Allen sends D-backs past Pads in 10
With three weeks left in the season, Arizona manager
Hinch delivered the message in a pregame meeting to try and pull out of last place in the
“I challenged our team to go out and prove that the
Arizona won for just the second time in 11 games. San Diego has a 27-18 record (.600) since July 28 and has won 11 of 14 series during that span.
“It gave us good motivation to go out there and show that we are a good team,” Allen said. “Every guy wants to come up and do well.”
Gerardo Parma started the winning rally in the 10th with a one-out infield single off
“Those pitchers are tough sometimes,” Correia said. “You’ve never seen him before but we knew he was a good hitter. There is no real scouting report, so it’s tough.”
San Diego scored runs in the sixth and seventh off Buckner, who allowed nine singles in six-plus innings and struck out a career-high eight. But the
“We’ve done a great job over the last six weeks of situational baseball on the offensive side,” San Diego manager Bud Black said. “We didn’t execute like we have been.”
Arizona left 13 runners on base.
Although Buckner has lost his last five decisions, he turned in his second straight solid start. The right-hander got no decision in his previous outing last Tuesday when he allowed one run on five hits over seven innings in a a 5-4 loss to the first-place Los Angeles
“I think my command overall and getting ahead of guys have been the biggest difference,” Buckner said.
Correia allowed two runs on seven hits over 6 1-3 innings with seven strikeouts and two walks.
Reynolds made a great catch when he dived into the stands in foul territory down the third-base line on a pop foul from Cabrera in the third inning.
Reynolds struck out once to increase his major league-leading total to 194. …