D-backs Drop Opener 5-0

By Nicholas Valenzuela

The Arizona diamondbacks (64-62) weren’t able to put together any offense against the visiting San diego Padres in a 5-0 loss on Friday evening in Phoenix.

San Diego got off to a quick start in the top of the second inning when starter Eric Stults singled to center field to score Yasmani Grandal and Yonder Alonso to put the Padres on top 2-0.

They added another run in the top of the next inning when Chris Denorfia blasted a solo homer to right field to extend the lead to 3-0.

Stults added to his outstanding performance with the bat when he doubled to deep center field to score Cameron Maybin. They added a fifth and final run in the top of the seventh inning when Denorfia hit a sacrifice fly to score Everth Cabrera from third base.

The Arizona offense wasn’t able to put together any offense against Stults all evening, as the San Diego starter allowed only three hits and one walk over seven strong innings pitched, while holding Arizona’s offense scoreless.

On the mound for the D-backs, rookie Patrick Corbin took a step back after providing strong performances in his previous four innings. The Arizona rookie allowed nine hits and four earned runs while picking up his fifth loss of the season.

Arizona sends starter Ian Kennedy to the mound tomorrow in game two of the three-game series against the San Diego Padres.