Tomas homers, D-backs have 6 steals in 9-5 win over Padres
PHOENIX (AP) Yasmany Tomas hit a three-run homer as part of Arizona's five-run first inning, and the Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 9-5 Saturday night.
The Diamondbacks stole six bases, including a franchise record-tying four in the first inning. Paul Goldschmidt had a career high three steals and became the sixth first baseman in major league history to reach 30 in a season, the first since Jeff Bagwell had 31 in 1997.
Diamondbacks starter Archie Bradley (8-9) struck out a career high 11 in seven innings and turned in a standout defensive play to end the top of the fifth when he flagged down a ball hit off his glove, picked it up and threw out Yangervis Solarte while falling toward third base.
The Diamondbacks have won the first two games of this series to pull into a tie with the Padres for fourth place in the NL West heading into Sunday's season finale.
Clayton Richard (3-4) gave up four earned runs and six hits with four walks in 4 1/3 innings for the Padres.
Three San Diego errors, a wild pitch and a passed ball aided the Diamondbacks, who have won three of four. Two runs had already scored in the first – on a passed ball and a single by Brandon Drury – when Tomas took Richard deep for his 31st home run.
Goldschmidt scored after stealing second and third in the fifth, racing home on a missed catch by Solarte. Mitch Haniger homered in the eighth, and Jean Segura was 2 for 3 and scored three runs.
Segura's 93 hits in the second half of the season are the most in club history, breaking A.J. Pollock's record of 92 in 2015.
Carlos Asuaje, Wil Myers, Derek Norris, Hunter Renfroe and Solarte each drove in a run for San Diego. Renfroe just missed his fourth home run of the week when he doubled off the top of the right-field fence in the eighth off the Diamondbacks' Zack Godley.
The Padres scored three runs in the inning.
PAYING A VISIT
Padres manager Andy Green visited with players and staff from the team's instructional league at spring training headquarters in nearby Peoria, Arizona, before Saturdays's game. He watched batting practice and a couple of innings of a game.
''They're all hungry there, there's a ton of energy there,'' Green said. ''The more time you spend around those guys, the more you appreciate them and the more you get to know them. They all have unique stories and some of them are going to be real special in a Padres uniform someday.''
Padres: INF Jemile Weeks had his hamstring re-evaluated by noted sports physician Dr. James Andrews, and it was determined surgery was not the best option. … C-OF Christian Bethancourt (strained intercostal) is being looked at as a pitcher and threw a bullpen session at the Padres' Arizona facility Saturday.
Diamondbacks: C Welington Castillo was given a day off from catching in favor of youngster Oscar Hernandez. Manager Chip Hale said Castillo has a sore shoulder from taking some bumps and foul tips, but that Castillo could be back in on Sunday. … Tomas returned to the lineup despite upper back soreness. … Sunday's scheduled starter, Matt Koch, is dealing with a blister. ''If he gets to 85 pitches, we'll be happy,'' Hale said.
Padres: RHP Paul Clemens (4-5) is set for the season finale. He's allowed three earned runs or fewer in nine of 11 starts as a Padre this season.