D-backs beat Padres 7-6, nail runner at plate for final out

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Posted at 9:49 PM, Aug 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-16 00:49:06-04

PHOENIX (AP) — Speedy Padres pinch runner Jorge Mateo was thrown out at the plate trying to score from first base on a single to end the game, and the Arizona Diamondbacks held off San Diego 7-6.

The Padres nearly completed a late rally after trailing 7-1.

San Diego scored twice in the eighth, then scored three times in the ninth off Archie Bradley. With two outs, Mateo got a head start by trying to steal second when Jurickson Profar lined a single through the infield.

Center fielder Starling Marte quickly made the relay to second baseman Ketel Marte, who fired a perfect relay throw to Carson Kelly for the tag.