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Padres outlast Reds in 10 innings, wrap lengthy road trip with 5-2 record

Kevin Acee, The San Diego Union-Tribune on

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CINCINNATI — Following two crisp games at the start of the series, the game for which a plane was waiting took some detours on its way to lasting more than three hours.

At the end of a seven-game road trip, it seemed longer.

A 6-4 victory over the Reds in 10 innings made it worth it, as the Padres finished off a 5-2 road trip that included a rainout and ensuing doubleheader that caused them to play three games in 33 hours in two cities.

They won Thursday in spite of — and then because of — their bullpen. The relievers' 14 1/3-inning scoring streak was stopped, but the Padres got two scoreless innings from Jeremiah Estrada, who got the win, and a save from Robert Suarez.

The Padres' 10th inning began with Luis Campusano on second base. He advanced to third on a bunt single by Luis Arraez, which gave him four hits in back-to-back games. Campusano scored on Fernando Tatis Jr.'s double, which also moved Arraez to third. A fly-ball by Jake Cronenworth scored Arraez.

Suarez issued a one-out walk in the bottom of the 10th to bring the winning run to the plate before he ended his 14th save with two fly-ball outs.

 

The Padres (27-26) head back to San Diego to face the Yankees lagging a little but energized by the start and finish to the trek.

They won three straight in Atlanta before dropping the back end of Monday's doubleheader and losing their first game here on the Ohio-Kentucky border. They finished with a 7-3 victory on Wednesday and Thursday's slog, which got exciting at the end.

Padres starting pitcher Matt Waldron labored, as did his Reds counterpart.

The Padres led 4-2 when Waldron departed after five innings, and the Reds got Frankie Montas off the hook for the loss by tying the game in the half-inning after he departed.

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