Cliff Pennington was hit by a pitch from Kevin Quackenbush (0-1)
with one out and Eric Chavez hit into a fielder’s choice before
Pollock slammed the first pitch he saw over the center-field fence
for the first walk-off homer of his career. The 26-year-old went
3-for-5 and scored twice to lead a 10-hit attack.
Brad Ziegler (1-1) pitched two scoreless innings for the
Diamondbacks, who won the opener of a seven-game homestand. Everth
Cabrera homered and matched a career high with four RBIs for the
Padres, who have lost six of eight games.
San Diego scored four fifth-inning runs on Yonder Alonso’s solo
blast and Cabrera’s three-run shot to take a 4-2 lead. The
Diamondbacks struck for three in the sixth on back-to-back RBI
singles by Paul Goldschmidt and Miguel Montero and Martin Prado's
run-scoring double to gain a one-run advantage.
The Padres tied the score in the seventh on back-to-back doubles by
Tommy Medica and Cabrera. San Diego threatened in the eighth, but
Jedd Gyorko was thrown out trying to stretch a single into a double
to leave Chase Headley stranded at third.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Diamondbacks starter Brandon McCarthy was charged
with five runs and nine hits in 6 2/3 innings, while San Diego’s
Tyson Ross allowed five runs (four earned) and nine hits in
five-plus frames. … Padres OF Will Venable (right foot) was
scratched from the starting lineup one day after being hit by a
pitch from Chicago’s Jason Hammel. … Arizona 2B Aaron Hill (ankle)
was held out of the starting lineup and flied out as a pinch hitter
in the seventh inning.
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