Will Venable's ridiculous extra-innings catch

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The Padres and Giants stayed tied in extras thanks to Will Venable's grab.

Will Venable isn't the Padres' starting center fielder, but with Cameron Maybin out, someone has to play there. San Diego was lucky it was Venable on Monday night, as, in the bottom of the 12th in San Francisco, Venable kept the Giants off the board with a ridiculous catch to rob Juan Perez:

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Ends the innings, ends the threat that the runner on second presented in an extra innings affair on the road, and gives the Padres at least one more chance to score some runs. A chance they would take advantage of with three straight singles, including a pinch-hit squeeze-bunt-turned-single from starting pitcher Andrew Cashner:

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Cashner puts it by the pitcher and in between the third baseman and the shortstop, turning what was essentially a potential sacrifice to bring in one run with just one out on the board into a base hit -- one from a pitcher in the 13th inning no less. That gave the Padres their seventh win in a row, and also put them just one game out of the NL West lead.

Baseball is the best, you guys, even if Grant Brisbee likely disagrees in this particular instance. Let's just watch Venable's catch again, shall we?

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