Blanks' homer helps Padres sweep D-backsBlanks' eighth home run of the season and second in two days came off reliever David Hernandez and made a winner out of Clayton Richard , giving the Padres a three-game sweep. "When there's an opportunity, it must be taken advantage of," Blanks said. Blanks hit a game-deciding three-run home run in the eighth inning that gave the Padres a 4-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Petco Park. "He's taken this opportunity and really made the most of regular play," Padres manager Bud Black said. "He's tak...
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