Minor-league baseball: Tucson Padres drop opener at Salt Lake

2013-05-04T00:00:00Z Minor-league baseball: Tucson Padres drop opener at Salt LakeArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Salt Lake scored seven runs in the first two innings Friday night and held on to beat the visiting Tucson Padres 8-4 in the first of a four-game series.

Salt Lake's Efren Navarro hit an RBI double in the first and a two-run double in the second.

Tucson scored a run in the first after Travis Buck had a two-out single and James Darnell drove him in with a double.

The Padres scored three times in the third. Rocky Gale led off with an infield single, and Dean Anna followed with a double. Gale scored on a ground out, and Buck hit a two-run homer.

Tucson starter Thad Weber (3-1) began the game with a 2.65 ERA. He allowed seven earned runs in 4 1/3 innings, and his ERA ballooned to 5.06.


• What: Padres at Salt Lake

• When: 5:35 p.m.

• Radio: 1290-AM (tape delayed, will air following Arizona baseball)

Compiled from a news release

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