Cliff Pennington's single off Cardinals' reliever Fernando Salas scored Jason Kubel to send the Diamondbacks to a 10-9, 16th-inning victory Wednesday, the longest contest in Chase Field history.
The game-winner was Pennington's third hit of the game. He also walked twice in eight plate appearances Wednesday. The 28-year-old didn't enter the contest favored to play hero after going 0-for-8 at the dish over the first two games of the season. Pennington's got a great glove, but not much bat, entering Opening day a .249/.313/.356 career batter who limped to a .589 OPS in 2012.