Kelly throws 7 strong innings, Arizona routs Padres 9-0

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Kelly throws 7 strong innings, Arizona routs Padres 9-0
Kelly throws 7 strong innings, Arizona routs Padres 9-0

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Merrill Kelly is putting a strong finish on his rookie season with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The 30-year-old right-hander pitched seven dominant innings and Josh Rojas hit a three-run double in the seven-run eighth for the Diamondbacks, who beat the lackluster San Diego Padres 9-0 Friday night. Arizona remained five games behind Milwaukee for the second NL wild card and also need to overtake the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets. The Diamondbacks have won four of their last six games after losing six straight. Kelly (12-14) was impressive in his final road start this season. He held the Padres to two hits and struck out nine while walking three. San Diego had only two baserunners

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