PHOENIX (AP) -- Brandon McCarthy pitched seven effective innings for his second straight win and Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run double to cap a five-run seventh inning, lifting the Diamondbacks to a 5-2 victory over the Padres on Friday night.
Arizona managed two hits over the first six innings against Eric Stults (4-4) before breaking it open in the seventh. Martin Prado had a run-scoring double, pinch hitter Wil Nieves followed with another and A.J. Pollock added an RBI single for his third hit. Goldschmidt capped it with a double off Anthony Bass to put the D-backs up 5-1.
McCarthy (2-3) allowed a run and five hits, and Heath Bell worked around two runners in the ninth for his seven save.
Everth Cabrera led off the eighth inning with a homer off David Hernandez for the Padres, who have lost three straight.
McCarthy was superb in his last start, tossing a three-hitter against the Marlins for his third career shutout and first win since suffering a life-threatening head injury...