PHOENIX (AP) -In a pitchers' duel that wasn't,
stole the show.
Dunn hit his National League-leading 34th home run, his second in as many games, and the
San Diego Padres
8-6 on Wednesday night.
With San Diego's
on the mound, both among the National League's leaders in ERA, the last thing anyone expected was a 4-3 Padres lead after
''After giving up a four-spot with Peavy on the mound you look down and start seeing what bullpen guys can get you through
the game,'' said Arizona manager
. ''And then suddenly it's 4-3.''
The three runs were courtesy of Dunn, who followed a double by
and a walk to
with a scorching line drive just over the right-field fence for his second home run in as many days.
''I knew he didn't want to load the bases and I kinda guessed right,'' said Dunn, who played his second home game at Chase
Field since he was traded to the Diamondbacks from Cincinnati on August 11. ''You don't really expect to score a lot of runs
against one of the game's best pitchers.''
also homered for the Diamondbacks, who have won five of seven to maintain their lead over Los Angeles in the NL West.
homered for the Padres, who have lost six of their last eight.
Haren (14-6) struggled through a six-inning stint but won for the seventh time in eight outings.
Haren surrendered five runs and a season-worst 11 hits with four strikeouts. Haren did not walk a batter for the eighth time
in 26 starts.
''I obviously didn't have good stuff today but I battled and tried to give the guys a chance to come back,'' Haren said. ''Giving
up four in the first to him (Peavy), obviously I didn't like my chances.''
Fortunately for Haren and the Diamondbacks, Peavy also was nowhere close to top form.
Peavy (9-9) allowed a season-high six runs - five earned - and five hits over five innings with four walks and two strikeouts
for his third loss in his last four starts.
''Four walks, that's not Jake's game,'' said Padres manager
. ''He's usually in and around the plate, especially when he has the lead. That wasn't typical Jake.''
pitched the ninth, allowing Gerut's two-out solo homer to right, for his 18th save and first since he was acquired by the
Diamondbacks from the
on July 22.
San Diego needed five batters to take a 4-0 lead against Haren in the first.
hit consecutive doubles to lead off the game,
hit a one-out RBI single and Kouzmanoff hit his 19th home run into the left-field bullpen.
But the defending Cy Young Award winner couldn't hold the lead. Dunn pulled the Diamondbacks within 4-3 and Snyder tied the
game in the bottom of the second with a one-out homer to left.
Peavy walked Haren,
singled to right and
hit a two-run single to right to give the Diamondbacks a 6-3 lead after sending just 12 batters to the plate.
''It's unacceptable when you can't hold that lead,'' Peavy said. ''I just didn't have it. I couldn't throw the ball where
I wanted to throw it. I just didn't make pitches. That's all there is to it.''
The Padres pulled within a run on
's pinch-hit RBI single in the sixth, but
hit a two-run double down the left-field line in the seventh to make it 8-5.
Notes: Melvin said Lyon, who allowed three runs in a non-save situation on Tuesday, was given a regular day off. ''He will
close tomorrow,'' Melvin said. ... Snyder has hit three home runs in the last seven days. ... Dunn drew his major league-leading
90th and 91st walks in the fifth and seventh innings. ... Haren has lasted six or less innings in three of his last four starts.
... San Diego has a major-league high 31 home runs on the road since the All-Star break. ... Peavy has pitched five or fewer
innings in nine of 25 career starts against Arizona. Peavy is 11-11 with a 4.88 ERA against the Diamondbacks. ...
moved within two hits of
for seventh on the Padres' career list with 787. ... Gerut is 5-for-8 with a double and a homer in his career against Haren.