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After being traded from Miami, Arraez records four hits as the San Diego Padres crush the struggling Arizona Diamondbacks 13-1

Luis Arraez had an impressive debut for the Padres after being traded from Miami, getting four hits and driving in a run. Ha-Seong Kim contributed with a three-run homer during a huge seventh inning in which the Padres scored eight runs to lead them to a big win over the struggling Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday, 13-1.

The Padres made a major trade just before the game, acquiring Arraez from the Marlins along with nearly $7.9 million in exchange for four players. Despite joining the team just before the match, Arraez made an immediate impact, going 4 for 6 and scoring twice.

“Arraez showed an incredible approach at the plate, which shows why he is known as ‘The Sprinkler,’” said Padres manager Micke Shildt. “He is like an artist, able to reach all parts of the field. It was impressive to see. What a talent.”

Arraez wasn’t the only Padres player to perform well at Chase Field.

Jurickson Profar hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning as part of his four-hit game, and Kim followed with a three-run shot. Manny Machado contributed with three RBIs, while Michael King (3-3) pitched six innings and allowed just six hits in San Diego’s fourth straight win of the season. The Padres collected a total of 18 hits.

San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (Credits: Sportsbible)

“I really admire him,” King said of Arraez. “He brings energy to the team, is difficult to get out of and always knows how to get on base. It will be exciting to see him play alongside the talented players we have.”

The Diamondbacks are eager to move on after this tough week.

In the first inning, Arizona had two players tagged out at first base and struggled to advance runners past second base until Gabriel Moreno’s single in the ninth inning brought in a run. Since their 4-3 win over the Dodgers on Tuesday, the NL champion Diamondbacks have been outscored 28-2 and have lost seven of their last nine games.

“Obviously we are facing challenges right now, and things are not going our way,” Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. “We do our best, but sometimes, despite our best efforts, things don’t go as planned. We have to bridge that gap in difficult times and find a way to win games.”

Arraez kicked off his first game with the Padres with a double on the second pitch from Brandon Pfaadt (1-2), which landed in the right corner. He later scored on Machado’s single, contributing to San Diego’s 32nd first-inning run this season, the second-most in the majors behind Philadelphia’s 37.