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Eric Hosmer drives in 6 to lead Padres over MadBum

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Eric Hosmer drives in 6 to lead Padres over MadBum

Hosmer went 3-for-4 with a pair of three-run doubles in Friday’s 7-2 win over the Diamondbacks.

Hosmer’s sixth-inning double opened a 3-0 lead for the Padres, and he repeated the feat an inning later. He’s just the second first baseman to record six RBI on Opening Day in major-league history. 

Hosmer will need to watch his strikeout count — he had a career-high 163 whiffs in 2019 — but his performance Friday is an encouraging sign to start 2020.

The 30-year-old Bumgarner (0-1) allowed only two hits before struggling in the sixth. He gave up a one-out, opposite-field double to Fernando Tatis Jr. and consecutive two-out walks to Tommy Pham and Jurickson Profar. Hosmer cleared the bases on an 0-2 double into the right-center gap to chase Bumgarner.

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Diamondbacks: LHP Robbie Ray is set to start Saturday night. He set career highs with 235 strikeouts and 33 starts last year, going 12-8 with a 4.34 ERA.

Padres: RHP Dinelson Lamet made 14 starts last year, going 3-5 with a 4.07 ERA as he came back from Tommy John surgery that cost him the 2018 season.

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