Diamondbacks cough up 3-run lead in 2nd-straight loss to Padres

Jul 16, 2022, 9:17 PM
Arizona Diamondbacks starter Tyler Gilbert, right, gets a visit to the mound by catcher Daulton Var...

Arizona Diamondbacks starter Tyler Gilbert, right, gets a visit to the mound by catcher Daulton Varsho (12) after Gilbert gave up a solo home run to Los Angeles Dodgers' Trea Turner during the sixth inning of the first game of a baseball double-header Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

SAN DIEGO — Luke Voit hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning and Sean Manaea pitched six strong innings as the San Diego Padres rallied to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 Saturday night.

The victory ensures the Padres’ first series win since a three-game sweep of the Diamondbacks on June 20-23. San Diego can sweep this three-game set Sunday.

Carson Kelly hit a two-run homer for the Diamondbacks. Tyler Gilbert worked five innings and allowed five hits and three earned runs, but didn’t figure in the decision. He’s looking for his first win of the season.

Arizona held a 3-1 lead going into the sixth and Gilbert seemed in charge. However, Gilbert gave up a leadoff ground-rule double to Jake Cronenworth and a walk to Manny Machado. Gilbert was lifted in favor of reliever Noe Ramirez (2-3).

After striking out Jorge Alfaro, Ramirez surrendered a three-run blast to Voit on a 90 mph, four-seam fastball that gave the Padres a 4-3 lead.

Arizona had the bases loaded with two outs in the seventh and runners on first and second with one out in the eighth, but failed to score the tying run in either inning. The Diamondbacks left nine men on base.

Arizona’s first run came in the fourth inning after Jordan Luplow hit a ground-rule double and Buddy Kennedy drove him in with a triple that Padres’ centerfielder Trent Grisham misplayed badly. Kelly hit his two-run shot in the fifth for the short-lived 3-1 Arizona lead.

Manaea (5-4) allowed three runs and seven hits, with three strikeouts and two walks. Taylor Rogers pitched a scoreless ninth for his 26th save, second-most in the MLB.


Diamondbacks RHP Merrill Kelly (8-5, 3.36) will face the Padres Mike Clevinger (2-2, 3.79) in the finale of the three-game series on Sunday.

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