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MLB: D-backs rally from 5-run deficit to beat Padres

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The visiting Arizona Diamondbacks spotted the San Diego Padres a 5-0 lead Friday night before storming back with eight unanswered runs in the span of 10 hitters to score an 8-5 victory.

Arizona scored two runs in the third and six in an eight-hit fourth to pick up their 14th road win of the season.

The key for Arizona was right-handed reliever Matt Peacock (5-6), who delivered a two-run, go-ahead single during the Diamondbacks’ six-run fourth as well as holding the Padres scoreless on three hits with four strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings to get the win. For good measure, Peacock stole second after his hit and scored Arizona’s final run.

Padres starter Ryan Weathers (4-4) retired the first six Diamondbacks he faced before giving up two runs in the third and four straight singles to open the fourth before departing as the losing pitcher.

The Padres had taken a 5-0 lead in the second against Arizona starter Caleb Smith.

Austin Nola drew a leadoff walk and scored on Trent Grisham’s 12th homer of the season. Smith then walked the next three hitters. Manny Machado popped out to short with the bases loaded, but Jake Cronenworth followed with a two-run double. The Padres’ final run scored on a groundout by Wil Myers.

Pavin Smith singled to open Arizona’s third and moved to second when Jake Hager drew a walk. After Peacock grounded into a double play in his first at-bat, Nick Ahmed doubled home Smith and scored on a single by Ketel Marte.

Carson Kelly, Asdrubal Cabrera, Christian Walker and Smith singled in succession to open the fourth against Weathers with the hits by Walker and Smith driving in runs to cut the Padres’ lead to 5-4.

Craig Stammen replaced Weathers and walked Hager to load the bases. Peacock then hit a line drive to left-center scoring Walker and Smith to put Arizona ahead 6-5. Ahmed followed with a two-run single, giving the shortstop three RBIs. The Diamondbacks reloaded the bases on singles by Kole Calhoun and Kelly before Cabrera grounded into an inning-ending double play.

Arizona right-hander Sean Poppen, who was claimed off waivers from Tampa Bay four days ago, worked two scoreless innings to pick up the first save of his major league career.

–Field Level Media

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