Big Unit Beats Punchless Padres

Lanky lefty gets first win since June
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 26, 2008 12:32 AM CDT
Big Unit Beats Punchless Padres
Arizona Diamondbacks' Mark Reynolds, right, is congratulated by teammates Orlando Hudson and Conor Jackson after his three run homer in the third inning on Friday, April 25, 2008, in San Diego.    (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Randy Johnson got his first victory since having back surgery in August, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 5-1 win over San Diego on Friday night. Johnson held the Padres' popgun offense to one run on three hits while striking out seven in six innings. The last-place Padres lost for the ninth time in 10 games.

The NL West-leading Diamondbacks jumped on Randy Wolf for five runs in the third inning, which was highlighted by Mark Reynolds' three-run homer to straightaway center. The Diamondbacks scored as many runs that inning as the Padres had in their previous 55 innings at Petco Park. Chris Young doubled in a run and Orlando Hudson had an RBI single that inning. (More baseball stories.)

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