SAN DIEGO -- Luis Aguayo hit two home runs Monday night, including a solo blast that broke a tie in the seventh inning, lifting the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-4 triumph over the San Diego Padres.
It was the second time this season and third time in his career Aguayo hit two home runs in a game. The homers gave him eight for the season, a career high.
'I'm never thinking home runs,' Aguayo said. 'The first was on a low changeup. Then I got a slider. I got better wood on the second one.'
San Diego fell to 11-35 with its third straight defeat.
Dan Schatzeder, the third of five Philadelphia pitchers, improved to 3-1. Steve Bedrosian worked two hitless innings for his eighth save.
Dave Dravecky, who surrendered Aguayo's second homer to start the seventh, slipped to 1-5.
'The bottom line is keeping the ball down and not making mistakes,' Dravecky said. 'You can't make mistakes here, and I've been making too many of them.'
The Padres tied the score 4-4 in the sixth inning with a run. Starting pitcher Mike Jackson walked Shane Mack, who was playing his first major-league game, and Luis Salazar singled to put runners at first and third. Tom Hume took over for Jackson and retired Garry Templeton on an infield out, Mack scoring to even the score.
Both clubs had scored three times in the first inning. The Phillies received an RBI single from Juan Samuel and a two-run homer by Von Hayes, his third home run of the year.
John Kruk belted his fourth home run of the season, a three-run blast, to tie the score 3-3 in the bottom of the first.
Aguayo opened the second inning with his first home run of the game, giving Philadelphia a 4-3 lead.
Philadelphia added a run in the ninth on a run-scoring single by Greg Gross, the 1,000th hit of his career.