- Associated Press - Thursday, July 7, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - For three innings, Shelby Miller looked like his season-long problems were solved.

Then it all fell apart.

San Diego tagged the Arizona right-hander for five runs in the fourth inning and the Padres went on to beat the Diamondbacks 13-6 on Wednesday night.

“It was almost like they got something on him,” Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said. “It was five runs on 12 pitches. It was quick and they did a good job of getting on the early pitches. It was a tough one to watch. He was so good for three innings. It was like ‘Is this guy going to throw a nine-inning shutout tonight?’ then boom.”

Miller (2-9) threw 34 pitches and allowed one hit in the first three innings. He wound up giving up six runs and seven hits in six innings.

“The first three innings were good,” he said. “We got ahead in counts and threw some good curveballs that were nice. Then things went downhill. I probably was leaving fastballs over the middle. Not really making quality pitches at that point of the game.”

Miller (2-9) fell to 0-7 at home.

Ryan Schimpf, who spent seven years in the minors before being called up last month, homered twice for San Diego.

Schimpf has four major league home runs, three in the past two nights.

“I’ve been working and preparing for this moment all the years I spent in the minor leagues,” he said, “just practicing and playing like I would be here at some point. That’s just kind of how I’ve always played. I’m definitely happy to be here and grateful for the opportunity.”

Yangervis Solarte drove in five runs, three on a homer, Wil Myers had three hits and drove in a run and Matt Kemp had a two-run single for the Padres, who scored 13 consecutive runs after Arizona took a 4-0 lead.

Schimpf had a two-run shot off Miller in the Padres’ five-run fourth and a solo home run off Josh Collmenter in the ninth for his first career two-homer game.

Jose Dominguez (1-0) pitched 1 1/3 innings in relief of starter Colin Rea to get the win. The bases were loaded with two outs and the Padres up by one when Dominguez entered the game and struck out pinch-hitter Rickie Weeks Jr. with a 99 mph fastball.

San Diego manager Andy Green called that “the biggest moment of the game.”

Solarte fell a triple shy of the cycle. His three-run homer came off Collmenter in the ninth. Solarte had a run-scoring single in the fourth and an RBI double in the fifth.

Brandon Drury and Jake Lamb homered for the Diamondbacks, who finished a 2-7 homestand. Lamb has 20 home runs and 61 RBIs. He is one of five candidates for the final spot on the NL All-Star team. The fan vote will end Friday.

Arizona fell to 15-32 at home and is in a virtual tie with San Diego for last place in the NL West.

PADRES MOVE

San Diego claimed RHP Jake Smith off waivers from the San Francisco Giants and assigned him to Double-A San Antonio.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Diamondbacks: 2B Jean Segura left the game with a bruised left triceps after being hit by a pitch in the second inning. X-rays were negative. … Hale said RHP Zack Greinke has thrown lightly with trainers in the training room. Hale said Greinke (strained left oblique) will get on the field when the team goes to San Francisco this week “and just play catch and see how it feels.”

UP NEXT

Padres: RHP Drew Pomeranz (7-7, 2.65 ERA) gets the start Thursday night when the Padres open a three-game series against the Dodgers in Los Angeles. RHP Hyun-Jin Ru will come off the DL to make his season debut for the Dodgers.

Diamondbacks: Arizona has Thursday off. LHP Patrick Corbin (4-6, 4.90) starts Friday night in the opener of a three-game series in San Francisco. RHP Jeff Samardzija (8-5, 3.97) goes for the Giants.

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