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Diamondbacks 3, Padres 2: Friars whiff in finale

Robbie Ray made the Padres look foolish.

San Diego Padres v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images

The good news is that the Dodgers lost again. The bad news is that Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray made the Padres look like amateurs as he struck them out twelve times in six innings. The Arizona bullpen added another four Ks onto that total to rub some salt in the wound. Luis Perdomo didn’t have a bad day, holding the Snakes to three runs over six frames, but he was just outclassed by Ray.

The Padres briefly held the lead in the second inning. Jabari Blash led off with a double, and Luis Torrens drove him home with a single. It didn’t last. J.D. Martinez led off the bottom half of the frame with a bomb, and the Friars never led again. The Diamondbacks took the lead in the fourth when Paul Goldschmidt went yard.

Jose Pirela managed to tie things up in the sixth. He led off with a double and took third on a wild pitch. Yangervis Solarte hit a fly to center, bringing Pirela home. And then Martinez homered again, giving the Diamondbacks a lead that they wouldn’t relinquish.

The Padres will take tomorrow off has they head to Minnesota to take on the Twins. First pitch at 5:10 PM.