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Hairston Jr. throws away 9th inning lead, Padres lose to Astros 3-4

Adrian can't reach Hairston Jr's throw because it's 15 feet in the air.
Adrian can't reach Hairston Jr's throw because it's 15 feet in the air.

The Mother's Day classic started with sad news as Kevin Correia found out that his brother had died in a rumored cliff accident.  That news combined with the fact that Major League Baseball likes to remind mothers that cancer is trying to kill them on Mother's Day made for a somber beginning to the game. 

Correia's start was scratched and Tim Stuaffer took his place on short notice pitching 6 innings and hitting an RBI double.  Bud Black said that he will consider putting Correia on the Bereavement List.

In the 9th the Padres had a 3-2 lead and Jerry Hairston Jr. fielded a play at short stop, set himself and then threw the ball into the stands.  The runner would come around to score and the Padres would play extra innings. The Padres had opportunities but a bunt by Adrian Gonzalez and an error by Chase Headley would lead to a loss.

The Padres are leaving Houston with another series win, but with today's loss and the Giants win in New York, the Padres lead in the NL West shrinks to a half game.


Final - 5.9.2010 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R
San Diego Padres 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Houston Astros 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 4

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