SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks came into a three-game series against the Padres with the worst record and worst ERA in the majors.
The Diamondbacks won the first two games and took a 3-1 lead in the fourth inning on Sunday before letting the Padres tie it and then win it 4-3.
Even so, the Diamondbacks leave town having finally cracked double digits in wins and passed Houston by one percentage point for the big league low.
"I feel good about where we are at," said catcher Tuffy Gosewisch, who hit a two-run single in the fourth-inning. "We did some good things in this series, and I think things are headed in the right direction."
Cameron Maybin reached base after an overturned umpire's call, then scored on Yonder Alonso's slow grounder in the ninth inning as the Padres avoided a three-game sweep.
Maybin easily beat the throw home by first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, who was playing in with one out. Alonso entered during a double switch in the top of the inning.
The Padres snapped a four-game losing streak and scored their most runs in five games.
Maybin started the winning rally with a chopper to second off Oliver Perez (0-1). He initially was called out but Padres manager Bud Black challenged, and the call was changed, giving Maybin an infield single. It made Black 2 for 2 in challenges on Sunday and 4 for 4 for the season. Rene Rivera, who earlier hit a two-run double, doubled over right fielder Gerardo Parra's head to move Maybin to third.
Huston Street (1-0) pitched the ninth for the win.
After being held to five runs in their previous four games, the Padres scored first for the first time in five games. Chris Denorfia's two-out single in the third brought in rookie Jace Peterson, who was hit on the hand with a pitch.
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