PHOENIX (AP) -
confessed he had some jitters before taking the field for his home debut with the
But any worries disappeared when Dunn hit his National League-leading 33rd home run, powering the Diamondbacks to a 7-6 victory
San Diego Padres
on Tuesday night.
''It's a good feeling to have,'' Dunn said. ''Probably Opening Day and the opening day of deer season are about the only times
I get butterflies.''
had two hits and two RBIs for the Diamondbacks, who have won four of five and six of eight.
(5-7) scattered seven hits over six innings for his first win since July 29, and his second win in his last nine starts.
recorded the final two outs for his second save - and first since May 16 - in five chances.
''I ended up getting strike one more often tonight and was able to make them hit my pitch,'' said Davis, who has recorded
three of five wins against the NL West.
had four hits and two RBIs for the Padres, who have lost five of seven.
Dunn, acquired by Arizona from the
on Aug. 11, made it 6-2 with a towering two-run homer in the fourth on a pitch Padres starter
said he ''tried to bounce.'' Dunn tied Philadelphia's
for the NL lead and moved within two homers of
Chicago White Sox
for the major league lead.
''I knew it was going to come and my homers come in bunches,'' Dunn said.
San Diego made things interesting in the ninth against Diamondbacks closer
, who has struggled in non-save situations over the past month.
Trailing 7-3 entering the inning,
drew a one-out walk and
singled to right to load the bases.
followed with a sinking line drive to center, scoring his brother and Giles to pull the Padres within 7-5.
then singled to right to make it 7-6.
''I don't think he's a guy who needs the emotional lift or adrenaline rush of a save situation,'' Arizona manager
said of Lyon, who allowed three runs to raise his ERA to 4.60. ''He's just being a little bit fine with the fastball.''
Lyon, pitching for the first time in nearly a week, gave way to Pena, who threw out
at home on a fielder's choice and retired
on a fly ball to center to end the game.
''We put a nice finish on it,'' Padres manager
said. ''Every hit in the ninth inning is big but we couldn't get that really big one at the end.''
Banks (3-6) struggled with his control from the opening batter and Arizona capitalized.
to start the game and Jackson blooped an RBI single to right. Banks walked Dunn to reload the bases for
, who hit a sacrifice fly.
was intentionally walked and
hit a run-scoring single to make it 3-0.
lifted a sacrifice fly to deep right to score Dunn for a 4-0 lead before Banks struck out Davis to end the inning.
''The team going out there and scoring four runs made it a lot easier to go out and throw strikes,'' Davis said.
The Padres cut the lead to 4-2 on an RBI single by
and a sacrifice fly by
Banks allowed six runs, four hits and a season-worst seven walks with three strikeouts over four innings. In his last two
starts, Banks has walked 13 and allowed 13 runs in 8 1-3 innings.
''I know I'm letting the team down,'' Banks said. ''That's just not how I pitch. I'm not the most dominating pitcher but usually
I can keep my team in the game.''
Gerut singled home
in the eighth to pull San Diego within 6-3. Jackson added a run-scoring single in the bottom of the inning, his second RBI
of the game, to make it 7-3.
's four-hit game was his third of the season and first since May 25. ... Davis' last win was also against the Padres, when
he carried a perfect game into the seventh inning. ... Dunn's home run was his first since July 30. ... Kazmar's RBI was the
first of his fledgling five-game career. ... Before the game, the Padres activated RHP
from the DL. San Diego signed Tomko as a free agent on June 27 but he made only two appearances before going on the DL July
8 with a strained right elbow. ... Tomko entered the game in the sixth and pitched 1 2-3 hitless innings.