Cronenworth homers in 9th, Padres win; Stanek, Astros tumble

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    Apr 15, 2010
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    As he rounded third base and flung off his batting helmet in anticipation of a wild celebration after his first career walk-off home run, Jake Cronenworth of the San Diego Padres had two thoughts racing through his mind.

    "I've always had the same feeling, just hopefully they don't get my batting gloves wet and please don't throw something at my face, but they shot baby powder in my mouth," Cronenworth said.

    Cronenworth took a direct hit of baby powder from fellow All-Star Fernando Tatis Jr. after his solo home run with one out in the ninth inning lifted the Padres to a 4-3 win against the Houston Astros.

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