Published April 07, 2010
PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Young allowed one hit through six innings, Everth Cabrera drove in four runs with a triple and a double, and the San Diego Padres held on to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 on Tuesday night.
Young (1-0), who underwent shoulder surgery and missed the second half of last season, struck out five and walked three. The only hit he allowed was Justin Upton's one-out single up the middle in the fourth.
Padres slugger Adrian Gonzalez hit his second ninth-inning solo home run in two days.
Edwin Jackson (0-1) lasted five innings in his Diamondbacks debut, allowing three runs and five hits, including a solo homer by Will Venable.
Cabrera, who went 3 for 4, matched his career high with four RBIs. The No. 8 hitter in San Diego's lineup doubled in two runs off Jackson in the second and tripled in two more off reliever Leo Rosales in the sixth.
Heath Bell, the NL saves leader with 42 last year, pitched a scoreless ninth for his first this season.
Jackson (0-1), acquired from Detroit in the offseason for right-handed starter Max Scherzer and left-handed prospect Daniel Schlereth, struck out five and walked one but had trouble with the bottom part of the San Diego batting order.
The Padres took a 2-0 lead in the second when Chase Headley and Nick Hundley singled, then scored on Cabrera's double to the left-center gap. Venable's shot to right, on a 3-2 pitch with one out in the fourth, made it 3-0.
A single by Headley, followed by Rosales' two-out walk of Hundley, set up Cabrera's triple, also to left-center, that put the Padres up 5-0.
With Young gone, Arizona scored three in the seventh against three relievers, beginning with Luke Gregerson.
Miguel Montero singled, then Arizona's Chris Young doubled him home. Tony Abreu followed with a pinch-hit single, then Conor Jackson walked to load the bases. Left-hander Cesar Ramos came on to get Stephen Drew to ground out, bringing in the second run. With Mike Adams on the mound, Upton beat out a grounder to shortstop for an infield single that brought home another run to make it 5-3.
Gonzalez's homer off Chad Qualls in the ninth wrapped up the scoring.
Drew made a leaping grab of Hundley's line drive to shortstop in the fourth inning and, in center field, Young charged to make a diving catch of Tony Gwynn's blooper in the sixth.
NOTES: Arizona's Chris Young is 0 for 16 in his career against San Diego's Chris Young. ... 3B Headley committed his second error in two days but made a pair of nice backhanded stabs later in the game. ... Diamondbacks newcomers Adam LaRoche and Kelly Johnson are a combined 0 for 15 through the first two games. ... The Padres' Young is 28-2 in his career when receiving five runs of support.
(This version SUBS 4th graf to correct that Jackson went five innings, sted four)