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Diamondbacks 5, Padres 1

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After the awfulness which was the road-trip, the D-backs enjoyed their first comfortable win for quite a while, as Josh Collmenter took a shutout into the ninth inning.

Christian Petersen

Arizona jumped on top early, scoring three runs in the bottom of the first. Mark Trumbo got an infield single to score David Peralta, and he was followed by Miguel Montero's 13th home-run of the season, off the right-field foul pole, to make it 3-0 to the Diamondbacks. They added another run on a Padres error in the second, and Jake Lamb got an RBI groundout in the eighth to give us our highest tally of runs since before we hit the road. Montero powered the offense, with two of our seven hits as well as a walk, scoring and driving in a pair.

Meanwhile, Josh Collmenter put to rest any concerns about fatigue, and only faced on batter over the minimum through the first eight innings. He seemed to tire in the ninth, giving up a pair of hits around his eighth strikeout, and was lifted to a loud ovation from the crowd with one out. He ended up with four hits allowed and no walks. Matt Stites came in to replace Collmenter, and got the second out, but a passed ball allowed a runner to score, ending hopes of the shutout. There was no further damage, and all told, this was the best played game I've seen from the team in quite a while.