Solarte's homer helps last-place Padres edge Dodgers 4-2

BY foxsports • September 3, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) Yangervis Solarte hit a tie-breaking home run leading off the eighth inning, helping the last-place San Diego Padres edge the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 on Friday night.

The Dodgers' lead in the NL West remained at two games over the San Francisco Giants, who lost to the Cubs.

Brad Hand (4-3) got the victory, allowing one hit and striking out four in 1 2/3 innings of relief. Brandon Maurer pitched the ninth for his seventh save.

Solarte hit his career-high-tying 14th homer on a 1-1 pitch from Adam Liberatore (2-2) leading off the eighth. Pinch-hitter Brett Wallace hit a bloop single over the third baseman's head with two outs, scoring Alex Dickerson, who walked, for a 4-2 lead.