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DBacks Drop Padres In To Last Place

Friars Fall 3-1 At Petco Park

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    SAN DIEGO, CA - JUNE 27: Manager Kirk Gibson (L) of the Arizona Diamondbacks speaks with pitcher Brandon McCarthy #32 and the rest of the infielders on the mound in the 5th inning of the game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on June 27, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images)

    These days, trying to follow the San Diego Padres is like getting a shot. You just have to close your eyes, turn your head, and hope it's over quickly.

    The Friars lost to the Diamondbacks 3-1 on Saturday night at Petco Park. The loss not only puts the Padres in last place in the National League West, it gives them the worst record in the National League.

    San Diego is just percentage points better than Tampa Bay in the battle for the worst record in all of baseball.

    Tommy Medica drove in the Padres only run in the first inning with a sacrifice fly to score Chris Denorfia. After that, San Diego had just four hits, all of them singles, leaving Eric Stults with very little margin for error.

    Stults gave up three runs, only two of them earned, in 5.1 innings. The game was lost in the 6th inning, when Stults missed with an off-speed pitch and Miguel Montero hammered it in to the right field seats to break a 1-1 tie.

    The Diamondbacks go for the sweep on Sunday, but they'll have to solve Odrisamer Despaigner to do it. The rookie from Cuba tossed seven shutout innings in his Major League debut in San Francisco on Monday.