San Diego 6, Arizona 5

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, September 20, 2012 3:40 PM
Location - Chase Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Paul Nauert, First Base - Dana DeMuth, Second Base - Doug Eddings, Third Base - Kerwin Danley,
Attendance - 17821

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
San Diego 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 11 1
Arizona 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 5 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Diego 72-78 40-35 32-43 W1
Arizona 74-75 38-37 36-38 L1

Recap


Padres 6, Diamondbacks 5:
Jesus Guzman belted a three-run homer and Clayton Richard won his fifth straight decision as visiting San Diego salvaged the finale of the three-game series.

Richard (14-12) gave up four runs over six innings and improved to 6-0 in eight career starts against the Diamondbacks, who dropped 5 1/2 games behind St. Louis for the second National League wild card. Five relievers worked a scoreless ninth, with Anthony Bass getting the final out for his first save.

The Padres grabbed a first-inning lead on Guzman’s two-out, three-run homer off rookie Tyler Skaggs (1-3), who allowed four runs over five frames.

San Diego, which won the season series against the Diamondbacks with a 9-3 record, took a 6-2 lead in the sixth on RBI doubles by Chris Denorfia and Chase Headley.

Arizona scored twice in the sixth inning on run-scoring singles by Paul Goldschmidt and Chris Johnson and pulled closer in the seventh on Adam Eaton’s first career homer off Brad Brach.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Arizona RF Justin Upton went 3-for-4 and fell a homer short of hitting for the cycle.  … San Diego LF Carlos Quentin missed the game with soreness in his right knee and is listed as day-to-day. …The Diamondbacks’ Miguel Montero started at catcher for the 18th consecutive game.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
San Diego   Arizona
Clayton Richard Player Tyler Skaggs
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 5.0
3 Strikeouts 2
8 Hits 7
6.00 ERA 7.20
Hitting
San Diego   Arizona
Andy Parrino Player Chris Johnson
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 2
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
1.000 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
San Diego 11 1 18 .314 16 3 6 5 0 1
Arizona 10 2 19 .278 19 6 5 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Arizona will play their next game on the road against Colorado. The Diamondbacks have a W/L % of .520 after a win and .473 after a loss.
  • San Diego will play their next game on the road against San Francisco. The Padres have a W/L % of .535 after a win and .430 after a loss.