Final in 10

Series: Game 1 of 2

San Diego leads 1-0 (as of 9/12)

Game 1: Thursday, September 12
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in 10
San Diego 3
Game 2: Friday, September 13
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San Diego 3

Giants 2

(83-63, 39-33 away)

Padres 3

(62-85, 39-35 home)

    10:05 PM ET, September 12, 2002

    Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California 

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    W: T. Hoffman (2-4)

    L: T. Worrell (8-2)

    Burroughs helps Padres edge Giants in 10th

    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- In the waning moments of his 22nd birthday, rookie Sean Burroughs provided the capper to a wild finish.

    Sean Burroughs
    Burroughs

    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 Francisco.

    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.

    Burroughs delivered the winning single just past first baseman J.T. Snow into right field off Robb Nen, the Giants' eighth pitcher.

    "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 swung.''

    Trevor Hoffman (2-4), who blew the save in the ninth, got the win.

    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 position.

    "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.

    With the Padres leading 2-0, Perez loaded the bases in the sixth on a leadoff single by Kent and walks to Bonds and Reggie Sanders, then made way for fellow rookie Clay Condrey.

    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 fourth, shortstop Deivi Cruz dove to his left to snag Bell's grounder and, while still on the ground, tossed the ball to second baseman Ramon Vazquez for the third out.

    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.

    Game notes


    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.

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