Goldschmidt leads Diamondbacks to 9-3 win over Padres

Goldschmidt launches a solo HR to left (0:30)

Paul Goldschmidt gets the Diamondbacks on the board early with a solo shot, his fourth of the season, in the first inning of Arizona's win over the Padres. (0:30)

PHOENIX -- Paul Goldschmidt drove in three runs to match a team record with his fourth straight multi-RBI game, Patrick Corbin struck out nine in seven innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks rolled over the San Diego Padres 9-3 Tuesday night.

Arizona eked out a one-run victory in the series opener Monday after nearly blowing a 7-1 lead. The Diamondbacks jumped on Clayton Richard (2-3) early in the second game and kept hitting to match the 2008 team for the franchise's best home start at 10-2.

Arizona became the first team since the 2005 Chicago White Sox to homer in the first inning in five straight games on a solo shot by Goldschmidt.

Goldschmidt finished with four of the Diamondbacks' 16 hits, Chris Owings had three RBI and Daniel Descalso also hit a solo homer.

Corbin (2-3) allowed two runs and eight hits, including a solo homer by Jabari Blash in the seventh inning.

The Diamondbacks are the best in baseball at hitting with two outs -- .283 entering Tuesday -- and were at it again against Richard.

Goldschmidt got a rare day off Monday and returned with a bang, hitting the first pitch he saw over the left field foul pole into the second deck for a two-out, solo homer.

Arizona scored three more with two outs in the second, on Owings' two-run triple and Goldschmidt's run-scoring single. That gave Goldschmidt multiple RBI in four straight games with a plate appearance, matching a team record set six times previously, last by Welington Castillo in 2016.

A.J. Pollock and Owings each had run-scoring hits off Richard in the fourth inning to push Arizona's lead to 6-1.

Richard allowed six runs and nine hits in 3 2/3 innings.

Corbin struck out the side in the first inning and gave up a run-scoring single to Yangervis Solarte in the third inning.


Padres: RHP Jhoulys Chacin was scheduled to have an X-ray on his left foot after fouling a ball off it against the Diamondbacks on Monday night, though he's not expecting to miss his next turn in the rotation.

Diamondbacks: Arizona shuffled its upcoming rotation while awaiting word on Shelby Miller's forearm tightness. RHP Zack Godley will be recalled from Triple-A Reno to start on Wednesday, with Taijuan Walker and LHP Robbie Ray following him.


Padres: RHP Trevor Cahill is holding hitters to a .182 batting average heading into Wednesday's start against the Diamondbacks, including .121 by lefties.

Diamondbacks: Godley appeared in 27 games last season with the Diamondbacks, including nine starts, finishing 5-4 with a 6.39 ERA.


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