San Diego at Arizona

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Diamondbacks 8, Padres 6

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PHOENIX -- In a pitchers' duel that wasn't, Arizona Diamondbacks slugger Adam Dunn stole the show.

Dunn hit his National League-leading 34th home run, his second in as many games, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 8-6 on Wednesday night.

With San Diego's Jake Peavy and Arizona's Dan Haren on the mound, both among the National League's leaders in ERA, the last thing anyone expected was a 4-3 Padres lead after one.

"After giving up a four-spot with Peavy on the mound you look down and start seeing what bullpen guys can get you through the game," said Arizona manager Bob Melvin. "And then suddenly it's 4-3."

The three runs were courtesy of Dunn, who followed a double by Augie Ojeda and a walk to Conor Jackson with a scorching line drive just over the right-field fence for his second home run in as many days.

"I knew he didn't want to load the bases and I kinda guessed right," said Dunn, who played his second home game at Chase Field since he was traded to the Diamondbacks from Cincinnati on August 11. "You don't really expect to score a lot of runs against one of the game's best pitchers."

Chris Snyder also homered for the Diamondbacks, who have won five of seven to maintain their lead over Los Angeles in the NL West.

Kevin Kouzmanoff and Jody Gerut homered for the Padres, who have lost six of their last eight.

Haren (14-6) struggled through a six-inning stint but won for the seventh time in eight outings.

Haren surrendered five runs and a season-worst 11 hits with four strikeouts. Haren did not walk a batter for the eighth time in 26 starts.

"I obviously didn't have good stuff today but I battled and tried to give the guys a chance to come back," Haren said. "Giving up four in the first to him (Peavy), obviously I didn't like my chances."

Fortunately for Haren and the Diamondbacks, Peavy also was nowhere close to top form.

Peavy (9-9) allowed a season-high six runs -- five earned -- and five hits over five innings with four walks and two strikeouts for his third loss in his last four starts.

"Four walks, that's not Jake's game," said Padres manager Bud Black. "He's usually in and around the plate, especially when he has the lead. That wasn't typical Jake."

Jon Rauch pitched the ninth, allowing Gerut's two-out solo homer to right, for his 18th save and first since he was acquired by the Diamondbacks from the Washington Nationals on July 22.

San Diego needed five batters to take a 4-0 lead against Haren in the first. Jody Gerut and Tadahito Iguchi hit consecutive doubles to lead off the game, Adrian Gonzalez hit a one-out RBI single and Kouzmanoff hit his 19th home run into the left-field bullpen.

But the defending Cy Young Award winner couldn't hold the lead. Dunn pulled the Diamondbacks within 4-3 and Snyder tied the game in the bottom of the second with a one-out homer to left.

Peavy walked Haren, Stephen Drew singled to right and Conor Jackson hit a two-run single to right to give the Diamondbacks a 6-3 lead after sending just 12 batters to the plate.

"It's unacceptable when you can't hold that lead," Peavy said. "I just didn't have it. I couldn't throw the ball where I wanted to throw it. I just didn't make pitches. That's all there is to it."

The Padres pulled within a run on Brian Myrow's pinch-hit RBI single in the sixth, but Mark Reynolds hit a two-run double down the left-field line in the seventh to make it 8-5.

Notes

Melvin said Lyon, who allowed three runs in a non-save situation on Tuesday, was given a regular day off. "He will close tomorrow," Melvin said. ... Snyder has hit three home runs in the last seven days. ... Dunn drew his major league-leading 90th and 91st walks in the fifth and seventh innings. ... Haren has lasted six or less innings in three of his last four starts. ... San Diego has a major-league high 31 home runs on the road since the All-Star break. ... Peavy has pitched five or fewer innings in nine of 25 career starts against Arizona. Peavy is 11-11 with a 4.88 ERA against the Diamondbacks. ... Brian Giles moved within two hits of Ryan Klesko for seventh on the Padres' career list with 787. ... Gerut is 5-for-8 with a double and a homer in his career against Haren.

 
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Players of the Game
Arizona

A. Dunn
AB 2
R 2
H 1
HR 1
RBI 3
San Diego

J. Gerut
AB 5
R 2
H 3
HR 1
RBI 1
 

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San Diego Padres
Jody Gerut, CF5231013 .303
Tadahito Iguchi, 2B5111013 .243
Brian Giles, RF4010001 .290
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B4111001 .282
Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B4112011 .280
Chase Headley, LF4000031 .263
Nick Hundley, C4120000 .215
Luis Rodriguez, SS4020001 .230
Jake Peavy, P1000010 .231
   a- Brian Myrow, PH1011000 .150
    Clay Hensley, P0000000 .000
    Wil Ledezma, P0000000 .000
    Mike Adams, P0000000 .000
   b- Edgar Gonzalez, PH1000000 .278
Totals37612607  
a-singled for Peavy in the 6th
b-flied out for Adams in the 9th
Batting
2B - Jody Gerut (15, Haren), Tadahito Iguchi (14, Haren), Nick Hundley (5, Haren)
HR - Jody Gerut (13, Rauch), Kevin Kouzmanoff (19, Haren)
SH - Jake Peavy (3)
RBI - Jody Gerut (38), Tadahito Iguchi (24), Adrian Gonzalez (92), Kevin Kouzmanoff 2 (64), Brian Myrow (3)
2-OUT RBI - Jody Gerut (17), Brian Myrow (1)
CS - Luis Rodriguez (1, 2nd base by Haren/Snyder)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
E - Brian Giles (5, Misplayed grounder)
San Diego Padres
Jake Peavy (L,9-9) 5565422 2.84
Clay Hensley 1.1011210 4.15
Wil Ledezma 0.2111200 4.56
Mike Adams 1000030 2.03
Pitches-Strikes - Jake Peavy 90-56, Clay Hensley 25-11, Wil Ledezma 22-10, Mike Adams 15-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jake Peavy 6-7, Clay Hensley 2-1, Wil Ledezma 1-1
Batters Faced - Jake Peavy 24, Clay Hensley 6, Wil Ledezma 5, Mike Adams 3
Arizona Diamondbacks
Stephen Drew, SS5110011 .283
Augie Ojeda, 2B4210112 .258
Conor Jackson, LF3112101 .304
Adam Dunn, RF2213201 .238
    Jon Rauch, P0000000 .000
Chad Tracy, 1B3000011 .272
   a- Tony Clark, PH-1B0000100 .248
Mark Reynolds, 3B3012101 .245
Alex Romero, CF-RF4000003 .246
Chris Snyder, C3111113 .250
Dan Haren, P1100100 .172
   b- Jeff Salazar, PH1000011 .196
    Chad Qualls, P0000000 .000
    Tony Pena, P0000000 .000
   c- Chris Young, PH-CF1000010 .239
Totals3086886  
a-walked for Tracy in the 7th
b-struck out for Haren in the 6th
c-struck out for Pena in the 8th
Batting
2B - Augie Ojeda (6, Peavy), Mark Reynolds (23, Ledezma)
HR - Adam Dunn (34, Peavy), Chris Snyder (13, Peavy)
RBI - Conor Jackson 2 (65), Adam Dunn 3 (82), Mark Reynolds 2 (85), Chris Snyder (56)
2-OUT RBI - Conor Jackson 2 (20)
Team LOB - 6
Arizona Diamondbacks
Dan Haren (W,14-6) 61155041 3.12
Chad Qualls (H,20) 1000010 3.32
Tony Pena (H,20) 1000020 4.24
Jon Rauch (S,18) 1111001 3.21
Pitches-Strikes - Dan Haren 82-61, Chad Qualls 11-8, Tony Pena 14-9, Jon Rauch 18-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Dan Haren 8-5, Chad Qualls 1-1, Tony Pena 1-0, Jon Rauch 1-2
Batters Faced - Dan Haren 28, Chad Qualls 3, Tony Pena 3, Jon Rauch 4
Game Information
Attendance - 26518
Game Time - 2:37
Temperature - 78
Umpires - Home - Chuck Meriwether, First Base - Bill Welke, Second Base - Chris Guccione, Third Base - Tim Welke