For 12 innings, each team held the other scoreless. Or is it more fair to say that each team failed to score?

In the top of the 13th, the Cubs finally scored two runs, largely thanks to a freak play in which Nate Schierholtz took a throw off of his face. Naturally, in the bottom of the 13th, the Padres scored two runs on a Ronny Cedeno triple and then a wild pitch.

That’s when it felt more or less ordained that the Cubs would eventually lose, which they did in the 15th. You can barely even remember that Chris Rusin and Andrew Cashner (making good on this threat) had great starts in this one.

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