Ha-Seong Kim broke up a scoreless tie with a two-strike, two-run single through a drawn-in infield with one out in the eighth and Fernando Tatis Jr. followed with a two-run home run Friday night as the San Diego Padres defeated the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Padres winning rally came off Arizona reliever Miguel Castro after Diamondbacks rookie starter Brandon Pfaadt held the Padres hitless for 6 1/3 innings before Juan Soto ended the no-hit bid with a line-drive double.
Pfaadt, who is still winless in 12 Major League starts, held the Padres scoreless on one hit through seven innings. He issued three walks and struck out five. He retired 11 straight Padres after Kim reached first to open the game on an error by shortstop Geraldo Parra.
Sanchez reached first to open the eighth when he was hit by the first pitch thrown by Castro. With pinch-runner Jose Azocar on first, pinch-hitter Ben Gamel dropped a sacrifice bunt up the first base line and reached first when Diamondbacks first baseman Christian Walker fumbled the ball for an error. Trent Grisham then advanced both runners with another sacrifice bunt to third.
Castro got two quick strikes against Kim on sliders. But he hung an 0-and-2 slider and Kim hit a grounder to the left of the diving Perdomo, scoring both Azocar and Gamel. Castro jumped ahead of Tatis with a slider before the Padre drove the next slider 419 feet to center for his 20th homer of the season.
Pfaadt deadlocked in a scoreless pitching duel with right-handed Padres starter Seth Lugo through six innings.
Lugo gave up five hits and three walks in his six innings with a career-high nine strikeouts. The Diamondbacks had their first two runners on in both the fourth and the fifth innings, but Lugo worked his way out of both jams — the second threat ending when Gabriel Moreno was out trying to come home on a double-steal attempt.
Robert Suarez (2-2) was credited with the win after pitching a perfect eighth.
—Field Level Media