The Dodgers just keep rolling along, picking up another series victory and making it 19 consecutive series without a series loss.
The Padres got on the board in the first inning against Kenta Maeda with a one-out solo shot by Cory Spangenberg. They added to that lead when Jose Pírela reached on a throwing error by Justin Turner, took third on a Yangervis Solarte base hit, and scored on a Wil Myers sac fly.
San Diego starter Luis Perdomo began the game with three perfect innings, but lost his perfect game bid on the first pitch of the fourth inning, which struck Chris Taylor in the ribs. Corey Seager promptly ended the no-hit bid in the next at bat with a base hit up the middle. Turner ended the shutout bid in the next at bat with his 16th dinger of the year to make it 3-2 Dodgers.
Maeda followed up that rough first inning with four clean frames, not allowing another base runner until the top of the sixth. Manuel Margot singled, and Spangenberg delivered his second home run of the day to make it a one-run game. Maeda retired Pírela, but walked Solarte, and, at 85 pitches, was lifted for Josh Fields. Fields proceeded to finish off the inning with no incident.
After that explosive fourth inning, the Dodgers went without another hit until the bottom of the eighth, when Turner delivered his second bomb of the day for a bit of insurance:
Have a day, Ginger
The Dodger bullpen closed out the afternoon with a strong performance. Pedro Báez, Luis Avilán and Kenley Jansen each delivered scoreless innings to shut the door on the Dodgers’ 83rd win of the season. It was Kenley’s 32nd save of the season, and he picked up yet another strikeout in the process. Taylor also made a nice catch:
That’s another come-from-behind victory for the Dodgers, who are now two games above .500 (36-34) in games in which they’ve trailed at any point.
The Dodgers (now 83-34) have an off day tomorrow for the third consecutive Monday. On Tuesday, they face the White Sox (45-70) at home. It’ll be Alex Wood (2.37 ERA, 2.67 FIP, 3.02 DRA) against Miguel González (4.85 ERA, 5.11 FIP, 5.52 DRA). First pitch is 7:10 PM Pacific.