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Diamondbacks 6, Padres 3

A.J. Pollock had his first career grand-slam, driving in five overall, and the Diamondbacks took the opening game of their last road series this season.

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The Diamondbacks scored twice in the first, getting runs on RBI hits from A.J. Pollock and Paul Goldschmidt. But it was the second inning where they broke things open, loading the bases in from of Pollock as he clubbed his nineteenth home-run of the season with one out and the bases loaded. The offense then pretty much took the rest of the night off, having piled up a 6-0 lead by the middle of the second. Pollock and Phil Gosselin each had two of Arizona's six hits, Gosselin's including a double.

Rubby De La Rosa was solid enough early on, but wobbled in the middle innings, as the Padres chipped away with single tallies in the fourth, fifth and sixth. De La Rosa was lifted with two outs in the fifth, and ended the night charged with three runs (two earned) on four hits and three walks with just the two strikeouts. But he was still good enough to get the W, improving his record to 14-8. Randall Delgado allowed an inherited runner to score, which brought the tying run to the plate, but that was it. Daniel Hudson worked the eighth and Brad Ziegler picked up his 28th save with a scoreless ninth. Tony La Russa's heart remains unbroken.