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Forsythe's error costly, Padres lose in 13 innings

Thursday - 6/27/2013, 3:52am  ET

Philadelphia Phillies' Domonic Brown, right, scores a second run off a single hit by teammate Ben Revere against the San Diego Padres during the thirteenth inning as San Diego Padres relief pitcher Luke Gregerson waits for the ball, left, in a baseball game Wednesday, June 26, 2013, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The Padres came into Wednesday night's game against Philadelphia tied for second in the National League in fielding percentage and fourth with the fewest errors.

Then second baseman Logan Forsythe did something quite uncharacteristic for this San Diego offense.

Forsythe bobbled Ben Revere's grounder and then threw home wildly, leading to two unearned runs in the 13th inning as the Phillies beat the Padres 7-5.

"This was something out of the norm," said manager Bud Black. "We place great pride in our defense. But this is a human game and guys are not invincible to errors and that happens."

It wasn't the Padres' only gaffe in the field. Back in the sixth inning, Padres right-fielder Kyle Blanks dropped a routine foul ball that would have been the third out. Instead, pinch-hitter Kevin Frandsen got a second chance and lined a single to score Domonic Brown and make it a 5-3 game.

Then in the eight, Delmon Young slammed a two-run homer off Padres reliever Luke Gregerson to tie it at 5.

The left-handed hitting Revere battled through an eight-pitch at-bat against Padres left-hander Tommy Layne before hitting a grounder to second with two outs and runners on first and second.

Chase Utley, who was hit by a pitch, and Brown, who walked against Layne (0-2), scored the decisive runs. Forsythe bounced a throw as he tried to prevent Utley from scoring. The ball skidded away from catcher Nick Hundley, allowing Brown to tie it.

"The ball was in the hole," said Forsythe. "I tried to get to it before the lip (of the grass). I misplayed it and made the error. I rushed myself. I didn't know what happened with the throw afterwards."

Joe Savery (1-0) worked one inning and Jonathan Papelbon got the final three outs for his 15th save in 19 chances.

Phillies starter Cole Hamels allowed five runs -- four earned -- and seven hits. He walked two and struck out five in six innings.

Philadelphia's bullpen was solid with J.C Romero, Phillipe Aumont, Jake Diekman, Savery and Papelbon combining to pitch seven scoreless innings.

Padres rookie Robbie Erlin, called up from Triple-A Tucson earlier Wednesday, pitched 6 1-3 innings. He gave up three runs -- two earned -- and four hits. He struck out seven and walked only one.

"He got some balls up early in the game," said Black. "I thought he threw some good changeups and hooks to keep them off balance. That is a good experienced lineup over there, a lot of high caliber players, All-Stars, guys who have been at the top of their positions for a long time and he did a great job."

Young's tying homer in the eighth for the Phillies -- who trailed 5-2 after six -- came off Luke Gregerson.

"I didn't light up because I missed his first two pitches by about five feet," said Young. "Those were both balls, but the one I hit was a strike. I didn't hear the noise off the bat and just the way (Carlos) Quentin approached the ball and playing in San Diego I thought it was just going to be one of those high deep flies that gets everyone on their feet and then the groans right afterwards."

Chris Denorfia had given the Padres a 4-2 lead with a two-run homer in the fifth. San Diego added a run in the sixth on back-to-back doubles by Chase Headley and Kyle Blanks.

Erlin left the game after giving up a single to Brown and striking out Young in the seventh.

The Phillies got within two runs with an that unearned run in the seventh on an RBI single by pinch-hitter Frandsen after Blanks dropped a foul ball for an error on what would have been the final out of the inning.

Nick Vincent, who gave up Frandsen's hit, walked Jimmy Rollins to load the bases. But Joe Thatcher got Utley to ground out to end the threat.

The Phillies scored single runs in the first and second innings to take a 2-0 lead. Michael Young's RBI double off the wall in left-center scored Utley.

Carlos Ruiz drove in the Phillies' second run with a sacrifice fly.

The Padres tied it with two runs in the third.

NOTES: Phillies reliever RHP Mike Adams has three tears in his shoulder and might undergo season-ending surgery. He could try rehab in an attempt to return later this season. ... Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko, on the disabled list with a strained right groin, singled in San Antonio in his first rehab at-bat Wednesday. He then left the game due to tightness in his right leg. The Padres hope to have Gyorko back on Friday when they begin a trip at Miami. ... Padres SS Everth Cabrera, on the DL because of an injured left hamstring, is doing baseball activities. Manager Bud Black is hopeful Cabrera will return on July 8. ... Edison Volquez will pitch for the Padres against the Marlins on Friday, Eric Stults will go on Saturday, Andrew Cashner will start on Sunday, and Jason Marquis will go on Monday. Volquez (5-6, 5.67) will be opposed by the Marlins' Ricky Nolasco (4-7, 3.68). ... The Phillies play the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Thursday with Jonathan Pettibone (3-3, 4.14) facing Zach Greinke (4-2, 3.79).


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