The Los Angeles Dodgers put themselves in an unfamiliar position on Saturday night.
They were down 3-1 in the 6th inning, looking like the might drop their second game in a row to the San Diego Padres. A second loss would lead them to dropping their first series against anyone since June 5-7 against the Washington Nationals.
With many blown chances over the first game and a half against the San Diego Padres, the game essentially lied in Corey Seager’s hands as he came up to the plate, down 3-1 with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the 6th inning.
Seager worked a full count, laying off some touch pitches from Padres reliever, Craig Stammen. He then rifled a ball into right field, scoring Yasmani Grandal and Chase Utley. Some crafty base running from Yasiel Puig allowed him to score just ahead of the tag from Austin Hedges, putting the Dodgers up 4-3.
Bases loaded. Two outs. Down by two.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 13, 2017
The Dodgers went on to win the game 6-3 and will now look to take the series in Sunday’s game.