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Collmenter stymies Padres; D-backs end skid

Aug 23, 2014 - 4:57 AM Phoenix, AZ ( - Josh Collmenter carried a shutout into the ninth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks snapped a six-game losing streak with a 5-1 win over the San Diego Padres in the opener of a three-game series.

Collmenter (9-7) had pitched to an 8.50 ERA over his previous four outings but was masterful on Friday, holding the Padres to a measly two hits over the first eight innings.

"I was able to locate...and keep the ball down in the zone," Collmenter said.

He was pulled with one out in the ninth after giving up two more hits, and a wild pitch by Matt Stites allowed San Diego's only run to score.

Miguel Montero went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer while Jake Lamb scored a run and knocked in another to back Collmenter's strong effort.

Odrisamer Despaigne (3-5) gave up four runs -- three earned -- on five hits over as many innings for San Diego, which had dropped six of eight overall.

David Peralta began a two-out rally in the first inning with a triple and scored when Mark Trumbo legged out an infield single in the hole between short and third.

Montero then rung one off the right-field foul pole for his 13th home run of the season, and Arizona made it 4-0 with an unearned run in the second. With a runner on third and two outs, Ender Inciarte bounced one toward second baseman Jedd Gyorko, whose error allowed Lamb to score.

Lamb added a run-scoring fielder's choice in the eighth.

The Diamondbacks played terrific defense behind Collmenter, who retired 15 straight after Peralta ended the third inning by throwing out Alexi Amarista from right field trying to go from first to third.

"The story was (Collmenter). We couldn't solve him," Padres manager Bud Black said.

Game Notes

Collmenter's only complete game in his career came in a shutout of the Reds on May 29 ... Amarista had two of San Diego's four hits ... San Diego's Andrew Cashner (shoulder) will make his first start since June 18 on Saturday. Vidal Nuno will toe the rubber for the Diamondbacks ... Game time: 2:21.

  • SAN DIEGO: 1
    ARIZONA: 5

    Aug 23 12:03 AM

  • Alexi Amarista scored and Abraham Almonte advances to second on a Miguel Montero passed ball. Runner on second and Seth Smith at the plate.

    Padres 1, Diamondbacks 5  Top 9, 2 OutsAug 23 12:02 AM

  • Jake Lamb grounded into a fielder's choice, second to short scored Miguel Montero with two out. Alfredo Marte out at second. Runner on first and Didi Gregorius due up.

    Padres 0, Diamondbacks 5  Bot 8, 2 OutsAug 22 11:49 PM
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    Padres 0, Diamondbacks 5  Bot 8, 2 OutsAug 22 11:49 PM

  • Ender Inciarte reached first on Jedd Gyorko's fielding error scored Jake Lamb with two out. Runner on first and Cliff Pennington due up.

    Padres 0, Diamondbacks 4  Bot 2, 2 OutsAug 22 10:11 PM

  • Miguel Montero two-out, two-run Home Run (13) to right scored Mark Trumbo. Alfredo Marte due up.

    Padres 0, Diamondbacks 3  Bot 1, 2 OutsAug 22 9:54 PM
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    Padres 0, Diamondbacks 3  Bot 1, 2 OutsAug 22 9:54 PM

  • Mark Trumbo infield single to short scored David Peralta with two out. Runner on first and Miguel Montero due up.

    Padres 0, Diamondbacks 1  Bot 1, 2 OutsAug 22 9:54 PM

  • SAN DIEGO: 0
    ARIZONA: 0
    Top 1, 0 Outs

    Aug 22 9:43 PM
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    Padres vs. DiamondbacksJun 9 8:16 PM