PHOENIX (AP) — Eduardo Escobar hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the eighth inning to push the Arizona Diamondbacks past the San Diego Padres 5-4 on Sunday and complete the three-game sweep.
The 31-year-old Escobar had been struggling this season, batting just .167 with one homer after hitting a career-high 35 homers in 2019.
But he connected for a huge hit off Emilio Pagán, launching a line drive into the right field seats and pumping his first as he rounded first base. It capped a three-hit day for the third baseman.
Eric Hosmer hit a 2-run homer for the Padres.