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San Diego Padres' Colin Rea pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) San Diego Padres' Colin Rea pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia Phillies' Peter Bourjos, left, is tagged out by San Diego Padres catcher Christian Bethancourt after trying to score on a fielding error by shortstop Alexi Amarista during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Ph Philadelphia Phillies' Peter Bourjos, left, is tagged out by San Diego Padres catcher Christian Bethancourt after trying to score on a fielding error by shortstop Alexi Amarista during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Ph

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Maikel Franco homered, doubled and drove in both runs and Jerad Eickhoff struck out nine in seven scoreless innings to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.

Philadelphia has won four of five after opening the season with four straight losses.

Eickhoff (1-1), acquired at the trade deadline last season as part of the deal that sent ace lefty Cole Hamels to Texas, gave up four hits and walked none. He did it while displaying the power he showed at the end of last season when he fanned 10 in each of his final two starts.

Brett Wallace had an RBI single with two outs in the ninth off Jeanmar Gomez, who held on for his fourth save in as many chances. The Padres ended their scoreless streak at 20 innings and let them avoid being shut out for the fifth time in nine games.

Franco connected off Colin Rea (0-1) in the first for his second homer of the season. He hit an RBI double in the third.

Rea, making his eighth big league start, also went seven innings. He gave up one earned run on five hits and two walks, striking out five.

Eickhoff used a knee-buckling curveball and a mid-90s fastball to stifle Padres batters.

The Padres threatened against David Hernandez in the eighth. Alexi Amarista singled and moved to second when he was hit in the back by first baseman Ryan Howard's throw on a grounder by Jon Jay. A walk to Cory Spangenberg loaded the bases with one out, but Hernandez struck out Matt Kemp and Wil Myers.

Hernandez pumped his fist and hopped off the mound after getting the final strike to escape.

The run off Gomez snapped the Phillies' bullpen scoreless innings streak at 12 1/3 innings. Philadelphia relievers began the season by giving up 15 earned runs in their first 10 2/3.

Jay went 0 for 4 to snap his eight-game hitting streak.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: LF Melvin Upton Jr. appeared to get spiked while sliding back to second on a pickoff attempt following his fourth-inning double. Upton stayed down for a bit, but shook it off and appeared fine the rest of the game.

Phillies: OF Darin Ruf (shoulder) didn't appear for the second straight game after injuring his shoulder making a diving play in the outfield on Monday. Ruf is day-to-day.

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The teams wrap up the four-game series on Thursday afternoon when Phillies RHP Vince Velasquez (1-0, 0.00) opposes Drew Pomeranz (1-0, 3.60). Velasquez allowed three hits in six scoreless innings, striking out nine and walking three, to earn the victory in a 1-0 win at the Mets on Saturday.

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