Schimpf powers Padres to 8-5 comeback win over DiamondbacksPosted: Updated:
Ryan Schimpf hit a go-ahead, three-run homer with one out in the top of the ninth inning to rally the San Diego Padres past the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-5 on Wednesday night.
Schimpf, who entered in a double switch with San Diego down 5-3 in the bottom of the sixth, began the day batting .102. In his second at-bat of the night, he took Diamondbacks closer Fernando Rodney (1-1) into the right-field seats to give the Padres a 6-5 lead.
Yangervis Solarte added a two-run double later in the inning, and San Diego ended a four-game losing streak.
Hunter Renfroe and Erick Aybar also homered for the Padres. Ryan Buchter (1-0) won in relief and Brandon Maurer got his fourth save.
The crowd of 12,215 was the smallest for a regular-season Diamondbacks game at Chase Field. The previous low was 14,110 last July 5, also against the Padres.
Paul Goldschmidt had three hits and three RBI for Arizona, tying a club record by reaching base in nine consecutive plate appearances Tuesday and Wednesday.
Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Godley, called up from Triple-A Reno earlier in the day for his first major league start since last season, allowed two runs and four hits in five innings. He struck out six and walked three.
David Peralta reached base four times. He has scored 10 runs in his last seven games and has 10 multi-hit games this season.
Padres starter Trevor Cahill struck out nine in 5 2/3 innings but allowed five runs on nine hits and walked four. He helped himself with an RBI double.
The Diamondbacks scored once in the first and three times in the third for a 4-0 lead. By then, Goldschmidt had set a franchise record with multiple RBI in five consecutive games. He became the third NL player since the start of the 2014 season to do so.
Cahill's two-out RBI double in the fourth trimmed the deficit to 4-2. It came two batters after Aybar's second home run of the season.
Renfroe homered in the sixth off reliever Archie Bradley, only the second run he's allowed in 14 1/3 innings. Bradley struck out five in three innings, but Rodney was tagged for his first blown save in seven chances this year.
LET'S GET TWO
Padres outfielder Jabari Blash grounded into a messy 1-2-3 double play to end the second. With the bases loaded and one out, Godley fielded Blash's comebacker and soft-tossed a one-hop throw home that catcher Jeff Mathis caught for a forceout. Mathis' throw to first base drilled Blash in the back and bounced away, but Blash was called out for interference.
YATES JOINS PADRES
San Diego claimed RHP Kirby Yates off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels and added him to the bullpen, with reliever Kevin Quackenbush sent to Triple-A El Paso. Quackenbush began the season in the minors and has been called up twice and sent down twice this month. Manager Andy Green said Quackenbush will be back with the Padres again at some point.
Padres: RHP Jarred Cosart (hamstring) remains on the 10-day disabled list, but Green said his rehab is going well after Cosart threw a bullpen session Wednesday.
Diamondbacks: RHP Shelby Miller has right elbow inflammation and plans to consult Dr. James Andrews for a third opinion on his MRI results and a plan going forward. ... 2B Brandon Drury collided at first base with Cahill, who was running to cover the bag on a grounder. Drury finished the inning but came out in a double switch before the sixth. He is day to day with a jammed right knee.
Padres: RHP Jered Weaver (0-1) makes his fifth start of the season Thursday night at Arizona, fourth on the road.
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