Diamondbacks 5, Padres 3

Kelly Johnson hit two of Arizona’s four homers, helping the
Diamondbacks rally for a 5-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on
Wednesday night.

Johnson connected on Kevin Correia’s second pitch of the game
and added a tying two-run drive in the fifth. Chris Young went deep
in the sixth to give the Diamondbacks a 4-3 lead and Justin Upton
hit his first homer in the eighth.

Scott Hairston hit a three-run homer in the second for San
Diego.

Ian Kennedy struck out eight over five innings in his first
start for Arizona, yielding three runs and six hits. Five relievers
combined for four innings of one-hit ball, with Blaine Boyer (1-0)
getting the win and Chad Qualls earning his first save.

Correia (0-1) allowed four runs and seven hits in six
innings.

Johnson went 3 for 3 with a walk in his first game of the season
in the leadoff spot. The second baseman, who signed a free-agent
deal with Arizona in the offseason, was eighth in the lineup in
each of the first two games of the season.

NOTES: Padres LHP Joe Thatcher, who is on the 15-day disabled
list with a sore shoulder, threw on the side. Manager Bud Black
said he felt good and threw the ball fine. Thatcher will be
re-evaluated for a possible rehabilitation assignment. …
Johnson’s first homer was his sixth career leadoff shot and the
40th in club history.