Today's starting pitchers: RHP Zack Greinke (11-4, 4.31) vs. RHP Jarred Cosart (0-1, 5.03). . . . Storylines: Greinke looks to bounce back after his worst performance as a Diamondback and one of the worst of his career in Sunday's 16-2 loss at Boston. He'll try to do so against a Padres offense that got back on track on Thursday, punishing the D-backs with 9 runs and 12 hits after scoring only 6 runs total in their previous 5 games. . . . Watch: 7 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona and FOX Sports GO.
D-backs starting pitcher Zack Greinke
Greinke was hammered for 3 home runs and 9 runs in 1 2/3 innings against the Red Sox on Sunday. It was the second most runs he's allowed in his lengthy career, and the most since 2005. Greinke had gone 8-0 with a 2.47 ERA in his 10 previous starts -- though the streak was interrupted by six weeks on the disabled list. . . . Greinke is 3-1 with a 1.69 ERA in eight career starts at Petco Park and 7-1 with a 1.91 ERA overall against the Padres.
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Padres starting pitcher Jarred Cosart
Cosart, acquired in a July trade with the Marlins, is making his fourth start as a Padres and his eighth start of the season. He hasn't been involved in the decision in his last 4 starts -- even though he's given up more than 1 run only once in that stretch. In his 3 starts for San Diego, he's worked 14 1/3 innings and given up 14 hits, 8 walks and 6 earned runs. . . . Cosart limited the Mets to 3 hits and 1 run over 6 innings in his most recent start on Saturday in a game that the Padres ended up losing in 11 innings. Fifteen of the 18 outs he recorded were via groundballs. . . . He is 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA in his only career start vs. Arizona.
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The D-backs have pounded out 51 hits in their last 4 games, including 25 for extra-bases (14 doubles, 4 triples, 7 home runs). The offensive fireworks have been spread up and down the lineup. . . . Jean Segura hit his 11th home run Thursday (one short of his career high), leads the NL with 151 hits and is 20 for 53 (.377) with 11 extra-base hits in his last 12 games. . . . Shortstop Chris Owings hit his seventh triple on Thursday and has hits in 10 of his last 11 games (18 for 45, .400). The D-backs have 46 triples for the season; no other team has more than 39. . . . Catcher Welington Castillo has none of those triples, but he's 8 for 13 with 4 RBI, 3 runs and a pair of doubles since returning from the bereavement list. . . . And then there's Mitch Haniger, who is 6 for 13 with 5 RBI in 3 games since being called up from Reno.
Leadoff hitter Travis Jankowski continued to torment the D-backs in Thursday's San Diego victory, recording a career-best 4 hits. He is batting .382 in 13 career games against Arizona, and he's hitting .365 (23 for 63) with 9 stolen bases and 17 runs scored in 17 games since July 31. . . . Second baseman Ryan Schimpf is 7 for 16 (.437) with 3 home runs and 2 doubles in 4 career games vs. the D-backs, all this season.
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Rest of the series
Saturday: LHP Robbie Ray (6-11, 4.47) vs. LHP Clayton Richard (0-2, 5.75), 5 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona. . . . Sunday: RHP Braden Shipley (2-2, 4.30) vs. RHP Luis Perdomo (5-7, 6.68), 1 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona.