Ortmeier' Ninth-Inning Double Dooms Padres

Two-out drive over Jim Edmonds head in center drives in winning run
By Chip Bayers,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 10, 2008 1:05 AM CDT
San Francisco Giants Daniel Ortmeier, second from right, celebrates with teammates after hitting a game winning double in the ninth inning their game against the San Diego Padres.   (AP Photo/George Nikitin)
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(Newser) – Daniel Ortmeier has no problems with the San Francisco Giants' plans to have him bat exclusively right-handed.Ortmeier hit a two-out, RBI double in the ninth off San Diego's Heath Bell and the Giants won consecutive games for the first time this season by beating the Padres 1-0 on Wednesday night.

"I had a good BP today and decided it was something I felt very comfortable with," Ortmeier said. "I just got a good pitch to hit and put a good swing on it and came out with the win. It was huge."Ortmeier's double over the head of center fielder Jim Edmonds bounced at the base of the wall and drove in pinch-runner Rajai Davis from second base. Davis stole second after replacing Bengie Molina, who singled leading off the inning for San Francisco.