Padres collapse in loss to Diamondbacks

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

PHOENIX — Back at the scene of their opening-day meltdown, the Padres one-upped themselves. Their manager had to share the blame in this one, though what happened sort of supported Bob Melvin’s decision to try to eke more outs from his starting pitcher. After taking a six-run lead into the seventh inning, the Padres were beaten 7-6 Tuesday night by the Diamondbacks in what wasn’t all that arguably the Padres’ worst loss of the season. Christian Walker’s walk-off fielder’s choice RBI with two outs in the ninth inning completed the collapse, which for the Padres topped a 4-2 loss here on April 7…

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