Published November 20, 2014
Mark Reynolds hit a pair of two-run home runs and drove in five runs to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-2 win over the slumping San Diego Padres on Monday night.
The Diamondbacks won their fourth in five games, extending the Padres' longest skid of the season to five.
Reynolds homered to the opposite field with two outs to cap a four-run first inning for Arizona. Miguel Montero scored on the homer after hitting a two-run double.
Reynolds went deep again in the third — again with two outs — this time pulling one well over the left field wall. Both homers came off losing pitcher Wade LeBlanc (8-12), who lasted only three innings and gave up six runs on six hits.
Reynolds has 31 home runs, making him the eighth major-leaguer this season to reach 30. He also recorded his ninth career two-homer game and second this season. He added a run-scoring single in the eighth to raise his RBI total to 81.
Diamondbacks starter Joe Saunders (2-4) ended a personal four-game losing streak with his first win since Aug. 3. Saunders gave up a two-run homer to Miguel Tejada in the first inning, but didn't allow any more runs while scattering nine more hits. He lasted eight innings, giving way to Aaron Heilman in the ninth.
Leadoff man Stephen Drew went 2-for-4 for Arizona and is 16-for-32 (.500), including 11 runs and six doubles, over his past seven games.
Notes: Diamondbacks OF Justin Upton left the game after seven innings with left shoulder pain. ... 1B Adam LaRoche was held out of the lineup Monday because of a sore knee, though he took batting practice before the game. ... The Padres recalled OF Aaron Cunningham from Triple-A Portland and optioned P Luis Perdomo to Portland. ... Padres manager Bud Black said the team is holding out hope that OF Tony Gwynn, Jr. will be able to play again this season. Gwynn has been on the 15-day disabled list since Aug. 19 with a broken bone near his right wrist that required surgery. ... Starter Chris Young, on the 60-day disabled list with a right shoulder injury since April 12, is scheduled for a rehabilitation start Tuesday in Reno. Black said Young will throw three innings and 50 to 55 pitches.