For the second straight night, a late inning home run decided the game between the Padres and Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Monday it Arizona's A.J. Pollack delivering the big blow. Tuesday was Tommy Medica's turn. In the 8th his homer proved to be the game winner for the Padres. Their 4-3 victory evened the series at a game apiece.
Padres starter Eric Stults gave the Padres six innings, allowing three runs while walking four batters. When he was lifted for reliever Dale Thayer the Padres had a 3-2 lead, but the D'Backs pushed a run across in the 7th to tie the game at three.
That all changed one inning later thanks to Medica's blast off of Arizona reliever Evan Marshall (2-1), who took the loss.
Kevin Quackenbush (1-1), who gave up Pollock's walk-off homer Monday in his first big-league loss, notched the first win of his major league career less than 24-hours later.
Huston Street pitched a perfect 9th to record his 15th save in 15 chances this season.
Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal left the game in the seventh after Paul Goldschmidt hit him in the glove hand with his bat on a swing. Manager Bud Black said after the game that X-Rays were negative, although he indicated Grandal would likely not play in Wednesday's game.