The thorn in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ side this season that’s been the San Diego Padres, came to Chavez Ravine Monday to begin a three-game series. The Dodgers were riding a three-game winning streak, but had lost two of the last three against the Padres.
Clayton Kershaw was on the mound and he put forth another brilliant effort, going eight innings in the Dodgers win. Kershaw received run support early and again late as the Dodgers held a comfortable 8-1 lead in the sixth inning.
In the sixth, the Padres put two runners on with one out and scored two on a Rene Rivera fly out that was accompanied by three errors. Yasiel Puig made the catch and threw wide of first base in an attempt to turn a double play.
A.J. Ellis backed up the play and his throw to second base sailed into center field. Hanley Ramirez’s attempt to throw out Yangervis Solarte at home plate was off target and it also allowed Rymer Liriano to score: