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SAN DIEGO -- The new Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 deck atop the reconfigured right field wall at Petco Park provides an inviting target.
"It's nice," said Alonso, who hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Wade Miley in the fifth inning to help the Padres to a 7-6 victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night, San Diego's seventh win in nine games. It was Arizona's fourth straight loss.
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Alsono's homer was one of 14 hits for the Padres, the second time they've had that many in three home games. Rookie Jedd Gyorko had his first three-hit game, including two doubles.
"I've sensed us starting to swing the bats better the last couple weeks," manager Bud Black said. "We've broken out a couple different times on a couple different games and it showed tonight again with double-digit hits, some good at-bats, some good walks, some hard contact along the way, a big home run, a couple big swings. I've sensed that."
With the Padres trailing 3-2, Alonso drove a 2-2 pitch from Miley (2-1) into the Jack Daniel's deck in right-center, his fourth. It probably would have been a home run even in Petco Park's old configuration. The fences were moved in 11 feet from the home run porch in the right-field corner to the gap in an attempt to make the downtown ballpark play fairer. Jesus Guzman was aboard on a grounder.
Miley was "locating pretty well early in the game," Alonso said. "I got a good fastball elevated middle in. He got me to foul some pitches inside. I wasn't catching up to it, but then I made a little adjustment."
Miley said he left a pitch up.
"I was trying to get it away and I overthrew it and it stayed middle and he did a good job of hitting it," Miley said. "I was battling a bit. You don't always feel your best every time. But I had some opportunities to get out of it."
The homer made a winner of Jason Marquis (3-2). Marquis allowed three runs and four hits in six innings, struck out five and walked five.
"Jason did his job," Black said. "He hung in there, battled and made some pitches. Actually, his last inning was his best. He's a veteran pitcher with moxie who knows how to work his way through a game."
Huston Street came on with runners on first and second and no outs in the ninth and retired two batters before allowing Gerardo Parra's three-run homer to straightaway center, his second. Street then got Martin Prado to fly out to center for his seventh save in as many chances.
Miguel Montero homered to straightaway center field off Marquis leading off the second, his second.
The Padres added on in the seventh and eighth. Guzman doubled to right-center and scored on Kyle Blanks' single in the seventh. In the eighth, Cabrera's sacrifice bunt brought in a run and Chase Headley hit an RBI double.
Miley, who finished second to Bryce Harper in NL Rookie of the Year balloting last year, allowed four runs and nine hits in five innings, struck out four and walked three.
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|Gerardo Parra, CF||5||1||1||3||0||1||0||.298|
|Martin Prado, 2B||5||0||2||0||0||2||0||.232|
|Paul Goldschmidt, 1B||2||0||1||0||2||0||1||.296|
|Jason Kubel, LF||2||0||0||0||2||1||2||.302|
|Cody Ross, RF||4||1||0||0||0||0||4||.250|
|Miguel Montero, C||3||3||2||1||1||0||0||.208|
|Eric Chavez, 3B||3||1||1||1||1||1||0||.279|
|Cliff Pennington, SS||4||0||0||1||0||0||0||.209|
|Wade Miley, P||2||0||0||0||0||2||1||.111|
|Matt Reynolds, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Eric Hinske, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.217|
|Josh Collmenter, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Brad Ziegler, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- A.J. Pollock, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||.261|
|a-flied out for M. Reynolds in the 7th|
|b-popped out for Ziegler in the 9th|
|2B - Eric Chavez (3, Marquis)|
|HR - Gerardo Parra (2, Street), Miguel Montero (2, Marquis)|
|RBI - Gerardo Parra 3 (8), Miguel Montero (11), Eric Chavez (11), Cliff Pennington (8)|
|2-OUT RBI - Gerardo Parra 3 (4)|
|SB - Paul Goldschmidt (3, 2nd base off Marquis/Hundley)|
|Team LOB - 5|
|Outfield Assists - Gerardo Parra 1|
|Wade Miley (L,2-1)||5||9||4||4||3||4||1||3.06|
|Pitches-Strikes - Wade Miley 95-61, Matt Reynolds 13-8, Josh Collmenter 16-12, Brad Ziegler 19-13|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Wade Miley 7-3, Josh Collmenter 1-1, Brad Ziegler 1-0|
|Batters Faced - Wade Miley 26, Matt Reynolds 3, Josh Collmenter 7, Brad Ziegler 4|
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|Chris Denorfia, CF-RF||4||2||2||1||1||1||0||.303|
|Everth Cabrera, SS||4||0||2||2||0||0||1||.268|
|Chase Headley, 3B||4||0||1||1||1||1||2||.276|
|Jesus Guzman, LF||4||2||1||0||0||2||3||.240|
|Luke Gregerson, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Carlos Quentin, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.204|
|Brad Brach, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Huston Street, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Kyle Blanks, RF-LF||3||0||1||1||1||1||1||.282|
|Yonder Alonso, 1B||4||1||2||2||0||0||4||.292|
|Jedd Gyorko, 2B||4||1||3||0||0||0||2||.260|
|Nick Hundley, C||4||0||0||0||0||2||2||.310|
|Jason Marquis, P||2||0||1||0||0||0||1||.214|
|b- Alexi Amarista, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.224|
|Dale Thayer, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Will Venable, CF||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||.208|
|a-struck out for Gregerson in the 8th|
|b-flied out for Marquis in the 6th|
|2B - Chase Headley (5, Ziegler), Jesus Guzman (3, Collmenter), Jedd Gyorko 2 (9, Miley, Miley)|
|3B - Everth Cabrera (3, Miley)|
|HR - Yonder Alonso (4, Miley)|
|SH - Everth Cabrera (5)|
|RBI - Chris Denorfia (9), Everth Cabrera 2 (7), Chase Headley (8), Kyle Blanks (5), Yonder Alonso 2 (19)|
|2-OUT RBI - Chris Denorfia (6), Everth Cabrera (4), Chase Headley (4), Yonder Alonso 2 (7)|
|SB - Jesus Guzman (1, 2nd base off Miley/Montero), Will Venable (4, 2nd base off Ziegler/Montero)|
|Team LOB - 9|
|Outfield Assists - Kyle Blanks 1|
|DP - Blanks-Alonso, Gyorko-Cabrera-Alonso|
|San Diego Padres|
|Jason Marquis (W,3-2)||6||4||3||3||5||5||1||4.25|
|Dale Thayer (H,5)||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.98|
|Luke Gregerson (H,7)||1||1||0||0||0||2||0||1.26|
|Huston Street (S,7)||1||1||1||1||0||0||1||4.50|
|Pitches-Strikes - Jason Marquis 97-54, Dale Thayer 11-7, Luke Gregerson 11-9, Brad Brach 7-2, Huston Street 13-10|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jason Marquis 9-2, Dale Thayer 1-2|
|Batters Faced - Jason Marquis 25, Dale Thayer 3, Luke Gregerson 4, Brad Brach 2, Huston Street 4|
|Attendance - 31223|
|Game Time - 2:57|
|Temperature - 69|
|Umpires - Home - Mike DiMuro, First Base - Dan Bellino, Second Base - Ted Barrett, Third Base - Alfonso Marquez|