Final Score: San Diego 12, Arizona 3
Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Yonder Alonso had three hits while driving in
four runs to help the San Diego Padres cruise to a 12-3 win over the Arizona
Diamondbacks at Chase Field.
Chris Denorfia had a two-run blast and scored three times while Carlos Quentin
drove in two runs. Chase Headley and Andrew Cashner each connected on solo
shots for the Padres, who have won four of their last six games.
Cashner (7-5) allowed three runs on four hits and five walks while fanning
five in six innings. All three runs came off home runs, which snapped
Cashner's steak at 49 2/3 innings without allowing a home run. It was the
longest current streak in the majors among starters.
Tyler Skaggs (2-3) was tagged for seven runs on just three hits and five walks
over 3 2/3 innings, his shortest outing of the year.
"For whatever reason he had no command of his fastball," said D'backs manager
Kirk Gibson about Skaggs. "It seems like his velocity goes down as the game
Paul Goldschmidt slammed a two-run homer, his 23rd of the year, and Miguel
Montero had a solo home run for the D'backs, who had a two-game winning streak
Quentin's two-out double got the Padres on the board in the first, scoring
Denorfia from first, who worked a walk to get on base.
Montero, who missed the last three games with a stiff back, crushed the first
pitch he saw to left-center to tie the game at 1-1 in the second.
After recording the first two outs of the third with ease, Skaggs ran into
some trouble after that. Over his next 14 pitches he walked three batters and
hit one with a pitch, forcing in a run on a Jesus Guzman free pass. Alonso
cleared the bases with a double down the right-field line to make it 5-1
Denorfia blasted a two-out, two-run homer in the fourth to give San Diego a
six-run cushion and chase Skaggs from the mound. Headley welcomed Tony Sipp to
the game by crushing his first pitch deep to left field.
Goldschmidt stroked a two-run shot in the fifth to left-center field. Gerardo
Parra worked a two-out walk to reach base.
Cashner hit his first career home run in the sixth with a solo shot to left to
make it 9-3 Padres.
The Padres tacked on three more in the ninth off David Hernandez with RBI
singles from Quentin and Alonso. The final run was scored on a wild pitch.
"We had good at-bats all the way through the game," Padres manager Bud Black
Arizona second baseman Aaron Hill was out of the lineup with right hamstring
tightness ... Skaggs was optioned to Triple-A Reno after the game ...
Cashner's home run was the third this season by a Padres pitcher ... Headley
has reached base in 21 consecutive games ... San Diego went 4-for-10 with
runners in scoring position, while Arizona finished 0-for-6 ... The Padres
are 7-4 against Arizona this season ... Patrick Corbin takes the mound on
Sunday for the D'backs to face Padres righty Tyson Ross in the series finale.
07/28 00:11:46 ET
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