SAN DIEGO (AP) — Blake Snell struck out 13 over seven sharp innings, Jake Cronenworth homered and drove in both runs, and the San Diego Padres defeated Madison Bumgarner and the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-0 on Sunday.
Snell (6-4) did not allow a hit until the fifth and won a second straight start for the first time this season. The left-hander matched his longest outing since joining the Padres this year, yielding just two hits and walking three.
“It just feels good coming out of my hand,” Snell said. “I’ve just switched some things up to be more consistent and be more on top of them, make them play a little better. I’m just feeling more like myself. That, plus my confidence being at an all-time high, I’ll have games like that.”
Bumgarner (6-7) allowed two runs on six hits over seven innings. He struck out five and walked one.
The Padres recorded 10 or more strikeouts for the third consecutive game, the third time they have done so this season.
After Yu Darvish went seven innings on Saturday night, Padres starters have thrown seven innings in back-to-back games for the first time this year. San Diego has allowed three hits or fewer in 10 games this season and are 9-1 in those contests.
“To see them line that up back to back for the team is huge,” Tingler said. “It’s big for the bullpen and it’s big for their confidence as well.”
Diamondbacks: RHP Noe Ramirez and OF Stuart Fairchild, both on the injured list after testing positive for COVID-19, played catch with each other on Saturday as they recover. Neither player is experiencing symptoms.
Diamondbacks: RHP Zac Gallen (1-6, 4.62) will face the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on Tuesday in the first of a two-game set.