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Diamondbacks 2, Padres 4

Arizona had their chances against San Diego, but failed to capitalize and failed to play sound baseball either.

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The Padres got on the board in the first after an uncharacteristic error by Paul Goldschmidt led to an unearned run for Robbie Ray. However, Goldie redeemed himself in the third inning, bringing two runs home with a bases-loaded single back up the middle. Hopes of getting back to just under .500 proved elusive, as another error - this one on a throw by Welington Castillo - helped San Diego level things. They then took full advantage of their luck, converting a broken-bat single into the go-ahead run, with the help of a stolen-base, a sac. bunt and a sacrifice fly. That was the end of the damage against Ray, who went six innings, allowing two earned runs (and one unearned) on five hits.

After the Goldschmidt hit, coming with two outs in the third, the Arizona offense gave up, no position player managing to get a hit thereafter - the only other one came from Ray. We did walk six, the last coming with two outs in the ninth to bring the tying run to the plate, but we send one of the minimum to the dish after that third inning, and paid the price. A David Hernandez error helped San Diego tack on an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth, and we found ourselves three games below .500 for the first time since June 13.