Padres Drop Series in Desert

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The finale of the series had no shortage of offense. The Padres hit two home runs. Yasmani Grandal busted the game open with a three-run home run in the 5th, his 11th of the year, putting the Padres up 5-0. He finished with 4 RBI as he also had a sacrifice fly in the first inning. The D-backs tried to make it interesting on several occasions. They got two back in the 5th when Miguel Montero singled with the bases loaded. Ender Inciarte doubled home a run to make it 5-3. The scored stayed the same until the 8th, when Will Venable pinch hit against Matt Stites and sent a 1-1 pitch nearly into the pool, giving the Padres a 7-3 lead. Arizona got one back in the bottom of the inning as Cliff Pennington hit a home run.

The Padres sealed the deal as Joaquin Benoit notched his 8th save of the year. Three home runs were hit between the two teams. They combined for 11 runs and 19 hits. Ian Kennedy got his 10th win by pitching 5.2 innings and allowing three earned runs and 6 strikeouts. Sunday’s win marked the 600th of Bud Black’s career, putting him second all-time in franchise history behind only Bruce Bochy.