• Greinke on his 'all right' outing in D-Backs' win

    Greinke on his ‘all right’ outing in D-Backs’ win

  • Lamb on big performance in D-Backs' win

    Lamb on big performance in D-Backs’ win

  • D-Backs beat Padres for another home win

    D-Backs beat Padres for another home win

  • Shot Clock: D-Backs train rolling; Durant new No. 1?

    Shot Clock: D-Backs train rolling; Durant new No. 1?

  • MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred on rift between D-Backs, Maricopa County

    MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred on rift between D-Backs, Maricopa County

  • D-Backs manager Torey Lovullo on no-hitter, road struggles

    D-Backs manager Torey Lovullo on no-hitter, road struggles

  • Chris Herrmann on Edinson Volquez's performance in no-hitter

    Chris Herrmann on Edinson Volquez’s performance in no-hitter

  • D-Backs' Rey Fuentes on Edinson Volquez's pitch mix in no-hitter

    D-Backs’ Rey Fuentes on Edinson Volquez’s pitch mix in no-hitter

  • Patrick Corbin after loss to Marlins

    Patrick Corbin after loss to Marlins

  • Torey Lovullo on Patrick Corbin's outing vs. Marlins

    Torey Lovullo on Patrick Corbin’s outing vs. Marlins

  • Torey Lovullo on Nick Ahmed, comeback win over Marlins

    Torey Lovullo on Nick Ahmed, comeback win over Marlins

  • David Peralta talks about Chris Owings' 'clutch' hit vs. Pirates

    David Peralta talks about Chris Owings’ ‘clutch’ hit vs. Pirates

  • Chris Owings on D-Backs' extra-inning win in Pittsburgh

    Chris Owings on D-Backs’ extra-inning win in Pittsburgh

  • Torey Lovullo on 'character win' in Pittsburgh

    Torey Lovullo on ‘character win’ in Pittsburgh

  • Robbie Ray on postgame celebration after shutout vs. Pirates

    Robbie Ray on postgame celebration after shutout vs. Pirates

  • Torey Lovullo on Robbie Ray's shutout of Pirates

    Torey Lovullo on Robbie Ray’s shutout of Pirates

  • Chris Herrmann on Robbie Ray's 'outstanding' outing vs. Pirates

    Chris Herrmann on Robbie Ray’s ‘outstanding’ outing vs. Pirates

  • Shot Clock: Winless weekend with D-Backs

    Shot Clock: Winless weekend with D-Backs

  • Diamondbacks' Chris Iannetta on his latest clutch homer

    Diamondbacks’ Chris Iannetta on his latest clutch homer

  • Torey Lovullo on Diamondbacks' loss to the Pirates

    Torey Lovullo on Diamondbacks’ loss to the Pirates

  • Archie Bradley after walkoff loss to Pirates

    Archie Bradley after walkoff loss to Pirates

  • Torey Lovullo on Patrick Corbin's outing, loss to Brewers

    Torey Lovullo on Patrick Corbin’s outing, loss to Brewers

  • Patrick Corbin on his outing vs. Brewers

    Patrick Corbin on his outing vs. Brewers

  • Zack Greinke on his outing in loss to Brewers

    Zack Greinke on his outing in loss to Brewers

  • Torey Lovullo on loss to Brewers, Chase Anderson

    Torey Lovullo on loss to Brewers, Chase Anderson

  • Paul Goldschmidt talks about Chase Anderson's outing

    Paul Goldschmidt talks about Chase Anderson’s outing

  • Torey Lovullo on D-Backs' comeback win in MIlwaukee

    Torey Lovullo on D-Backs’ comeback win in MIlwaukee

  • Chris Iannetta on his game-tying homer vs. Brewers

    Chris Iannetta on his game-tying homer vs. Brewers

  • Can D-Backs keep this up? Why, why not

    Can D-Backs keep this up? Why, why not

  • Robbie Ray after dominant outing in Milwaukee

    Robbie Ray after dominant outing in Milwaukee

  • D-Backs' Torey Lovullo on impressive win over Brewers

    D-Backs’ Torey Lovullo on impressive win over Brewers

  • Torey Lovullo on 'nice team win' for D-Backs

    Torey Lovullo on ‘nice team win’ for D-Backs

  • Jake Lamb on strong game against lefty Jose Quintana

    Jake Lamb on strong game against lefty Jose Quintana

  • Chris Herrmann on hitting surge, HR in win

    Chris Herrmann on hitting surge, HR in win

  • Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley competes in cow milking competition

    Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley competes in cow milking competition

  • Shelby Miller: Tommy John surgery 'was a pretty smooth process'

    Shelby Miller: Tommy John surgery ‘was a pretty smooth process’

  • Shot Clock: Time to take D-Backs seriously

    Shot Clock: Time to take D-Backs seriously

  • Zack Greinke on near-complete game, Eephus pitch

    Zack Greinke on near-complete game, Eephus pitch

  • Torey Lovullo on Zack Greinke's 'great night'

    Torey Lovullo on Zack Greinke’s ‘great night’

  • Montini volunteers free tickets - with Bickley's help

    Montini volunteers free tickets – with Bickley’s help

  • D-Backs manager Torey Lovullo on loss vs. Padres

    D-Backs manager Torey Lovullo on loss vs. Padres

  • Chris Iannetta on homering in first game off DL

    Chris Iannetta on homering in first game off DL

  • Zack Godley on his outing vs. Padres

    Zack Godley on his outing vs. Padres

  • Torey Lovullo after D-Backs pound Padres 9-1

    Torey Lovullo after D-Backs pound Padres 9-1

  • Torey Lovullo on D-Backs' blowout win vs. Padres

    Torey Lovullo on D-Backs’ blowout win vs. Padres

  • Taijuan Walker tosses six scoreless vs. Padres

    Taijuan Walker tosses six scoreless vs. Padres

  • Brandon Drury homers in win vs. Padres

    Brandon Drury homers in win vs. Padres

  • Watch out for Dodgers; Cards CBs apply for job

    Watch out for Dodgers; Cards CBs apply for job

  • Diamondbacks outlast Mets in extra innings

    Diamondbacks outlast Mets in extra innings

  • Diamondbacks discuss close win over Mets

    Diamondbacks discuss close win over Mets

  • Diamondbacks' Zack Godley talks after win over Mets

    Diamondbacks’ Zack Godley talks after win over Mets

  • Diamondbacks' Torey Lovullo talks upbeat pace in win over Mets

    Diamondbacks’ Torey Lovullo talks upbeat pace in win over Mets

  • A.J. Pollock discusses his injury after loss to Pirates

    A.J. Pollock discusses his injury after loss to Pirates

  • David Peralta downplays his injury vs. Pirates

    David Peralta downplays his injury vs. Pirates

  • Torey Lovullo on injuries, loss vs. Pirates

    Torey Lovullo on injuries, loss vs. Pirates

  • Chris Iannetta talks about scary HBP vs. Pirates

    Chris Iannetta talks about scary HBP vs. Pirates

  • Diamondbacks rally falls short against Pirates

    Diamondbacks rally falls short against Pirates

  • Lovullo: Iannetta "said he could play tonight if he had to" after HBP

    Lovullo: Iannetta “said he could play tonight if he had to” after HBP

  • Diamondbacks overwhelm Pirates 11-4

    Diamondbacks overwhelm Pirates 11-4

  • Kaepernick blackballed? Greinke now trade bait?

    Kaepernick blackballed? Greinke now trade bait?

  • Zack Greinke on his near no-hitter against Pirates

    Zack Greinke on his near no-hitter against Pirates

  • Lovullo reacts to Greinke's near no-hitter in win

    Lovullo reacts to Greinke’s near no-hitter in win

  • Diamondbacks snap losing streak with win over Tigers

    Diamondbacks snap losing streak with win over Tigers

  • Diamondbacks drop third straight with loss to Tigers

    Diamondbacks drop third straight with loss to Tigers

  • Shot Clock: D-Backs face pivotal homestand

    Shot Clock: D-Backs face pivotal homestand

  • Torey Lovullo after D-Backs' latest loss to Rockies

    Torey Lovullo after D-Backs’ latest loss to Rockies

  • Taijuan Walker after loss to Rockies

    Taijuan Walker after loss to Rockies

  • Patrick Corbin after being roughed up by Rockies

    Patrick Corbin after being roughed up by Rockies

  • D-Backs' Torey Lovullo on 'tough night' at Coors Field

    D-Backs’ Torey Lovullo on ‘tough night’ at Coors Field

  • Zack Greinke on impressive outing vs. Rockies

    Zack Greinke on impressive outing vs. Rockies

  • Manager Torey Lovullo after win over Rockies

    Manager Torey Lovullo after win over Rockies

Zack Greinke’s description of his outing on Wednesday night also could have applied to the game as a whole, a Diamondbacks’ 7-4 win over the San Diego Padres that took nearly four hours despite lasting just nine innings, a contest that challenged attention spans of both player and spectator alike.

“It started off pretty good,” Greinke said, “and got worse from there.”

The Diamondbacks seemed to play down to the level of their opponent, yet they still managed to escape Chase Field with their second win in as many nights over the Padres, a club whose pitchers had trouble throwing strikes and whose hitters had trouble making contact.

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Greinke lasted just five innings, needing 56 to get through his final two innings. It was just the second time in his past 10 starts in which he failed to get through six.

The Diamondbacks’ hitters had little trouble picking up the slack. With two out in the third, they erupted for five runs off Padres right-hander Luis Perdomo, getting a three-run shot from Jake Lamb followed by a two-run homer from Brandon Drury to turn a 2-0 deficit into a 5-2 advantage.

BOX SCORE: Diamondbacks 7, Padres 4 | MLB standings

“I think (Paul Goldschmidt) said it in the dugout during the second or third inning, ‘Just keep having quality ABs,’” Lamb said. “We hit a lot of balls hard, but we just weren’t getting anything from it. It was just one of those games where the pitchers weren’t pounding the zone, so it was kind of slow-moving. Those are the tough ones. You’ve got to stay with it.”

For Lamb, the three RBIs brought his season total to 53, surpassing the Rockies’ Mark Reynolds for the most in the major leagues.

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“He’s just driving in big runs,” Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. “I just hope the league takes notice of that. I hope the league sees that, recognizes that and gives him a chance to be an All-Star. He’s deserving of that.”

Lamb’s production lulled for a few weeks in late April and early May, a stretch in which he racked up strikeouts and struggled against both righties and lefties. But since May 12, he’s hitting .337 with eight home runs in 92 at-bats. He has 29 RBIs in that stretch, which is 22 percent of the Diamondbacks’ total runs.

“I made adjustments that time; there might be something different (later in the season),” Lamb said. “But that’s the goal is to shorten those periods and try to get back to feeling good at the plate as soon as possible.”

Asked about his league-leading RBI total, Lamb shrugged. It was nearly 11 p.m. His postgame interview was winding down. He was showered and dressed, ready to leave the park after a grueling game.

“It’s helping the team win,” he said, pausing as reporters waited for more. “That’s all I got. I’m tired. I want to go home.”

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Thursday’s game

Padres at Diamondbacks

When: 12:40 p.m.

Where: Chase Field (Roof hotline: 602-462-6262).

Pitchers: Diamondbacks LHP Patrick Corbin (4-6, 5.43) vs. Padres LHP Clayton Richard (3-6, 4.33).

TV/Radio: FSAZ/KTAR-AM (620), KHOV-FM (105.1).

Corbin’s first-inning issues – and his struggles from the past month overall – continued on Friday in Miami, where he gave up six runs (five earned) in five innings in a loss to the Marlins. … Corbin has given up 31 earned runs in his past 31 innings dating to May 6. He’s served up 11 home runs in that stretch after having allowed just three homers in his first 35 1/3 innings. … He has twice thrown well against the Padres this season, giving up a combined four earned runs in 13 innings (2.77 ERA) with two walks and 17 strikeouts. … Richard will be facing the Diamondbacks for the fourth time. He threw well against them twice at Petco Park, including giving up one run in a complete game on May 21. But the results were different on April 25 at Chase Field, giving up six runs on eight hits in 3 2/3 innings. … In two starts since the complete game, he’s given up six earned runs in 11 2/3 innings. … Right-handed hitters have a .851 OPS against him while lefties, despite hitting .294, have just a .666 OPS due to a lack of extra-base hits off him.

Coming up

Friday: At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Randall Delgado (1-1, 3.24) vs. Brewers RHP Zach Davies (6-3, 4.69).

Saturday: At Chase Field, 7:10 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Zack Godley (1-1, 2.39) vs. Brewers RHP Junior Guerra (1-0, 1.83).

Sunday: At Chase Field, 1:10 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Robbie Ray (6-3, 2.85) vs. Brewers RHP Chase Anderson (5-1, 2.94).