San Diego Padres fall to the D’backs and sink into last place in the NL West


San Diego, CA- The San Diego Padres continued their free fall saturday night as they fell to the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1.  With the loss the San Diego Padres fall to last place in the NL West and now have the worst record in the National League.

The San Diego Padres are now just two losses at (34-47) ahead of the (34-49) Tampa Bay Rays for the worst record in all of Major League baseball.

The Diamondbacks began the season with an (8-22) start and no one thought anyone in the NL West would be worse than them as the season progressed, but apparently the San Diego Padres were up to the challenge as they have been been just as awful and have now replaced the Diamondbacks in last place.

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The San Diego Padres took the early lead in the bottom of the first as Chris Denorfia scored on a sacrifice fly by Tommy Medica to give the San Diego Padres a 1-0 lead.

The Diamondbacks would tie the game at 1-1 in the top of the third as Ender Inciarte would score on a sacrifice fly by Martin Prado.

Miguel Montero would give the Diamondbacks the lead in the top of the 6th on a two-run home run, his 11th of the season off Eric Stults to score Paul Goldschmidt and give the Diamondbacks a 3-1 lead.

The San Diego Padres had a chance to tie the game in the bottom of the sixth as Cameron Maybin walked to load the bases with two outs, but Rene Rivera would strikeout to end the San Diego Padres scoring threat.

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