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SAN DIEGO (AP)—Let’s play 2 1/2 !

Colorado and San Diego did just that Thursday night and into Friday morning, slogging
through a 22-inning game that was the longest in the majors in nearly 15 years.

The Rockies finally won 2-1, with Troy Tulowitzki’s two-out RBI double bringing in
Willy Taveras with an unearned run in nearly empty Petco Park. A game that lasted 6
hours, 16 minutes was decided by an unearned run.

Reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Jake Peavy threw the game’s first pitch at 7:05
p.m. The game didn’t end until 1:21 a.m., when Padres pitcher Glendon Rusch took a
called third strike. Colorado’s Yorvit Torrealba, who caught all 22 innings, wearily
pumped a fist in celebration.
“It’s tough to keep your head into it and put together good at-bats and be into every
pitch,” Tulowitzki said. “We were talking about how our legs were hurting out there. It’s
tough to stand on your feet for 22 innings and keep moving.”

Manager Clint Hurdle noticed that his players were a little tight.

Series at a Glance

1. Colorado 0

San Diego 6

Tue, Apr 15 - Final

2. Colorado 10

San Diego 2

Wed, Apr 16 - Final

3. Colorado 2

San Diego 1

Thu, Apr 17 - Final 22nd


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“This was a good game to get outside yourself,” Hurdle said. “About the 16th inning, I
said, ‘Hey boys, no matter what’s in front of us, there’s a world of people out there
who’ve got harder rows to hoe than we do. No matter what happens the rest of the night,
have some fun with this thing.’ “

His players listened. It just took them six more innings to score a run.

“It’s definitely better to win in a 22-inning game than lose, I’ll tell you that,” Tulowitzki
said.

It was the longest game since Aug. 31, 1993, when Minnesota beat Cleveland 5-4 in 22
innings. It was also the longest game in Rockies history and in the 5-year history of Petco
Park. It was the longest by innings for the Padres, and one minute short of matching the
longest by time for San Diego.

There’s something about these two teams and extra innings. On Oct 1., Colorado rallied
past the Padres for a 9-8 win in 13 innings in the wild-card tiebreaker game.
There was a little bit of everything, but far too little offense on Thursday. There were
planes to catch—The Rockies open a series Friday in Houston and the Padres will be at
Arizona—but the game was scoreless until the 14th inning. Wouldn’t you know it, each
team scored a run that inning to prolong it.

In the 22nd, Taveras reached on a two-out grounder when shortstop Khalil Greene’s
throw pulled 6-foot-7 first baseman Tony Clark off the bag. Taveras stole second and
took third on catcher Josh Bard’s throwing error. Tulowitzki doubled to left-center of
Glendon Rusch (0-1), the seventh Padres pitcher. Taveras set a club record with 10 at-
bats.

Only a fraction of the crowd of 25,984 was around to see the final out.

Some Padres players amused themselves in the 18th by taping up the head of a stuffed
ram and placing it on the front bench in the dugout. After the 18th, shortly after midnight,
the sprinklers came on in the Park at the Park, a grassy knoll beyond the bleachers in
right-center.

There was a seventh-inning stretch, a 14-inning stretch and finally, a 21st-inning stretch.

Greg Maddux had his glove on in the dugout in the 22nd. It was wishful thinking,
because he’s scheduled to start Friday night at Arizona, when he’ll try for his 350th
career victory.

The stadium’s cleanup crew sat listlessly in the far upper deck as the game dragged on,
knowing they were going to be working into the wee hours.

There were 659 pitches, by 15 pitchers. There were numerous foul balls. In the 14th
inning, a man in the second deck caught a foul ball and yelled, “That’s it, I’m going
home!” as other fans cheered. He stayed until the end.

“That was an incredible baseball game,” Padres manager Bud Black said. “It will go
down as one that everybody who was here, will never forget it.”

San Diego’s Josh Bard, who also caught all 22 innings, was angry.

“You give up two runs in 22 innings and you should win,” he said.

“It’s disappointing that we played so long and didn’t get a win,” right fielder Brian Giles
said. “Hopefully we’ll play nine tomorrow.”
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Had he ever played a game that long?

“Just in softball,” Giles said.

The previous longest game this season by innings was 15, on April 9, when the Cubs beat
the Pirates 6-4 at Pittsburgh. The previous longest in time was 4 hours, 53 minutes,
Toronto at Texas on April 16. Texas won 7-5 in 14 innings.

Kip Wells (1-0), the eighth Rockies pitcher, pitched four innings.

Padres pitchers tied a team record with 20 strikeouts and their Rockies counterparts also
set a record with 17 punchouts. Colorado stranded 16 runners and San Diego 14.

The Rockies went ahead 1-0 in the top of the 14th inning when Brad Hawpe drew a
bases-loaded walk off Kevin Cameron to bring in Taveras.

The Padres tied it in the bottom of the inning when Bard’s bases-loaded single off Manny
Corpas brought in Kevin Kouzmanoff, aboard on a leadoff single. Tony Clark was forced
at home for the second out and rookie Colt Morton—San Diego’s last position player—
grounded to third in his fourth big league at-bat. It was Corpas’ second blown save in five
chances.
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The Padres blew a big chance in the 13th. Paul McAnulty led off with a line drive into
the right-field corner but was thrown out trying to stretch a double into a triple. Left-
hander Randy Wolf, who beat the Rockies 6-0 on Tuesday night, followed with a pinch-
hit single to center field but was stranded.

Three Rockies pitchers retired 23 straight Padres batters from the second to the 10th
inning.

Peavy and Rockies lefty Jeff Francis started a pitcher’s duel that the bullpens continued.

Peavy was trying to win his first four starts of a season for the first time. He struck out a
season-high 11 in eight innings, the 25th time in his career he’s reached double digits. He
allowed four hits, walked three and lowered his ERA to 1.20.

Francis kept the Padres scoreless for seven innings while allowing three hits, striking out
seven and walking one.

After Peavy’s broken-bat, bloop single down the right-field line with two outs in the
second, Francis retired 16 straight batters.

Brian Fuentes pitched a perfect eight and Taylor Buchholz a perfect ninth. Buchholz
retired pinch-hitter Jim Edmonds leading off the 10th before allowing Greene’s single.

Notes

The 13 full scoreless innings were the most in the big leagues since July 20, 2004, at
Oakland, when the A’s beat Toronto 1-0 in 14. It was the longest for the Padres since
July 15, 1994, when they won 2-1 at the New York Mets in 14. It was 0-0 after 13. …
The Padres have gone 94 innings without a home run.

Colorado 2, San Diego 1, 22 innings


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Final 22 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 R H E
Colorad
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 14 1
o

San
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 2
(7-8) Diego (8-8)
WP: K. Wells (1-0)
LP: G. Rusch (0-1)
Box Score Play by Play

Scoring Summary
Top 14th: Colorado
- B. Hawpe walked, W. Taveras
scored, T. Helton to third, M.
Holliday to second

Bot 14th: San Diego


- J. Bard singled to center, K.
Kouzmanoff scored, T. Clark to
third, K. Greene to second

Top 22nd: Colorado


- T. Tulowitzki doubled to deep
left center, W. Taveras scored

Colorado
AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg
W. Taveras cf 10 2 3 0 0 3 3 .259
T. Tulowitzki ss 8 0 2 1 1 2 3 .167
T. Helton 1b 9 0 1 0 1 0 2 .242
M. Holliday lf 6 0 3 0 3 1 1 .333
G. Atkins 3b 6 0 1 0 0 3 6 .306
M. Corpas p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
C. Iannetta ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .438
R. Speier p 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
K. Wells p 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
B. Hawpe rf 7 0 0 1 2 4 4 .188
C. Barmes 2b-3b 9 0 2 0 0 1 6 .400
Y. Torrealba c 7 0 1 0 0 1 0 .214
J. Francis p 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .167
S. Podsednik ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250
B. Fuentes p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
T. Buchholz p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
R. Spilborghs ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261
M. Bowie p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
J. Baker ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .077
M. Herges p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
J. Nix 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .143
Totals 73 2 14 2 8 20 29
Batting Base Running
2B - C Barmes (2, W Ledezma); T SB - M Holliday 2 (4, 2nd base off J
Tulowitzki (4, G Rusch). Peavy/J Bard 2), W Taveras (5, 2nd base
S - Y Torrealba 2, T Tulowitzki. off G Rusch/J Bard).
RBI - B Hawpe (5), T Tulowitzki (3). CS - W Taveras (1, 2nd base by J Peavy/J
Bard).
2-out RBI - B Hawpe, T Tulowitzki.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - B Fielding
Hawpe 1, T Helton 1, G Atkins 1, C E - G Atkins (3, ground ball).
Barmes 2, R Speier 1, W Taveras 1, T Outfield assists - B Hawpe (P McAnulty at
Tulowitzki 1. 3rd base).
GIDP - C Barmes, T Tulowitzki, G Atkins, DP - 2 (T Tulowitzki-J Nix-T Helton, C
M Holliday. Barmes-J Nix-T Helton).
Team LOB - 16.
San Diego
AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg
B. Giles rf 9 0 1 0 0 0 3 .298
T. Iguchi 2b 7 0 0 0 2 1 2 .235
K. Kouzmanoff 3b 9 1 2 0 0 3 1 .300
T. Clark 1b 8 0 1 0 1 4 2 .250
S. Hairston cf 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 .214
J. Edmonds ph-cf 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 .233
K. Greene ss 7 0 2 0 1 1 0 .238
J. Bard c 9 0 2 1 0 0 4 .292
J. Huber lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .286
P. McAnulty ph-lf 5 0 1 0 1 1 2 .222
J. Peavy p 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 .222
C. Crabbe ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .167
T. Hoffman p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
H. Bell p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
A. Gonzalez ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274
J. Thatcher p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
R. Wolf ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .286
K. Cameron p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
C. Morton ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000
W. Ledezma p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
G. Rusch p 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
Totals 74 1 11 1 5 17 22
Batting Fielding
2B - P McAnulty (1, M Herges). E - K Greene (1, throw); J Bard (2, throw).
S - J Edmonds. DP - 4 (K Greene-T Iguchi-T Clark 2, T
RBI - J Bard (3). Iguchi-K Greene-T Clark, K Kouzmanoff-T
Iguchi-T Clark).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - B
Giles 1, S Hairston 1, C Morton 2.
GIDP - J Edmonds, J Bard.
Team LOB - 14.

Colorado
IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA
J. Francis 7.0 3 0 0 1 7 0 5.89
B. Fuentes 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
T. Buchholz 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1.00
M. Bowie 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 6.00
M. Herges 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.79
M. Corpas (BS, 2) 2.0 2 1 1 2 1 0 5.00
R. Speier 3.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1.17
K. Wells (W, 1-0) 4.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 1.84

San Diego
IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA
J. Peavy 8.0 4 0 0 3 11 0 1.20
T. Hoffman 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8.10
H. Bell 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.84
J. Thatcher 2.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 6.75
K. Cameron 1.0 1 1 1 3 0 0 3.00
W. Ledezma 5.0 3 0 0 2 3 0 2.00
G. Rusch (L, 0-1) 3.0 3 1 0 0 1 0 8.10
IBB - T Helton (by K Cameron), K Greene (by M Corpas).
HBP - K Greene (by K Wells).
Pitches-strikes - J Francis 111-70; B Fuentes 17-11; T Buchholz 23-16; M Bowie 31-18;
M Herges 13-9; M Corpas 33-18; R Speier 40-27; K Wells 53-31; J Peavy 113-70; T
Hoffman 11-7; H Bell 29-21; J Thatcher 24-19; K Cameron 27-12; W Ledezma 80-50; G
Rusch 53-34.
Ground balls-fly balls - J Francis 10-4; B Fuentes 2-0; T Buchholz 2-1; M Bowie 2-3;
M Herges 0-2; M Corpas 4-1; R Speier 3-5; K Wells 8-1; J Peavy 6-6; T Hoffman 0-2; H
Bell 3-1; J Thatcher 3-1; K Cameron 1-2; W Ledezma 7-5; G Rusch 5-3.
Batters faced - J Francis 25; B Fuentes 3; T Buchholz 7; M Bowie 8; M Herges 4; M
Corpas 10; R Speier 11; K Wells 13; J Peavy 29; T Hoffman 3; H Bell 6; J Thatcher 7; K
Cameron 7; W Ledezma 19; G Rusch 13.

Game Details
Umpires: HP--Alfonso Marquez. 1B--Andy Fletcher. 2B--Mike Reilly. 3B--Bob
Davidson.
Time: 6:16.
Attendance: 25,984.
Weather: 71 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, left to right.