Padres battle their way to 4-3 win over May, Dodgers
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Greg Garcia scored the tying run on a throwing error by center fielder A.J. Pollock and Manny Machado drove in the go-ahead run on a groundout during a three-run rally in the sixth inning that carried the San Diego Padres a 4-3 victory against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night.
Dodgers rookie Dustin May (1-3) took a 3-1 lead into the sixth before the Padres rallied to hand the NL West leaders their third loss in four games.
Rookie pinch-hitter Austin Allen hit a leadoff double and took third on Garcia’s single. Rookie Josh Naylor singled to center to bring in Allen. Pollock’s throw back in bounced between third baseman Justin Turner‘s legs and into the Dodgers’ dugout, allowing Garcia to score and Naylor to take third.
Machado, who helped the Dodgers reach the World Series last year before signing a $300 million deal with San Diego, grounded to second to bring in Naylor and chase May. Adam Kolarek came on and got the final two outs.
May allowed four runs, two earned, and four hits. He struck out two and walked one.
Eric Lauer (7-8) benefited from the rally, making the lefty 5-0 against the Dodgers in seven career starts. He allowed three runs and six hits in six innings, struck out eight and walked four.
All-Star closer Kirby Yates pitched the ninth for his major league-leading 38th save in 41 chances.
Lauer allowed Turner’s homer with two outs in the third and Kiké Hernández’s laser shot into the second deck in left field with one out in the fifth. It was Turner’s 23rd and Hernández’s 17th.
Turner added an RBI double in the fifth.
May retired his first nine batters before Garcia walked leading off the fourth. He advanced on Naylor’s groundout and scored on Eric Hosmer‘s two-out single.
Dodgers: RHP Walker Buehler (10-3, 3.16 ERA) is scheduled to start Tuesday night. Buehler and three relievers combined to no-hit the Padres on May 4, 2018, during a series in Monterrey, Mexico.
Padres: RHP Cal Quantrill (6-4, 3.32 ERA) is scheduled to make his 19th appearance and 14th start. He’s 4-2 with a 1.79 ERA since the All-Star break.
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