Controversial call ends Padres five-game winning streak


San Diego, CA- Last night the Padres were subjected to the most controversial home plate call against them, since Matt Holiday didn’t touch home plate.

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The Padres were down 4-2 heading into the top of the 9th and took advantage of poor control by closer Trevor Rosenthal to load the bases with only one out. Jake Goebbert then smoked a line drive RBI single to right that looked like it was going to tie the game, until Alexi Amarista was thrown out at home.

Despite the catcher never tagging Amarista, the umpires refused to overturn the call even after they looked at the replay.

That call would kill the Padres rally, as Rosenthal struck out Tommy Medica to end the game and snap the Padres five-game winning streak.

The Cardinals would score the games first runs in the bottom of the 2nd, as Jhonny Peralta hit a two-run homer off Stults to give the Cardinals a 2-0 lead.

The Padres would tie the game in the top of the sixth on an RBI ground out by Gyorko and an RBI infield single by Rymer Liriano to score Tommy Medica and tie the game at 2-2.

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  • The game would remain tied until the bottom of the 8th, as Jon Jay would deliver a two-run double off Padres reliever Alex Torres to give the Cardinals a 4-2 lead.

    Eric Stults despite the solid start received the no-decision, after allowing juts two runs on four hits in seven innings of work.

    Stults has really pitched well for the Padres the past couple of months, returning his 2013 form allowing only three runs of less in his past 10 starts.