|a-Struck out for Kennedy, I in the 7th.||a-Walked for Spence in the 7th.
1-Ran for Ludwick in the 8th.
HR: Upton, J 2 (20, 4th inning off Luebke, 0 on, 0 out; 6th inning off Luebke, 0 on, 2 out), Nady (4, 7th inning off Luebke, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Bloomquist; Upton, J 8; Nady 6; Ransom.
RBI: Upton, J 2 (61), Nady 2 (32).
2-out RBI: Upton, J.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cowgill; Johnson, K 2.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 4.
SB: Cowgill (1, 2nd base off Gregerson/Martinez, L).
CS: Bloomquist (7, 2nd base by Luebke/Martinez, L).
PO: Bloomquist (1st base by Luebke).
DP: (Montero-Johnson, K).
3B: Venable (3, Kennedy, I).
HR: Martinez, L (1, 7th inning off Shaw, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Venable 3; Bartlett; Maybin; Hudson, O; Martinez, L 4; Luebke.
RBI: Venable 2 (18), Martinez, L (1).
2-out RBI: Venable 2; Martinez, L.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Martinez, L; Bartlett.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 5.
SB: Maybin (23, 2nd base off Kennedy, I/Montero).
CS: Hudson, O (2, 2nd base by Putz/Montero).
E: Maybin (4, fielding).
DP: (Headley-Hudson, O-Blanks).
Pickoffs: Luebke (Bloomquist at 1st base).
|Kennedy (W, 12-3)||6.0||4||2||2||1||9||0||3.22||Luebke (L, 3-5)||6.0||6||4||4||2||6||3||2.92|
|Shaw (H, 2)||1.0||1||1||1||1||0||1||3.86||Gregerson||0.2||0||0||0||0||2||0||2.50|
|Hernandez (H, 12)||1.0||0||0||0||1||0||0||2.91||Spence||0.1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0.61|
|Putz (S, 22)||1.0||1||0||0||0||2||0||3.03||Qualls||1.0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.38|
|Luebke pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.
Pitches-strikes: Kennedy, I 102-73, Shaw 20-12, Hernandez, Da 16-10, Putz 10-8, Luebke 102-65, Gregerson 12-7, Spence 5-3, Qualls 12-7, Adams, M 11-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Kennedy, I 6-2, Shaw 1-2, Hernandez, Da 1-2, Putz 0-0, Luebke 4-3, Gregerson 1-0, Spence 0-0, Qualls 1-2, Adams, M 1-0.
Batters faced: Kennedy, I 23, Shaw 5, Hernandez, Da 4, Putz 3, Luebke 25, Gregerson 3, Spence 1, Qualls 3, Adams, M 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Gregerson 1-0, Spence 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Dana DeMuth. 1B: Kerwin Danley. 2B: Angel Campos. 3B: Doug Eddings.
Weather: 68 degrees, clear.
Wind: 9 mph, L to R.
SAN DIEGO -- Justin Upton homered twice and Xavier Nady added a two-run shot, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 4-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.
Ian Kennedy (12-3) won his fourth straight start, limiting San Diego to two runs and four hits with nine strikeouts over six innings.
Upton reached 20 homers this season and extended his hitting streak to eight games with a pair of solo drives off Cory Luebke (3-5). The slugger also connected in a 6-1 victory Tuesday night in the series opener.
During his hitting streak, Upton is batting .567 (17 for 30) with four home runs and 15 RBIs.
Nady hit his fourth of the year off Luebke in the seventh to break a 2-all tie and send Arizona to its fourth straight win.
J.J. Putz pitched the ninth for his 22nd save in 26 chances. It was Putz's first appearance after missing 20 games with right shoulder tendinitis. He came off the disabled list Tuesday.
Luebke allowed four runs and six hits in six-plus innings. The rookie left-hander struck out six with one walk as he allowed more runs than in any of his previous five starts this season.
San Diego rookie catcher Luis Martinez made his first major league start memorable with his first hit, a solo homer in the seventh inning off Bryan Shaw to trim the Diamondbacks' lead to 4-3.
Arizona has won eight of 12 since the All-Star break to remain three games behind first-place San Francisco in the NL West.
The Padres lost for the fifth time in six games to fall a season-high 15 1/2 games out of first.
Upton added to his home run barrage in spacious Petco Park with a deep drive leading off in the fourth inning that carried to the back of the San Diego bullpen in center field before bouncing out into the picnic section.
Will Venable gave the Padres a short-lived 2-1 lead with a two-run triple in the fifth. Upton tied the game with a 433-foot, two-out homer in the sixth into the third deck of the brick Western Metal Supply Co. building in left field.
It was Upton's fourth career multihomer game and his first since June 21, 2010, against the New York Yankees.
Nady, a second-round draft pick of San Diego in 2000, put the Diamondbacks ahead for good in the seventh after Miguel Montero drew a leadoff walk.
Arizona leads the NL with 118 home runs. ... Sean Burroughs, the Padres' No. 1 draft pick in 1998, faced his old team for the first time and struck out as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning. ... San Diego C Rob Johnson did not start after leaving Tuesday night's game with a bruised right hand after taking a foul ball off the back of his hand. ... Diamondbacks LF Gerardo Parra (sore left wrist) missed his third straight start.