Escobar's 3-run blast pushes D-backs past Padres 5-4

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Posted at 5:37 PM, Aug 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-16 20:37:23-04

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.