Taijuan Walker equaled a personal record with 11 strikeouts in eight good innings, Chris Owings hit a pair of solo homers and the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the San Diego Padres on Thursday.
The Diamondbacks attacked Jered Weaver (0-2) with three home runs, the day after wasting a two-run lead in the ninth inning and losing to San Diego.
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Yasmany Tomás hit a two-run homer and three RBIs to help Arizona equalize their best start at home, 11-3.
The Cuban also hit a simple scorer and Walker (3-1) admitted two runs and four hits. The Diamondbacks have opened the season with four straight home wins for the third time.
Ryan Schmipf hit a solo homer for the Padres after connecting the shot that broke the tie last night.
By the Padres, the Dominicans Manuel Margot of 4-0; Erick Aybar of 4-1. The Venezuelans Yangervis Solarte 4-1 with an annotated; Luis Torrens 2-0; Héctor Sánchez 1-0. Panamanian Allen Cordoba 2-0.
Diamondbacks David Peralta of 4-1. The Cuban Yasmany Tomás of 4-2 with an annotated and three towed.