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Tommy Medica falls one hit short of the cycle in a blowout loss to the D'backs.

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    Tommy Medica was swinging for the Padres record book Wednesday night.

    The outcome of the game was decided early. The Diamondbacks scored eight first inning runs and cruised to a 12-6 victory in the rubber-game against the Padres at Chase Field.

    Starting pitcher Tim Stauffer (2-1) gave up seven earned runs and was pulled with just one out in the first inning.

    As the game progressed the story became Tommy Medica's attempt to make Padres history. He tripled in the fourth, doubled in the fifth and hit a two-run homer in the eighth. Thanks to a Padres rally Medica would get another at bat in the ninth and the chance to be the first Padre in history to hit for the cycle. 353 Padres had been one hit away from that mark--10 only needing a single to achieve it. Make that 354 and 11 as Medica flied out to center, ending his chances.

    His offensive output was impressive. Medica had three hits and drove in three runs in the Padres 12-6 loss.

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