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Diamondbacks 5, Padres 6

His 12th attempt at a win with the Diamondbacks proved no more successful than the previous 11 for Vidal Nuno, though at least this time, it was mostly his own fault.

Christian Petersen

Things started promisingly for Arizona, as A.J. Pollock got us on the board in the first, driving in Ender Inciarte with a single. However, the Padres scored in each of the next four innings, as Nuno's streak of starts allowing two runs or less came to a screeching halt. He lasted five innings, and was charged with six runs on eight hits and walk, with two strikeouts. Eury de la Rosa worked two scoreless innings in relief, and we also got to see Joe Paterson make his first major-league appearance since June 2012, retiring the one hitter he faced. The other n00b, Brett Jackson also debuted, coming in as a pinch-runner for Cody Ross in the 9th.

After falling five behind, the offense did make a game of it, with a four-run fifth inning which pulled the Diamondbacks to within one of the Padres. Nolan Reimold came off the bench with an RBI single, and Pollock then cranked a three-run homer, his seventh of the season. A.J. had three hits, drove in four runs and also picked up an outfield assist, while Jake Lamb and Ender Inciarte each had a pair of knocks for Arizona. However, the team also hit into three double-plays, two of them off the bat of Mark Trumbo, and despite getting the tying run to third in the ninth, lost its seventh consecutive game, now the longest streak of the year.

Full recap to follow, might be a while...