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Hairston powers Padres past Diamondbacks

Jul 6, 2008 - 4:51 AM PHOENIX (Ticker) -- Scott Hairston blasted a pair of home runs and drove in three runs and Jake Peavy pitched seven scoreless frames as the San Diego Padres defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks, 4-2, on Saturday.

Hairston, who had three hits, opened the scoring in the third inning with a two-run shot off Diamondbacks starter Doug Davis (3-4). He crushed Davis' 1-2 offering over the right field wall to give the Padres a 2-0 edge.

"Scotty is one of those guys that when he gets hot he gets hot," Padres manager Bud Black said. "Last night he pinch-hit and got the double and it carried over today. He got good swings and swung the bat well and was responsible for our first three runs by himself."

A former Diamondback, Hairston struck again in the sixth. He led off the frame with his 11th homer of the season, extending San Diego's advantage to 3-0. It was Hairston's second multi-homer game of the season and third career.

"When you come back against a former team you want to do well," Hairston said. "I think I didn't perform to my capabilities when I was given a chance here. If it is anybody's fault it was mine. Tonight, I was able to get good swings on a couple of pitches that were in the zone."

The reigning National League Cy Young Award winner, Peavy (6-5) yielded three hits and two walks with six strikeouts en route to just his second win since May 3.

Peavy escaped a first-and-third jam in the second inning and retired 14 straight batters before Chad Tracy led off the seventh with a double.

"I tried to get more efficient. I threw nearly 50 pitches after two innings," Peavy said. "I can't stand giving up runs early and getting down early. I battled hard in those first two, but I found a little bit of groove and was able to throw some first-pitch strikes, which was a huge key for me to stay in the game."

Orlando Hudson delivered an RBI double in the eighth for the Diamondbacks to cut the deficit to 3-1, but Adrian Gonzalez hit a solo home run in the ninth for the Padres, who have won back-to-back games for the first time since June 11-12.

"It is kind of the same old theme here," Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin said. "They get a couple of runs and we have a tough time coming back. We struggled offensively again."

San Diego closer Trevor Hoffman surrendered a solo home run to Stephen Drew, but still picked up his 16th save of the season and 540th career.

Davis gave up three runs and seven hits with a walk and seven strikeouts over eight innings.

"I felt good and didn't really get behind a lot of hitters," Davis said. "It was two mistakes, and Scott is a guy that if you leave something up in the zone, he is not going to miss it."








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

    BATTERIES: SDG - JAKE PEAVY, HEATH BELL (8TH), TREVOR HOFFMAN (9TH) AND LUKE
    CARLIN
    ARI - DOUG DAVIS, JUAN CRUZ (9TH), TONY PENA (9TH) AND
    MIGUEL MONTERO

    HOME RUNS: SDG - S

    Jul 5 10:55 PM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY STEPHEN DREW (12) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 9TH OFF TREVOR HOFFMAN.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 4, ARIZONA 2
    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: C YOUNG (.236, 1-FOR-3)

    Padres 4, Diamondbacks 2  Bot 9, 0 OutsJul 5 10:50 PM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY ADRIAN GONZALEZ (22) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 9TH OFF TONY PENA.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 4, ARIZONA 1
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: K KOUZMANOFF (.267, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Padres 4, Diamondbacks 1  Top 9, 0 OutsJul 5 10:39 PM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY ORLANDO HUDSON SCORED ALEX ROMERO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, O HUDSON ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 3
    ARIZONA 1 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: C JACKSON (.305, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Padres 3, Diamondbacks 1  Bot 8, 0 OutsJul 5 10:27 PM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY SCOTT HAIRSTON (11) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF DOUG DAVIS.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 3, ARIZONA 0
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: E GONZALEZ (.307, 0-FOR-2)

    Padres 3, Diamondbacks 0  Top 6, 0 OutsJul 5 9:39 PM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY SCOTT HAIRSTON (10) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 3RD OFF DOUG DAVIS SCORED LUKE CARLIN.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 2, ARIZONA 0
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: E GONZALEZ (.309, 0-FOR-1)

    Padres 2, Diamondbacks 0  Top 3, 0 OutsJul 5 9:00 PM
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    Padres vs. DiamondbacksJul 5 7:18 PM