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Sedona Red Recap: Padres spoil Anderson’s quality start, top D-backs in extras

May 9, 2015, 10:41 PM | Updated: 10:42 pm

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PHOENIX — They say you will always remember your first, but for Arizona Diamondbacks starter Chase Anderson, his first career RBI may be the last thing he remembers.

That’s because a former D-back rounded the bases in the 12th inning, leading the San Diego Padres to a 6-4 win Saturday night.

The D-backs rallied with two runs in the ninth inning only to see Justin Upton drive his eighth home run of the season into the left field bleachers.

D-backs reliever Randall Delgado knew it was gone immediately. It was Upton’s second homer off the relief pitcher this season.

Paul Goldschmidt had a chance to tie the game with one swing in the 12th inning, but he struck out, leaving a man on second base to end the game.

Three of the D-backs’ runs came from the most unlikely hitters. The announced crowd of 27,340 at Chase Field erupted when Anderson fought off a 2-2 pitch with two outs in the fifth, grounding it up the middle into center field to score catcher Jordan Pacheco, giving the D-backs a 2-1 lead.

But that paled in comparison to the roar when Danny Dorn doubled down the right field line, scoring Pacheco and Aaron Hill to tie the game at four, sending it into extra innings. It was Dorn’s first two RBI of his career. He had only been to the plate eight times this season, totaling two hits.

After giving up a run on two hits in the first inning, Anderson settled down to only allow three hits in the next six innings. Anderson was very efficient, only tossing 93 pitches. He is now 0-1 on the season after six starts. As a consolation, Anderson’s earned run average shrank to under three for the season at 2.97.

Despite the starter’s seven strong innings, the bullpen could not preserve the win, and Anderson once again he did not factor into the decision.

The D-backs lost the lead in the eighth inning when the bullpen took over. Oliver Perez gave up a lead-off double, and Brad Ziegler gave up back-to-back doubles with two outs. By the time the eighth inning was over, the Padres had reclaimed the lead at 3-2. They added to their lead in the ninth inning when former D-back Justin Upton singled to left field off of Addison Reed, scoring Wil Myers.

Padres starter Tyson Ross kept the sizzling bats of the D-backs in check for the first three innings of the game, not allowing a single hit. Ross would leave the game after five innings, only giving up two runs on five hits.

David Peralta tied the game at one in the fourth inning with his first triple of the season, scoring Goldschmidt.

Manager Chip Hale decided to give Mark Trumbo the night off and started Ender Inciarte instead. Inciarte would only collect one hit in six at-bats. He had a chance to drive in the winning run in the ninth inning, but struck out for the third time.

The D-backs will try to split the four-game series Sunday afternoon.

THE GOOD

Goldschmidt broke up Ross’ no hitter in the fourth inning with a line drive to right field. Before the hit, Ross only allowed a walk in the first 11 batters he faced, and that was to Goldschmidt.

Upton misplayed Peralta’s line drive to left. He dove for the ball and it rolled to the fence, scoring the first run of the game for the D-backs.

Anderson kept his poise in the fifth inning after Wil Myers doubled and then went to third on an error. The pitcher struck out Cory Spangenberg and then made Matt Kemp ground out to shortstop to end the inning, keeping the game tied at one.

In the ninth inning with two outs, Aaron Hill came in to pinch hit and nearly got beaned in the head by a Craig Kimbrel fastball. Hill dusted himself off and singled to right field to keep the rally going.

THE BAD

Anderson gave up two hits on the first two pitches of the game: a bunt by Myers and a single to right center by Spangenberg. On the fourth pitch of the game, Kemp drove in the first run with a sacrifice fly to left field.

After drawing a walk on four straight pitches in the first inning, Goldschmidt was picked off by Ross to end frame.

Not one single baseball left the infield in the D-backs’ first trip through the batting order; there were five groundouts, three strikeouts and one pickoff.

Perez only lasted three pitches. After giving up a lead-off double to Jedd Gyorko in the seventh inning, Perez was replaced by Ziegler.

Perez and Ziegler combined to give up two runs on three hits (all doubles) in just two-thirds of an inning. In all, the bullpen gave up four doubles.

STAT OF THE GAME

1: Anderson recorded his first career RBI with a single up the middle, scoring his catcher Pacheco.

HE SAID IT

“They came out there and told me I was done. I felt like I did my job at that point, but I felt I could go another inning. They’re making the decisions, and I trust what they’re going to do,” Anderson said about being replaced after seven innings.

NOTED

• Dorn’s two-run double caused Kimbrel to blow his first save since last June, ending a streak of 35 straight saves.

• The 12-inning game saw 13 pitchers take the hill, who combined for 401 total pitches.

• Anderson only had one hit in his previous 41 career at-bats before recording his first career RBI in the fifth inning. In fact, Anderson’s career batting average heading into Saturday’s game was .029. His season average climbed to .111 with the hit.

• In his last two starts, Chase Anderson has only allowed one run in 13 innings.

• Goldschmidt’s consecutive games with a home run ended against the Padres, but he has reached base safely in 21 straight games against them.

• Goldschmidt walked four times in Saturday’s game, giving him 20 walks on the season. That ranks third in the major leagues behind Matt Holliday and Miguel Cabrera.

UP NEXT

Sunday’s starting pitcher for the D-backs remains a mystery. Hale says he has an idea of who it will be, but will not discuss it until hours before the series finale against the Padres on Mother’s Day.

The Padres will send out the righty Andrew Cashner, who has only posted one win six starts this season. The D-backs faced Cashner back on April 13 and racked up four runs on seven hits in an 8-4 win. However, Cashner did strike out nine in that loss. In his six starts this season, Cashner has surrendered 13 home runs.

First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. with pregame coverage beginning 30 minutes earlier on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM.

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