ECM PADRES REPORT: WHITE SOX WALK IT OFF IN HEARTBREAKER FOR PADRES

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Story by Liz Alper

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May 13, 2017 (San Diego) - The Padres had a good offensive showing yesterday with three home runs against the White Sox.  They looked to start a win streak today with Trevor Cahill on the mound against Dylan Covey for Chicago.

Another good start again.  Manuel Margot hit a solo homer in the first to give the Padres a 1-0 lead.

But we all know the drill by now, right?  Avisail Garcia homered in the second to tie the game at one.

But the Padres came right back.  Allen Cordoba homered in the third to give the Padres the lead again, 2-1.

The game of leap frog continued.  With the bases loaded in the fourth, Cahill walked Garcia and a run came in to tie the game at two.

Wil Myers gave the Padres the lead again in the fifth with a sac fly that scored Hunter Renfroe, but that was erased in the bottom of the fifth when a different White Sox Garcia, Leurys, hit a sac groundout that scored Kevan Smith and tied the game.  Melky Cabrera singled to score Tyler Saladino and the White Sox took their first lead of the game, 4-3.

Myers came through again and tied the game at four in the eighth with a homer.

But we didn’t go to extra innings.  Yolmer Sanchez singled up the middle in the bottom of the ninth.  Saladino charged home from second and it looked like Austin Hedges made the tag at the plate, but after a challenge, it was determined he didn’t and the South Side Chicago team walked it off 5-4.

The rubber match is at 11:10 a.m. tomorrow, so be ready to wake up early.  Jered Weaver starts against Sox ace Jose Quintana.