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Chase Headley carries the Padres to a 2-1 win in extra innings


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San Diego, CA- Chase Headley after struggling to come up clutch in many opportunites to start the season, came through tonight with a monster  447 foot solo-home run in the top of the 12th to give the San Diego Padres a 2-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. With the win the Padres ended the Brewers 4 game winning streak.

The Padres scored the games first run and their only run off Brewers ace Yovani Gallardo in the Top of the 5th. With runners on the corner and only one out, Padres pitcher Ian Kennedy drove in a run with a suicide squeeze to score Yonder Alonso and give the Padres a 1-0 lead.

The lead wouldn’t last long for the Padres, as Kennedy would allow his only run of the night in the bottom of the 5th on a solo-homerun by Scooter Gennett‘s, his first homerun of the season to tie the game at 1-1. 

Kennedy despite the no-decision to remain at (1-3) on the year was excellent on the mound, allowing only one run on four hits and three walks in six innings of work. Kennedy also struck out five Brewers on the night.

The game would remain tied until Headley’s homer in the 12th and Huston Street would shut down the Brewers in the bottom of the 12th for his seventh save of the season.

Padres Rookie Donn Roach picked up the first win of his career and improved to (1-0) on the season, as he held the Brewers scoreless in two innings of work to give the Padres the chance to comeback and win.