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Padres 7, Diamondbacks 4: Schimpf goes deep twice to walk off

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Arizona Diamondbacks v San Diego Padres Photo by Kent Horner/Getty Images

Another night, another four hour game, another hurt put on the Diamondbacks. There were a couple times it looked like the Padres weren’t going to make it, but Ryan Schimpf came through big time with not one but two clutch home runs. It was all part of his 4-for-5 night at the plate, as he knocked out a couple of doubles in addition to the bombs. He also should have had a stolen base, but apparently the umpires in New York forgot their glasses tonight.

Arizona started the scoring in the second on a leadoff double by Yasmany Tomas. A pair of singles from Welington Castillo and Chris Owings brought him home. The Friars answered right back, with Schimpf hitting his first double and then tying the game on Christian Bethancourt’s single to center.

The bats fell silent on both sides until the seventh inning. Jean Segura led off with a single, went to second on a sacrifice bunt, and then stole third. A botched throw by Derek Norris let Segura score. He helped make up for the screwup after the stretch, though. Bethancourt led off with a single, and then Norris followed with one of his own. A sacrifice fly tied the game again.

Ryan Buchter ran into trouble in the eighth, allowing two walks at the beginning of the inning. He managed to pick off one of those, but then Rickie Weeks Jr. hit a double to put runners at second and third with one out. Brandon Maurer took over and immediately gave up a two-run single to Segura. That could have been the end of the game, but Solarte and Schimpf had other ideas. Solarte hit a double, and then Schimpf went yard. And then in the tenth inning, he did it again.

The Padres will try to clinch the series sweep at 5:40 tomorrow night.