SAN DIEGO - Will Venable hit a leadoff homer in the ninth inning to give the San Diego Padres a 4-3 victory over the New York Mets on Sunday.
Venable sent a 1-2 pitch from Pedro Feliciano (0-2) just inside the right-field foul pole for his team-high 17th home run, increasing his career high. Venable, who also drove in a run in the fifth, extended his career-best hitting streak to 15 games, the longest active streak in the majors.
Rather quietly, Venable is putting together a pretty nice year -- he has his average up close to 270 after he had been hitting around 220 for most the season.
Huston Street (1-4) pitched a scoreless ninth for the win.
Matt Harvey pitched six solid innings for the Mets and regained the NL lead in strikeouts.
New York split the four-game series and is 4-6 on an 11-game road trip, its longest of the season.
Watch a clip of Venable's walk-off homer courtesy of MLB.com (mobile users: http://atmlb.com/14tSuNz):