Padres come back to win last game of the season

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Chase Headley claims RBI crown. Everth Cabrera steals stolen base title.

There the Padres were... down 6 runs after 3 innings... no hope whatsoever...

POW! Chris Denorfia hits a solo shot! With his 8th home run of the year he cemented himself into the hearts of millions of Padres fans for life.

Then in the 5th the fleet footed Everth Cabrera stole his 44th base and the season title. It also lead to an overthrow error that allowed Alexi Amarista to score. With that epic stolen base Cabrera became the best of all time!

Also in the 5th Chase Headley added -- then subtracted --then added to his RBI total. He hit what Dick Enberg claimed was a home run that was "about 10 feet fair". The umpires disagreed after they reviewed the video. It was indeed foul. Aging Enberg has terrible eye sight. No matter for Headley he would return to the plate and hit a ground-rule double that would score Everth Cabrera.

In the 6th Cameron Maybin hit his 8th homer. I can't even remember his last home run. Was it in Arizona like 2 months ago? Maybin made a spectacular catch that sorta makes up for his lack of power this season.

In the 7th Headley tripled over Ryan Braun and scored Will Venable. With that hit he firmly planted the RBI crown upon his head. If we've learned one thing from baseball's fascination with statistics, it's this: The RBI total is the ultimate metric and it belongs to Chase.

Yeah, so now the score is tied 6-6. That's when Yonder Alonso hits a sac fly to change that. The 7-6 score would hold and the Padres would win the season finale.

Exciting! A little sad, but mostly exciting. I don't know about you but I'm spent. Good thing we have all winter to recuperate.


Final - 10.3.2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Diego Padres 0 0 0 1 2 2 2 0 0 7 9 2
Milwaukee Brewers 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 7 1
WP: Tom Layne (2 - 0)
SV: Luke Gregerson (9)
LP: Jim Henderson (1 - 3)

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