruce Bochy said. "It's a tough one to lose.''

Philadelphia's Pat Burrell was thrown out at home trying to
score from second on a single to right field by Travis Lee in the 15th inning.

Trenidad Hubbard, who robbed Mike Lieberthal of an extra-base hit when he leaped at the right-field wall in the 13th, threw a one-hop strike to catcher Tom Lampkin, who made the tag.

"There were some great plays being made on both sides,'' San
Diego's Phil Nevin said.

The Padres tied it at 4 in the 11th on an RBI infield single by
Matos after the Phillies went ahead on a solo homer by Tomas Perez in the top half.

Jose Mesa, who allowed Matos' hit, had his eighth blown save in
40 opportunities.

Each team wasted chances with the bases loaded and two outs. Cormier got Ryan Klesko to ground out in the San Diego 14th.

Anderson was robbed of a hit in the ninth when Gene Kingsale made a sliding catch in left. In the 10th, Jeremy Fikac got Lieberthal to fly out.

The game might prove costly for the Padres because rookie
pitcher Oliver Perez was forced to leave with a strained left
shoulder after a headfirst slide into first base on a
seventh-inning infield single.

The 20-year-old Perez, the youngest player in the majors, went 3-for-3 at the plate. He came out before throwing a warmup pitch in the eighth.

The Phillies tied it at 3 in the sixth inning on Burrell's 27th
home run, a two-run shot to left field off Perez.

Mark Kotsay gave the Padres a 3-1 lead with a two-run homer, his
ninth, in the fifth inning, following Perez's leadoff single.

Glanville led off the game with homer before San Diego tied it
on a two-out RBI single by Matos in the fourth.

Perez pitched seven solid innings, allowing three runs on four
hits. He struck out seven and walked two.

Phillies starter Randy Wolf matched Perez, giving up three runs
on eight hits over seven innings.

Game notes
The game was the longest, in innings, for the Phillies
since 1994. ... Perez had one single in his first 19 major league
at-bats. ... Glanville's home run was his seventh career leadoff
shot. ... Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins did not start after being hit
on the right elbow Monday by a pitch from Los Angeles' Giovanni
Carrara. Rollins, who pinch-hit in the 11th, experienced swelling
in the elbow and is listed as day-to-day.