Padres hold off Diamondbacks
San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Yonder Alonso went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and the San Diego Padres held on in the ninth for a 7-6 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the opener of a three-game set at Petco Park.
Trailing by four, Arizona put two runners on to start the ninth and forced the Padres to bring in closer Huston Street. Gerardo Parra clubbed a three-run homer to make it one run game, but Street notched his seventh save when he got Martin Prado to fly out to end the game
Everth Cabrera had a pair of hits and two RBI, while Chris Denorfia knocked in a run and scored twice while finishing 2-for-4. Jason Marquis (3-2) worked around five walks to surrender just three runs on four hits over six frames.
The Diamondbacks dropped their fourth game in a row, registering just five hits before the ninth inning. Miguel Montero went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and three runs scored and Eric Chavez chipped in an RBI double in the setback.
Wade Miley (2-1) was saddled with the loss, charged with four runs on nine hits and three walks over five innings of work. He carried a one-run lead heading into the fifth, but couldn't hold the advantage.
After putting a runner on, he surrender a two-run blast to Alonso that cleared the right field wall and gave the Padres the lead for good.
Kyle Blanks then plated a run with a single in the seventh and Cabrera's sacrifice squeeze bunt and Headley's ensuing RBI double in the eighth created a four-run cushion for San Diego.
Montero led off the second with a homer to give Arizona the early edge, but the Padres countered with a pair of runs in the bottom half of the frame.
Jedd Gyorko started the inning with a double and three batters later crossed the plate on a single from Denorfia. Cabrera then followed with a triple to push Denorfia home and the Padres held a 2-1 advantage.
The Diamondbacks jumped back in front, 3-2, in the fourth when Cliff Pennington's groundout to second plated a run. Earlier in the inning, Chavez tied the score with a double following walks to Jason Kubel and Montero.
The Padres have won seven of their last nine games ... Marquis improved to 3-7 lifetime against Arizona in 16 meetings ... Gyorko went 3-for-4 with two doubles ... The Diamondbacks were 2-for-8 with runners in scoring position.
05/04 01:34:55 ET