SAN DIEGO -- Kyle Blanks
' RBI single with one out in the 10th inning completed the San Diego Padres
' comeback in a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies
at Petco Park on Monday night.
Blanks' game-winning hit came off reliever Justin De Fratus
, who loaded the bases with two walks sandwiching a hit batter.
In the ninth, Blanks' two-run single off Jonathan Papelbon
with no outs pulled the Padres to within a run. Blanks tied the game when he scored on a passed ball by Carlos Ruiz
, forcing extra innings.
Joe Thatcher (3-1) retired one batter and got the victory. De Fratus (2-1) set down just one of the five hitters he faced. Cliff Lee
worked eight-plus innings, but the Padres prevented him from recording his eighth consecutive winning decision. After Lee gave up a leadoff single to Carlos Quentin and a double to Chase Headley to open the ninth, manager Charlie Manuel lifted the left-hander for Papelbon.
Lee was charged with two runs on eight hits. He had seven strikeouts and a walk.
In the eighth inning, Chase Utley hit his eighth home run by driving a 1-1 pitch from reliever Tommy Layne into the sandbox in right-center, giving the Phillies a 3-0 lead.
Ruiz went 3-for-4 (all singles) with an RBI, while John Mayberry Jr. was 3-for-4 with two runs and two stolen bases. Eric Stults
pitched well but was didn't figure in the decision. Stults allowed two runs on seven hits in seven innings. He struck out four and didn't walk a batter. The Padres have won six of his past seven starts.
Ruiz flared a single to center to score Mayberry with two outs in the second for a 1-0 Phillies lead.
In the fifth, Jimmy Rollins' sacrifice fly scored Mayberry, and Philadelphia extended the advantage to 2-0.
NOTES: The Phillies entered the game 24-6 against the Padres at Petco Park. "Can't explain it. Wish I could, but we're going to try to do something about that," Padres manager Bud Black said. ... Phillies 1B Ryan Howard didn't play because of a sore knee. Howard was 2-for-2 against Stults with two home runs in his previous at-bats. ... Philadelphia RHP Michael Adams is scheduled to be examined by L.A. orthopedist Neal ElAttrache on Tuesday, according to Philly.com. The Phillies are worried that Adams might need season-ending surgery on his labrum. Adams went on the disabled list June 22 with tendinitis in his right biceps. ... The Padres continued their shuttle of pitchers from San Diego and Triple-A Tucson to keep fresh arms in their bullpen. Layne was called up from Tucson while the club optioned RHP Miles Mikolas to the minors. Mikolas was called up Sunday but did not appear in the game. ... The game drew a crowd of 26,265.
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