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Padres 5, Diamondbacks 1: Snakes get the shillelagh

A barrage of extra base hits put the Padres on top of the Diamondbacks tonight.

Justin Upton 1, Petco Park 0.
Justin Upton 1, Petco Park 0.
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After getting outmatched offensively last night, the Padres turned the tables on the Diamondbacks. The Friars lineup dropped five runs on the Snakes with five extra base hits, including Justin Upton's first Petco Park home run of the year. Odrisamer Despaigne didn't need nearly that much run support, as he allowed just a single run on two hits and two walks in seven innings on the mound.

O-Des got in a little trouble in the first. A leadoff walk to A.J. Pollock was made much worse when Chris Owings reached base on an error by Will Middlebrooks. A pop fly got the Padres their first out, and then Yonder Alonso snagged a line drive by David Peralta and tapped first for the unassisted double play.

Jeremy Hellickson didn't get so lucky in his half of the first. Wil Myers led off with a double, and Yangervis Solarte's single put Padres on the corners with nobody out. Matt Kemp followed that up with a grounder to bring Myers home, but Solarte got caught at second. Justin Upton drew a walk to put a runner back into scoring position, setting up Derek Norris for an RBI double. Another ground out from Yonder Alonso drove in the third run of the inning.

Arizona did get on the board in the fourth inning. Despaigne beaned Peralta, and Mark Trumbo knocked him in with a double. San Diego didn't need anybody to get hit by a pitch to get that run back, though. In the fifth, Justin Upton dropped a home run into the upper deck of left field. Kemp chimed in again after the stretch, hitting his second triple of the season and scoring on a wild pitch. After that, it was all on the bullpen, and Joaquin Benoit and Dale Thayer had no trouble shutting things down.

Brandon Morrow will wrap up the homestand tomorrow. First pitch is at 6:10 PM.

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