Ari 0 0 1 2
SD 0 2 0 8
Date of game: 9/9/2012

Arizona Diamondbacks (69-71) at San Diego Padres (65-75), 4:05 p.m. (ET)

(Sports Network) - The Arizona Diamondbacks hope to improve their postseason status when they shoot for a series win over the San Diego Padres this afternoon at Petco Park.

Arizona is 5 1/2 games off a wild card spot and evened this three-game set with Saturday's 8-5 victory. Jason Kubel hit two homers and drove in three runs, while Justin Upton went deep for the Diamondbacks, who are 5-4 on a 10- game road trip.

D-backs starter Wade Miley earned the victory after giving up five runs on eight hits and three walks with six strikeouts over 5 1/3 frames.

"The offense did a great job setting the tempo early in the game and they picked me up throughout the night," Miley said.

J.J. Putz struck out the side in the ninth for his 29th save.

The Diamondbacks will return to the desert after this series and will host Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego in an eight-game residency.

Rookie Patrick Corbin gets the nod for Arizona today and he is 5-6 with a 4.13 earned run average in 17 games (12 starts). He is 0-2 in his past three outings and allowed four runs and seven hits in five innings of a 9-8 loss at the Giants on Monday. He did not record a decision.

Corbin has faced San Diego twice this season (1 start) and is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA. The lefty is 3-3 in 10 road games, seven of which have been starts.

The Padres are 9 1/2 games off a wild card spot and had a three-game winning streak come to an end last night.

Logan Forsythe hit a two-run homer and starting pitcher Casey Kelly was saddled with the loss, giving up six runs on eight hits in only 2 1/3 innings. Chase Headley was 0-for-4 and entered the game batting .338 with 14 homers, 26 runs and 46 RBI since Aug. 1.

San Diego is 1-1 on a nine-game homestand and will also host St. Louis and Colorado on the residency.

Padres rookie Andrew Werner draws the start today and he is 1-1 with a 3.00 earned run average in three starts. He did not factor in the outcome of a 4-3 loss at Los Angeles on Monday and allowed two runs in six innings.

Werner, a left-hander, has never faced the Diamondbacks.

The Padres have won nine of the 14 matchups so far with the Diamondbacks and recently swept them in a three-game series from Aug. 24-26. San Diego had won seven in a row against Arizona until Saturday's loss.

OU's Perine breaks FBS rush record

Oklahoma freshman Samaje Perine rushed for 427 yards against Kansas on Saturday to break the single-game FBS record, which was just a week old.

NASCAR News
Kahne gets three-year extension from Hendrick

Kasey Kahne will continue to drive for Hendrick Motorsports through the 2018 Sprint Cup season, signing a three-year contract extension on Thursday.

Browns activate Josh Gordon

The Cleveland Browns activated wide receiver Josh Gordon on Saturday, a day before he is set to make his season debut against Atlanta.

Oilers' Pouliot out indefinitely with broken foot

Edmonton Oilers forward Benoit Pouliot is out indefinitely after suffering a broken foot in Friday's game against the New Jersey Devils, the team announced during the second intermission.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.