Padres Split Brief Series With Twins

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Aug 6, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne (40) pitches in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

 Game 2: W, 5-4 (10) 

The finale of the series did not start nor end well for Despaigne. Trevor Plouffe got things started with a 2-run home run, his 8th of the year. The Twins also had runners on first and third in the second but Despaigne was able to wiggle out of that. The middle innings were impressive. He was chased from the game in the 6th inning after plunking Danny Santana for the second time and then eventually surrendering an RBI single to Plouffe, scoring Santana. Despaigne finished with 5.2 innings, 3 walks, 5 strikeouts and 4 earned runs. The Padres kept battling back, tying the game at 3-3 before that RBI by Plouffe, making it 4-3. Tommy Medica had 2 hits with a run scored and an RBI.

The Friars squandered some good opportunities to tie the game or take the lead early in the game. Alonso had a bad base-running blunder when he was picked off at second with no one out that killed a rally. The Padres eventually tied the game in the 9th against closer Glen Perkins after Alonso made up for that base running error by ripping a double to lead off the inning. The game went into extra innings as Alexi Amarista made an acrobatic over-the-shoulder grab in the bottom of the ninth to save the game. The Padres then got a boost from Seth Smith, as he hit a towering home run to put the Padres up in the 10th. Joaquin Benoit made things interesting but eventually earned his 4th save in the bottom of the 10th.