Arizona took advantage of wildness from the Padres’ Tyson Ross in the second inning. He walked the first three batters up, and all of them scored plus one more, on three singles and an RBI groundout. However, San Diego took advantage of some good fortune to score three in the third, then tied the game up on an RBI hit by Ross. Patrick Corbin mostly looked better than his final line would suggest. He was charged with four runs over six innings, on six hits and two walks with eight strikeouts.
The game was still tied after four after seven, but the D-backs got three in the eighth. Jon Jay had the key blow, a two-run double down the line in right, with Paul Goldschmidt adding an RBI single. Jeff Mathis (top) and Alex Avila had RBI doubles in the ninth. Archie Bradley, Yoshihisa Hirano and Andrew Chafin completed the win for the D-backs. Jay had three hits and three RBI while, in his Diamondbacks’ debut, Eduardo Escobar reached base three times on two hits and a walk. Goldschmidt, Daniel Descalso and Mathis also had two-hit nights.