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Pads pass final test, win West
Friars clinch division title
A day after clinching a playoff spot, the Pads secured home field for the NLDS, edging the D-Backs to win the NL West title. Trevor Hoffman overcame back-to-back homers in the ninth to earn his 46th save and preserve Woody Williams' 12th win. Adrian Gonzalez's four hits led the offense.
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 Padres clinch NL West
 Gonzalez on winning NL West
 Williams on winning NL West
 Gonzalez's two-run double
Padres 7, Diamondbacks 6
Dave Roberts celebrates with Mike Piazza after scoring in a six-run fourth inning. (Matt York/AP)
Series at a glance:
D-Backs fall in wild ending
Chad Tracy hit two homers, including one in the ninth, and the D-Backs rallied to within one run before falling on a controversial play. Playing their final games with Arizona, Craig Counsell homered and Luis Gonzalez was held hitless in four at-bats.
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 Gonzo press conference
 Tracy's two homers
 Gonzo's first at-bat of the game
TODAY'S WRAPS: October 01, 2006
SD
San Diego (88-74)
Won 2
San Diego 7, Arizona 6   ARI
Arizona (76-86)
Lost 2
October 1, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
San Diego
1 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0   7 14 0
Arizona
0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 2   6 8 0
Standings thru 10/1/06  |  Gameday  |  Padres Stats  |  Diamondbacks Stats
San DiegoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, CF-LF4100123.293
Giles, RF4001101.263
Gonzalez, 1B5242010.304
Piazza, C4121012.283
  Bowen, C1010000.245
Branyan, 3B2000022.228
  a-Greene, PH-SS3000022.245
Sledge, LF5010013.229
  Cameron, CF0000000.268
Blum, SS-3B4121001.254
Barfield, 2B4110001.280
Williams, P3121000.204
  Embree, P0000000.000
  b-Klesko, PH1010000.750
  Linebrink, P00000001.000
  Hoffman, P0000000.000
Totals4071462915 

a-Grounded out for Branyan in the 5th. b-Singled for Embree in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Piazza 2 (19, Webb, Webb), Gonzalez (38, Webb).
TB: Gonzalez 5; Piazza 4; Bowen; Sledge; Blum 2; Barfield; Williams 2; Klesko.
RBI: Piazza (68), Blum (34), Williams (4), Giles (83), Gonzalez 2 (82).
2-out RBI: Piazza; Blum; Williams; Giles; Gonzalez 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Branyan; Piazza 2; Roberts; Sledge.
GIDP: Blum.
Team LOB: 8.

 
ArizonaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Counsell, SS4111000.255
  Drew, SS0000000.316
Hudson, 2B4000000.287
Gonzalez, L, LF4000000.271
  Hairston, LF0000000.400
Byrnes, CF4110000.267
Tracy, 3B4333000.281
Jackson, 1B4111001.291
Quentin, RF3010100.253
Snyder, C3011001.277
  1-Young, PR0000000.243
Webb, P1000000.151
  Choate, P0000000.000
  a-Easley, PH1000001.233
  Pena, P0000000.000
  Aquino, P0000000.000
  b-Estrada, PH1000011.302
  Gonzalez, En, P0000000.281
  Batista, P0000000.100
  Slaten, P0000000.000
  Valverde, P0000000.000
  c-Callaspo, PH1000001.238
Totals34686115 

a-Lined out for Choate in the 5th. b-Struck out for Aquino in the 7th. c-Grounded into a forceout for Valverde in the 9th.
1-Ran for Snyder in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Tracy (41, Williams).
HR: Counsell (4, 4th inning off Williams, 0 on, 0 out), Tracy 2 (20, 7th inning off Williams, 1 on, 0 out; 9th inning off Hoffman, 0 on, 1 out), Jackson (15, 9th inning off Hoffman, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Counsell 4; Byrnes; Tracy 10; Jackson 4; Quentin; Snyder.
RBI: Counsell (30), Snyder (32), Tracy 3 (80), Jackson (79).
SF: Snyder.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
DP: (Choate-Hudson-Jackson).

 
San DiegoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Williams (W, 12-5)6.26440023.65
Embree (H, 16)0.10000103.27
Linebrink (H, 36)1.00000003.57
Hoffman (S, 46)1.02221022.14
 
ArizonaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Webb (L, 16-8)4.08772503.10
Choate 1.01000003.94
Pena 1.01000005.58
Aquino 1.00000204.47
Gonzalez, En 1.02000105.67
Batista 0.10000004.58
Slaten 0.02000000.00
Valverde 0.20000105.84

Slaten pitched to 2 batters in the 9th.

WP: Webb.
Pitches-strikes: Williams 82-50, Embree 4-4, Linebrink 9-5, Hoffman 22-14, Webb 78-46, Choate 11-8, Pena 14-8, Aquino 17-11, Gonzalez, En 16-10, Batista 5-2, Slaten 8-5, Valverde 10-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Williams 7-13, Embree 0-0, Linebrink 1-2, Hoffman 2-1, Webb 5-2, Choate 3-0, Pena 1-2, Aquino 1-0, Gonzalez, En 0-2, Batista 1-0, Slaten 0-0, Valverde 1-0.
Batters faced: Williams 26, Embree 1, Linebrink 3, Hoffman 6, Webb 22, Choate 3, Pena 4, Aquino 3, Gonzalez, En 5, Batista 1, Slaten 2, Valverde 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Embree 1-0, Valverde 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Bruce Dreckman. 1B: Ed Hickox. 2B: Larry Poncino. 3B: Gary Darling.
Weather: 74 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:39.
Att: 48,977.

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