Arizona 5, San Diego 1

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, September 18, 2011 4:05 PM
Location - Petco Park
Temperature - 73°
Umpires - Home Plate - Gary Cederstrom, First Base - Lance Barksdale, Second Base - Adrian Johnson, Third Base - Fieldin Culbreth,
Attendance - 30781

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Arizona 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 5 12 2
San Diego 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Arizona 88-65 45-27 43-38 W1
San Diego 65-88 32-43 33-45 L1

Recap


Joe Saunders pitched 8 2/3 strong innings and Paul Goldschmidt drove in three runs as Arizona maintained its five-game lead in the National League West with a 5-1 victory in San Diego on Sunday afternoon.

The Diamondbacks had lost their previous three games, but kept their margin over San Francisco after the red-hot Giants won again earlier Sunday.
 
Saunders (12-12) gave up one unearned run, in the third inning after a throwing error by catcher Miguel Montero. He allowed just seven hits and collected three strikeouts and two walks en route to his third consecutive victory.

J.J. Putz retired the final batter after Saunders gave up back-to-back singles in the ninth.

The Diamondbacks tied the score at 1 in the fourth inning when Montero homered to center field against Aaron Harang (13-7), then pulled ahead in the sixth on Goldschmidt's leadoff home run. Goldschmidt added an RBI single during Arizona's two-run seventh and capped the scoring with a sacrifice fly in the ninth.
 
Harang scattered eight hits and three walks over six innings for San Diego, striking out three.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Arizona   San Diego
Joe Saunders Player Aaron Harang
Win W/L Loss
8.2 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 3
7 Hits 8
0.00 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Arizona   San Diego
Paul Goldschmidt Player Kyle Blanks
2 Hits 2
3 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 2
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Arizona 12 2 19 .343 22 6 5 5 2 2
San Diego 7 0 8 .212 11 4 1 2 1 2

Upcoming Games

  • San Diego will play their next game on the road against Colorado. The Padres have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .443 after a loss.
  • Arizona will play their next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Diamondbacks have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .508 after a loss.
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