22 Sep 2018, 12:43 IST
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With not anything left to play for, the San Diego Padres are in spoiler mode.
And it feels excellent.
Hunter Renfroe hit a two-run homer, Freddy Galvis added a solo shot and the last-place Padres beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 on Friday night time in entrance of a sellout crowd of 52,458.
“This is a crowd you don’t play in front of every single night,” 3rd baseman Wil Myers mentioned. “It was pretty cool to watch guys go out there and really compete.”
Coming off a large three-game sweep of Colorado, the Dodgers’ NL West lead used to be trimmed to one half of video games over the Rockies, who gained 6-2 at Arizona.
“Can’t take anyone for granted,” shedding pitcher Ross Stripling mentioned.
San Diego had dropped 5 in a row towards Los Angeles. It used to be the Padres’ first win over the Dodgers since July 10 at Petco Park.
Rookie Eric Lauer (6-7) pitched 5 innings of one-run ball in his first win since that July day.
“We want to be the spoilers for them just to do it,” Lauer mentioned. “Just because it’s them. It’s definitely cool getting a win in that environment.”
Lauer struck out Manny Machado with runners on first and 2d to finish the 5th.
“Yeah, I was just feeling good and it was kind of like the amped up part of the moment,” Lauer mentioned.
Kirby Yates allowed Machado’s two-out RBI unmarried within the 9th prior to placing out Joc Pederson for his 10th save.
“We just couldn’t take advantage when we had runners in scoring position,” Machado mentioned.
Renfroe slugged his 24th homer on a Three-2 pitch with one out within the fourth, hanging the Padres forward 2-1 after Franmil Reyes’ leadoff unmarried towards Ross Stripling (Eight-Five).
Galvis homered into the decrease right-field seats main off the 7th, making it Three-1.
The Dodgers threatened within the 7th and 8th simplest to come back up brief.
They minimize their deficit to Three-2 within the 8th. Pederson doubled to deep right-center and Matt Kemp struck out prior to Yasiel Puig singled to left, scoring Pederson.
Yasmani Grandal walked prior to Yates got here in to stand pinch-hitter Cody Bellinger. He were given Bellinger on a swinging strike to finish the inning.
Trailing Three-1, the Dodgers had the prospective tying runs on within the 7th. Brian Dozier walked and took 2d on Enrique Hernandez’s two-out unmarried. Dozier moved to 3rd and Hernandez went to 2d on a wild pitch via Robert Stock. Justin Turner flied to left to finish the danger.
The Padres prolonged their result in Five-2 within the 9th towards John Axford. Myers hit a two-run double.
“Any time you can add runs on late is big and to be able to do it against a good team right there is nice,” Myers mentioned.
The Dodgers struck first, taking a 1-Zero lead on Hernandez’s 21st homer within the 3rd.
Making his go back to the rotation, Stripling allowed two runs and 3 hits in Three 0.33 innings. He struck out 4 and walked two.
Yates grounded out to the shortstop within the 9th and whilst in an all-out sprint to first he tripped and fell, sliding on his stomach. The transfer cracked up his teammates. Yates then went out and pitched the 9th.
“I’m more impressed he didn’t lose composure after that. Most people are not able to laugh that off,” Green mentioned. “He’s great at laughing at himself. He said, ‘There’s only one way to play the game and that’s hard,’ and that’s what he did.”
Dodgers 3rd baseman Justin Turner dedicated a career-tying two mistakes.
Vin Scully has made an extraordinary public look at Dodger Stadium to lend a hand honor fellow Hall of Famer Jaime Jarrin. The Spanish-language broadcaster used to be inducted into the group’s Ring of Honor, along with his identify becoming a member of Scully and such Dodgers greats as Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella.
Scully greeted the gang along with his trademark word: “Hi, everybody, and a very pleasant good evening to you.” A roar went up.
“I haven’t said it in two years, so I just thought I’d like to hear it one last time,” Scully mentioned, smiling.
He retired two years in the past after 67 years within the sales space.
RHP Jacob Nix (2-Three, Five.75 ERA) is going for the Padres in his first profession get started towards Los Angeles. He made his giant league debut on Aug. 10. LHP Rich Hill (Nine-Five, four.02 ERA) begins for the Dodgers on Saturday night time. He final confronted the Padres a month in the past, tossing six scoreless innings and placing out 8.
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