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Early offense and solid starting pitching were once again the keys, as the Diamondbacks took the rubber game against the Padres.

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Archie Bradley came out of the gates firing, striking out two in the opening inning. Brandon Drury gave Arizona the lead in the bottom of the first with an RBI groundout, but San Diego struck back immediately, as a lead-off double came around to score. However, the Diamondbacks blew the game open in their half of the same inning, starting with Chris Owings's second home-run of the season. Archie Bradley drove in his first run with a bunt single, with Phil Gosselin and a two-run double from Paul Goldschmidt making it a five-run inning by the time we were done.

Bradley looked particularly strong in the middle innings, though did allow a solo home-run to lead off the fifth. He didn't walk anyone until the last batter he faced, with one out in the eighth and struck out a career-high nine. Daniel Hudson came in, and though he did allow the inherited runner to score, being the third run charged to Bradley further damage was averted. Brad Ziegler cam in for a save situation and looked a bit wobbly again, but got the save, and the Diamondbacks picked up a home series win. Not been too many of those to celebrate this year!