The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres played the second of their four-game series Friday with both teams looking for some momentum heading into the All-Star break.

Dan Haren had a bit of a rocky first inning, but managed to get out of it unscathed. Jesse Hahn issued a one-out walk to Yasiel Puig in the bottom of the first and the Dodgers capitalized.

Puig moved into scoring position on an Adrian Gonzalez grounder and scored on Matt Kemp’s RBI single to left. However, Haren surrendered the lead in the second inning as he allowed a two-run home run to Alexi Amarista.

After Haren recorded the second out of the inning, it brought Seth Smith to the plate, who has hit well against the Dodgers. As is the current trend, the Dodgers put a shift on that worked to perfection as Smith hit a one-hopper into shallow right field where Dee Gordon was positioned.

The All-Star second baseman dropped to his knees to make a backhanded stop and threw to first to end the inning. It was another impressive play for Gordon this season as he’s also made an over-the-shoulder catch and multiple diving stops.
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