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GAME OF THE DAY

Padres finish sweep of Diamondbacks

August 28, 2008|From the Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- The last place San Diego Padres made the improbable happen by sweeping NL West-leading Arizona.

The Padres did it when Jody Gerut's go-ahead single capped a two-run rally in the eighth inning for a 5-4 win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

It was Arizona's fourth straight loss and fifth in six games. The loss also prevented Randy Johnson from gaining his 295th victory.

Gerut, who had three hits, singled off Chad Qualls (2-8) to score Chase Headley from second with the go-ahead run in the eighth.

"At this point, we'll probably be spoilers," Gerut said. "We want to make the other team sweat a little bit. The last thing we want to do is have people come in here and us be pushovers."

San Diego (51-82) has the second-worst record in the NL.

Mike Adams (2-3) pitched one inning for the win and Trevor Hoffman struck out the side for his 27th save in 30 chances and career save No. 551.

Arizona is off today before opening a three-game series at home against the Dodgers.

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