Eric Stults had a career-high 12 strikeouts and Will Venable drove in the winning run as the San Diego Padres rallied in the bottom of the 10th inning to beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Venable's third game-ending hit drove home Chris Denorfia from third to complete an improbable comeback after the offense struggled mightily through the first eight innings.
Kyle Blanks forced extras in the bottom of the ninth with a one-out sacrifice fly off Mariners closer Tom Wilhemsen, who blew his second save in 13 tries by allowing just his second earned run in 23 innings.
The dramatic finish followed a home run from Jason Bay off Padres closer Huston Street that gave Seattle a 2-1 lead in the ninth. Street has given up seven home runs in 20 1-3 innings this season.
Stults was dominant in his best start of the season. He allowed one run on three hits in eight dominant innings before Street took him out of the decision.
The left-hander struck out hitters in bunches, includ...