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Hill's hit in 10th gives D-Backs wild victory against Padres

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PHOENIX -- Aaron Hill had no interest in talking about himself after he delivered the latest dramatic victory for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

He chose instead to focus on the resiliency of his team that shook off a couple of late lost leads and ended up on top.

Hill lined a game-winning single in the bottom of the 10th inning to score Adam Eaton and give the Diamondbacks a 10-9 victory against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.

"A win is a win, and this was a total team effort," Hill said. "We keep battling back, and this is fun. It's great to see this team rewarded for good things."

Martin Prado's two run double in the eighth snapped a 7-7 tie, but the Padres tied it again against closer Brad Ziegler.

Prado sent the game to extra innings when he backhanded a liner by Jedd Gyorko down the third-base line with the bases loaded in the ninth.

"In that situation, you have to guard the line," Prado said. "You have to be careful and make sure you're in a position to make a play."

Prado, who reached base four times with a single, double and two walks, has hit in 13 of his past 14 games with 21 RBI. He has a career-high 71 RBI this season.

Gerardo Parra had a career-high five RBI for Arizona, and Heath Bell (5-2) pitched a perfect 10th inning for the victory.

Eaton opened the 10th with a single to center, and Paul Goldschmidt singled to left. With Hill at-bat and runners on second and third, the Padres employed a five-man infield.

Hill lined a shot against Dale Thayer (2-4) over the head of left fielder Yonder Alonso for his eighth career game-ending hit.

The Diamondbacks played their 20th extra-inning game this season, second only to the 21 they had in 1999. Arizona is 15-5 in this season's long contests.

San Diego dropped to 7-6 in extra innings.

"No doubt, this was a game which had direction," Padres manager Bud Black said. "This one was hard to describe. The game is played by human beings and you never know how the game will play out. This game was a testament to that."

The Diamondbacks entered the eighth with a three run lead and were up by two runs in the ninth, but couldn't hold on.

Arizona trailed 3-0 in the first inning, but Parra tied it in the second with a three-run homer. He drove in two more with a bases loaded single in the fifth when the Diamondbacks grabbed a 6-3 lead.

Both hits came against Padres' starter Ian Kennedy, who made his first start against his former team. Kennedy lasted only 4 1/3 innings, allowing six runs, six hits and a season-high five walks. He also hit a batter.

It was the most runs given up by Kennedy since yielding 10 on June 6 against St. Louis while pitching for Arizona.

Diamondbacks starter David Holmberg also struggled in his major-league debut. The first five hitters reached base and three scored.

Kennedy needed only 11 pitchers to get through the first.

The usually reliable Diamondbacks bullpen couldn't hold leads in the eighth or ninth. Will Harris and Brad Ziegler were both charged with blown saves.

Notes

  • Padres 3B Chase Headley left the game in the fifth inning with back stiffness.
  • With Arizona, Kennedy wore No. 31, but he had to switch to No. 22 because the Padres retired 31 for Dave Winfield.
  • Arizona infielder Willie Bloomquist was named to the Arizona State University Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Diamondbacks prospect Chris Owings was named Pacific Coast League rookie of the year.
  • Since Aug. 1, Padres leadoff hitters are batting .411, tops in the majors.
 
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Players of the Game
San Diego

R. Cedeno
AB 5
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 3
Arizona

G. Parra
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 5
 
San Diego Padres
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Chris Denorfia, RF-LF-RF6120016 .272
Will Venable, CF-RF-CF5130102 .278
Jedd Gyorko, 2B-3B-2B-3B-2B6122018 .247
Chase Headley, 3B2011000 .240
   a-Alexi Amarista, PH-CF-3B2000011 .260
   b-Reymond Fuentes, PH1000002 .000
   c-Rene Rivera, PH1000010 .146
Yonder Alonso, 1B-LF4210210 .284
Logan Forsythe, LF-3B3000013 .223
   Jesus Guzman, 2B-3B-2B-3B1200200 .231
Nick Hundley, C3012102 .239
Ronny Cedeno, SS5123003 .227
Ian Kennedy, P1010100 .156
   Mark Kotsay, LF-1B2111000 .205
Totals42914976  
a-struck out for Headley in the 5th
b-grounded out for Stauffer in the 8th
c-struck out for Gregerson in the 10th
Batting
2B - Chris Denorfia (17, Holmberg), Ronny Cedeno (7, Roe), Ian Kennedy (3, Holmberg)
SF - Nick Hundley (3)
SH - Mark Kotsay (1)
RBI - Jedd Gyorko 2 (43), Chase Headley (36), Nick Hundley 2 (35), Ronny Cedeno 3 (16), Mark Kotsay (11)
2-OUT RBI - Jedd Gyorko (17)
Team LOB - 12
Fielding
DP - Alonso
San Diego Padres
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ian Kennedy 4.1666531 5.10
Colt Hynes 1111100 10.66
Brad Boxberger 0.2000210 3.07
Tim Stauffer 1000020 3.74
Nick Vincent 1122200 2.36
Luke Gregerson 1100010 3.21
Dale Thayer (L,2-4) 0.1311000 2.88
IBB - Goldschmidt by Nick Vincent
HBP - Hill (by Ian Kennedy), Collmenter (by Colt Hynes), Gregorius (by Luke Gregerson)
Pitches-Strikes - Ian Kennedy 99-52, Colt Hynes 23-11, Brad Boxberger 22-11, Tim Stauffer 16-11, Nick Vincent 21-9, Luke Gregerson 15-8, Dale Thayer 20-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ian Kennedy 4-5, Nick Vincent 2-1, Luke Gregerson 1-0
Batters Faced - Ian Kennedy 24, Colt Hynes 5, Brad Boxberger 4, Tim Stauffer 3, Nick Vincent 6, Luke Gregerson 4, Dale Thayer 4
Arizona Diamondbacks
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Tony Campana, CF5100124 .294
Adam Eaton, LF5230000 .273
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B3221300 .300
Martin Prado, 3B4223201 .284
Aaron Hill, 2B3111204 .313
Gerardo Parra, RF4125114 .274
Miguel Montero, C4020102 .228
Didi Gregorius, SS4000026 .263
David Holmberg, P1000011 .000
   Josh Collmenter, P1100002 .100
   a-A.J. Pollock, PH1000010 .250
   b-Eric Chavez, PH1000001 .294
Totals36101210107  
a-struck out for Collmenter in the 7th
b-hit into fielder's choice for Ziegler in the 9th
Batting
2B - Paul Goldschmidt (28, Kennedy), Martin Prado (29, Vincent), Miguel Montero (12, Kennedy)
3B - Adam Eaton (3, Kennedy)
HR - Gerardo Parra (10, Kennedy)
SH - Adam Eaton (1)
RBI - Paul Goldschmidt (104), Martin Prado 3 (71), Aaron Hill (35), Gerardo Parra 5 (39)
CS - Paul Goldschmidt (6, 2nd base by Kennedy/Hundley)
Team LOB - 12
Fielding
E - Tony Campana (1, Misplayed grounder)
Arizona Diamondbacks
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
David Holmberg 3.2633300 7.36
Josh Collmenter 3.1100040 2.75
Chaz Roe 0.1133200 6.23
Joe Thatcher 0111000 3.28
Will Harris (BS,1) 0.2200010 2.25
Brad Ziegler (BS,2) 1322200 2.52
Heath Bell (W,5-2) 1000010 3.81
IBB - Venable by Brad Ziegler
Pitches-Strikes - David Holmberg 80-46, Josh Collmenter 46-35, Chaz Roe 17-8, Joe Thatcher 2-2, Will Harris 11-7, Brad Ziegler 23-13, Heath Bell 14-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - David Holmberg 3-8, Josh Collmenter 2-4, Will Harris 1-0, Brad Ziegler 1-2, Heath Bell 1-1
Batters Faced - David Holmberg 20, Josh Collmenter 11, Chaz Roe 4, Joe Thatcher 1, Will Harris 4, Brad Ziegler 8, Heath Bell 3
Game Information
Attendance - 19807
Game Time - 4:24
Temperature - 78
Umpires - Home - Tony Randazzo, First Base - Cory Blaser, Second Base - Brian Gorman, Third Base - Manny Gonzalez