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Magic Number Now 10 After Another Dbacks Come From Behind Win

By Scott Allen

The Arizona Diamondbacks came from behind, again, on Friday night to defeat the San Diego Padres 3-2 at Chase Field, moving their magic number to 11 at the time and then it was later moved to 10 when the San Francisco Giants lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1.  The Dbacks are also only half a game behind the Milwaukee Brewers for the better record after they lost to the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3.  What a night for all that movement.

Daniel Hudson went to 16-9 after the complete game win, however for awhile it didn’t look like it would end that way.  The Padres Mat Latos was sensational on Friday night but made a couple of mistakes that allowed the Dbacks to complete the comeback.

Justin Upton hit his 30th homer of the season, a solo shot to put the Dbacks on the board in the sixth inning.  In the seventh inning, Chris Young doubled and then Gerardo Parra tripled him in.  That was basically the end of his night.  Chad Qualls gave up the winning run in the eighth inning on a Lyle Overbay single.

Now it is on to another day and a chance to win another series.