Padres beat Dbacks 3-0 behind Davies, three solo homers

Zach Davies retired the first 13 Arizona batters, Fernando Tatis Jr hit a leadoff homer and rookies Jake Cronenworth and Edward Olivares also went deep to give the San Diego Padres a 3-0 win against the Diamondbacks

SAN DIEGO —
Zach Davies retired the first 13 Arizona batters, Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a leadoff homer and rookies Jake Cronenworth and Edward Olivares also went deep to give the San Diego Padres a 3-0 win against the Diamondbacks on Friday night.

Davies took a perfect game into the fifth before giving up consecutive one-out singles to Eduardo Escobar and David Peralta. He got out of the jam by retiring the next two batters on popups.

Davies (2-1), obtained along with outfielder Trent Grisham in an offseason trade with Milwaukee, allowed three singles in 5 2/3 innings, struck out six and walked none.

Four relievers finished the combined four-hitter for San Diego’s first shutout. Kirby Yates pitched the ninth for his second save in as many chances.

The Padres have beaten the Diamondbacks four times in five games this season. San Diego came in having lost four of five.

Tatis homered on Luke Weaver’s first pitch of the game, driving a 93 mph fastball into the Padres’ bullpen beyond the center field fence. It was his fifth this season and the seventh leadoff homer of his career. He has homered in consecutive games and in three of the last four.

He has reached base all 14 games this season, matching his career single-season best. He’s been on base 15 straight times dating to his last game of 2019, Aug. 13. He was shut down after that with a stress reaction in his lower back. He still finished third in the NL Rookie of the Year voting.

Cronenworth homered to right on the first pitch of the second, his second. He has impressed the Padres with his bat and glove in filling in for first baseman Eric Hosmer, who is on the injured list with a stomach ailment.

Olivares, pinch-hitting for Abraham Almonte, connected off Alex Young leading off the fifth for his first big league homer.

Weaver (0-3) went only three innings, allowing two runs and two hits with three strikeouts and one walk.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Padres: Manger Jayce Tingler said there’s a good chance 1B Eric Hosmer will be activated from the injured list on Saturday. He’s been out with a stomach ailment.

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks: RHP Merrill Kelly (1-1, 2.63) is scheduled to start Saturday night. He took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning at Texas on July 28. He was 3-1 with a 3.71 ERA in five starts against San Diego in 2019, including winning his MLB debut on April 1, allowing three runs in six innings of a 10-3 victory.

Padres: RHP Chris Paddack (2-0, 2.65) is scheduled to make his fourth start. He beat Arizona at home on opening day, throwing six scoreless innings in a 7-2 win.

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