SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Phil Nevin finally delivered something San
Diego had missed most of Friday night: a timely hit.
Nevin lined a one-out, bases-loaded single in the 15th inning to
lift the Padres to a 5-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks, who
had their six-game winning streak snapped.
"We just needed some guys to step up with some timely hits,"
Nevin said. "We had a lot of hits, but not too many of them were
"If that one got away, that would be hard to take," Padres
manager Bruce Bochy said. "Especially with the great pitching we
The Padres had a season-high 20 hits, but stranded 19 runners,
also a season high. San Diego's bullpen was stellar in extra
innings, as Chris Hammond (2-0) and three other relievers combined
to retire the final 16 Arizona batters.
The winning rally started when Nady drew a leadoff walk against
Lyon. Dave Roberts laid down a sacrifice bunt and Mark Loretta then
blooped a single to center field. Luis Terrero dove for the ball
but could only field it on a hop. Lyon intentionally walked Brian
Giles before Nevin hit a 1-1 fastball.
Lyon (0-2), the major league leader with 10 saves, was the
seventh Diamondbacks pitcher.
"You don't want a leadoff walk," he said. "You still have to
go out and get three outs and give your team a chance to win.
Unfortunately, I couldn't do that tonight."
Loretta tied his career high with five hits.
"If you lose, you lose, really," Diamondbacks manager Bob
Melvin said about the end of his team's winning streak. "It hurts
because we used our whole bullpen."
Arizona tied the game in the ninth. Shawn Green drew a one-out
walk off Trevor Hoffman and moved to second on a groundout before
pinch-hitter Tony Clark lined a double down the right-field line to
tie the score at 4-all.
It was Hoffman's second blown save in five opportunities.
The Padres wasted a strong outing by Jake Peavy, who allowed
three runs and six hits and struck out seven with one walk. He
retired the final eight batters he faced and drew a key two-out
walk during the Padres' three-run fourth inning.
Peavy was three outs away from winning the rematch of last
Saturday's pitcher's duel with Brandon Webb in Arizona, which the
Diamondbacks won 2-1. Neither pitcher received a decision in that
Nevin homered to left field leading off the fifth inning to give
San Diego a 4-2 lead.
The Padres erased a 2-0 deficit in the fourth. After a one-out
single by Ramon Hernandez and a fielder's choice, Sean Burroughs
singled. Peavy fell behind 1-2 in the count before Webb walked him
to load the bases. Roberts then lifted a fly ball that fell into
shallow center, scoring two runs.
Loretta followed with a blooper into right-center field that
scored Peavy for a 3-2 lead.
Doubles by Craig Counsell and Luis Gonzalez in the first inning
gave Arizona its first run. Troy Glaus hit his seventh homer
leading off the fourth, tying him with Chicago's Derrek Lee for the
Webb wasn't nearly as sharp as he was during his last matchup
with Peavy. The right-hander allowed four runs and 12 hits in six
innings and constantly had to pitch out of trouble. Webb struck out
three and walked two.
Green had a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning that pulled the
Diamondbacks to within 4-3.
Padres SS Geoff Blum left the game in the first inning with
a bruised chest after colliding with LF Ryan Klesko. The pair were
pursuing Counsell's fly ball to shallow left field. Television
replays showed Klesko's left forearm slam into Blum's chest. Blum
lay face down on the grass for about two minutes before walking off
under his own power. ... Loretta also had five hits on Sept. 8,
2000, at the Chicago Cubs. ... When Peavy and Webb matched up last
Saturday, each allowed one just one run. Webb pitched eight innings
and Peavy went seven.