Allen's slam sends Padres to 7th straight loss

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Arizona Diamondbacks' Brandon Allen connects for a grand slam against the San Diego Padres during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) By Ross D. Franklin Arizona Diamondbacks' Brandon Allen connects for a grand slam against the San Diego Padres during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) By Ross D. Franklin

PHOENIX (AP) -- Brandon Allen had an impressive 2010 debut with Arizona, hitting a grand slam and making several rangy catches in left field to help the Diamondbacks send the reeling San Diego Padres to their seventh straight loss, 5-2 on Wednesday.

Called up from the minors before the game, Allen made a running, leaping catch against the fence on Chase Headley's slicing fly to the corner in the fourth inning and had an in-the-gap grab in the fifth to back Barry Enright (6-2). Allen punctuated his return to the majors in the seventh, hitting his first career grand slam to right off Luke Gregerson (3-7).

San Diego's Miguel Tejada broke a 4-for-26 slump with a solo homer in the fourth inning, but had an error on a potential double-play ball to set up Allen's grand slam.