Eckstein's single gives Padres 4-3 winPosted: Updated:
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- David Eckstein singled in the winning run with one out in the 10th inning and the San Diego Padres beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 on Thursday.
The Padres won for just the fourth time in 17 games.
Eckstein, who entered the game for defensive purposes in the top of the inning, lined a shot just past first baseman Josh Whitesell to bring in Kevin Kouzmanoff.
Kouzmanoff started the winning rally with a one-out double to left-center off Esmerling Vasquez (0-1), his third straight hit. Nick Hundley and Chris Burke, who was with Arizona last year, walked to load the bases and bring up Eckstein.
Cla Meredith (4-0) pitched a perfect 10th for the win.
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