The Arizona Diamondbacks snapped their record 24-game losing streak by defeating the San Diego Padres 10-1 on Saturday night, getting six scoreless innings from Merrill Kelly and four hits and five RBIs from Eduardo Escobar.
Escobar and Christian Walker homered for the Diamondbacks, who have not won outside Chase Field since April 25, when Madison Bumgarner pitched seven no-hitter innings in Atlanta.
The Diamondbacks have lost 20 of 21 games and 34 of 37 overall. They lost 11-5 in the series opener Friday night when Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. homered in his first three at-bats.
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But the Diamondbacks bounced back with a landslide victory against the Padres, who opened this home run by winning four against the Reds and three against defending World Series champions the Dodgers.
Arizona managed to calm down fans who have been at Petco Park the previous eight games, which were the first since it was 100% full under the state’s reopening plan.
Escobar hit a two-run homer and drove in runs with a double, a single and a groundout. He finished a shy triple of the cycle.
Kelly (4-7) included five hits, struck out five and did not walk.
Arizona star Ketel Marte singled with one out in the first off Dinelson Lamet and then left the game. He has injured both hamstrings this year.