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On this Date in Padres History 5/6/2005: Hoffman records 400th career save

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On this date in San Diego Padres history, Trevor Hoffman became the third closer in major league history to record 400 saves in a career, joining the Chicago Cubs’ Lee Smith (478) and the New York MetsJohn Franco (424) as the only other players to achieve the feat.

Hoffman recorded #400 in a 6-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. He pitched just the final inning, striking two batters out and forcing another to ground out to third.

Down 1-4 at the top of the sixth inning, the Padres comeback was kickstarted by a two-run homer off the bat of first baseman Mark Sweeney. One inning later, Sweeney would drive-in the winning run in off a single to centerfield, allowing right fielder Brian Giles to come home. Behind Sweeney’s three RBIs, Giles also chipped in a pair to help complete the comeback over the Cardinals.