Padres rout Diamondbacks to complete series sweep

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

SAN DIEGO — The Padres played backward to complete a sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Actually, the Padres hardly stopped scoring. They just started earlier than usual Wednesday, as they welcomed manager Bob Melvin back to the dugout after an 11-day COVID absence. They usually wait until the starting pitcher has departed to do their damage. But they started scoring right away against Madison Bumgarner, building a big lead and adding on almost to the end of a 10-4 victory at Petco Park. (Box score.) The four runs the Padres scored in the first inning were the most they had scored in the first…

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