Darvish fans 9 in 7 innings, Padres top Diamondbacks 5-3

by | Jul 16, 2022 | Sports

SAN DIEGO — A fired-up Yu Darvish struck out nine in seven innings and the scuffling San Diego Padres beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 on Friday night.Austin Nola hit an early two-run double to help the Padres win for only the second time in seven games. Ketel Marte had three hits and scored twice for the Diamondbacks, including a solo homer to center field off Darvish (8-4) in the first inning.San Diego answered with three runs off Madison Bumgarner (5-9) in the second. Nola drove in two with a double down the left-field line and scored from third on Esteury Ruiz’s single two batters later. The Padres tacked on two more in the third on an RBI single by Ha-Seong Kim and Nola’s double-play grounder. Christian Walker smashed a long two-run homer off Darvish after Marte singled in the fourth, making it 5-3.Darvish allowed five hits and walked two. Taylor Rogers retired the side in order in the ninth for his 25th save, second-most in the majors.Bumgarner lasted five innings, giving up five runs — four earned — and eight hits. Arizona relievers Kyle Nelson, Luke Weaver and Caleb Smith each pitched a scoreless inning to keep it close. TRAINER’S ROOMDiamondbacks: RHP Ian Kennedy (blood clot in right calf) is expected to return right after the All-Star break. A recent ultrasound showed the clot had dissolved, and Kennedy is expected to pitch in an Arizona Complex League game Saturday.Padres: SS Fern …

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