Kennedy gets 19th win as Diamondbacks beat Padres 4-1
By Natalie Flanzer
PHOENIX (AP) -- Ian Kennedy struck out a season-high 11 over seven-plus innings for his National League-leading 19th win as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 4-1 on Thursday night.
Kennedy (19-4) scattered seven hits and did not walk a batter over 7-and-two-thirds innings. The right-hander joined Detroit's Justin Verlander and New York Yankees ace C.C. Sabathia as the majors' only 19-game winners.
J.J. Putz (puts) pitched the ninth for his 38th save.
Justin Upton hit his career-best 29th home run for the Diamondbacks, who won for the 14th time in 16 games to open a 7 1/2-game lead over San Francisco in the NL West.
Corey Luebke (5-9) allowed two runs and three hits over 5-and-two-thirds innings.