SAN DIEGO (AP) -- In the waning moments of his 22nd birthday,
rookie Sean Burroughs provided the capper to a wild finish.
Burroughs' pinch-hit single drove in the winning run with two
outs in the 10th inning and the San Diego Padres beat San Francisco
3-2 Thursday night, keeping the Giants tied with Los Angeles for
the NL wild-card lead.
The Dodgers lost 7-1 at Colorado. It was San Francisco's second
straight loss, including 7-3 to the Dodgers on Wednesday in San
Burroughs' single ended a 10th that included two Giants errors,
including one by catcher Trey Lunsford in his major league debut,
and a runner thrown out at home.
"In that situation, you want to be there,'' said Burroughs,
whose season was interrupted by a shoulder injury and 1½ months at
Triple-A. "You look forward to that, with two outs and a man on
third, and nowhere to go except to get him in.''
Gene Kingsale was thrown out at home trying to score on
pinch-hitter Tom Lampkin's grounder, but Lampkin stole second and
took third on a throwing error by Lunsford, who replaced starter
Yorvit Torrealba in the eighth.
"It was just a matter of staying relaxed and confident and hit
your pitch, not his,'' Burroughs said. "It was just one of his
sliders. It was a good pitch, and I just closed my eyes and
Trevor Hoffman (2-4), who blew the save in the ninth, got the
The Padres used great defense to get out of three bases-loaded
jams, and beat the Giants for just the fourth time in 14 games this
season. The game lasted three hours, 57 minutes.
Kingsale started the 10th with a double into the left-field
corner off Tim Worrell (8-2), and took third on left fielder Barry
Bonds' throwing error. Bonds' throw got past shortstop Rich Aurilia
and second baseman Jeff Kent. Snow tried to barehand it and missed,
allowing Kingsale to advance. Kingsale tried to score on Lampkin's
grounder, but Kent threw him out.
The Giants rallied to tie the game at 2 in the ninth off
Hoffman, who blew his third save in 39 chances. After the Giants
got just one run and five hits off the previous four Padres
pitchers, three of them rookies, they scored an unearned run on two
hits and an error.
Pinch-hitter Shawon Dunston singled leading off the ninth and
Kenny Lofton followed with a bunt down the third-base line. Phil
Nevin fielded it, but appeared to hold up for a moment because
second baseman Cesar Crespo was late covering first. Nevin's throw
sailed inside of Crespo for an error, putting runners on second and
third with nobody out. Aurilia then hit a sacrifice fly.
Bonds was walked a career-high five times. The Padres pitched
around him the first four times, then Hoffman intentionally walked
him in the ninth. Bonds has 172 walks this season, second-highest
on the single-season list to his record 177 last year.
"We lost the game offensively,'' Bonds said. "Our pitchers
pitched well enough to win. End of story.''
Of the 13 Giants baserunners stranded, nine were in scoring
"It was a weird night,'' Giants manager Dusty Baker said.
"Both sides had a lot of opportunities but we couldn't get them
home. I just felt like we should have won this game.''
Rookie lefty Oliver Perez had been in line for his first win in
seven starts. He allowed one run and three hits in five innings,
struck out four and walked six.
Perez kept the Giants scoreless through five innings, allowing
just two runners to reach third, then got in trouble in the sixth.
Condrey's wild pitch allowed Kent to score, but Condrey struck
out David Bell, intentionally walked J.T. Snow and then got Yorvit
Torrealba to ground into a double play.
The Giants also loaded the bases in the fourth and seventh
innings, but the Padres escaped with great defensive plays.
In the seventh, Sanders hit a bouncer right at reliever Brandon
Villafuerte, who threw his arms above his head to grab the ball in
his glove and threw to first for the third out.
The Padres took a 2-0 lead in the fifth, on Ron Gant's RBI
double and Gene Kingsale's RBI single.
Bonds fell one walk shy of tying the major league record
for walks in an extra-inning game, held by Houston's Jeff Bagwell
(1999) and Cleveland's Andre Thornton (1984), both in 16-inning
games. ... Lunsford got his first big league hit, a single in the
10th off Hoffman.