PHOENIX (AP) — Josh Collmenter pitched effectively into the sixth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks took advantage of San Diego's shaky defense to beat the Padres 5-0 Friday night.
Arizona put pressure on San Diego early with aggressive baserunning and the Padres had no answer, fumbling and bumbling their way to three errors in the first two innings.
Collmenter (8-8) had his fourth straight solid outing, allowing six singles in 5 1-3 innings, and combined with four relievers for Arizona's second shutout during a four-game winning streak.
The Diamondbacks gave Collmenter a nice cushion, scoring all of their runs off San Diego starter Wade LeBlanc (2-3) in the first two innings.
Arizona had surged to the top of the NL West, only to slide
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