Padres Win 3-2 in 10 to End 10-Game Losing Streak to Dodgers – Los Angeles

Austin Nola scored a sacrifice fly in the 10th for San Diego Padres. This ended a 10-game losing streak to rival Los Angeles Dodgers.

CJ Abrams, a rookie catcher at second base, scored Nola’s sac fly. Trent Grisham sacrifice bunt advanced CJ Abrams to the position of automatic runner. Justin Bruihl (0-1), took the loss.

During their losing streak to the Dodgers that dated back to August 24, the Padres were outscored by 57 to 23, Losing three straight series to Los Angeles late last season helped contribute to the Padres’ stunning collapse, which left them with a losing record for the 10th time in as many full seasons since 2011.

Jurickson Profar, Padres’ left fielder, misplayed Trea Turn’s fly ball into an eighth-inning tie, two-run double. Chris Taylor, an automatic runner, was trying to take third on a flyout that opened the 10th. Robert Suarez (1-1), struck out Mookie Betts.

After Yu Darvish and Steven Wilson had shut down the Dodgers for five consecutive innings, Steven Wilson relieved them before tieing the game in the eighth.

Taylor Rogers, a new closer, was brought on to attempt a five-out save. With runners on first and second, the Padres led 2-0. He struck out Freddie Freeman and Turner before Turner, a Padres farmhand, tossed a fly ball to left. Profar misplayed it into a double off a wall to tie the game.

Luis Garcia of San Diego had opened the innings by allowing Taylor singles and Gavin Lux singles, before Betts struck out.

Darvish pitched flawlessly for six innings, limiting the Dodgers’ to just one hit and retiring the final 13 batters.

For the second consecutive start, the 35-year old right-hander was exceptional. He struck out seven, and walked three. From the end of the second to the sixth, Darvish had 13 consecutive Dodgers hits.

Darvish loaded bases in the second on two consecutive two-out walks by Taylor and Lux, before Betts struck out. Betts scored twice on Friday night to help the Dodgers break out of their season-opening slump. He also led them to a 6-1 win.

Jake Cronenworth entered the game with a slump of 0-for-23. He then beat out an infield single in his first innings and then homered against Tyler Anderson with two outs in the second. This was his first home run of the season. Wil Myers scored a sacrifice fly in his second.

Anderson was a spot starter in the place of Andrew Heaney who was injured. He allowed four runs and four hits over 4 1/3 innings. Anderson had four strikeouts and three walks.


LHP Clayton Kershaw (2-0 with a 3.00 ERA) plays the Padres in the final game of the series. He is now 22-9 with a 2.09 ERA in San Diego. LHP Sean Manaea, 2-1, 1.42, is available to the Padres.


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