SAN DIEGO (AP) - After only one inning, San Diego pitcher Anthony Bass was facing a nightmarish outing.
The right-hander had allowed five runs to the Miami Marlins, including home runs to Hanley Ramirez and Giancarlo Stanton. However, Bass turned the tide, as much with his bat as with his arm.
Omar Infante doubled in the go-ahead run in the 12th inning to give the Marlins a 9-8 win over the Padres on Friday night.
But there were few people in Petco Park that believed the weak-hitting Padres and their young pitcher would climb out of the big hole.
``It wasn't fun giving up five (runs),' Bass said. ``But being able to show the team that I might not have had my best stuff, but I'll give the team the best chance to win and keep them in there.'
Bass gave up six runs and six hits - just one run after the first - in six innings. He had three walks, seven strikeouts, two wild pitches and a balk.
``Anthony did a great job of righting the ship, making pitches as he went along,' Padres manager Bud Black said. ``A lot of pitchers cave in there, say it's not their night, but not Anthony, which is really a great sign for him.'
Bass also had the key hit - a three-run triple - in a six-run third inning that put the Padres ahead.
San Diego closer Huston Street left the game in the 10th with a strain near his pitching shoulder. The right-hander will undergo an MRI on Saturday to determine the severity of the injury.
``I don't think it's major,' Street said. ``It's not in my shoulder. It's more in my lat, up in the armpit. I think that's a positive sign.'
Infante doubled to left-center off Josh Spence (0-1) with one out in the 12th to drive in Ramirez, who led off with a walk. It was Infante's third hit and second RBI of the game.
Ramirez hit a three-run homer and Stanton connected on a two-run shot in the five-run first inning.
Steve Cishek (4-0), the seventh Marlins pitcher, threw three scoreless innings for the win. With a runner on second, Jesus Guzman lined out to Infante at second base to end it.
San Diego scored one run in the ninth off Heath Bell, their former closer, to send the game into extra innings. With the Padres trailing 8-7, Guzman led off the inning with a pinch-hit double. Cameron Maybin tied the score with a double to right before Bell got out of a bases-loaded jam.
Bell, who signed a $27 million, three-year contract to join the Marlins in the offseason, had his fourth blown saves in seven chances.
The Marlins' early lead was gone by the third inning and they twice fell behind by one run before scoring twice in the seventh to take an 8-7 lead on RBI singles by Greg Dobbs and Infante.
The Marlins, who have had trouble scoring, got off to a fast start as Ramirez hit a three-run shot with no outs. Stanton followed two batters later with a two-run drive, a 425-foot rocket into the Padres' bullpen for a 5-0 lead.
Josh Johnson, Miami's struggling ace, escaped a bases-loaded jam in the first inning but he couldn't get out of trouble in the third when the Padres scored six times, including a two-out, bases-loaded triple by Bass for his first major league hit.
Johnson issued a leadoff walk to Will Venable, who scored on Chase Headley's one-out double. Nick Hundley followed with a two-out double and scored on Orlando Hudson's single. After consecutive walks, Bass sliced a ball to right field that scooted past Stanton all the way to the wall to give the Padres a 6-5 lead and knock Johnson out of the game.
Johnson, who is 0-3 in six starts, saw his ERA rise to 6.61 as he allowed six runs and six hits in 2 2-3 innings.
NOTES: The Padres said Bass became the first San Diego player to get his first hit with a three-run triple, according to research by the Elias Sports Bureau. ... Bass also became just the second Padres pitcher to hit a three-run triple. ... San Diego LHP Cory Luebke (strained left elbow) had an MRI on Wednesday but the Padres still have not revealed the results. Luebke (3-1, 2.61 ERA) met with team doctors and general manager Josh Byrnes before the game. Luebke was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, retroactive to April 28. ... Marlins LF Logan Morrison was held out of the starting lineup with a sore right knee. Morrison walked as a pinch-hitter in the 10th. ... The Padres extended their contract with Double-A San Antonio through the 2014 season. ... Miami LHP Mark Buehrle (1-4, 3.34 ERA) will oppose Padres LHP Clayton Richard (1-3, 5.12) on Saturday night
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