Getting offensive support from Franchy Cordero, the San Diego Padres topped the Los Angeles Dodgers, 8-5, at Petco Park on Friday. Cordero was 4-4 with 4 singles and a stolen base for the Padres.
The Dodgers got off to a good start, as Will Smith hit a 2-run homer in the top of the second off Garrett Richards. After an RBI single by Cordero in the bottom half, Walker Buehler led off the third with his first home run of the season. After three, the Dodgers led 4-2 and looked in good shape.
San Diego took a 6-5 lead on Greg Garcia‘s first home run of the season in the back-and-forth affair. The 2-run home run, which Garcia hit in the bottom of the seventh, left Los Angeles pitcher Edubray Ramos shaking his head.
“The boys were really swinging the bats today,” winning manager Jayce Tingler said. This, by the way, is not a computer-generated name.