CINCINNATI -- Chase Headley hit the game-winning homer in the ninth inning of the Padres' 2-1 win over the Reds on Tuesday night.
But more important than Tuesday's victory in the mind of the game's hero were the people of San Diego in the path of a raging wildfire that forced the evacuation of 20,000 homes.
As reporters began to disperse from around his locker following questions about the game, Headley made sure to request that a message be sent out to those in San Diego affected by the fire.
"Tell San Diego we're thinking about them," Headley said. "I know there's some big-time fires going on. I know some people in our organization that have been affected by it, and I just want to let them know we're thinking about them."
Manny Randhawa is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.