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Stults, Padres hand D-backs 7th straight loss, 6-5

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San Diego Padres starting pitcher Eric Stults throws in the first inning during a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) San Diego Padres starting pitcher Eric Stults throws in the first inning during a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
San Diego Padres third baseman Yangervis Solarte makes an off-balance throw for the out against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning during a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) San Diego Padres third baseman Yangervis Solarte makes an off-balance throw for the out against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning during a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

PHOENIX (AP) — Eric Stults snapped a string of three straight losses, Rene Rivera homered and the San Diego Padres beat Arizona 6-5 on Friday night to extend the Diamondbacks' losing streak to seven games, their longest of the season.

Stults (7-16), tied with Philadelphia's A.J. Burnett and the Los Angeles Dodgers' Kevin Correia for most losses in the majors, allowed five runs — two earned — and seven hits in six innings.

A.J. Pollock had three hits for the Diamondbacks, including a three-run homer after third baseman Yangervis Solarte's two-out error in Arizona's four-run fifth inning.

Vidal Nuno (0-6) gave up six runs, the most in his 12 starts since coming to Arizona in a trade with the New York Yankees, where he was 2-5. Nuno allowed two or fewer runs in each of his previous five starts.

Padres shortstop Alexi Amarista robbed Jake Lamb of a hit in the ninth inning with a diving stop, getting a force out at second.

Arizona went on to put runners at first and third with two outs in the ninth against Kevin Quackenbush before pinch-hitter Aaron Hill flied out to left.

Quackenbush got his third save as San Diego won for only the second time in nine games.

San Diego scored two runs in the first, the second on Cameron Maybin's triple to left-center. The Padres added two in the third on Jedd Gyorko's RBI double and Yasmani Grandal's run-scoring single.

Rivera hit a solo homer on a 1-2 pitch from Nuno in the fifth.

Arizona rallied with four runs, one earned, in the fifth to cut the lead to 6-5. Lamb led off with a triple and scored on Nolan Reimold's pinch-hit single. Solarte booted Chris Owings' two-out grounder, and Pollock hit the next pitch over the wall in left.

The Diamondbacks are 1-11 in Nuno's starts.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: OF Will Venable was out of the lineup after leaving Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers with a back strain. ... OF Abraham Almonte (soreness) has been out for the past week.

Diamondbacks: OF David Peralta has been out of the lineup since Saturday with a sore back. He was awaiting results of an MRI. ... RHP Matt Reynolds, coming off Tommy John surgery, threw a bullpen session.

UP NEXT

Padres: RHP Tyson Ross (13-13, 2.66 ERA) has gone at least six innings in 23 of his last 28 starts. In that span, his ERA is 2.57. The Padres have won seven of Ross' last 10 starts.

Diamondbacks: Rookie RHP Chase Anderson (8-6, 3.71) is one-third of an inning shy of his professional high (137 2-3.) He is 5-2 with a 3.45 ERA against NL West foes.

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