Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Brandon McCarthy pitched seven innings to earn
his first win in more than three months, as the Diamondbacks pulled away for a
6-1 triumph over the San Diego Padres.
Martin Prado drove in three runs and Paul Goldschmidt added a pair of RBI for
Arizona, which opened its nine-game homestand with only its second win in six
contests. They are six games behind Cincinnati for the National League's
second wild card spot.
McCarthy (3-8) allowed five hits and one unearned run. The right-hander also
had five strikeouts and didn't walk a batter over his 93-pitch performance.
It was his first win since May 24 against San Diego. McCarthy had been 0-5
with an 8.59 ERA over his previous five starts.
Tyson Ross (3-7) was charged with seven hits and six runs -- four earned --
over six-plus innings.
San Diego's only run in the opener of this three-game set came in the first
inning when Will Venable scored on a Didi Gregorius throwing error.
The Diamondbacks went ahead in the fourth. Adam Eaton was hit by a pitch and
Goldschmidt followed with a triple to the corner in right. Prado's sacrifice
fly to right made it 2-1.
Prado's bases-loaded ground single to left plated two runs in the sixth for a
Tony Campana and Goldschmidt hit into force plays that turned into turns in
the seventh. Campana's hit to third should have resulted in a double play, but
catcher Nick Hundley had his foot off the base and Gerardo Parra scored.
San Diego leads the season series, 8-5 ... Ross suffered his first road loss
since June 30 at Miami ... Prior to the game, the Diamondbacks activated
infielder Eric Chavez and catcher Miguel Montero from the 15-day disabled
list, and optioned infielder Matt Davidson and catcher Tuffy Gosewish to
Triple-A Reno ... The Padres selected the contract of outfielder Reymond
Fuentes from Tucson, recalled pitcher Anthony Bass from Tucson, and optioned
outfielder Jaff Decker and pitcher Brad Brach to the Triple-A club.
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