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Walker strikes out career-high 11, Owings homers twice in D-Backs win

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Taijuan Walker throws a pitch against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 27, in Phoenix. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Taijuan Walker throws a pitch against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 27, in Phoenix. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)

PHOENIX — Taijuan Walker matched a career high with 11 strikeouts in eight effective innings, Chris Owings hit a pair of solo homers and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 6-2 Thursday night.

The Diamondbacks jumped on Jered Weaver (0-2) with three homers a night after blowing a two-run lead in the ninth inning of a loss to San Diego.

Yasmany Tomas had a two-run homer and three RBIs to help Arizona match its best ever home start at 11-3.

Tomas also lined a run-scoring double and Walker (3-1) allowed two runs and four hits. The Diamondbacks have opened a season with four straight home series wins for the third time.

Ryan Schmipf had a solo home run for the Padres after hitting the go-ahead three-run homer the night before.

Walker got off to a shaky start, allowing a run in the first inning on Yangervis Solarte’s single. The right-hander had the Padres off-balance the rest of the night, retiring 12 of 13 batters — one was hit by a pitch — before Schmipf’s homer in the seventh.

Weaver had pitched well since losing to the Los Angeles Dodgers in his first start of the season, yet had three straight no-decisions entering Thursday’s start despite allowing two earned runs in each.

One problem: Giving up home runs.

Weaver entered Thursday’s game allowing 2.74 homers per nine innings, most in the NL.

The hot-hitting Diamondbacks added to that ratio.

Owing hit the first in the third inning. The right-handed Tomas hit his shot to right field in the fourth and Owings hit another homer later in the inning.

Tomas added a run-scoring double off Weaver in the sixth inning to put Arizona up 5-1.

Weaver allowed five runs and six hits in 5 2/3 innings.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Diamondbacks: RHP Shelby Miller has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow, though may not opt to have Tommy John surgery. He is considering rehabilitating his elbow, possibly with stem cell injections.

UP NEXT

Padres: RHP Luis Perdomo is 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA in three career appearances at AT&T Park heading into Friday’s start at the San Francisco Giants.

Diamondbacks: LHP Robbie Ray is 2-1 with a 5.30 ERA and 39 strikeouts in seven career starts against Colorado heading into Friday’s game against the Rockies.