Inquirer Daily News
 
             === Peavy wins Boston debut, Red Sox upend Arizona ===
 
 Boston,  MA  (Sports Network) -  Jarrod Saltalamacchia  hit a key late two-run
 homer  and  Jake Peavy  enjoyed a  successful Beantown  debut as Boston downed
 Arizona, 5-2, in the middle edition of a three-game interleague set.
 
 Shane  Victorino finished  with a solo homer  and two RBI for the Red Sox, who
 bounced    back    from   a    series-opening   loss    on   Friday   to   win
 for the sixth time in the last eight outings.
 
 Peavy  (9-4)  delivered as  expected,  with  the right-hander  working  seven-
 plus innings and allowing two runs on four hits, fanning seven with two walks.
 The  32-year-old, acquired  in  a  three-team trade  on  Wednesday, needed  99
 pitches to produce his third straight win.
 
 "Outstanding  debut for  us,"  said  Boston manager  John  Farrell on  Peavy's
 performance.  "A  number of  swing and  miss, with  three different pitches --
 fastball, cutter and slider. He was efficient and as advertised."
 
 Koji  Uehara locked  down the victory with  a scoreless ninth to earn his 10th
 save.
 
 Paul Goldschmidt homered and Aaron Hill added an RBI hit for the Diamondbacks,
 who have dropped five of their last seven.
 
 Patrick  Corbin  (12-3) lasted  six-plus frames in  defeat, charged with eight
 hits and three runs.
 
 "In  the seventh inning, Patrick (Corbin) ran out of gas a little bit and made
 some pitches where he didn't want them," said D'backs manager Kirk Gibson.
 
 Boston picked up two in the seventh to take the lead. Stephen Drew and Brandon
 Snyder  singled, then both  moved up on a wild pitch. Jacoby Ellsbury drove in
 Drew  with  a base  hit, and  after Will  Harris entered  the game for Corbin,
 Victorino  greeted him  with a  fly  to center  which  plated Holt  for a  3-1
 contest.
 
 Peavy  exited after  serving up a leadoff  single to Wil Nieves in the eighth,
 and  Arizona loaded the  bases with no one out once reliever Craig Breslow hit
 Cliff Pennington and gave up a single to Gerardo Parra.
 
 Junichi  Tazawa came in and allowed an RBI single to Hill, pulling the D-Backs
 within  3-2, but Pennington was tagged out trying to score on the play. Tazawa
 rebounded to retire the next two batters to end the frame.
 
 Mike  Napoli  worked a  leadoff  walk  in  the  home half  and  Saltalamacchia
 deposited a ball into the bullpen for a 5-2 game.
 
 Uehara  walked Martin Prado  to begin the final frame, but was helped out by a
 fielder's choice grounder and game-ending double-play ball from Jason Kubel.
 
 The  Sox  loaded the bases  with one out  in the second  on a single, walk and
 error, but failed to score.
 
 Goldschmidt  put up  the first run of the  game with a shot to center to start
 the fourth.
 
 Victorino provided the equalizer for the hosts in the fifth on a one-out blast
 which just barely cleared the Green Monster.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Boston has won six of its last seven pairings with Arizona, and also upped its
 mark  to 8-3  this  year against  National League  clubs  ... Corbin  suffered
 his  first career  defeat against an American League opponent ... According to
 Elias  Sports Bureau, on Friday night, Cody Ross became just the second former
 Red Sox player to post four hits, including a homer, in his first game back at
 Fenway  Park  after leaving Boston.  He joined  Cecil Cooper, who went 4-for-5
 with  a homer in Brewers' 15-7 win in his return to Fenway on May 20, 1977 ...
 Ellsbury,  who went  1-for-4, has hit safely in all 11 of Boston's interleague
 games  this year has a hit in each of his last 14 interleague contests overall
 since June 30, 2011.
 
 08/04 01:45:26 ET