Aaron Hill had two hits and Paul Goldschmidt reached base with a
pair of walks for the Diamondbacks, who posted their fifth win in 15
outings. Arizona has enjoyed success versus its National League West
rival by winning five of the seven meetings.
Tyson Ross (6-8) dropped to 0-4 during a five-start winless stretch
despite permitting just two runs on five hits in seven innings. Ross
tried to aid his cause with a sacrifice fly in the fifth for the
Padres, who were playing in their first game since being no-hit by
Tim Lincecum and San Francisco on Wednesday.
After scattering three hits in seven innings to defeat San Diego on
May 3, McCarthy (2-10) pieced together another strong outing against
the light-hitting club. The 30-year-old allowed one run on six hits
and struck out seven before Addison Reed fanned two in the ninth for
his 18th save.
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Arizona drew first blood in the fourth inning as Peralta deposited a
2-1 fastball from Ross into center to plate Goldschmidt and Miguel
Montero. Ross trimmed the deficit the following inning but San Diego
failed to make a dent against Reed in the ninth.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Arizona released RHP J.J. Putz after the 37-year-old
had missed more than a month with a forearm strain. ... Diamondbacks
SS Chris Owings is expected to return to the lineup on Saturday. He
had been plagued by an ailing shoulder. ... McCarthy improved to 4-1
in six career starts versus San Diego.
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