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San Diego Padres’ six-run inning leads to 12-3 romp over Arizona Diamondbacks

Apr 28, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Eduardo Escobar (5) scores in the second inning against the San Diego Padres at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The slumping San Diego Padres tied a franchise record with seven straight hits to open an inning — capped by Manny Machado’s bases-loaded triple in the fifth — en route to a 12-3 rout of the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix.

Before the six-run burst, the Padres had scored just one run on seven hits over the first 13 innings in Arizona. They finished with 15 hits Wednesday.

But the win came at a price. Rookie left-hander Ryan Weathers departed the game after one inning with what was described as arm soreness. Padres manager Jayce Tingler and a team trainer had made a mound visit after the first Arizona hitter when the first fastballs from the 21-year-old were clocked under 90 mph.

Jurickson Profar, Victor Caratini and Ha-Seong Kim opened the fifth with singles off spot starter and loser Riley Smith (1-1). Kim’s hit tied the game, and an error by right fielder Josh Rojas allowed the second run to score.

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Pinch-hitter Tommy Pham greeted reliever J.B. Bukauskas with a single. Fernando Tatis Jr. singled home Kim, and Trent Grisham loaded the bases with a sixth straight single. Machado then hit a sinking liner past diving left fielder David Peralta to clear the bases.

Jake Cronenworth added a solo homer against Matt Peacock in the sixth, and the Padres added three runs in the eighth against Yoan Lopez on an RBI double by Kim, a pinch-hit RBI single by Wil Myers and a sacrifice fly by Tatis that Rojas leaped to catch above the fence in right, preventing a three-run homer.

Jorge Mateo closed out the scoring with a two-run homer in the ninth off Kevin Ginkel. Third baseman Asdrubal Cabrera got the final two outs as the Diamondbacks’ seventh pitcher.

The Diamondbacks had taken a 1-0 lead in the second on Nick Ahmed’s RBI double off Nick Ramirez. They made it 2-0 on Wyatt Mathisen’s first homer of the season in the fourth off Aaron Northcraft. Ahmed singled home Arizona’s final run in the sixth.

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Northcraft, the third of eight Padres pitchers, was credited with his first major league win.

–Field Level Media