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December 5, 2012

April 22, 1984 - Padres Steal a Win

Game #193 - San Diego Padres, 2 @ Los Angeles Dodgers, 1

There was a lot symmetry to this game.  Each team had five hits.  Each starter recorded three strikeouts.  Neither team had an extra-base hit.  Both starters (Bob Welch, Eric Show) had one syllable last names.  Ok, that one was a stretch...

Show and Welch were both in the zone, though.  The game was scoreless until the fourth.  Tony Gwynn singled and stole second, allowing Kevin McReynolds' single two batters later to count for an RBI.  The Dodgers finally tied it up in the sixth when Steve Sax singled, stole a base too, and got knocked in by Pedro Guerrero.  Pedro got picked off first by Terry Kennedy, though. 

Tim Flannery pinch hit for Show in the eighth and got a single.  Alan Wiggins hit into the fielder's choice after that.  Standing on first, he took off for second.  Catcher Mike Scioscia's throw was late and off the mark.  The resulting error plated Wiggins to give the Padres the lead.  Dave Dravecky retired two batters in the bottom of the inning before getting tossed by the umpire for arguing balls and strikes.  Greg Harris wrapped things up for the save, preserving the win.

Winning Pitcher - Eric Show
Losing Pitcher - Bob Welch
Save - Greg Harris
Player of the Game - Show, 7IP, 5H's, 0BB's, 3K's
Hall of Famers in the Game - Tony Gwynn

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