finally got something to show for a good outing.
The Arizona left-hander earned his first victory in a month and the Diamondbacks matched their season-best four-game winning
streak by beating the
San Diego Padres
4-3 on Tuesday night.
Davis, who had allowed just two earned runs in his previous three starts but left each with a no-decision, scattered nine
hits, giving up two runs in 6 1-3 innings. It was his first victory since beating San Diego 8-0 on June 5. Davis (4-8) was
0-2 in five starts since then.
''Obviously the year has been a little sloppy, so coming out and winning four in a row, it's a good sign,'' Davis said. ''It
looks like we're being more aggressive and starting to care a little bit more and taking pride in this game.''
Arizona hasn't lost since third baseman
criticized his teammates' desire and effort after a bumbling loss at Colorado on Friday night.
The Diamondbacks clinched a home series victory for the first time since manager
was fired and replaced by A.J. Hinch on May 8. Arizona has three series wins at home all season.
If the Diamondbacks beat San Diego on Wednesday to complete their first three-game sweep of the year, they will move ahead
of the Padres and out of last place in the NL West.
''We're playing better baseball collectively,'' said Hinch, whose team has won two straight series for just the second time
this season. ''We're playing with a little spirit. We've got a little bounce in our step.''
As a lefty starter whose contract expires after this season, Davis knows he's a strong candidate to be traded.
''It's in the back of my mind, but then again I hope it's in their minds that I'd like to stay here for more than one year,
more than two years, maybe a three- or four-year extension,'' he said.
Davis said that even if he is traded, he might like to re-sign with Arizona after this season.
was 3 for 4 with two doubles for the Padres, who have lost six of seven.
(5-7) allowed four runs, three earned, and six hits in six innings.
The Padres came within inches of tying the game when Kouzmanoff doubled off reliever
in the eighth, then
hit one off the top of the fence in right field. The ball bounced back in play and Headley had to settle for an RBI double
that cut the lead to 4-3.
''If he had hit it another inch, I imagine it would have been a home run,'' Hinch said. ''That's a home-field advantage. We
got a break our way, which was much needed in that spot.''
spoke with first-base umpire Joe West, but said after the game he thought the call was right.
pitched a perfect ninth for his 16th save.
Three San Diego errors, two by Correia on the same play, helped the Diamondbacks score twice in the third to take a 2-1 lead.
doubled with one out, then Davis put down a sacrifice bunt. Correia fumbled the ball, then threw wildly past first, allowing
Young to score and Davis to advance to second.
's sacrifice bunt moved Davis to third.
''I guess it bounced under my glove. I should have had it, and then I compounded the problem by throwing it away,'' Correia
said. ''I didn't know how much time I had and rushed it. It pretty much cost us the game.''
grounded to second, but
bounced his throw home and catcher
couldn't come up with it as Davis scored the go-ahead run.
The Diamondbacks got two more in the fourth.
led off with a single, then scored when
tripled to right-center.
's RBI sacrifice fly made it 4-1.
NOTES: Arizona RHP
, on the DL since May 4 with a strained left hamstring, threw batting practice on Tuesday. ... Parra is tied for the major-league
lead with six triples. ... Davis picked off two runners at first. ... Headley went 2 for 3 and has six hits in his last 10