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Diamondback walk off homer spoils Padres 5 run comeback

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Adrian Gonzalez's thrilling two out, two strike, 9th inning game tying home run was wasted when the Diamondbacks' Chris Young hit a walk off homer in the bottom of the 9th.

Tough loss, but the Padres mounted a valiant comeback after being down 0-5 through 5 innings. Clayton Richard had a dreadful 4th inning. He gave up 4 runs including one on a wild pitch during an intentional walk.

In the 6th Ludwick scored Tejada on a ground rule double.  Then Chase Headley singled in Gonzalez, followed by a sac fly by Nick Hundley to make the score 3-5.

Like the Goonies the Padres never say die.  In the 9th inning Jerry Hairston Jr. hit a solo shot followed by Adrian Gonzalez's game tying homer. The excitement was short lived.

Unfortunately Luke Gregerson couldn't hold the lead and gave up the walk off.

I hate to lose a game like this, but it's kinda better than losing a blow out like it appeared they would half way through the game.

Padres series record falls to 19-13-4


Final - 8.7.2010 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
San Diego Padres 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 5
Arizona Diamondbacks 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 6

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NL West Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
San Diego 63 46 .577 0 Lost 2
San Francisco 63 48 .567 1 Lost 1
Colorado 57 53 .518 6.5 Lost 1
Los Angeles 56 54 .509 7.5 Lost 2
Arizona 43 68 .387 21 Won 3

(updated 8.7.2010 at 8:52 PM PDT)


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