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Recap: Dodgers Set Season High With 5 Home Runs In Win Over Padres



Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

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Jimmy Rollins led off the fifth inning with a double down the right field line. Shields issued consecutive walks to Adrian Gonzalez and Utley to load the bases with one out, but limited the damage by getting Seager to ground into an RBI force out that tied the game before the Padres right-hander could get out of the inning.

Alexi Amarista pinch hit for Shields and grounded to Utley for the first out in the bottom of the fifth. Bolsinger picked up his sixth strikeout of the game and worked around a two-out walk to keep the game tied at 3-3 through five innings. Marcos Mateo walked Pederson with one out in the sixth and was replaced by Marc Rzepczynski so he could face pinch-hitter Andre Ethier.

However, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly countered by calling on Justin Ruggiano to pinch hit and the decision paid off as he hit a go-ahead, two-run home run. Gonzalez and Utley padded the Dodgers’ lead with back-to-back home runs, with Gonzalez’s being a two-run shot, and Los Angeles jumped out to an 8-3 lead.

Yimi Garcia replaced Bolsinger in the bottom of the sixth and retired the side in order. Though, Garcia received some help from Schebler, who made a leaping catch at the fence in right field to rob Upton of a likely extra-base hit. Schebler led off the seventh inning with a base hit and soon after stole his second base of the night.

Rollins drew a walk with ball four being a wild pitch that allowed Schebler to advance to third base. Rollins then stole second base, but both runners were stranded as Crawford grounded out. J.P. Howell entered in the bottom of the seventh and struck out the side to keep the Dodgers’ 8-3 lead intact.

Chris Hatcher took over for the Dodgers in the bottom of the eighth and promptly gave up a leadoff home run to Brett Wallace. Yangervis Solarte followed with a base hit, but Gyorko grounded into a double play.

Hatcher then struck out Kemp swinging to end the inning with the Dodgers leading, 8-4. Kenley Jansen entered in the ninth and recorded the final three outs of the game to wrap up the win.

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