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Guzman, Bell Sparkle in Series Dulled by Diamondbacks’ Dominance. 

This late July weekday series saw a bit of disappointment for the hometown team, having lost the first two games against the upstart Diamondbacks of Arizona. But the stellar play throughout the series by Jesus Guzman was one of the few bright spots shown by the Padres. Anther was seeing closer Heat Bell get the opportunity to reach 30 saves for the third straight year for the team of his youth.

Bell closed out the final game of the series in his only appearance, allowing one hit before an inning-ending double-play for his 30th save in 32 tries. The Padres will host the Rockies for the last series before the July 31st trade deadline that has Bell, Mike Adams, Ryan Ludwick and others rumored to be switching uniforms by weeks end.

Below is the recap of what could be the final series of the 2011 Padres as we know them today.

July 26th, 2011, Diamondbacks 6, Padres 1

WP Joe Saunder (7-8) 9IP 6H 1R 1ER 1BB 4K 1HR

LP Dustin Moseley (3-10) 7IP 7H 5R 4ER 2BB 5K 1HR

Dustin Moseley had a rough night out on the diamond Tuesday night. Not only did he get roughed up for five earned runs, he dislocated his shoulder for the second time this season while swinging the bat. After lining the ball down the right field line Moseley fell to the ground clutching his left shoulder. He hopped back up and ran to first, apparently popping his shoulder back into socket. After meeting being examined by the trainer he remained in the game.

Joe Saunders, on the other hand, came within an out of a complete game shutout before surrendering a solo homerun to Padres first baseman Jesus Guzman. Guzman launched an 86 mph fastball from Saunders into the Padres bullpen for San Diego



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