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Recap: Josh Reddick’s Bat, Rich Hill’s Arm Leads Dodgers to 5-1 Victory Over Padres

Sep 3, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Josh Reddick (11) is greeted by Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts (30) after a solo home run in the sixth inning of the game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

It took a little while but it was right on time, Josh Reddick finally found his offensive groove.

In the sixth inning, Reddick crushed his first home run as a member of the Dodgers off the Padres’ Luis Perdomo. He finished the night 3-for-4.

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Reddick was acquired from the Oakland Athletics Aug. 1. Also, as part of the deal starting pitcher Rich Hill was also acquired by the team.

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Hill allowed one hit in six innings pitched with two walks and eight strikeouts.

This was the first start for Hill since Aug. 24 against San Francisco. Since being traded to the Dodgers, Hill is 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA allowing only six hits in 12 total innings pitched.

From that point on the game was iced by the bullpen arms. Closer Kenley Jansen closed the door in the ninth inning with three strikeouts on 12 pitches.

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Catcher Yasmani Grandal also homered in the game.

Despite the Giants getting a win over the Cubs, the Dodgers still hold onto a two-game lead in the NL West with 29 days remaining in the regular season.

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Written by Terrel Emerson

Terrel "Chatterbox" Emerson is a Inglewood native with strong Los Angeles roots. A big sports fan/analyst. Radio talk show host of "Talk That Talk," on WPMD. #WeLoveLA

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