National League Game Summary - San Diego at Arizona
(Wednesday, September 19th)
Final Score: Arizona 6, San Diego 2
Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Justin Upton finished with a pair of doubles
and scored twice, while Trevor Cahill pitched six solid frames, as Arizona
downed San Diego, 6-2, in the middle contest of a three-game set.
Cahill (12-11) yielded two runs on five hits with four strikeouts and four
walks to win his third straight. Adam Eaton had a run-scoring triple
for the Diamondbacks, who have won three straight and remain 4 1/2 games
behind St. Louis for the second wild card berth in the National League.
"He (Cahill) certainly gave us the innings we were looking for," Arizona
manager Kirk Gibson said.
Edinson Volquez (10-11) took the loss, giving up four runs on eight hits with
five strikeouts over six frames. John Baker finished 2-for-4 with an RBI for
the Padres, who have dropped two in a row.
San Diego scored first, taking advantage of Cahill's inability to find the
plate in the fourth. Carlos Quentin and Yonder Alonso worked one-out walks
before a pair of run-scoring singles off the bats of Will Venable and Baker.
The Diamondbacks cut the deficit in half with back-to-back doubles from Upton
and Miguel Montero in the bottom of the frame then worked their way into
the lead with a crooked number in the fifth.
John McDonald beat out an infield single and moved to second on Cahill's
sacrifice bunt. He walked home when Eaton slapped a triple that split the
gap in left-center field. Eaton scored on a balk, Upton doubled and scored on
Paul Goldschmidt two-bagger for a 4-2 lead.
"It came down to that three-run inning," San Diego manager Bud Black said of
the fifth. "That was the big one. They strung together some hits and we
didn't. They bunched them together that inning."
Arizona added a pair of insurance runs in the eighth to build a 6-2 edge.
Montero was hit by a pitch and scored when Ryan Wheeler's high drive to right
just escaped Mark Kotsay's glove and caromed off the base of the wall. Wheeler
had a triple, but alertly rounded the bases on Logan Forsythe's wild relay
Montero was plunked twice in the victory ... Upton now has 22 doubles on the
season ... Montero knocked in his 85th run of the campaign, the most for a
catcher this season ... Arizona has won eight of 12 overall ... San Diego
dropped eight games behind St. Louis for the final NL playoff spot ... Cahill
became the second pitcher in MLB history to pick up 10 wins and start 30 games
in his first four seasons, joining southpaw CC Sabathia (2001-2004).
09/20 01:15:22 ET
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