Padres Dominate Diamondbacks 13-1 Behind Trio of Homers

SAN DIEGO – In a commanding performance, the San Diego Padres secured a 13-1 victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night. Knuckleballer Matt Waldron, along with two relievers, limited the Diamondbacks to just five hits in the game.

Ha-Seong-Kim and Jake Cronenworth each contributed with a three-run homer, while Kyle Higashioka added a solo shot to the Padres’ offensive showcase. David Peralta, facing his former team, had an impressive night with three hits, two RBIs, and two runs scored. The Padres’ offensive prowess was on full display as they managed to score double digits for the second consecutive night.

Waldron, who held the Diamondbacks to one run over six innings, expressed his gratitude for the run support provided by his team. The Padres’ power hitting and strong pitching have propelled them to back-to-back wins in the series against the Diamondbacks.

The victory was fueled by a four-run second inning highlighted by Kim’s homer off Ryne Nelson. Cronenworth and Merrill also contributed with key hits to extend the Padres’ lead. Manager Mike Shildt praised the team’s offensive versatility and ability to do damage with both base hits and home runs.

With the win, the Padres look to carry their momentum into the series finale against the Diamondbacks. The stage is set for another exciting matchup between the two teams as they battle for supremacy on the field.