TUCSON PADRES: O'Sullivan hurts Fresno with arm, bat as Tucson wins sixth straight

2013-04-23T00:00:00Z 2013-04-23T00:15:24Z TUCSON PADRES: O'Sullivan hurts Fresno with arm, bat as Tucson wins sixth straightArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
April 23, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Tucson pitcher Sean O'Sullivan hit a grand slam to cap a six-run fourth inning as the Padres won at Fresno 8-6 on Monday night for their sixth consecutive victory.

Cody Decker went 3 for 5 with four RBIs for the Padres (9-9), who reached .500 on the season.

Decker's two-run double put Tucson up 2-0 in the fourth before O'Sullivan's slam to right field. Decker added an RBI single in the seventh and a solo homer to left in the ninth for insurance.

Sullivan (1-1) scattered eight hits over 7 innings, struck out four and gave up three runs to pick up the win. The right-hander also went 2 for 3 at the plate.

Fresno (9-10) cut the lead to 7-6 with three runs in the eighth off Jason Ray, who relieved Sullivan.

Tucson's Tommy Layne came in to get the third out of the inning and the first out in the ninth, and Miles Mikolas retired the last two batters for his third save.

The Padres can complete a four-game series sweep in Fresno tonight at 7:05.

Tucson is off Wednesday before starting a four-game home series with Colorado Springs on Thursday at 7:05 p.m. at Kino Stadium.

Padres 8, Grizzlies 6

Tucson ab r h bi Fresno ab r h bi

J. Decker rf 4 0 0 0 Tanaka 2b 5 1 2 1

Rbrtson cf 5 1 1 0 Brown cf 5 1 1 0

Buck lf 5 1 2 0 Gillespie lf 5 1 3 1

Galvez 2b 4 1 1 2 Pill 1b 4 0 1 1

C. Decker 1b 5 1 3 0 Kschnck rf 4 1 2 1

Anna ss 4 1 1 3 Perez 3b 3 1 0 1

Rivera c 4 1 0 0 Monell c 4 1 1 0

Merchan 3b 4 1 0 0 Jurica ss 3 0 0 0

O'Sullivan p 3 1 2 0 Kickham p 2 0 0 0

Petit ph 1 0 1 0 Dmngz ph 1 0 0 0

Ciriaco ph 1 0 0 0

Totals 39 8 11 8 Totals 37 6 10 5

Tucson 000 600 101 - 8

Fresno 000 102 030 - 6

E: Tanaka 2, Perez, J. LOB: Tucson 7, Fresno 6. 2B: Galvez, Decker, Gillespie. 3B: Kieschnick. HR: O'Sullivan, Decker, Kieschnick, Monell

Tucson IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA

O'Sullivan (W, 1-1) 7.0 8 3 3 0 4 0 5.40

Ray 0.2 2 3 3 1 1 2 9.95

Layne (H, 4) 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.84

Mikolas (S, 3) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.56

Fresno IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA

Kickham (L, 0-2) 5.0 5 6 5 2 6 1 7.13

Dunning 2.0 4 1 1 0 2 0 2.13

Ramirez 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.75

Hembree 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 2.25

HBP: (by Dunning) Galvez

Time: 2:47.

Attendance: 3,900.

Today

• What: Padres at Fresno

• When: 7:05 p.m.

• Radio: 1290-AM

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