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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Jody Gerut singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the San Diego Padres denied Randy Johnson his 295th career win with a 5-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Gerut, who had three hits, singled off Chad Qualls (2-8) and drove in Chase Headley from second base to give the Padres a sweep of the three-game series against the NL West leaders.
Arizona has lost five straight and six of seven.
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.
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