Tatis' three-run triple leads Padres past D-backs

Fernando Tatis Jr. capped a five-run fourth inning with a bases-loaded triple Monday afternoon, leading the San Diego Padres to a 6-2 victory over the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks.

Jul 27, 2020; San Diego, California, USA; San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. (23) watches after a three-run triple during the fourth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Petco Park. Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

The Padres won three of the four games in the season-opening series.

The first six San Diego hitters in the fourth reached base against Diamondbacks starter Luke Weaver (0-1). Arizona had taken a 2-1 lead in the top of the third against Padres starter Joey Lucchesi.

Jurickson Profar opened the Padres’ fourth by drawing a walk, his fifth walk in four games. Wil Myers followed with a double, sending Profar to third. Profar scored when Greg Garcia singled on a perfectly placed safety squeeze bunt up the first base line.

After Weaver hit Francisco Mejia with a pitch to load the bases, rookie Edward Olivares singled, scoring Myers and putting the Padres ahead 3-2.

Tatis then hit a low rocket past Arizona shortstop Nick Ahmed that rolled all the way to the wall in left-center, scoring Garcia, Mejia and Olivares. Tatis’ line drive was clocked at 107 mph off the bat.

In the first inning, Trent Grisham hit his first home run as a Padre.

Ahmed opened the third with a single, his first hit of the season. Lucchesi retired the next two Diamondbacks before Starling Marte doubled home Ahmed to tie the game. Marte then scored on a single by Eduardo Escobar.

Weaver gave up six runs on seven hits and two walks with six strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings.

Lucchesi allowed two runs on five hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings. Cal Quantrill (1-0) followed Lucchesi and allowed a hit and a walk with a strikeout in 1 1/3 scoreless innings. Relievers Tim Hill, Luis Perdomo (two innings) and Craig Stammen finished the game by retiring 12 of the 14 Diamondbacks they faced.

--Field Level Media