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Snakes Bite Padres

The Diamondbacks beat the Padres 6-2 for their second straight win over the Friars.

By Michael O'Connor
|  Thursday, Sep 20, 2012  |  Updated 6:29 AM PDT
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Snakes Bite Padres

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Edinson Volquez and the Padres fell to the Diamondbacks 6-2.

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The Padres jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning after an RBI single by John Baker. The lead didn't last long. Arizona went on top for good in the bottom of the fifth. Trailing 2-1, the Diamondbacks pushed across three runs.

After reaching on an infield single John McDonald went to second on a sacrifice. He scored when Adam Eaton tripled. The Diamondbacks got the go-ahead run on an Edinson Volquez balk. Later in the inning back-to-back doubles by Justin Upton and Paul Goldschmidt gave Arizona a 4-2 lead.

Other than that inning Volquez had a solid outing. He pitched eight innings and allowed no walks, but still took the loss. Volquez is now 10-11 on the season.

Left fielder Carlos Quentin had to leave the game after batting in the fifth. Quentin's knee was giving him problems all night. It became apparent after misplaying a couple of fly balls in the fourth inning he would not likely finish the game.

The 6-2 loss drops the Padres record to 71-78. Arizona goes for the series sweep Thursday afternoon at Chase Field.

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