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Diamondbacks 3, Padres 2: Goldschimdt stops sweep

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A pair of homers by Arizona’s star player ruined the night.

Arizona Diamondbacks v San Diego Padres Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images

Poor Luis Perdomo. He got stung tonight, giving up three runs on a pair of homers, but still put up a pretty solid line. He went seven innings, allowing just five hits without giving up a single free pass. But he got next to no run support from his lineup, who hit a miserable 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position.

Paul Goldschmidt was the real threat to the Padres tonight, opening the game with a first inning solo shot. The good guys got the lead on a bomb of their own in the third inning. Jon Jay drew a two-out walk off Zack Greinke, setting up Wil Myers to do some damage. Greinke served up a real meatball, hanging a 76 mph curveball right in the middle of the zone, and Wil smashed it into the bullpen for his 27th homer of the year. For those keeping track, he’s now three home runs and four steals from becoming the first Padre to join the elite 30-30 club, with ten games to go.

That’s it for the good news. The bad news is that Goldschmidt hurt San Diego again in the sixth with a two-run shot to center. No win, no sweep. But tomorrow a team the Padres have swept comes to town, as Christian Friedrich kicks off a four game series against San Francisco at 7:10 PM.