at Tucson, Ariz.
Monday, March 17 Padres at the plate: Third baseman Callix Crabbe had a trio of hits, singling up the middle in his first at-bat, hitting an infield single to second in the fourth and knocking an RBI double to right in the sixth. Jody Gerut hit his third Cactus League homer into the right-field bullpen to lead off the sixth. D-backs at the plate: Trot Nixon bashed his second Cactus League homer, a towering two-run drive landing well beyond the right-field bullpen. Nixon doubled to center in the fifth, giving him four RBIs on the day. Orlando Hudson was 2-for-3, beating out an infield single in the first inning and lacing a single to right in the third.
Up next for the Padres: The Padres will play the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday at 1:05 p.m. PT at Tucson Electric Park, the last of three days in Tucson before returning to Peoria for an off-day Wednesday. Lefty Wil Ledezma, battling for a roster spot, is scheduled to start for the Padres. The White Sox will start left-hander John Danks.
Owen Perkins is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.