Mookie Betts hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer with two outs within the fifth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers held off the San Diego Padres 5-4 on Saturday-evening.
The Dodgers had been 2 1/2 video games behind the NL West main San Francisco.
Betts drove in 4 of the Dodgers’ 5 runs. He had a sacrifice fly within the third that made it 2-0.
Fernando Tatis Jr. slug a two-run shot, his thirty eighth, on Walker Buehler’s first supply that tied the sport at 2 within the fourth.
Buehler (14-3) gave up two runs and 6 hits in seven innings. The righthander struckout 5 batters and walked. He pulled an necessary cross from Chris Paddock that arrange Betts, who hit his twentieth homer on Craig Stammen’s first pitch.
Paddock (7-7) obtained the primary two outs of the fifth after which Gavin Lux singled. He walked Buehler on 4 pitches earlier than being pulled, having thrown 30 extra pitches than Buehler on the time.
Kenley Jansen retired the facet within the ninth for his thirty second save.
Betts was additionally strong defensively. He made a shoe-top catch of a Trent Grisham liner with a runner in second to complete seventh.
The Padres closed to 5-4 within the eighth on back-to-back RBI singles from former Dodger Manny Machado and Tatis on Blake Treinen. Joe Kelly got here in and struckout Wil Myers and Tommy Pham on a complete of seven pitches, leaving Tatis in third place.
Paddock gave up 4 runs and three hits in 4 2/3 innings. The righthander struckout 4 batters and walked.
Dodgers: INF-OR Chris Taylor had the night off. He has handled an unspecified neck damage, though it’s not believed to place him on the IL. He made it worse on Friday after making a catch on the wall.
TO GO HOME
Tatis returned to his pure shortstop place after All-Star Jake Cronenworth was injured on Friday. Cronenworth suffered a minor fracture to his left ring finger after being hit by a pitch. Tatis initially stepped away from shortstop to guard his left shoulder, which had been partially dislocated a number of instances this 12 months. However by enjoying him within the outfield, which he moved to final month, the Padres needed to depart one of many three outfielders – Myers, Pham and Grisham – down day by day. And San Diego desperately wants a strike because the staff pushes for the second NL wildcard.
Padres: LHP Blake Snell (7-6, 4.22 ERA) has had a blended season with an incredible run because the starting of August.
Dodgers: RHP Max Scherzer (13-4, 2.28) is 9-0 with a 2.23 ERA in his final 15 begins since June 4.
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