Final

Series: Game 1 of 4

San Diego leads 1-0 (as of 6/28)

Game 1: Monday, June 28
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Arizona5
Game 2: Tuesday, June 29
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Arizona2
Game 3: Wednesday, June 30
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Game 4: Thursday, July 1
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Padres 10

(40-35, 20-18 away)

Diamondbacks 5

(27-49, 13-23 home)

    9:35 PM ET, June 28, 2004

    Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona 

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    W: D. Wells (3-5)

    L: S. Reynolds (0-1)

    Wells gets first win since May 5

    PHOENIX (AP) -- The San Diego Padres' offense finally gave David Wells some run support.

    Brian Giles and Humberto Quintero homered to help Wells win for the first time in almost two months, and the Padres beat the struggling Arizona Diamondbacks 10-5 on Monday night.

    "We've had a tough time getting him some runs, and we did it today," Padres manager Bruce Bochy said. "He probably didn't have his best stuff, but he had pretty good stuff, and it was nice to give him a little cushion."

    Mark Loretta had four of San Diego's season high-tying 17 hits, and the Padres sent the Diamondbacks to their franchise-record 10th straight loss -- longest in the majors this season.

    "Seventeen hits and 10 runs," Diamondbacks manager Bob Brenly said. "It's tough to win those ballgames."

    It was almost too good for Wells (3-5), who allowed eight hits, walked one and struck out six in 5 1/3 innings on the heels of a six-start, 0-3 stretch in which gave up 12 earned runs in 40 2/3 innings.

    The 41-year-old lefty pitched seven scoreless innings in his last previous win, 2-0 in Atlanta on May 5. He was less sharp this time, allowing solo homers to Steve Finley and Tim Olson, and balked in a run.

    "It was nice pitching with a lead," Wells said. "You know, sometimes you get a little too comfortable and lackadaisical out there and end up balking and trying to throw away the seven-run lead."

    Shane Reynolds (0-1) had a disastrous debut with the Diamondbacks, who signed him in the offseason. Activated from the 60-day disabled list for the start, Reynolds threw just 50 pitches and allowed six runs on six hits and two walks in two innings.

    "Whatever can go wrong has gone wrong for the majority of the season," Reynolds said. "Guys getting hurt and losing ballgames in the last inning and still going out and playing 100 percent every game. That says a lot about the character of the guys on this team.

    "I would have liked to come in here and kind of given them a lift."

    After a three-hit first inning, Wells retired 10 straight before Juan Brito led off the fifth with a double, advanced on a groundout and scored when Wells started his motion and then backed off the rubber.

    Finley followed with a double and scored on Danny Bautista's single.

    Blaine Neal relieved Wells in the sixth after Olson's leadoff homer and an error by shortstop Khalil Greene, whose throw to first on a grounder by Brito was low and came out of Phil Nevin's glove.

    The Diamondbacks eventually loaded the bases before Neal struck out Bautista looking for an inning-ending strikeout.

    Andrew Good worked three innings for Arizona, allowing Giles' 400-foot shot deep into the right-field bleachers in the fourth. Giles finished 3-for-5 with three RBI and a walk.

    Quintero, recalled from Triple-A Portland on June 21, hit his first major league homer off Scott Service leading off the seventh. Giles added an RBI single to make it 9-4.

    Olson added a run-scoring double off Neal in the seventh to cut it to 9-5.

    Giles' RBI single in the ninth gave the Padres a 10-5 lead.

    "We kept the pressure on," Loretta said. "They kept coming back on us, too, so we couldn't sit on any leads tonight. We kept adding on, which was important."

    Nevin had the first of his two run-scoring doubles in the first inning.

    The Diamondbacks tied it on Finley's solo shot in their half, but San Diego scored five unearned runs in the second on four doubles, a walk and Olson's fielding error at shortstop on a sharp grounder by Wells.

    With two outs, Loretta made it 3-1 with a two-run double over Finley's head in center field and scored on Nevin's second double. Ryan Klesko followed with a two-run double to give the Padres a 6-1 lead.

    Game notes


    The Diamondbacks had been tied with Pittsburgh for the longest losing streak this season. ... Giles moved into a tie with Nevin for the team lead in homers with 11. ... Loretta extended his leads among NL second basemen with four hits (96), two doubles (24) and two runs (52). ... Finley's homer was his team-high 19th.

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