Arizona Diamondbacks slip past San Diego Padres 10-9 in extra innings

The San Diego Padres fell to the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-9 Tuesday night in extra innings.

It was not a good return for Ian Kennedy on the mound as the Diamondbacks roughed up their former teammate Gerardo Parra with a long two-run single to center to take a 6-3 lead.

Down 7 - 3, the Padres rallied scoring four runs in the eighth inning, with Jedd Gyorko dumping a single into center field and Mark Kotsay sliding in safely to tie the game at 7-7.

In extra innings, with the game tied 9-9 in the 10th, Aaron Hill lined a game-winning single in the bottom of the 10th inning to score Adam Eaton and give the Arizona Diamondbacks a 10-9 victory.

With Hill at-bat and runners on second and third, the Padres employed a five-man infield. Hill lined a shot over the head of left fielder Yonder Alonzo for his eighth career game-ending hit.

Eaton opened the 10th with a single to center, and Paul Goldschmidt singled to left before Hill won it against Dale Thayer (2-4).

The Diamondbacks played their 20th extra-inning game this season, second only to the 21 they had in 1999. Arizona is 15-5 in this season's long contests.

Heath Bell (5-2) pitched a perfect 10th inning for the win.

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