Crazy night: Heath Bell answers the bell (again)

It was a crazy night in baseball.

In a game that really only had meaning to the relatives of the players, the Padres topped the Pirates, 6-5. But the big story was that Heath Bell earned his 41st consecutive save and tied him with all-time leader Trevor Hoffman for the franchise record. It also tied Bell with Hoffman and Rod Beck for fourth place on the all-time consecutive saves list.

Starting pitcher Mat LatosEric Patterson and Rob Johnson all hit their first home runs of the season for the Friars.

Latos now has two career homers and his was the first by a Padres pitcher at Petco Park, which opened in 2004.