Adrian Gonzalez trots home after his two-run homer in the third inning on Saturday. (AP)
By Corey Brock / MLB.com
The Padres and Phillies engaged in a battle on Saturday evening that was the very definition of see-saw. Neither team, it seemed, could hold onto a lead. In fact, each squad held the lead by one run at the end of its respective half of the eighth inning. But Kevin Kouzmanoff's three-run shot in the ninth sealed it.
Game Scores: Hill, S , Myers . WP: Myers. Pitches-strikes: Hill, S 91-55, Gregerson 18-14, Moreno, E 7-7, Sanchez 8-7, Meredith 9-5, Bell 20-12, Myers 108-66,
Eyre, S 6-3, Madson 30-21, Lidge 26-11, Durbin 5-3. Groundouts-flyouts: Hill, S 6-6, Gregerson 1-0, Moreno, E 0-0, Sanchez 1-0, Meredith 1-1, Bell 1-0, Myers 7-2, Eyre,
S 0-0, Madson 0-0, Lidge 2-0, Durbin 0-0. Batters faced: Hill, S 21, Gregerson 4, Moreno, E 4, Sanchez 3, Meredith 3, Bell 3, Myers 29, Eyre, S 1, Madson 6,
Lidge 6, Durbin 1. Inherited runners-scored: Meredith 1-1, Eyre, S 1-0. Umpires: HP: Mike Reilly. 1B: Chuck Meriwether.
2B: Scott Barry. 3B: Laz Diaz. Weather: 72 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind: 13 mph, L to R. T:
3:13. Att: 45,007. Venue: Citizens Bank Park. April 18, 2009 April 18, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner