Padres snap 7-game skid on Gerut's homer in 9thPosted: Updated:
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Jody Gerut hit a two-run homer off Jon Rauch in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the San Diego Padres snapped a seven-game losing streak by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 Monday night.
The loss kept first-place Arizona three games ahead of Los Angeles in the NL West. The Dodgers lost 5-0 at Philadelphia.
Trevor Hoffman (2-6) pitched a scoreless ninth for the win.