LOS ANGELES (AP) — The San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers are scheduled to sq. off 9 occasions in September. They’re already playing as even supposing the division title is on the line in unhurried April.
The defending World Sequence champions overcame one other two-homer night from Fernando Tatis Jr. and a sturdy day outing by Blake Snell to rally for a 5-4 victory over the Padres on Saturday.
Corey Seager’s two-lag single in the sixth became section of a three-lag inning that place Los Angeles forward.
“It became a fun baseball game to be a section of,” Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts talked about. “We threw the ball effectively, took fair appropriate at-bats, created stress and got a pair spacious hits.”
The NL West opponents beget spoil up six meetings this season, with the Padres a success the old three. They took the first two on this four-game sequence at Chavez Ravine, however the Dodgers had been in a discipline to lead certain of their first three-game losing plug since 2019.
San Diego threatened in the ninth, putting the functionality tying lag in scoring discipline with one out, but Kenley Jansen retired Tatis on a grounder and struck out Trent Grisham for his fifth assign.
“Every game now we beget performed up to now has been a ride-out fight,” Padres supervisor Jayce Tingler talked about. “Now we beget an opportunity to get hold of the sequence (Sunday) and now we beget the off day on Monday, so we will transfer all out.”
San Diego took a 3-2 lead after Tatis led off the sixth with a shot to heart discipline off Trevor Bauer, ending a lag of 11 straight batters discipline down by the gentle-hander. Tatis is the first opposing participant to beget multi-homer video games on consecutive nights at Dodger Stadium since San Francisco slugger Barry Bonds in 2002.
After taking Clayton Kershaw deep twice on Friday, Tatis became the first participant to beget a pair of homers in help-to-help video games in opposition to used Cy Young Award winners.
“It feels big to be in a discipline to achieve that. I’ve been in a discipline to achieve a range of stuff and having this opportunity is a appropriate blessing,” talked about Tatis, who signed a 14-year, $340 million contract throughout spring coaching, the longest deal in spacious league historical past.
The Dodgers tied it in the sixth when Mookie Betts drew a bases-loaded stroll from Pierce Johnson (0-1) and took their first lead when Seager laced a single to gentle.
Bauer, the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner, is 3-0 for the 2d straight season. He struck out 9 but struggled by means of the first two innings. He allowed a leadoff home lag for the fourth time in his career when Tatis drove his cutter over the wall in left-heart.
San Diego took a 2-0 lead in the 2d. Wil Myers began the inning with a single on the 13th pitch of his at-bat, stole 2d and scored on Jurickson Profar’s single.
Los Angeles tied it 2-all on RBI singles by Justin Turner in the third inning and Sheldon Neuse in the fourth.
San Diego pulled to 5-4 after Jake Cronenworth scored on Blake Treinen’s wild pitch in the seventh.
Snell allowed two runs and struck out seven in 5 1/3 innings.
QUITE THE WEEKEND
Tatis is the third-youngest participant with multi-homer video games on help-to-help nights at 22 years and 112 days, in accordance with the Elias Sports activities Bureau. Dodgers slugger Cody Bellinger became the youngest at 21 years, 335 days when he did it in the 2017, surpassing George Scott (22 years, 44 days), who did it in 1966 with the Red Sox.
Tatis extended his hitting plug to 5 video games two pitches into the game when he took Bauer deep for the first time. As Tatis rounded first after the ninth leadoff homer of his career, he lined one of his eyes along with his gentle hand to mock Bauer, who pitched with one perceive closed throughout a spring coaching game in opposition to the Padres.
Tatis wasn’t accomplished having fun at Bauer’s expense. As he crossed home plate in the fifth inning, Tatis strutted devour MMA fighter Connor McGregor, which Bauer has accomplished throughout video games on the vogue help to the dugout.
“He got me at home (with a strikeout), so it became payback time,” Tatis talked about. “It’s fun facing a man devour that. He’s a laborious guy to handle (when it comes to his pitching) but he’s having fun, too.”
After starting up the season 4 for 34 with two home runs, Tatis is 8 for 19 with four homers over the past five video games and has raised his batting sensible 108 factors to .226.
ON THE BASEPATHS
Myers had three stolen bases for the 2d time in his career.
San Diego reliever Aaron Northcraft allowed handiest one hit and struck out two in the seventh and eighth in his spacious league debut. The 30-year-outmoded gentle-hander had appeared in 225 video games over parts of 9 seasons in the minors. That is his 2d stint in San Diego’s organization after also being with Atlanta, Seattle and Miami.
Padres: C Austin Nola could well presumably assemble his season debut as early as Tuesday when San Diego begins a two-game sequence at Arizona. Nola has been out with a broken left heart finger since he became struck by a heinous tip throughout a spring coaching game.
Dodgers: RHP Corey Knebel became placed on the injured checklist after straining his gentle lat throughout Friday’s game. He’s anticipated to pass over now not now not up to 2 months. … RHP Dennis Santana also went on the IL because of effects from a coronavirus vaccine shot. … OF Matt Beaty and pitcher Garrett Cleavinger had been known as up. … INF Gavin Lux (gentle wrist soreness) took batting be conscious for the 2d straight day. He’s eligible to return off the injured checklist Monday.
The groups assign their four-game sequence Sunday. San Diego righty Joe Musgrove (2-2, 1.04 ERA) has misplaced his final two starts since throwing the first no-hitter in team historical past at Texas on April 9. Los Angeles gentle-hander Dustin Can also fair (1-1, 2.93) is 1-3 with a 2.97 ERA in seven video games (four starts) in opposition to the Padres.
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