Five Run Fourth Boosts Pads, Win 9-5

By Nicholas Valenzuela

The San Diego Padres (32-50) continued their offensive outburst in Phoenix, pounding rookie Trevor Bauer and the Arizona Diamondbacks (39-41) pitching staff for ten hits and nine runs in a 9-5 victory Tuesday night.

The offense started in the second inning when Yonder Alonso hit a two run home run to right field, scoring Yasmani Grandal and putting the Pads up 2-0.

They would explode in the top of the fourth when Ross Ohlendorf started things off by hitting a sacrifice bunt to first base, scoring Cameron Maybin. Alexi Amarista  would single to left to score Everth Cabrera to add another run, and put the pads up 4-0. They would go up 7-0 with a three-run RBI double by Chase Headley.

Jason Kubel would hit a grand slam in the bottom of the fifth inning to cut the lead to 8-4.

Jesus Guzman would add another run in the top of the eighth with a solo home run, putting the Pads up 9-4. Paul Goldschmidt would cut the lead to 9-5 in the bottom of the ninth with an RBI single, but it wouldn’t be enough to overcome the offensive explosion by the visiting Padres.

Bauer made his home debut on Tuesday night and unfortunately was less than spectacular, allowing six hits and six earned runs over 3.1 innings pitched.

Ian Kennedy will take the mound tomorrow for the the D-backs in an attempt to avoid the sweep in the three-game series.