Blanks' HR lifts Padres, caps sweep of D'backs
San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Kyle Blanks hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the eighth inning as the San Diego Padres swept a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 4-1 win.
With David Hernandez (2-4) pitching for the Diamondbacks, Everth Cabrera singled to right with one out. After a flyout by Alexi Amarista, Chase Headley drew a walk, setting up Blank's three-run smash.
Huston Street pitched a scoreless ninth to notch his 13th save.
Clayton Richard (2-5) pitched eight solid innings, allowing one run on seven hits in his outing for the Padres, who are on a six-game winning streak.
Ian Kennedy got the start for Arizona, giving up one run on four hits and a walk while striking out six in six-plus frames. He also drove in the lone run for the Diamondbacks, who have lost six of their last eight games.
06/16 18:53:12 ET