Final in 10

Rangers 12

(10-17, 5-9 away)

Padres 13

(16-14, 10-7 home)

    3:05 PM ET, March 29, 2005

    Peoria Sports Complex, Peoria, Arizona 

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    TEX 0124010022 12 - -
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    San Diego 13, Texas 12

    PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- Xavier Nady hit a three-run home run with two outs in the 10th inning to lift the San Diego Padres to a 13-12 win over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday.

    Nady also doubled twice and drove in five runs, and the utility man leads the Padres with five homers and 14 RBI this spring and is batting .357.

    "I feel good at the plate," Nady said. "I'm relaxed up there. I'm just trying to have fun and do my job when I get the opportunity."

    Padres manager Bruce Bochy said after the game that Nady will likely start in center field opening day game at Colorado on Monday. He would replace Dave Roberts, who has been slowed by a strained groin.

    "He's earned that (start)," Bochy said. "He's swung as well as anybody."

    The Padres rallied from a 12-10 deficit after Texas scored two runs in the top of the 10th.

    With one out, Jesse Garcia reached on a fielding error and, after Miguel Ojeda flied out, moved to second on a walk to Geoff Blum.

    Nady then hit a pitch from Marc Lamacchia high over the left-field wall.

    All three runs allowed by Lamacchia were unearned.

    Texas' Ian Kinsler hit a two-run homer in the ninth to force extra innings. David Dellucci and Rod Barajas also homered for Texas. Barajas was 3-for-3 with two runs and two RBI.

    Padres first baseman Phil Nevin hit his first homer of the spring, a two-run shot off Chan Ho Park in the fifth inning.

    Park allowed six runs on eight hits in five innings.

    Padres starter Brian Lawrence gave up eight runs -- seven earned -- in six innings.

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