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Padres starters return to throttle Giants 9-3

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It was business as usual on Friday night.

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With all their starters back in the lineup together on Friday evening, the Padres easily handled the Giants by a score of 9-3 at Peoria Stadium. The Friars got efficient nights out of Fernando Tatis Jr. and Jake Cronenworth, both of whom finished 2-for-3 at the plate and combined for three runs scored.

The duo of Eguy Rosario and Tucupita Marcano, both just 21 years old, also combined to hit a pair of two-run homers in the sixth and seventh innings, respectively.

It was Tatis that helped San Diego score the first points of the game when he lined a perfect ball between defenders over the top of second base. After an errant throw by the centerfielder, Tatis was able to take second while Trent Grisham narrowly snuck in to home for the 1-0 lead.

The Giants scored a trio of runs in the top of the fourth thanks to a two-run deep shot by third baseman Wilmer Flores and well-executed sac fly by shortstop Mauricio Dubon.

On the other half of the inning, Grisham cranked a two-RBI double to bring home Cronenworth and Jurickson Profar for the team’s fourth and fifth runs of the night.

The Padres were able to close out their second victory of the spring relatively easy behind some clean pitching from Evan Miller and Nabil Crismatt. In the fifth, MIller struck out three with two walks and Crismatt followed it with two strikeouts, zero hits, and zero walks through the games final two innings.

The Dodgers (3-1) will host the Padres (2-4) later this afternoon at 12:05 p.m.