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Five-run inning propels Diamondbacks past Padres

Apr 26, 2008 - 6:14 AM By Tim Powers PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

SAN DIEGO (Ticker) - Randy Johnson is starting to look like his old self again.

Johnson recorded his 285th career win and Mark Reynolds belted a home run to help the Arizona Diamondbacks take the first of a three-game set from the reeling San Diego Padres with a 5-1 victory on Friday.

Johnson (1-1) tossed six solid innings, allowing just one run and three hits with two walks and seven strikeouts to move past Ferguson Jenkins into 28th place on the all-time list for victories. The 44-year-old Johnson also ranks seventh all-time in wins among lefthanders.

"I felt good," Johnson said. "I'm getting to where I want to be. I'm still not happy. I'm walking too many people, but this was a step in the right direction."

Doug Slaten, Juan Cruz and Brandon Lyon each pitched a scoreless inning of relief to seal Arizona's fourth win in five games.

"I think (Johnson is) about on schedule from where he was last year," Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin said. "His velocity picked up once he got going in the game a little bit and his confidence started to elevate. He was out of gas there after six, but he's coming along just about right on schedule."

Chris Young and Orlando Hudson each contributed run-scoring singles in the Diamondbacks' five-run third before Reynolds' three-run blast handed San Diego starter Randy Wolf (2-1) his first loss as a member of the Padres.

"I got a changeup, and (Wolf) left it kind of down the middle, and I was able to put a good swing on it," Reynolds said. "You're never sure in this ballpark, but it ended up going over (the wall) and it was a big knock."

That was all the offensive support Johnson needed as he prevailed in the same pitching matchup as his last turn on the mound, when Wolf and the Padres won, 9-4, in Arizona five days ago.

Wolf allowed five runs in just four innings after going at least six frames in each of his other four starts this season. The 31-year-old lefthander surrendered seven hits and struck out three.

"I definitely was getting behind (the hitters), especially in that third inning," Wolf said. "I wasn't ahead of anybody. You have to credit them; they're a good hitting team. When you fall behind, and you're not making your pitches, they take advantage of it."

The Padres' only run came on a two-out single from Callix Crabbe in the fourth that scored Kevin Kouzmanoff to cut the lead to 5-1.

San Diego continued to struggle offensively at home, having scored just four runs in its last 57 innings at Petco Park. Khalil Greene's double in the fourth was the only extra-base hit for the Padres, who have lost nine of their last 10 games.

"Our guys are playing hard," Padres manager Bud Black said. "The guys know what's going on. They realize that we have to win some games. It looks to me as though we're swinging the bats better, but no results."








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    ARIZONA 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 9 0
    SAN DIEGO 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: ARI - RANDY JOHNSON, DOUG SLATEN (7TH), JUAN CRUZ (8TH), BRANDON
    LYON (9TH) AND MIGUEL MONTERO
    SDG - RANDY WOLF, WILFREDO LEDEZMA (5TH), KEVIN CAMERON
    (8TH) AND JO

    Apr 26 12:37 AM


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    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CALLIX CRABBE SCORED KEVIN KOUZMANOFF.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C CRABBE ON FIRST, J HUBER ON SECOND, K
    GREENE ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ARIZONA 5
    SAN DIEGO 1 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: R WOLF (.182, 0-FOR-1)

    Diamondbacks 5, Padres 1  Bot 4, 0 OutsApr 25 11:12 PM


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    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY MARK REYNOLDS (7) TO CENTER WITH 2
    OUT IN THE 3RD OFF RANDY WOLF SCORED ORLANDO HUDSON AND CONOR
    JACKSON.
    CURRENT SCORE: ARIZONA 5, SAN DIEGO 0
    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: J UPTON (.357, 0-FOR-1)

    Diamondbacks 5, Padres 0  Top 3, 0 OutsApr 25 10:41 PM


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    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ORLANDO HUDSON SCORED CHRIS YOUNG.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, O HUDSON ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ARIZONA 2
    SAN DIEGO 0 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: C JACKSON (.362, 0-FOR-1)

    Diamondbacks 2, Padres 0  Top 3, 0 OutsApr 25 10:37 PM


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    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY CHRIS YOUNG SCORED MIGUEL MONTERO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C YOUNG ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ARIZONA 1
    SAN DIEGO 0 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: A OJEDA (.385, 0-FOR-1)

    Diamondbacks 1, Padres 0  Top 3, 0 OutsApr 25 10:35 PM
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