Iguchi Homers in 13th Inning to Lift Padres

San Diego snaps five-game skid with win over Arizona
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 27, 2008 12:20 AM CDT
Iguchi Homers in 13th Inning to Lift Padres
Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder Eric Byrnes makes an effort to catch a home run hit by San Diego Padres Tadahito Iguchi in the 13th inning.   (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Tadahito Iguchi hit a home run off Yusmeiro Petit with one out in the 13th inning to lift the San Diego Padres to an 8-7 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks last night and snap a five-game skid. San Diego went extra innings for the third time in five home games, including a 22-inning loss to Colorado on April 17 that lasted 6 hours, 16 minutes. This one went 4:02.

Iguchi's homer came on a full-count pitch from Petit (0-1). It was his first home run for the Padres and his first since Aug. 27 when he played for Philadelphia. The home run was also San Diego's first hit since the sixth inning as it won for just second time in 11 games.
Glendon Rusch (1-2) allowed two hits in four innings with four strikeouts and two walks. (More MLB stories.)

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