Final

Series: Game 3 of 3

Arizona won 3-0

Game 1: Monday, April 24
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San Diego1
Game 2: Tuesday, April 25
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San Diego0
Game 3: Wednesday, April 26
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San Diego2

Diamondbacks 3

(11-11, 7-5 away)

Padres 2

(8-13, 3-9 home)

3:35 PM ET, April 26, 2006

Petco Park, San Diego, California 

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W: O. Hernandez (2-3)

L: W. Williams (1-1)

S: J. Valverde (5)

ARIZONA 3, SAN DIEGO 2 

SAN DIEGO (Ticker) -- Orlando Hernandez may not be the same pitcher he once was, but the San Diego Padres certainly must be impressed.

Hernandez worked six outstanding innings and Shawn Green had three hits as the Arizona Diamondbacks posted a 3-2 victory to complete a three-game sweep of the Padres.

A key contributor on three World Series championship clubs with the New York Yankees, Hernandez (2-3) had lost his previous three outings.

But the 40-year-old Cuban righthander was dazzling in his first career start against San Diego, baffling the Padres with an array of offspeed pitches. He allowed only one run, two hits and two walks with a season-high nine strikeouts.

Luis Vizcaino and Brandon Lyon each tossed a scoreless inning out of the bullpen and Jose Valverde logged the ninth to record his fifth save.

Arizona took the lead for good in the sixth when Conor Jackson snapped a 1-1 tie by blasting a solo homer off San Diego starter Woody Williams (1-1). It was the third homer this season for Jackson, who had four hits and five RBI in the series.

Chris Snyder ripped a double to plate Green with an insurance run in the eighth for the Diamondbacks, who have won six of their last nine.

The Padres halved their deficit in the ninth when Mike Piazza crushed his 400th career homer, a solo shot off Valverde. But Valverde struck out Adrian Gonzalez to end the contest.

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