Final Score: Arizona 6, San Diego 0
San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Trevor Cahill tossed his second career
shutout, Miguel Montero and Gerardo Parra both hit a two-run homer and the
Diamondbacks defeated the Padres, 6-0, in the finale of a three-game series.
Cahill (3-5) allowed six hits, walked three and struck out five to earn his
first win since May 1. He was 0-3 in his previous five starts.
Paul Goldschmidt hit his second homer in as many days for Arizona, which has
won three of four, including the last two games of this series.
"Our goal is to try to win every series right now," said Diamondbacks manager
Kirk Gibson. "Of course you would like to sweep it but if you can win it
that's a positive step in the right direction. That's how you pick up
Eric Stults (1-2) took the loss, giving up six runs on seven hits over 6 1/3
Goldschmidt went 2-for-3 and extended his career-best hit streak to 12 games
with a homer in the second inning, which gave the Diamondbacks a 1-0 lead.
Montero's two-run blast came in the sixth, as did a sacrifice fly from Jason
Kubel. He drove in Ryan Roberts, who reached with a single, stole second and
advanced to third on a throwing error from first baseman Yonder Alonso.
Josh Bell drew a leadoff walk an inning later and Parra followed with a homer
to left-center to cap the scoring.
Padres infielder Logan Forsythe, who was activated from the 60-day disabled
list prior to the game, was caught stealing home after hitting a leadoff
triple in the fifth inning. He began the eighth with a double and Everth
Cabrera followed with a walk, but Alexi Amarista flew out and Chris Denorfia
grounded into a double play, ending the threat.
"He had a lot of good stuff working," Forsythe said of Cahill. "I guess I was
patient enough, saw a couple pitches and...luckily I got a couple hits."
Cahill's last shutout was August 2, 2010, versus Kansas City...Diamondbacks
right fielder Justin Upton went 1-for-4 and has hit safely in 13 of his last
15 games...In addition to Forsythe, the Padres activated outfielder Mark
Kotsay from the 15-day disabled list and he went 2-for-3 with a double and a
walk. Kotsay went on the DL May 19 with a lower back strain. Forsythe had been
on the DL since March 26 with a fractured left foot, which required surgery.
06/04 00:15:49 ET
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