Published April 08, 2010
PHOENIX (AP) — Kelly Johnson hit two of Arizona's four homers, helping the Diamondbacks rally for a 5-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.
Johnson connected on Kevin Correia's second pitch of the game and added a tying two-run drive in the fifth. Chris Young went deep in the sixth to give the Diamondbacks a 4-3 lead and Justin Upton hit his first homer in the eighth.
Scott Hairston hit a three-run homer in the second for San Diego.
Ian Kennedy struck out eight over five innings in his first start for Arizona, yielding three runs and six hits. Five relievers combined for four innings of one-hit ball, with Blaine Boyer (1-0) getting the win and Chad Qualls earning his first save.
Correia (0-1) allowed four runs and seven hits in six innings.
Johnson went 3 for 3 with a walk in his first game of the season in the leadoff spot. The second baseman, who signed a free-agent deal with Arizona in the offseason, was eighth in the lineup in each of the first two games of the season.
NOTES: Padres LHP Joe Thatcher, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a sore shoulder, threw on the side. Manager Bud Black said he felt good and threw the ball fine. Thatcher will be re-evaluated for a possible rehabilitation assignment. ... Johnson's first homer was his sixth career leadoff shot and the 40th in club history.