Diamondbacks’ bats go cold against Padres rookie
PHOENIX — Manny Machado homered and Chris Paddack limited Arizona to three hits over 5-1/3 innings, leading the San Diego Padres to a 2-1 win over the Diamondbacks on Friday night.
In addition to his home run, Machado made a fine defensive play on a sharp grounder up the third base line late in the game. Fernando Tatis doubled, knocking in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, and San Diego won its third straight and fourth in five games.
Paddack allowed one run and struck out five. Gerardo Reyes, called up earlier in the day, earned the win in his major league debut by getting two outs in the sixth inning.
Three Padres relievers held the Diamondbacks hitless over 3-2/3 innings, including Kirby Yates’ scoreless ninth for his National League-leading eighth save.
Arizona has lost three in a row and four of five.
Luke Weaver (0-1) retired nine straight from the fourth to the seventh inning before giving up back-to-back, one-out doubles to Wil Myers and Tatis. Myers scored as Tatis just missed a home run, his drive hitting the base of the right field fence.
Weaver lasted 6 1/3 innings and allowed two runs on five hits, with eight strikeouts and two walks. The Diamondbacks also got scoreless relief from three pitchers.
Machado homered to the opposite field, into the right-field seats, on a 2-2 pitch.
Jarrod Dyson’s hustle helped the Diamondbacks tie the game in the third. He made it to second base for a one-out hustle double, and scored on David Peralta’s two-out single.
The CONCACAF Gold Cup trophy made its way to Chase Field on Friday night to promote the upcoming North American soccer championship tournament that will predominantly be played in U.S. venues in June and July. One of those stadiums is nearby State Farm Stadium, which will host a semifinal match on July 2.
Right-hander Pedro Avila, who started Thursday night’s game for San Diego, was optioned to Double-A Amarillo on Friday. Right-hander Reyes was brought up from Triple-A El Paso.
Diamondbacks: RHP Taijuan Walker threw a bullpen session Friday in his rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery almost a year ago.
LHP Matt Strahm (0-2, 7.04 earned run average) is scheduled to start for the Padres in the third game of their series. Arizona counters with RHP Merrill Kelly (1-1, 2.57).