MLB: Arizona 7, San Diego 4

Sept. 1, 2010 at 1:14 AM

PHOENIX, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Ian Kennedy gave up three runs on seven hits Tuesday and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat San Diego 7-4, handing the Padres their sixth consecutive loss.

The D'backs scored five runs in the fifth inning to take the lead and chip the Padres' lead over second-place San Francisco in the National League West down to four games.


Kennedy (9-9) struck out five over seven innings. Juan Gutierrez came in to pitch the ninth after the Padres picked up a late run and earned his fifth save.

Mark Reynolds had a two-run homer for Arizona and Gerardo Parra and Miguel Montero chipped in with two RBI each.

Nick Hundley went 3-for-4 and drove in two runs for the Padres.

Kevin Correia (10-10) was roughed up for six runs on six hits and six strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings.

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