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With seagulls circling like buzzards in extra innings at AT&T Park on Monday night, outfielder Will Venable kept the San Diego Padres hopes alive for a seventh straight victory.
Venable's incredible diving catch on the warning track in center with his back to the infield — reminiscent of Jim Edmonds at his best — robbed Juan Perez of a certain game-ending hit and allowed the Padres more time to take the lead and beat the San Francisco Giants 5-3 in 13 innings. The look of disbelief and disappointment on Perez's face, along with exasperation in the body language of Brandon Belt as he ran toward home, said it all. And then Giants manager Bruce Bochy, via MLB.com, said more:
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"It was one of the best catches I've seen to save a game. It's as simple as that. It's a game-saving