Profar has 4 hits, Padres beat MadBum, Diamondbacks, 10-4

Wed, Jun 22, 2022
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Profar has 4 hits, Padres beat MadBum, Diamondbacks, 10-4

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jurickson Profar had four hits, drove in two runs and scored twice for the San Diego Padres, who jumped on Madison Bumgarner early in a 10-4 victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday for a three-game sweep.

Jorge Alfaro, whose walk-off single in the 10th inning Tuesday night gave the Padres a 3-2 win, hit a solo homer in the sixth. Rookie Jose Azocar fell a home run short of the cycle in his first career three-hit game.

Padres All-Star slugger Manny Machado missed his third straight game with a sprained left ankle, but manager Bob Melvin returned after missing 11 games while in the COVID protocols.

Bumgarner (3-8) got his 2,000th career strikeout but otherwise it was a tough day for the 32-year-old left-hander. The Padres led 4-0 after the first inning and 6-0 after the second to hand MadBum his fifth loss in six starts.

Adrian Morejon (1-0) pitched 1 1/3 innings for the win and Nick Martinez pitched the final 3 2/3 innings for his first save. Martinez also committed two errors.

Profar had four straight singles and then was hit on the back of his left thigh by a pitch from Caleb Smith in the seventh. Profar angrily flung his bat and it skidded down the dirt almost all the way to first base.

  • Profar, the leadoff batter, reached and scored in each of the first two innings. The Padres scored four runs with two outs in the first. Austin Nola hit a two-run, bases-loaded single and Trent Grisham and Azocar followed with RBI singles.

    Luke Voit hit an RBI single in the second and another run scored on Alfaro's double-play ball.

    Profar hit a two-run single with two outs in the fifth.

    Voit whiffed in the fourth to give Bumgarner 2,000 strikeouts for his career. Bumgarner lasted only four innings, giving up six runs, four earned, and four hits. He struck out five and walked none.

    San Diego starter Mike Clevinger, making his first start and second appearance since coming off the COVID injured list, also went four innings. He allowed one run and four hits while striking out three and waliing two. He threw 29 pitches in the 20-minute first inning and loaded the bases with one out but got out of the jam unscathed.

    Arizona's Alek Thomas homered deep into the right-field seats leading off the third, his fifth. Christian Walker homered off Nick Martinez with two outs in the seventh, his 19th.

    BOMEL IS BACK

    Melvin returned to the dugout after being sidelined by COVID protocols since the second game of a doubleheader on June 11. Melvin says he's been asymptomatic for the last nine days. The Padres went 6-5 in Melvin's absence. Quality control coach Ryan Flaherty managed 10 games in Melvin's absence and bench coach Ryan Christenson was cleared from protocols in time to manage Tuesday night. Christenson went into protocols the same time as Melvin.

    TRAINER'S ROOM

    Diamondbacks: LF David Peralta was scratched for the third straight game with lower back tightness.

    Padres: Melvin said Machado is walking around and doesn't foresee the slugger going on the injured list. ... SS Fernando Tatis, rehabbing his surgically repaired left wrist, took some dry swings and hit a few balls off a tee Tuesday night. He hasn't been cleared to take batting practice. "We're trying to find out how he feels. We're just trying to take stock of where he's at. We're not pushing anything.," Melvin said.

    UP NEXT

    Diamondbacks: Haven't announced a starter for Friday night, when they open a three-game home series against Detroit.

    Padres: RHP Joe Musgrove (8-0, 1.59) was cleared from COVID protocols on Tuesday and will be activated in time to start Thursday night in the opener of a four-game home series against Philadelphia. The Phillies will counter with LHP Ranger Suarez (5-4, 4.43).

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