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Padres shut out Arizona 3-0 thanks to Davies, 3 home runs


San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. reacts on the bench after a home run by teammate Jake Cronenworth in the second inning of the MLB game that faced his team with the Arizona Diamondbacks on August 7, 2020, in San Diego.

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Zach Davies retired the first 13 Arizona batters he faced, Fernando Tatis Jr. led off the game with a home run and rookies Jake Cronenworth and Edward Olivares followed for the San Diego Padres 3-0 win on Friday. against the Diamondbacks.

Davies had a perfect game until the fifth inning, when he gave up consecutive one-out singles by Venezuelans Eduardo Escobar and David Peralta. He overcame the difficult situation by withdrawing the next two sluggers.

Davies (2-1), who came to the team from Milwaukee this year in a trade with outfielder Trent Grisham, allowed three singles in 5 2/3 innings, struck out six and did not pass on balls to score the win.

Four relievers combined to end the game with a four-hitter in San Diego’s first shutout this season. Kirby Yates pitched the ninth for his second save as many times.

Luke Weaver (0-3) took the loss after three innings on the hill. He allowed two plate starts and two hits with three strikeouts and a walk.

For the Diamondbacks, Ketel Marte 4-0; Starling Mars 4-1. Venezuelans Eduardo Escobar 4-1; David Peralta of 2-1.

For the Padres, the Dominicans Fernando Tatis Jr. 4-1, with a run scored and an RBI; Abraham Almonte 1-0; Francisco Mejía 3-0. Venezuelan Edward Olivares 2-1, with a run scored and an RBI. Jurickson Profar from Curaçao 3-1.