Posted September 07, 2013 on AP on Fox
Colorado closer Rex Brothers has felt off in recent days. Chase Headley made him pay for it. Brothers gave up Headley's leadoff homer in the ninth inning to tie the game and pinch-hitter Jesus Guzman then singled in the winning run, lifting the San Diego Padres to a 4-3 victory over the Rockies on Friday night. ''You make bad pitches, you get beat in this league,'' Brothers said. ''I don't know if I made a single (good) pitch.'' Brothers (2-1) fell behind 2-0, then grooved a fastball that Headley hit off the facing of the third deck of the brick Western Metal Supply Co. building in left field to tie the game at 3-all for his 10th homer. ''He's a guy you don't want to get deep in the count with,'' Headley said. ''I could afford to look for (a fastball). 2-0, you're looking for a fastball, middle in and fortunately, he threw it there.'' Guzman's single with the bases loaded and one out, went o...
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