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Padres make sure Webb doesn't win No. 20, trump D-Backs

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SAN DIEGO -- One bad start down, six more chances for Brandon Webb to get 20 victories.

Webb got knocked around in one of his worst starts of the season as the San Diego Padres denied him becoming the majors' first 20-game winner with a 9-2 victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.

Webb (19-5) lost in his first bid to become the NL's first 20-game winner since 2005 with one of his few bad outings, allowing six runs and nine hits in 4 2/3 innings.

"Pretty much from the get-go I didn't have my good stuff," Webb said. "I couldn't get ahead. My curveball and changeup weren't really there. Overall, not a very good night."

It marked only the fourth time in 28 starts that the normally consistent Webb did not pitch at least six innings. The right-hander had his shortest outing in 13 starts, since he lasted 3 1/3 innings in a 15-1 loss at Oakland on June 4.

"Right when I got out there, I knew something wasn't right," said Webb, who lost for the first time in nine decisions. "I was struggling to get ahead. It was just brutal."

Webb, the 2006 NL Cy Young Award winner, figures to get at least six more starts in Arizona's final 30 games.

"That was very atypical," Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin said. "You don't see that too often."

Brian Giles and Kevin Kouzmanoff both drove in three runs, and Chase Headley had two RBI for San Diego, which has the second-worst record in the NL (50-82).

Giles hit a three-run homer and Kouzmanoff added a two-run double in a five-run third inning as Arizona lost its third straight and fourth in five games. Kouzmanoff added an RBI double in the seventh.

The Diamondbacks retained their three-game lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West.

"I think he probably didn't have his best stuff," Giles said. "But even when he doesn't have his best stuff, he's got quality stuff to get you out. We did a good job of waiting him out and getting balls that were up in the zone."

Rookie Chad Reineke (2-1) pitched five innings for the victory and combined with five relievers on a three-hitter.

Giles hit his 10th home run with one out in the third after singles by Nick Hundley and Tadahito Iguchi for a 3-0 lead. After a single by Luis Rodriguez and a two-out walk to Adrian Gonzalez, Kouzmanoff doubled in both runs.

"That was a very good inning against a guy who looks like he's on his way to the Cy Young," Padres manager Bud Black said.

"With Brandon, you have to be patient because he sinks the ball and tries to get you to chase his off speed stuff," Kouzmanoff said.

Mark Reynolds hit a two-run homer, his 25th, with two outs in the fourth off Reineke, but the Diamondbacks could manage little else.

"We had some shots against (Reineke)," Melvin said. "We just couldn't get the big hit."

Reineke gave up two runs and two hits in his third major-league start.

Webb won both previous starts against San Diego this season without allowing an earned run in 13 innings, including a 4-1 victory in Arizona on Thursday.

"I knew what to do to fix the problem, but I couldn't do it," Webb said. "That made it frustrating."

The Padres won a home series for the first time since winning two of three against the Dodgers from June 10-12. San Diego, which won the first two games of the three-game set against Arizona, broke a string of losing nine home series in a row.

Notes

  • The NL has not had a 20-game winner since St. Louis' Chris Carpenter, Florida's Dontrelle Willis and Houston's Roy Oswalt in 2005.
  • Webb's ERA rose from 2.74 to 2.96.
  • Arizona's Adam Dunn walked three times to raise his major league-leading total to 99.
 
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Adrian Gonzalez slides past Chris Snyder for the final tally in San Diego's five-run third inning.  (AP)
Adrian Gonzalez slides past Chris Snyder for the final tally in San Diego's five-run third inning. (AP)

Players of the Game
Arizona

M. Reynolds
AB 3
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 2
San Diego

B. Giles
AB 5
R 1
H 3
HR 1
RBI 3
 
Arizona Diamondbacks
Stephen Drew, SS3000101 .282
Chris Young, CF4000023 .238
Conor Jackson, LF3000100 .298
Adam Dunn, RF1110300 .236
Mark Reynolds, 3B3112114 .242
Tony Clark, 1B4000032 .236
Chris Snyder, C3000011 .245
   a- Miguel Montero, PH1000010 .288
Augie Ojeda, 2B3000100 .253
Brandon Webb, P1000000 .138
    Juan Cruz, P0000000 .000
    Leo Rosales, P0000000 .000
   b- Jeff Salazar, PH1010000 .210
    Jon Rauch, P0000000 .000
Totals2723278  
a-struck out for Snyder in the 9th
b-singled for Rosales in the 8th
Batting
HR - Mark Reynolds (25, Reineke)
SH - Brandon Webb (9)
RBI - Mark Reynolds 2 (87)
2-OUT RBI - Mark Reynolds 2 (37)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Ojeda-Drew-Clark
E - Mark Reynolds (24, Throwing)
Arizona Diamondbacks
Brandon Webb (L,19-5) 4.2966141 2.96
Juan Cruz 1.1000010 2.79
Leo Rosales 1222100 4.01
Jon Rauch 1211100 3.78
Pitches-Strikes - Brandon Webb 82-54, Juan Cruz 16-11, Leo Rosales 20-10, Jon Rauch 17-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brandon Webb 7-4, Leo Rosales 1-2, Jon Rauch 1-1
Batters Faced - Brandon Webb 25, Juan Cruz 4, Leo Rosales 6, Jon Rauch 5
San Diego Padres
Brian Giles, RF5133000 .298
Luis Rodriguez, SS5110003 .269
Jody Gerut, CF5011001 .291
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B3310201 .280
Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B4123011 .275
Chase Headley, LF4022001 .267
Nick Hundley, C4120001 .217
Tadahito Iguchi, 2B4110024 .236
Chad Reineke, P2000023 .167
    Clay Hensley, P0000000 .000
   a- Edgar Gonzalez, PH1000000 .276
    Mike Adams, P0000000 .000
    Brian Falkenborg, P0000000 .000
    Heath Bell, P0000000 .000
   b- Scott Hairston, PH0100100 .250
    Brett Tomko, P0000000 .000
Totals37913935  
a-flied out for Hensley in the 6th
b-walked for Bell in the 8th
Batting
2B - Adrian Gonzalez (23, Webb), Kevin Kouzmanoff 2 (25, Webb, Rosales)
HR - Brian Giles (10, Webb)
RBI - Brian Giles 3 (51), Jody Gerut (42), Kevin Kouzmanoff 3 (67), Chase Headley 2 (26)
2-OUT RBI - Jody Gerut (20), Kevin Kouzmanoff 2 (30), Chase Headley (5)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Kouzmanoff-Iguchi-Gonzalez, Iguchi-Gonzalez
San Diego Padres
Chad Reineke (W,2-1) 5222441 4.50
Clay Hensley 1000100 3.51
Mike Adams 1000000 2.79
Brian Falkenborg 0.2100210 4.58
Heath Bell 0.1000010 3.03
Brett Tomko 1000020 6.49
Pitches-Strikes - Chad Reineke 93-55, Clay Hensley 12-6, Mike Adams 8-6, Brian Falkenborg 24-12, Heath Bell 4-3, Brett Tomko 11-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chad Reineke 3-7, Clay Hensley 2-0
Batters Faced - Chad Reineke 20, Clay Hensley 3, Mike Adams 3, Brian Falkenborg 5, Heath Bell 1, Brett Tomko 3
Game Information
Attendance - 32104
Game Time - 2:44
Temperature - 71
Umpires - Home - Hunter Wendelstedt, First Base - Marvin Hudson, Second Base - Randy Marsh, Third Base - Mike Winters