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             === Hill lifts D'backs in wild affair with Padres ===
 
 Phoenix,  AZ (Sports  Network) - Aaron Hill's single to left scored Adam Eaton
 to  give the  Arizona Diamondbacks a wild  10-9 win in 10 innings over the San
 Diego Padres.
 
 In a game that featured multiple lead changes, outstanding defensive plays and
 26  hits, Arizona again capitalized with late-game heroics to win for the 11th
 time in walk-off fashion this season.
 
 The Diamondbacks, who moved to 15-5 in extra innings, pulled within five games
 of  Cincinnati for the  second wild card spot. They are 8 1/2 games behind the
 first-place Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West.
 
 Eaton  singled off  Dale Thayer (2-4) to start the home 10th. Paul Goldschmidt
 also  singled. Martin  Prado, who made a game-saving grab in the ninth inning,
 put runners at the corners after a fly out. After Goldschmidt was given second
 base,  the  Padres put five men  in the infield, but  Hill hit a line drive to
 deep left field to win the game.
 
 The game also saw blown saves from Will Harris and Brad Ziegler on the Arizona
 side. Heath Bell (5-2) retired the side in order in the top of the 10th.
 
 Gerardo  Parra homered and knocked in a career-high five runs. Prado had three
 RBI and Eaton went 3-for-5, as the Diamondbacks won for the third time in four
 games.
 
 They've  played extra innings five times in their last 14 games. That includes
 wins each time, including 18-inning and 16-inning contests.
 
 "We  made a  lot of mistakes. Our bullpen obviously had trouble. You're seeing
 some  residual effects  of the extra-inning games. We got through it," Arizona
 manager Kirk Gibson said.
 
 Ronny  Cedeno knocked in three runs and Jedd Gyorko had two RBI for San Diego,
 which is in danger of being swept in this three-game set.
 
 "That  was a  game that had a  lot of direction both ways," Padres manager Bud
 Black said.
 
 Lost  in the  shuffle  of the  dramatic  ending was  Ian  Kennedy's return  to
 Arizona.  Kennedy, who  faced his former team  for the first time since he was
 dealt  to the  Padres at the non-waiver trade deadline last month, allowed six
 hits, five walks and six runs over 4 1/3 innings.
 
 David Holmberg lasted 3 2/3 innings in his MLB debut for the Diamondbacks, who
 were  coasting with  a 7-3  lead  entering the  eighth. Cedeno  had a  two-run
 double, and Mark Kotsay and Gyorko added RBI base hits to tie the game.
 
 Prado  delivered  the tie-breaking two-run double  in the bottom of the eighth
 inning.
 
 The  Padres tied  the game in the ninth against Ziegler. Nick Hundley's single
 plated  Yonder  Alonso. With men at  the corners, Cedeno executed a perfectly-
 placed  bunt  to the first-base side  of the mound. Goldschmidt hesitated, and
 the infield hit tied the game.
 
 San  Diego would have taken the lead later in the ninth if not for Prado. With
 the bases loaded, Gyorko sent a line drive destined for the left field corner,
 but Prado made a leaping grab to rob an extra-base hit.
 
 The  Diamondbacks had a chance to win the game in the bottom of the ninth when
 Luke  Gregerson threw  a pitch into the  dirt. The ball didn't go far, though,
 and  Cliff Pennington  was tagged out in  a run down towards the plate to send
 the game to the 10th.
 
 Gyorko  had  an  RBI  single  during  a  three-run  opening  inning,  but  the
 Diamondbacks tied it in the second on Parra's 10th homer of the year.
 
 Josh  Collmenter escaped  a bases-loaded  jam in  the top  of the  fourth, and
 Arizona  went ahead  in the  fifth  on Goldschmidt's  RBI ground-rule  double.
 Parra's two-run single later in the frame made it 6-3.
 
 Prado walked with the bases loaded in the sixth to create the four-run margin.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Prado upped his season RBI total to 71, which is a career-high. He also has 30
 RBI  this month.  Equally as impressive, he's 15-for-30 with 24 runs batted in
 with  runners in  scoring position ... Padres third baseman Chase Headley left
 the  game due to  back stiffness ... The Diamondbacks have won their last five
 games  when a starter  makes his MLB debut ... Arizona has a five-game winning
 streak  at Chase  Field and  has won  eight of  its last  10 at  home ...  The
 Diamondbacks opened a roster spot for Holmberg by designating outfielder Jason
 Kubel for assignment.
 
 
 08/28 02:48:25 ET