Upton homers in ninth to lead Padres past Dodgers 7-6
SAN DIEGO (AP) Melvin Upton Jr. hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead the San Diego Padres past the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-6 on Friday night.
After Wil Myers hit a bloop single to shallow center to lead off the ninth against Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, Upton went the opposite way beyond the right-center field fence for the comeback victory.
Kevin Quackenbush (2-2) pitched a scoreless ninth to earn the win for the Padres, who had lost four straight.
Jansen (1-1) had converted all 14 of his save chances before Friday.
Justin Turner hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning that had given the Dodgers a 6-5 lead.
Los Angeles had won six in a row at Petco Park since Sept. 4, 2015, including sweeping the opening series of the season against the Padres with three shutouts.