National League Game Summary - Arizona at San Diego|
(Saturday, June 15th)
Final Score: San Diego 6, Arizona 4
San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Yasmani Grandal clubbed a go-ahead three-run
home run as part of a five-run fourth inning that vaulted the San Diego Padres
to a 6-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the middle test of a three-
game set at Petco Park.
Grandal's first home run of the season made a winner out of Jason Marquis
(9-2), who yielded three runs on three hits and four walks over 6 2/3 frames
to notch his eighth straight positive decision.
Huston Street secured his 12th save of the season, despite giving up a run in
Kyle Blanks added a solo shot and two runs scored, while Logan Forsythe and
Chase Headley each knocked in a run for the Padres, who have won five straight
games to reach the .500 mark for the first time this season.
"It was a goal, but the end goal is obviously to win as many games as possible
and get to the playoffs," Marquis said of hitting the .500 mark. "We got to a
goal that we wanted to accomplish but it doesn't stop there."
Wade Miley (4-6) was tagged with the loss after giving up six runs -- one
earned -- on six hits and a walk over six innings.
Miguel Montero stroked a two-run homer, while Cliff Pennington and Gerardo
Parra each added an RBI in the setback, Arizona's fifth in its last seven
Miley held the Padres hitless over the first three frames before the home team
broke through in a big way in the fourth.
Everth Cabrera led off with a single and moved to third when Chris Denorfia
reached on shortstop Didi Gregorius' fielding error.
Headley then singled to score Cabrera before Blanks' fielder's choice
groundout left runners on the corners. Forsythe followed with a sacrifice fly
to score Denorfia.
After Jesus Guzman singled, Grandal provided the big blow of the inning,
launching a 2-2 slider into the left-field seats to give the Padres a 5-3
Blanks led off the sixth with his seventh homer of the season to push San
Diego's advantage to 6-3.
"After they stung us for five runs, I didn't like our at-bats at all," Arizona
manager Kirk Gibson admitted. "We should have rebounded better than that."
Arizona cut into the lead in the ninth against Street, as Pennington ripped a
one-out single to short that Cabrera wasn't able to handle.
Pennington moved to second on a wild pitch and found third on a line-out
before scoring on Parra's double to right.
Street, though, bounced back by flying out Gregorius to end the game.
Arizona struck first in the opening frame, as Montero followed Paul
Goldschmidt's two-out walk with a towering fly ball into the right-field seats
to make it 2-0.
The Diamondbacks loaded the bases with one out in the fourth before
Pennington's fielder's choice groundout plated another run to push the
visitor's lead to 3-0.
Miley has lost all three of his starts against San Diego this season and fell
to 1-5 in seven career starts against the Padres ... Marquis hasn't lost since
April 22 ... Arizona went 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position and left
seven runners on base.
06/16 02:33:23 ET