Padres halt Dodgers’ momentum, win 5-3 in LA
The Dodgers’ NL West lead was trimmed to 1 1/2 games over Colorado, which won 6-2 at Arizona.
San Diego had dropped five in a row against Los Angeles. It was the Padres’ first win over the Dodgers since July 10 at Petco Park.
Eric Lauer (6-7) pitched five innings of one-run ball in in his first win since July 10. Kirby Yates allowed Manny Machado‘s two-out RBI single in the ninth before striking out Joc Pederson for his 10th save.
Galvis homered into the lower right-field seats leading off the seventh, making it 3-1.
The Dodgers threatened in the seventh and eighth only to come up short.
Trailing 3-1, the Dodgers had the potential tying runs on in the seventh. Brian Dozier walked and took second on Enrique Hernandez’s two-out single. Dozier moved to third and Hernandez went to second on a wild pitch by Robert Stock. Justin Turner flied to left to end the threat.
The Dodgers struck first, taking a 1-0 lead on Hernandez’s 21st homer in the third.
Making his return to the rotation, Stripling allowed two runs and three hits in 3 1/3 innings. He struck out four and walked two.
RHP Jacob Nix (2-3, 5.75 ERA) goes for the Padres in his first career start against Los Angeles. He made his big league debut on Aug. 10. LHP Rich Hill (9-5, 4.02 ERA) starts for the Dodgers on Saturday night. He last faced the Padres a month ago, tossing six scoreless innings and striking out eight.
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