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Arizona Diamondbacks 6, San Diego Padres 2

Zack Greinke and a six-run third inning were enough to win the opener in San Diego

Arizona Diamondbacks v San Diego Padres Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images

Zack Greinke allowed his contractually obligated solo home-run in the bottom of the second inning, to give San Diego a brief lead here. However, the D-backs responded immediately, batting around in a lengthy third inning. They send 10 men to the plate, and scored six times: Jeff Mathis started and finished the inning with a double and a double-play. That was all the productive offense: Jon Jay, A.J. Pollock and Ketel Marte each had two hits, with Paul Goldschmidt getting a hit and a walk.

It was more than enough for Greinke, who kept the Padres in check outside of the home-run. He worked seven innings, allowing one run on six hits and no walks with six strikeouts. The game also saw the debut of Matt Andriese, who was rudely greeted, the first batter faced homering off him, but faced the minimum six batters going the rest of the way. Arizona now occupies the second wild-card spot, due to the Braves loss to the Dodgers.