Arizona at San Diego

San Diego
W: J. Vazquez (3-2) L: W. Williams (2-2)
HR: ARI - None   SD - P. Nevin (6)

Diamondbacks 5, Padres 2

CBS wire reports

SAN DIEGO -- Javier Vazquez is happy to be back in the National League, and the results are starting to show.

Vazquez pitched a six-hitter for his first complete game in two seasons and won his third game in a row as the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the San Diego Padres 5-2 Sunday.

Vazquez (3-2), who held San Diego scoreless until the seventh, struck out eight and walked none as he won his third straight start after three difficult outings at the start of the season.

"I know all the (NL) teams really well," said Vazquez, acquired from the New York Yankees in the Randy Johnson trade. "It was tough in the American League because I didn't know the players as well. It's nice to be back."

Vazquez threw the 17th complete game of his major league career, the first since a three-hit shutout for the Montreal Expos against San Francisco on Aug. 18, 2003.

Vazquez was 14-10 with a 4.91 ERA in his only season in the AL with the Yankees. He spent his first six seasons for the Montreal Expos.

In winning each of his last three starts, all on the road, Vazquez has allowed just four earned runs in 24 innings, lowering his ERA to 5.11.

"Other than his first start, he has pitched really well," Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin said.

Vazquez was nearly untouchable for the first six innings as Arizona built a 3-0 lead. He allowed just one base runner to second base, on a two-out double by Miguel Ojeda in the fifth inning.

"He's a horse," said Phil Nevin, who hit a solo home run in the ninth. "He threw a great game. He's a guy who is capable of shutting down any lineup."

Despite a 2-3 career record against San Diego, Vazquez has allowed only four earned runs in 42 innings over five starts against the Padres since August 2001, a 0.86 ERA.

Arizona had lost 10 straight at San Diego, winning its only other game at Petco Park on April 16, 2004.

Shawn Green had three hits, including an RBI double for the Diamondbacks, who finished a 4-2 trip.

"I was glad to be able to pick up the team," Vazquez said. "I have been aggressive in the strike zone and using all my pitches. I have confidence I can pitch like I have in the past."

Woody Williams (2-2) allowed three runs and six hits in 5 2/3 innings with four walks and five strikeouts.

Luis Gonzalez hit an RBI double in the first and scored on a single by Green as Arizona took a 2-0 lead, and Royce Clayton added an RBI single in the fourth.

"I put us in a hole," Williams said. "They scored two runs in the first inning, and the way he was pitching, we were pretty much done then."

Dennys Reyes walked the first two batters in the seventh, allowed an RBI single to Troy Glaus, then walked two more batters, forcing in a run.

Ojeda drove in San Diego's first run with his first career triple in the seventh.


San Diego's Brian Giles went 0-for-4, lowering his batting average to .193. ... The Diamondbacks set a franchise record of 87 2-3 errorless innings when CF Quinton McCracken caught a fly ball by Mark Loretta leading off the fourth. The streak came to an end in the sixth when 1B Chad Tracy committed an error. The previous record was set in 1999. ... Sean Burroughs, the Padres' third baseman, played at SS for the first time in the major leagues as part of a late-inning defensive switch. ... San Diego SS Geoff Blum was held out of the starting lineup for the second straight game with a bruised chest, an injury sustained when he collided with LF Ryan Klesko on Friday night.

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Players of the Game

J. Vazquez
IP 9.0
H 6
ER 2
BB 0
K 8
San Diego

M. Ojeda
AB 3
R 0
H 2
HR 0

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Arizona Diamondbacks
Craig Counsell, 2B3110213 .275
Quinton McCracken, CF3100213 .230
Luis Gonzalez, LF4111123 .298
Troy Glaus, 3B5121013 .274
Shawn Green, RF5131014 .271
Chad Tracy, 1B3000013 .272
   a- Tony Clark, PH-1B1000100 .313
Royce Clayton, SS5011004 .225
Chris Snyder, C3011211 .231
Javier Vazquez, P4000125 .154
a-walked for Tracy in the 7th
2B - Luis Gonzalez (8, Williams), Shawn Green 2 (5, Williams, Williams), Chris Snyder (3, May)
RBI - Luis Gonzalez (17), Troy Glaus (19), Shawn Green (13), Royce Clayton (7), Chris Snyder (3)
2-OUT RBI - Shawn Green (7), Chris Snyder (2)
SB - Quinton McCracken (2, 2nd base off Williams/Ojeda), Troy Glaus (3, 2nd base off Reyes/Ojeda)
Team LOB - 13
DP - Counsell-Clayton-Tracy
E - Chad Tracy (3, Misplayed grounder)
Arizona Diamondbacks
Javier Vazquez (W,3-2) 9622081 5.11
Pitches-Strikes - Javier Vazquez 115-79
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Javier Vazquez 8-11
Batters Faced - Javier Vazquez 33
San Diego Padres
Dave Roberts, CF4000000 .273
Mark Loretta, 2B4010011 .295
Brian Giles, RF4000002 .193
Phil Nevin, 1B4111030 .230
Ryan Klesko, LF4000020 .247
Sean Burroughs, 3B-SS4120000 .329
Miguel Ojeda, C3021001 .133
Jesse Garcia, SS3000012 .107
    Darrell May, P0000000 .000
Woody Williams, P1000000 .308
    Rudy Seanez, P0000000 .000
   a- Mark Sweeney, PH1000010 .300
    Dennys Reyes, P0000000 .000
    Xavier Nady, 3B1000000 .243
a-struck out for Seanez in the 6th
2B - Miguel Ojeda (1, Vazquez)
3B - Miguel Ojeda (1, Vazquez)
HR - Phil Nevin (6, Vazquez)
RBI - Phil Nevin (21), Miguel Ojeda (1)
2-OUT RBI - Miguel Ojeda (1)
Team LOB - 4
PB - Miguel Ojeda (2)
San Diego Padres
Woody Williams (L,2-2) 5.2633450 4.84
Rudy Seanez 0.1000010 2.13
Dennys Reyes 1122420 3.45
Darrell May 2200120 4.26
IBB - Snyder by Woody Williams
Pitches-Strikes - Woody Williams 121-72, Rudy Seanez 5-3, Dennys Reyes 36-16, Darrell May 36-22
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Woody Williams 3-9, Dennys Reyes 1-0, Darrell May 2-2
Batters Faced - Woody Williams 27, Rudy Seanez 1, Dennys Reyes 8, Darrell May 9
Game Information
Attendance - 35165
Game Time - 2:59
Temperature - 68
Umpires - Home - Paul Nauert, First Base - Gary Darling, Second Base - Larry Poncino, Third Base - Mark Wegner