All Dustin Moseley needed was to make a few adjustments on his cut-fastball delivery.
The San Diego starter induced four double plays Sunday in six sharp innings, leading the Padres to a 4-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Moseley, who went 3-10 with a 3.30 ERA in 20 starts last season, limited Arizona to a run and seven hits. He recorded 12 of his 18 outs on groundballs and attributed the grounders to a livelier cut-fastball.
''In my previous starts, trying to get around (the cutter), it was really big,'' said Moseley, who finished with three strikeouts. Padres pitching coach Darren Balsley ''gave me a couple of tips and it helped me. I got back where I needed to be. In previous starts, they weren't moving at all. It was much better. It was more consistent. And when I missed it was because it was moving, not because it was up in the zone or straight.''
Moseley doubled, walked and scored a run in his two plate appearances. He appears to be the favorite to win the fifth spot i...