SAN DIEGO -- Whatever Bruce Bochy said during a clubhouse rant following an embarrassing loss on Wednesday sure has spurred the San Diego Padres.
Sean Burroughs hit a rare home run and Brian Lawrence rebounded nicely from the shortest start of his career to lead the Padres to a 2-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night.
Trevor Hoffman bounced back from a blown save, needing just eight pitches during a perfect ninth to earn his 397th career save. Hoffman is three shy of becoming the third pitcher with 400 saves. It was his fourth save in six chances this year.
Bochy ripped into the Padres for about 10 minutes following a 10-3 loss at San Francisco on Wednesday that capped a 1-5 trip. Bochy later told reporters that his team's play was "just horrible."
The Padres have beaten the Diamondbacks twice since then, helping to knock Arizona out of the NL West lead.
"Any time your skipper is disturbed about things, it's a wakeup call," Hoffman said. "He was right on with everything he said. He manages with passion even though he kind of comes across as very low-key in the dugout.
"When you get a tongue-lashing from someone as respected as much as he is, it wakes you up."
Said Bochy: "You're going to go through ruts. What's important is how you handle it, and I think the club has bounced back and played two good, solid ballgames here."
The Padres, swept in three games at Arizona last weekend, have won 10 straight against the Diamondbacks at Petco Park, which opened last season.
There were just six hits Saturday night, four by the Padres.
San Diego snapped an eight-game losing streak to Shawn Estes (2-2), who lost despite holding the Padres to one run and two hits in seven innings. He struck out four and walked one.
Lawrence (2-3) held the Diamondbacks to just two hits in eight innings. He lasted just 2 1/3 innings last Sunday, giving up six runs and seven hits in an 8-6 loss.
Lawrence said he was able to throw all his pitches on both sides of the plate, which he failed to do last Sunday.
"He pitched really well," Arizona manager Bob Melvin said. "You can say we were flat or whatever you want, but he pitched extremely well. He was in our heads. Every time we looked fastball, he threw a breaking ball. Every time we looked in, he threw away and vice versa."
Lawrence struck out seven and walked two.
Estes' only mistake was allowing a homer to Burroughs on an 0-1 curveball with one out in the fifth. It was Burroughs' first this season, his first at Petco Park and just the 11th in his big league career, which began in 2002.
Burroughs' drive just cleared the right-field wall. He had gone 230 at-bats since his last home run, July 23 at Los Angeles off Jose Lima.
"I've hit balls worse, I've hit balls better," Burroughs said. "I was lucky it did clear it. Here, you never know. Any other park, you can relax a little bit."
Said Estes: "I gave it to him. It was a bad pitch. The right pitch, but in the wrong spot."
Mark Loretta hit an RBI single to left with two outs in the eighth off reliever Lance Cormier. Adam Hyzdu scored from second before Dave Roberts was thrown out at third to end the inning.
Lawrence lowered his ERA in three home starts to 1.57. On the road in two starts, it's 23.40. ... Phil Nevin went 0-for-3 to end his career-high 13-game hitting streak. ... The Padres had some fun at SS Jesse Garcia's expense by wearing name tags during batting practice. Garcia referred to CF Dave Roberts as "Brian Roberts" during a postgame interview Friday night. ... SS Geoff Blum hopes to be back in the lineup Sunday. He left Friday night's game with a bruised chest after colliding with LF Ryan Klesko. ... The Padres' home ERA of 1.71 is the best in baseball.