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Carpenter went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and a walk in a loss to Atlanta on Thursday. Alloy 601 Plate


Carpenter's lone hit of the game was a big one, as his three-run homer off Spencer Strider in the third inning gave San Diego its first lead. The long ball was the veteran's first as a Padre, and it gave him six RBI through six games this season. Carpenter has posted a .250/.400/.500 slash line over 20 plate appearances as the team's primary DH.

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