Cameron Maybin and Alexi Amarista drove in runs for the Padres,
who improved to 6-37 when scoring two or fewer times and raised
their major league-best record in one-run games to 16-9. Despaigne
yielded one run, five hits and four walks in his first home start to
validate seven scoreless innings in San Francisco on Monday.
Miguel Montero drove in the lone run for the Diamondbacks, who fell
back into the National League West cellar - one game behind San
Diego. Rookie Mike Bolsinger (1-4) suffered the tough-luck loss
after allowing two runs, three hits and four walks while striking
out six in six innings of his third straight quality start.
Kevin Quackenbush relieved Despaigne and struck out pinch hitter
Roger Kieschnick with runners at first and second to end the
seventh. Joaquin Benoit pitched a perfect eighth and Huston Street
recorded a 1-2-3 ninth to earn his 21st save as the Padres improved
to 24-0 when leading after seven - the only perfect mark in the
Arizona scored in the first as Ender Inciarte led off with an
infield hit and scored three batters later on Montero's single to
left. San Diego moved ahead in the third, when Chase Headley drew a
leadoff walk and came home later in the frame on Maybin's double
before Amarista lifted a sacrifice fly.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Arizona placed rookie SS Chris Owings (shoulder)
on the 15-day disabled list and purchased the contract of Nick
Ahmed, who went 1-for-3 in his major-league debut, from Triple-A
Reno. ... San Diego LF Carlos Quentin (shoulder) missed his third
consecutive contest. ... San Diego improved to 24-11 in camouflage
jerseys - which they wear for Sunday home games - since the start of
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