Mat Latos pitches Padres to 10-1 win over DiamondbacksPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX (AP) -- Mat Latos pitched six scoreless innings in a combined three-hitter, Jerry Hairston Jr. created havoc from the leadoff spot as the San Diego Padres beat Arizona 10-1 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep by the last-place Diamondbacks.
San Diego was in dire need of a win after losing six of nine, including two against Arizona. The Padres got it behind a four-run fourth inning off Joe Saunders (1-1) and another solid outing by Latos (12-5).
Hairston had three hits, including his ninth homer, scored four runs and drove in two. Chris Denorfia hit a two-run homer and Adrian Gonzalez added two RBIs for San Diego, which moved two games ahead in the National League West after San Francisco's earlier loss at Atlanta.
The Diamondbacks are now 22 games behind the Padres.