Dodgers complete sweep of Padres with 7-3 win
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Turner drove in five runs while Manny Machado put the Los Angeles Dodgers ahead with a two-run homer as the Dodgers swept a three-game series against the San Diego Padres with a 7-3 victory Sunday.
Hyun-Jin Ryu (4-1) gave up 11 hits in his 5 2/3 innings, but held the Padres to two runs.
The Padres gave left-hander Robbie Erlin (3-4) the early lead with a solo home run from Franmil Reyes in the second and Hunter Renfroe’s RBI single in the third.
Turner tied it up with a two-run double in the fifth. Machado added his 31st home run of the season, and his seventh in 35 games with the Dodgers. Machado had a three-run homer Saturday.
After a pair of walks and a wild pitch, Turner drove in two more in the sixth with a single to left off reliever Robert Stock. He tied his career-high for RBIs with a run-scoring double in the eighth. It’s the fifth time he’s driven in five runs in one game.
Renfroe completed the Padres scoring with a solo home run in the ninth off reliever Yimi Garcia. It was his 15th homer of the season.
The Padres have lost five consecutive games, all on the road, tied for their third-longest losing streak of the season. They have lost 12 of 16 against the Dodgers.
Erlin went 4 2/3 innings for San Diego, allowing four runs on eight hits and a walk, striking out three.
The victory kept the third-place Dodgers 2½ games back of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League West.
Padres: As he ran from second to third base Saturday night, 3B Wil Myers was drilled on his side by a Renfroe line drive. Myers was an automatic out, but remained in the game and started Sunday. The play likely cost the Padres a run in the eventual 5-4, 12-inning loss to the Dodgers.
Dodgers: The Dodgers are off Monday and when they resume play Tuesday at Texas expect to have both RHP Ross Stripling (back) and OF Joc Pederson (knee) back. Stripling is expected to join the bullpen. Pederson did pinch hit Saturday and Sunday, but was held out of the lineup. . Struggling closer Kenley Jansen (three consecutive blown saves) was given Sunday off.
Padres: After an off-day Monday, the Padres return home with RHP Jacob Nix (1-2, 6.17) scheduled to start against the Mariners. In his first three starts, he has a groundout percentage of 61.0 percent.
Dodgers: After their off-day, RHP Walker Buehler (6-4, 2.96) is scheduled to start Tuesday at Texas. The rookie threw seven scoreless innings and struck out a career-high nine in his last start against the Cardinals.
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