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Padres Lose in Extra Innings
Padres SS Vasquez goes 4-4 in loss
Posted Sep 25, 2003
The San Diego Padres lost to the Dodgers for the second consecutive night, both wins for LA coming in their final at bat. This game went extra innings as Ben Howard matched Kevin Brown in his effectiveness.
was so dominant; he retired 19 of the 20 batters he faced after a
home run. Howard struck out five and did not walk a batter. He allowed one run on two hits in seven innings.
was just the opposite. He pitched six shutout innings before the Padres were able to score upon him in the seventh. He ended the day allowing one run on five hits in seven innings.
hit a triple to the gap in right and scored on a
single to tie the game up at one.
In the eleventh,
led off with a walk off
(3-6). Green followed with a single that moved Roberts to third.
then looped a ball into shallow right field off
that eluded the diving Gary Matthews Jr. to score Roberts.
(6-4) go the win in relief and
finished off the game with his 55th save, tying John Smoltz's NL record and good for second all-time behind Bobby Thigpen's 57 for the Chicago White Sox in 1990.
The Friars had seven hits in the game, four of them coming from Ramon Vasquez. That tied a career high for Vasquez.
went 0-3 and saw his average drop to .238.
had two stolen bases or more than he had all year long.
It took Howard just 78 pitches to mow through the Dodgers in his seven innings of work.
The Padres are 23-31 since the return of
was held out of the lineup again on Wednesday for a bruised hip. He is expected to be in the lineup Thursday.
Denis Savage can be reached at email@example.com
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