Associated Press - Left-hander Eric Stults gave up a leadoff double to Gerardo Parra and didn't feel good about his pitches. He quickly settled in, though, because he didn't give up another hit until Willie Bloomquist singled with one out in the ninth.
Stults finished with a career-best two-hitter and Logan Forsythe hit a bases-loaded, two-run single with two outs in the sixth to give the San Diego Padres a 2-1 victory against the NL West-leading Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.
The fourth-place Padres pulled within four games of the Diamondbacks. San Diego has won four straight and seven of nine. The Padres (33-34) are within one game of .500 for the first time since April 4. They started 5-15.
Bench coach Alan Trammell managed the Diamondbacks while Kirk Gibson served his one-game suspension stemming from Tuesday night's brawl against the Los Angeles Dodgers.