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Arizona Diamondbacks 5, San Diego Padres 4

Arizona rode the long ball to complete the sweep of San Diego

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

Three home-runs brought Arizona fans tacos in the series finale at Petco Park this afternoon in San Diego. Paul Goldschmidt got things started with his 23rd of the season, a two-run shot in the first inning (above). After the Padres had tied things up in the third, the D-backs immediately responded with a solo shot by A.J. Pollock, leading off the fourth, and Nick Ahmed added a two-run homer of his own later in the inning. It was the 14th home-run for each man.

Clay Buchholz was... okay. He went 5.2 innings, allowing three runs on six hits and three walks with seven strikeouts. Yoshihisa Hirano got the next four outs, but Archie Bradley had a wobbly outing, allowing a run in an eighth inning best described as “interesting.” Witha one-run lead, Brad Boxberger saw his first action since the Wrigley meltdown, and closed out the game with a 1-2-3 ninth to secure the sweep. Ahmed had three hits, Goldschmidt and Pollock two apiece, but David Peralta had to leave the game with shoulder tightness. Arizona now sits one-half back of Los Angeles.