Gregorius lifts Diamondbacks over Padres 2-1 in 12

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Associated Press

Posted on September 25, 2013 at 2:32 AM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 25 at 3:00 AM

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Didi Gregorius tripled home the tiebreaking run in the 12th inning to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks over the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Paul Goldschmidt hit his NL-best 36th homer for the Diamondbacks, extending his hitting streak to 14 games and increasing his league-leading RBI total to 124.

Gregorius tripled down the right-field line against Luke Gregerson (6-8) to score fellow rookie Chris Owings, who doubled with one out.

Josh Collmenter (5-4) pitched a perfect inning and Brad Ziegler got three outs for his 12th save.

The Diamondbacks set a major league record for most extra innings played in a season with 79. Arizona, which is 17-7 in extra-inning games, broke the record of 76 set by the 1969 Minnesota Twins.

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