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Hector Sanchez launches walk-off home run for Padres

28 May 2016: San Diego Padres catcher Hector Sanchez (44) [8961] singles to right field in the ninth inning during the Major League Baseball game between the Padres and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz. The Diamondbacks won 8-7. (Photo by Carlos Herrera/Icon Sportswire)
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There was a time when Hector Sanchez was a San Francisco Giant, but that time is no more. The Padres backup catcher moved south in the state of California from the Bay Area and his walk-off blast on Saturday night sunk his former team as they got their ace back on the mound.

Just prior to the at-bat, the Padres bunted the runner from first to second so that the winning run could be driven in with a simple base hit. Sanchez said no to that idea, cranking his fourth home run of the year three decks up on the Western Metal Supply Co. building.

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