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Davis Gets Long-Sought Win, D-Backs Beat Padres

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PHOENIX (AP) - Doug Davis got his first victory in a month and the Arizona Diamondbacks matched their season-best four-game winning streak by beating the San Diego Padres 4-3 on Tuesday night.

Davis, who had allowed just two earned runs in his previous three starts but left each with a no-decision, scattered nine hits, allowing two runs in 6 1-3 innings. It was the left-hander's first victory since beating San Diego 8-0 on June 5. Davis (4-8) was 0-2 in five starts since then.

The Diamondbacks clinched a home series victory for the first time since manager Bob Melvin was fired and replaced by A.J. Hinch on May 8. Arizona has three series wins at home all season.

Kevin Kouzmanoff was 3 for 4 with two doubles for the Padres, who have lost six of seven.

Kevin Correia (5-7) allowed four runs, three earned, and six hits in six innings.

Arizona hasn't lost since third baseman Mark Reynolds criticized his teammates' desire and effort after a bumbling loss at Colorado on Friday night.

The Padres came within inches of tying the game when Kouzmanoff doubled off reliever Jon Rauch in the eighth, then Chase Headley hit one off the top of the fence in right field. The ball bounced back in play and Headley had to settle for an RBI double that cut the lead to 4-3.

Chad Qualls pitched a perfect ninth for his 16th save.

Three San Diego errors, two by Correia on the same play, helped the Diamondbacks score twice in the third to take a 2-1 lead.

Chris Young doubled with one out, then Davis put down a sacrifice bunt. Correia fumbled the ball, then threw wildly past first, allowing Young to score and Davis to advance to second. Felipe Lopez's sacrifice bunt moved Davis to third.

Stephen Drew grounded to second, but Edgar Gonzalez bounced his throw home and catcher Eliezer Alfonzo couldn't come up with it as Davis scored the go-ahead run.

The Diamondbacks got two more in the fourth. Miguel Montero led off with a single, then scored when Gerardo Parra tripled to right-center. Chad Tracy's RBI sacrifice fly made it 4-1.

NOTES: Arizona RHP Tom Gordon, on the DL since May 4 with a strained left hamstring, threw batting practice on Tuesday. ... Parra is tied for the major-league lead with six triples. ... Davis picked off two runners at first. ... Headley went 2 for 3 and has six hits in his last 10 at-bats.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

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