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BASEBALL EXTRA | ANGEL SCOUTING REPORT / SAN DIEGO

Padres Win in 12

June 11, 1997|From Associated Press

SAN DIEGO — Tony Gwynn's third double of the game drove in the tying runs in the ninth, and Chris Gomez singled in the winning run in the 12th inning as the San Diego Padres beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-5, Tuesday night.

With one out in the 12th, Rigo Beltran (0-1) walked Wally Joyner. Quilvio Veras followed with a single to center that was bobbled by Ray Lankford, allowing both runners to advance. Gomez followed with a single to center to score Joyner.

Todd Erdos (1-0) pitched the 12th inning for his first major league victory.

The Padres led, 3-1, through eight innings. But closer Trevor Hoffman gave up four runs in the ninth, capped by Delino DeShields' two-run homer that gave St. Louis a 5-3 lead.

Dennis Eckersley then blew the save by allowing three hits, including Gwynn's two-out double into the gap in left-center that scored Gomez and Greg Vaughn, who both reached on singles.

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