Saunders Gives Up 4 In The 1st, D-backs Lose 4-3

Joe Saunders gave up 4 runs to start the game and that's all she wrote. The D-backs drop the series to the Padres 2-1.

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Padres Drop 4 On Saunders In 1st, Diamondbacks Lose Series

Joe Saunders gave up four runs in the first inning to the Padres and then pitched five more clean. But with the Diamondbacks only plating three in the game it was all San Diego needed to get the 2-1 series win.

Saunder gave up a single, a double, a walk and then Jorge Cantu blasted a 1-2 pitch over the fence and boom, the Padres were up. Joe settled in a pitched well for the rest of the game and the bull pen gave two solid innings. Offensively, the D-backs scored two in the second and another in the eight. The offense came from a Josh Wilson RBI double playing in place of Stephen Drew (groin) and then Saunders pushed Wilson across with a single. Justin Upton scored in the eight off a sacrifice fly from Xavier Nady.

The D-backs now head up the coast to start a series in San Francisco on Tuesday.

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Diamondbacks Look To Win Series Against Padres In Decisive Game 3

The Diamondbacks secured a 6-0 win in Saturday's Game 2 against the San Diego Padres behind the pitching of  Daniel Hudson. Today's Game 3 will decide the winner of the series.

Arizona will start Joe Saunders (0-3, 5.67 ERA). Saunders has struggled this season, most recently giving up three runs, six hits and three walks in six innings against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday. He will have to eliminate his recent poor play today in order to give the Diamondbacks a shot at the series win.

The Padres will start Aaron Harang (4-2, 4.37 ERA). After winning his first four starts this year, Harang has dropped his last two. Looking to rebound and recapture his early season success, Harang will try to get his first win against the Diamondbacks in nearly eight years today.

Sunday's game starts at 1:05 p.m. on Fox Sports Arizona. Be sure to check out the live game thread at AZ Snake Pit.

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D-Backs Look To Rebound, Snap Six-Game Road Losing Streak Tonight Against Padres

The Diamondbacks left Game 1 versus the San Diego Padres on Friday night with a 4-3 loss. They hope to get revenge and even the series tonight.

Arizona will start Daniel Hudson (2-4, 5.30 ERA). Hudson is winless on the road so far this season (0-2), but he did get his second straight win at home in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Chicago Cubs. Hudson will need to replicate these results on the road if he hopes to break the Diamondbacks' current six-game road losing streak.

The Padres will start Dustin Moseley (1-3, 1.63 ERA). So far this season, the Padres have struggled hitting the ball (they claim ownership of the lowest batting average in all of Major League Baseball this season with a collective .216 batting average). Moseley will have to pitch a very good game if the Padres keep struggling at bat.

Saturday's game starts at 7:05 p.m. on Fox Sports Arizona. Make sure to check out the live game thread at AZ Snake Pit.

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Diamondbacks Walk To Loss At Petco In 11th, 4-3

The Arizona Diamondbacks walked 10 Padres hitters on Friday, including the walk off walk in the 11th inning. The upside was breaking Heath Bell's streak of 41 consecutive saves by plating two runs against him in the ninth but that was small consolation for the team that continues to struggle on the road and against teams with sub-.500 records.

Daniel Hudson (2-4, 5.30) throws Saturday against the Padres' best pitcher this season, Dustin Moseley (1-3, 1.63).

Saturday's start time is 5:35 p.m. with the broadcast on Fox Sports Arizona and the live game thread at AZ Snake Pit.

Padres 4, Diamondbacks 3: Extra Inning Hopes Demel-olished by Walk - AZ Snake Pit
Tonight, Armando "Don't call me Andres" Galarraga went up against Tim "Animal Crackers" Stauffer. One of these things was better than the other, and not in a good way. But sometimes, you get a glitter of hope that lets you know that things are good in the world. Then like a half hour later that hope is stomped on by a tag-team of Pablo Sandoval and Prince Fielder.

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