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Reynolds hits two HRs as Padres lose fifth straight

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PHOENIX -- Arizona third baseman Mark Reynolds says the Diamondbacks are in spoiler mode with the season winding down.

Reynolds drove in five runs with a pair of two-run home runs and a single to lead the Diamondbacks to a 7-2 win over the San Diego Padres.

The Diamondbacks won their fourth in five games, extending the Padres' longest skid of the season to five.

"Every win we can get down the stretch against first-place or wild-card teams is huge," Reynolds said. "We're going to keep pressing and keep trying to put losses on teams that have a chance to get to the postseason and play the spoiler role."

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.

"Command was a big part but it was just part of what went wrong [Monday]," LeBlanc said. "It was just a bad night all around. I didn't bring anything to the table and I got crushed all over the yard."

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.

"I stayed positive and my defense played excellent behind me, and the run support and the way we were swinging the bat, the guys did the little things," Saunders said. "It was a fun game."

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.

Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson has been pleased with his players' approaches to at-bats in recent games.

"We've got a long way to go, but recently we've been pounding it pretty good," Gibson said.

Notes

  • Diamondbacks OF Justin Upton left the game after seven innings with left shoulder pain from a bad swing on a foul-tip strikeout in his final at-bat. It's a problem he has dealt with in the past, but has only caused him to miss an occasional game.
  • 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 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.
 
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Mark Reynolds finishes the game with two homers and five RBI and helps extend San Diego's longest skid of the season to five.  (AP)
Mark Reynolds finishes the game with two homers and five RBI and helps extend San Diego's longest skid of the season to five. (AP)

Players of the Game
Arizona

M. Reynolds
AB 4
R 2
H 3
HR 2
RBI 5
San Diego

M. Tejada
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 2
 
San Diego Padres
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
David Eckstein, 2B4110002 .277
Miguel Tejada, SS4122001 .272
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B4010000 .299
Ryan Ludwick, RF4000012 .264
Chase Headley, 3B4010010 .272
Yorvit Torrealba, C4020001 .287
Chris Denorfia, CF4010002 .284
Scott Hairston, LF3010001 .220
Wade LeBlanc, P1000001 .295
    Tim Stauffer, P1010000 .222
   a- Aaron Cunningham, PH1000011 .308
    Edward Mujica, P0000000 .000
Totals34210203  
a-struck out for Stauffer in the 7th
Batting
2B - Scott Hairston (10, Saunders)
3B - Chase Headley (3, Saunders)
HR - Miguel Tejada (10, Saunders)
RBI - Miguel Tejada 2 (53)
CS - Chris Denorfia (4, 2nd base by Saunders/Montero)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
DP - Tejada-Eckstein-Gonzalez, Eckstein-Tejada-Gonzalez
San Diego Padres
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wade LeBlanc (L,8-12) 3666132 4.15
Tim Stauffer 3200130 1.31
Edward Mujica 2311030 3.26
IBB - Parra by Tim Stauffer
Pitches-Strikes - Wade LeBlanc 72-44, Tim Stauffer 33-21, Edward Mujica 28-19
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Wade LeBlanc 3-3, Tim Stauffer 4-1, Edward Mujica 1-1
Batters Faced - Wade LeBlanc 16, Tim Stauffer 11, Edward Mujica 8
Arizona Diamondbacks
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Stephen Drew, SS4120000 .276
Justin Upton, RF3010121 .275
    Ryan Church, LF0000000 .186
Kelly Johnson, 2B4000013 .276
Chris Young, CF4320001 .268
Miguel Montero, C4122021 .279
Mark Reynolds, 3B4235010 .215
Rusty Ryal, 1B4010011 .279
Gerardo Parra, LF-RF3000111 .244
Joe Saunders, P3000012 .000
    Aaron Heilman, P0000000 .000
Totals33711729  
Batting
2B - Stephen Drew (28, LeBlanc), Miguel Montero (15, LeBlanc), Rusty Ryal (6, Stauffer)
HR - Mark Reynolds 2 (31, LeBlanc, LeBlanc)
RBI - Miguel Montero 2 (36), Mark Reynolds 5 (81)
2-OUT RBI - Miguel Montero 2 (18), Mark Reynolds 4 (35)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
DP - Drew-Johnson-Ryal, Reynolds-Johnson-Ryal
E - Rusty Ryal (7, Throwing)
Arizona Diamondbacks
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Joe Saunders (W,8-14) 81022021 4.64
Aaron Heilman 1000010 3.73
WP - Joe Saunders (5)
Pitches-Strikes - Joe Saunders 101-63, Aaron Heilman 13-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Joe Saunders 10-9, Aaron Heilman 2-0
Batters Faced - Joe Saunders 31, Aaron Heilman 3
Game Information
Attendance - 17829
Game Time - 2:22
Temperature - 77
Umpires - Home - Mike Muchlinski, First Base - Tim McClelland, Second Base - Mike Everitt, Third Base - Adrian Johnson