Originally Published: April 27, 2017 6 a.m.
PHOENIX — 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 RBIs 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 RBIs 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.
Diamondbacks: RHP Taijuan Walker (2-1) faces the Padres in the finale of the four-game series.