Extra bases

Extra bases

• Despite having a ball glance off his face, twisting his back and ankle during an at-bat Sunday, Nate Schierholtz was in the Cubs' lineup on Monday.

Schierholtz hurt himself on a swing in the 13th inning against the Padres. The bases were loaded, and as he was running out of the batter's box, first baseman Jesus Guzman fielded the ball and threw home, but the ball deflected off the left side of Schierholtz's batting helmet and brushed his face.

"He got pretty lucky on that one," Cubs manager Dale Sveum said.

Schierholtz was unlikely to start Tuesday against Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw.

• Sunday's game, a 3-2, 15-inning loss to the Padres, marked the second time the Cubs have lost a game in which they led by two or more runs in the 13th inning or later. The other was a 13-inning loss to the Reds on April 22. The Cubs lost only one other game in that fashion over the last 50 years (1964 to date) and that was a 6-5, 15-inning loss to the Phillies on Sept. 29, 1980.

Sunday's contest also was the Cubs' 99th in franchise history that lasted at least 15 innings. They now are 47-42-10 in those 99 games.

The Cubs and Padres played to a 0-0 tie through the 12th before each team scored twice in the 13th. It's the first time the Cubs played in a scoreless game through at least 12 innings since defeating the Astros, 1-0, in 16 innings at Wrigley Field on May 31, 2003.

Even more amazing is that the Cubs played to a 0-0 tie through 12 innings on the road for the first time in more than 100 years. They last did so on the road on June 17, 1910, when the Cubs and Brooklyn were 0-0 through 12, and the Cubs tallied in the 13th for a 1-0 win.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.