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Pads secure playoff return
Padres 3, Diamondbacks 1
The Padres converge on the mound after Trevor Hoffman recorded the final out. (Tom Hood/AP)
David Wells threw six shutout frames, Mike Cameron homered and Trevor Hoffman finished things off, as the Friars clinched back-to-back playoff berths for the first time in team history.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: September 30, 2006
SD
San Diego (87-74)
Won 1
San Diego 3, Arizona 1   ARI
Arizona (76-85)
Lost 1
September 30, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
San Diego
0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0   3 6 0
Arizona
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   1 6 0
Standings thru 9/30/06  |  Gameday  |  Padres Stats  |  Diamondbacks Stats
San DiegoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, LF5120012.295
Giles, RF3000112.265
Gonzalez, 1B4000002.299
Bard, C4011000.333
Branyan, 3B2110010.230
  a-Johnson, PH0000000.250
  b-Klesko, PH0000100.667
  Greene, SS0000100.247
Cameron, CF4112014.268
Blum, SS-3B3010103.250
Barfield, 2B4000012.280
Wells, P1000010.200
  c-McAnulty, PH0000100.231
  Meredith, P0000000.000
  Linebrink, P00000001.000
  d-Sledge, PH1000011.231
  Hoffman, P0000000.000
Totals313635716 

a-Batted for Branyan in the 6th. b-Walked for Johnson in the 6th. c-Walked for Wells in the 7th. d-Struck out for Linebrink in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Blum (17, Lyon).
HR: Cameron (22, 5th inning off Gonzalez, Ed, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Roberts 2; Bard; Branyan; Cameron 4; Blum 2.
RBI: Cameron 2 (83), Bard (40).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Roberts; Blum 2.
S: Wells.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Roberts (49, 2nd base off Gonzalez, Ed/Montero).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Greene-Barfield-Gonzalez, Hoffman-Greene-Gonzalez).

 
ArizonaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Counsell, SS-3B3000100.255
Hudson, 2B4020001.289
Gonzalez, L, LF4020012.273
  1-Young, PR0000000.243
Byrnes, CF4000014.267
Jackson, 1B4000011.291
Quentin, RF3000010.252
Easley, 3B2010000.234
  a-Drew, PH-SS1111000.316
Montero, C3000001.250
Cruz, P0000000.000
  Gonzalez, Ed, P2000001.077
  Choate, P0000000.000
  Medders, P0000000.000
  Julio, P0000000.000
  b-Callaspo, PH1000000.244
  Lyon, P0000000.000
Totals311611410 

a-Homered for Easley in the 7th. b-Grounded out for Julio in the 8th.
1-Ran for Gonzalez, L in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Drew (5, 7th inning off Meredith, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Hudson 2; Gonzalez, L 2; Easley; Drew 4.
RBI: Drew (23).
2-out RBI: Drew.
GIDP: Hudson; Byrnes.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: (Hudson-Jackson).

 
San DiegoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wells (W, 3-5)6.04001304.42
Meredith (H, 16)1.01110111.07
Linebrink (H, 35)1.00000003.62
Hoffman (S, 45)1.01000001.89
 
ArizonaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Cruz 2.00000304.18
Gonzalez, Ed (L, 3-4)3.03332214.22
Choate 0.11000004.20
Medders 1.01002103.64
Julio 1.20001004.23
Lyon 1.01000103.89

Gonzalez, Ed pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

Pitches-strikes: Wells 76-45, Meredith 9-7, Linebrink 10-7, Hoffman 5-5, Cruz 26-19, Gonzalez, Ed 49-28, Choate 7-6, Medders 29-14, Julio 16-8, Lyon 13-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Wells 10-5, Meredith 1-1, Linebrink 3-0, Hoffman 3-0, Cruz 1-2, Gonzalez, Ed 3-4, Choate 1-0, Medders 1-1, Julio 0-5, Lyon 2-0.
Batters faced: Wells 22, Meredith 4, Linebrink 3, Hoffman 3, Cruz 6, Gonzalez, Ed 14, Choate 2, Medders 6, Julio 5, Lyon 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Choate 2-1, Medders 2-0, Julio 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Gary Darling. 1B: Bruce Dreckman. 2B: Ed Hickox. 3B: Larry Poncino.
Weather: 73 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:34.
Att: 33,085.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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