Hill's grab saves D-backs at least one run

Hill's grab saves D-backs at least one run

Hill's grab saves D-backs at least one run
PHOENIX -- D-backs second baseman Aaron Hill didn't drive in any runs on Monday, but the National League All-Star Game Final Vote candidate certainly saved at least one.

In the third inning with two outs, Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal hit a sharp grounder to the right side with runners on first and second, but Hill made a sliding stop to his left and threw out the runner to end the threat.

Hill also hit his NL second baseman-leading 35th extra base hit of the season with a double in the sixth inning. The double extended his home hitting streak to 17 games, tied for the fifth-longest in team history.

The 30-year-old is now batting an even .300 with 11 homers and 38 RBIs.

Hill, a candidate in the All-Star Game Final Vote sponsored by Firestone, is competing against Michael Bourn (Braves), David Freese (Cardinals), Bryce Harper (Nationals) and Chipper Jones (Braves) for the final spot on the NL roster.

The D-backs will wear t-shirts to support Hill on Tuesday during batting practice with the All-Star logo and the second baseman's Twitter hashtag, #FinHillVote, printed on them.