Soto, Machado homer as Padres beat Diamondbacks 6-1

Sun, Sep 18, 2022
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Soto, Machado homer as Padres beat Diamondbacks 6-1

PHOENIX (AP) - Juan Soto homered for the first time in three weeks and Yu Darvish pitched six scoreless innings, helping the San Diego Padres beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-1 on Sunday.

Soto finished with three hits and two RBIs. He walked and scored on Manny Machado's 29th homer in the first. He connected for a solo drive in the fifth, singled in the eighth and doubled in the ninth.

Soto, who was acquired in a blockbuster trade with Washington on Aug. 2, hit just .089 (5 for 56) in his previous 17 games. It was the second time Soto and Machado homered in the same game as teammates.

Darvish (15-7) allowed one hit, struck out eight and walked one in his fifth straight win. He improved to 4-0 against the Diamondbacks.

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