SAN DIEGO(AP) The
San Diego Padres
will take any win these days, even if they have to work extra to get it.
singled in the winning run with one out in the 10th inning and San Diego beat the
4-3 on Thursday.
was fired after the team fell to a disappointing 12-17 this season. Arizona entered Thursday 8 1/2 games behind the
Los Angeles Dodgers
in the NL West.
The Diamondbacks said they will announce Melvin's replacement at a Chase Field news conference on Friday afternoon, before
they meet Washington in the opener of a six-game homestand.
It was the second time in three games the Padres won in 10 innings, and just their fourth win in 17 games.
''It's really big for this club,'' Eckstein said. ''Hopefully one day we'll win a game where it's not as close and as much
pressure, but that seems like the only way we know how to win right now.
''This club has showed a lot of heart, especially in the tough times that we've been going through. We've just got to keep
Eckstein, who entered the game for defensive purposes in the top of the inning, lined a shot just past first baseman
to bring in
Kouzmanoff started the winning rally with a one-out double to left-center off
(0-1), his third straight hit.
, who was with Arizona last year, walked to load the bases and bring up Eckstein.
''You enjoy being in that role,'' Eckstein said. ''I was very disappointed last night not coming through in that situation.
So having the opportunity to make up for it was nice. I was just trying to put the ball in play and luckily found a hole.''
Eckstein came up with runners on second and third and one out in the fifth Wednesday night, but flied to right and watched
was thrown out at home by
to end the inning. San Diego lost 3-1.
(4-0) pitched a perfect 10th to earn the win on Thursday.
San Diego loaded the bases with two outs in the eighth but the threat ended when Whitesell made a leaping grab of
' line drive.
Upton doubled and singled to extend his hitting streak to 14 games.
had a hand in the Diamondbacks taking a 2-0 lead in the third. Attempting to sacrifice with
on first, the two-time All-Star bunted foul and took a called strike before hitting an RBI double down the left-field line.
Haren advanced on shortstop
's error and scored on
's sacrifice fly.
San Diego tied it with two in the fifth when four straight batters reached with two outs, including
with consecutive RBI singles. San Diego right-hander
drew a two-out walk to start the rally.
''I was cruising along, pitch-count wise,'' Haren said. ''Then I really had to work hard in the fifth and sixth inning. I
started getting a little tired.''
hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the sixth to give the Diamondbacks a 3-2 lead before the Padres tied it again when
doubled in Kouzmanoff.
Haren, who had won three straight starts, allowed three runs and eight hits in six innings. His ERA went from 1.47 to 1.84,
fourth-best in the majors.
''It looked like he hit a little bit of a wall,'' Melvin said.
''We scored some runs early and we had our ace on the mound,'' Melvin said. ''We just didn't respond after they scored a couple
Young also went six innings, allowing three runs and five hits while striking out six and walking four.
''We spotted them a lead, but C.Y. hung in there and our guys fought back,'' Padres manager
said. ''It was a great comeback against an All-Star pitcher, and the bullpen did a nice job with four scoreless innings.''
Notes: San Diego closer
hasn't allowed a run in 11 2-3 innings in 11 appearances this season. He pitched a perfect ninth to keep the game tied at
3. ... Arizona's
struck out four times. ... Black said he's encouraged about OF
, who's working his way back from shoulder and knee injuries. Black said Floyd, on the disabled list since opening day, will
accompany the Padres on their six-game trip to Houston and Cincinnati and continue to rehab and work on his hitting. Floyd
will DH and pinch hit in minor league games if he continues to make progress.