Padres bounce back with rout of Diamondbacks

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

PHOENIX — A lot of hand clapping and head bobbing and smiles. And perhaps some sighs of relief. The San Diego Padres responded. The night after an uninspired showing left their manager fuming, the Padres scored in the first inning for the first time in 15 games, hit three home runs, stole three bases in one inning and trounced the Diamondbacks 12-3 Friday night at Chase Field. Their first four runs came via home runs, two by Brandon Drury and one by Austin Nola, and their fifth scored on a single by slumping Juan Soto. They scored twice in the sixth inning, one of those with the aid of the thr…

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