Profar adds 4 hits; Padres beat Diamondbacks

Colombian Jorge Alfaro (right), of the San Diego Padres, is congratulated by Austin Nola, after hitting a home run in the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Wednesday, June 22, 2022 (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Gregory Bull/AP

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jurickson Profar had four hits, drove in a pair of runs and scored twice for the San Diego Padres, who attacked Madison Bumgarner early and beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-4 on Wednesday night.

Jorge Alfaro had singled in the 10th inning of Tuesday’s game, giving San Diego a 3-2 victory. This time, the Colombian hit a solo home run in the sixth inning as the Padres swept the three-game series.

Venezuelan rookie José Azocar came within a home run of hitting for the cycle, in what was the first three-hit game in his career.

San Diego’s All-Star slugger Manny Machado missed his third straight game with a sprained left ankle. Instead, manager Bob Melvin returned after missing 11 games in compliance with COVID-19 protocols.

Bumgarner (3-8) had his 2,000th career strikeout. Otherwise, the 32-year-old southpaw had a tough day.

The Padres took a 4-0 lead after the first inning and a 6-0 lead after the second. Bumgarner suffered his fifth loss in six starts.

For the Diamondbacks, the Dominican Geraldo Perdomo 4-0. The Venezuelan José Herrera 4-1 with an RBI.

For the Padres, Colombian Alfaro 5-2 with one run scored and one produced. The Venezuelan Azocar 5-3 with two RBIs.

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