Diamondbacks 10, Padres 4

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SAN DIEGO (AP)—Luis Gonzalez made sure Edgar Gonzalez won his major league debut.

Luis Gonzalez, no relation to his Arizona teammate, homered and drove in four runs for the second straight game, backing the rookie as the Diamondbacks beat San Diego 10-4 Sunday.

Edgar Gonzalez, the youngest player in the majors at 20, was far from spectacular, but he showed enough to warrant a positive report from manager Bob Brenly.

“I was impressed with Edgar,” Brenly said. “His stuff is really good. He’s sneaky quick with his fastball. His fastball seems to jump on the hitters. He was a little inconsistent with his breaking ball.”

Third baseman Shea Hillenbrand, acquired Thursday in a trade with Boston for pitcher Byung-Hyun Kim, also made his debut with Arizona. He went 0-for-3 with two walks.

“It felt all right,” Hillenbrand said. “I felt a little tired, but the team made it easy to come in and play. I wasn’t nervous, I just wasn’t in my comfort zone.”

Arizona designated five-time All-Star third baseman Matt Williams for assignment Sunday following Hillenbrand’s arrival.

Edgar Gonzalez gave up three runs on 10 hits. He was lifted after walking pinch-hitter Keith Lockhart with two outs in the sixth.

“I just needed to settled down and just pitch my game,” the pitcher said through an interpreter. “I got my baptism early in the big leagues.”

The right-hander, called up from Triple-A Tucson earlier in the day, allowed a first-inning solo homer to Rondell White and gave up single runs in the fourth and sixth.

“He pitched like a guy under control,” Arizona catcher Rod Barajas said. “When I did go out (to the mound), there was no panic in his face.”

The Padres, who rallied for an 8-7 win Saturday night, failed to win consecutive games for the first time since winning three in a row April 23-25. San Diego has dropped 28 of 34 overall.

“We had our chances but we couldn’t take advantage of them,” said Padres manager Bruce Bochy, whose team had 13 hits and stranded 12 runners.

Diamondbacks center fielder David Dellucci suffered a concussion in a collision with shortstop Alex Cintron on Ojeda’s shallow fly leading off the third. Dellucci remained motionless for about five minutes before finally being helped to his feet.

Luis Gonzalez homered in the ninth off Jaret Wright and had a pair of run-scoring singles.

“I’m getting in a good groove,” Luis Gonzalez said. “I’m starting to put together some good at-bats and the results are showing.”

Cintron and Mark Grace each drove in two runs. Grace put the Diamondbacks ahead 2-1 with a two-run single in the fourth inning off Jake Peavy (4-5).

Luis Gonzalez gave Arizona the lead for good at 3-2 on a two-out, infield single with the bases loaded in the fifth.

With two outs and a runner on first in the sixth inning, Peavy allowed a single by Edgar Gonzalez and back-to-back doubles to Steve Finley and Cintron to fall behind 6-3.

Charles Nagy came on and gave up an RBI double to Danny Bautista and a run-scoring single to Luis Gonzalez.

“I just let things snowball instead of slowing down and making pitches,” Peavy said. “I lost focus on what I was doing out there.”

Peavy allowed seven runs on seven hits in 5 2-3 innings.

Mark Loretta homered in the ninth for the Padres.


Detroit pitcher Jeremy Bonderman also is 20, but is several months older than Edgar Gonzalez. … The Diamondbacks placed right-handers Matt Mantei (right shoulder sprain) and Mike Koplove (right shoulder tendinitis) on the 15-day disabled list. Both moves were retroactive to Wednesday. … Edgar Gonzalez became the sixth rookie pitcher to start for Arizona this season. Healso is the 11th starter this year, tying the team record set in 2001.

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