The Arizona Diamondbacks offense has had little life through three games, but it had just enough in the eighth and ninth innings on Sunday to beat the San Diego Padres 4-3.
After the Padres led most of the game 1-0, the D-backs finally plated two runs in the top of the eighth. San Diego quickly tied it up in the bottom half of the inning.
Arizona managed to continue its offensive production in the ninth that had not been there for the first 25 innings of the season.
With one out in the top ninth, Ildemaro Vargas singled and Kevin Cron and Nick Ahmed both walked against Kirby Yates, who only had 30 walks in the last two seasons combined.
That brought up the top of the order and leadoff man Ketel Marte.
Marte hit a fly ball just deep enough for Vargas to tag up and score the go-ahead run, and then David Peralta got a base hit up the middle to drive home another.
Just like that, the D-backs took a two-run lead.
In the bottom of the ninth, Peralta made another impact play. Tommy Pham drilled a pitch to left with one on and one out, but Peralta made a leaping grab on the run to get the out.
That ended up saving the game. The next Padres batter hit an RBI double, but closer Archie Bradley retired the next batter to get the save and send the D-backs home with their first win of the season.