The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres played another tight contest Sunday with the first run of the game not coming until the sixth inning.
Hyun-Jin Ryu and Tyson Ross were both sharp, with Ryu striking out 10 in six innings and Ross totaling nine strikeouts in seven innings.
While Ross remained in the game one inning longer than Ryu, he also gave up the deciding run. The Padres All-Star’s trouble began in the sixth inning on a Dee Gordon single.
That brought Carl Crawford to plate with some of Ross’ attention diverted to Gordon at first base. On a 1-0 count, Gordon broke for second on what wound up being a pitch out and got his 43rd stolen base of the season.
The stolen base was Gordon’s first since July 5 and kept him in the MLB lead, two ahead of Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros. The speedy second baseman later scored in the inning on Yasiel Puig’s RBI single to center and the Dodgers went on to win, 1-0.
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