SAN DIEGO -- It has been awhile since the National League West had an all-hands pennant race, and halfway into June is not the time to call one. But things are tightening up a bit.
The Padres pulled with three games of the NL West lead with a 6-4 victory over the first-place Diamondbacks on Saturday -- and San Diego is still in fourth, also behind San Francisco and Colorado. The Padres have won five in a row, and now four teams are within a good week of first place.
Not that it is troublesome to the current leaders.
"You sign up for that," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said.
Willie Bloomquist echoed that sentiment, saying, "We knew coming into it it is anybodys ballgame. We knew that day one of spring, and it still stands."
After Miguel Montero hit a two-run home run off Padres right-hander Jason Marquis to give the Diamondbacks a 2-0 lead in the first inning and Wade Miley threw three hitless innings, the D-backs appeared to be on the right track.
But Miley could not stop the ...