The Padres jumped out to a 2-0 lead by the middle of the third. Zack Greinke allowed a first inning homer, and a misplayed ball by David Peralta in right, resulted in San Diego’s second run of the night. After struggling the first time through against Luis Perdomo, the Diamondbacks settled in the second time they saw him. Five consecutive batters not only reached base with two outs in the third, they all crossed home-plate too, courtesy of bombs off the bat of Jake Lamb and Brandon Drury. The D-backs tacked on two more in the seventh, on a wild pitch and a Chris Owings sacrifice fly.
Despite the early runs Zack Greinke was solid enough through the first three innings, but ground to a halt thereafter. He did the five and dive, taking 102 pitches to get through five innings. He was charged with three runs on seven hits and a walk, with eight strikeouts. The bullpen was... good enough. It took five pitchers to get through the remaining four innings, but Jorge De La Rosa was the only one to allow a run. Fernando Rodney wrapped things up in the ninth, and Arizona remains two games back of Colorado, and level with Los Angeles.