Puig’s 2-run single in 17th leads Dodgers over Padres, 9-5 – ESPN

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SAN DIEGO — Yasiel Puig hit a tiebreaking, two-run single with the bases loaded and one out in the 17th inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 9-5 on Sunday to snap a four-game losing streak.

The game started in afternoon sunshine and ended at dusk, taking 5 hours, 47 minutes.

The Dodgers started the four-run rally off rookie Luis Perdomo when Howie Kendrick hit a leadoff double that bounced over the wall in right-center field. Adrian Gonzalez was intentionally walked and reliever Ross Stripling advanced them with a groundout. Joc Pederson was intentionally walked to load the bases, and then Puig singled up the middle. Pederson scored on a wild pitch and Carl Crawford hit an RBI grounder.

Stripling (2-3) pitched three innings for the win. Perdomo (1-1) was the hard-luck loser after pitching five innings.

The Dodgers loaded the bases in the 14th and failed to score. They used Clayton Kershaw as a pinch-hitter in the 15th.

The Dodgers might have scored the go-ahead run in the ninth if not for a baserunning blunder by Puig, who hit a leadoff single off Fernando Rodney and took second on a wild pitch. A.J. Ellis bunted, but Puig didn’t take third, even though it was open because Yangervis Solarte fielded the bunt. Ellis raised his arms in frustration after seeing that Puig didn’t advance. Crawford lifted a fly ball to shallow left that might have brought in Puig.

Plate umpire David Rackley left the game in the fifth after getting hit in the groin by a foul bunt attempt by Pederson. Rackley collapsed, was down for about 5 minutes and was tended to by a Padres trainer. He had to be helped to his feet before leaving the field under his own power. Rackley handed a ball to a kid on his way to the tunnel.

Alfonso Marquez went into the umpires’ room to change into his gear and moved from second base to the plate. The game resumed after a 15-minute delay.

The Dodgers erased a 4-0 deficit, getting a tying homer from Justin Turner in the seventh and then a shot from Howie Kendrick leading off the eighth for a 5-4 lead.

The Padres tied it in the eighth on Melvin Upton Jr.’s RBI triple to right-center off Kenley Jansen, with the ball sailing just past the outstretched glove of Pederson in center. That brought in Wil Myers, aboard on a leadoff walk.

The Padres jumped on Kenta Maeda for four runs on four hits in the sixth inning, including Myer’s three-run triple that got by diving right fielder Puig. Christian Bethancourt had an RBI single.

L.A. got three of those runs back in the sixth in chasing starter Colin Rea. Corey Seager and Adrian Gonzalez hit RBI singles and another run scored on a wild pitch.

Maeda allowed four runs and four hits in five innings, struck out five and walked one.

Rea allowed three runs and three hits in five-plus, struck out three and walked two.


Dodgers: X-rays on C Yasmani Grandal‘s ankle Saturday night were negative. He fouled a ball off the inside of his foot. Grandal struck out as a pinch-hitter in the 11th on Sunday.


Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (6-1, 1.57) is scheduled to start the opener of a three-game home series against Cincinnati, which will counter with LHP Brandon Finnegan (1-2, 4.44).

Padres: LHP Drew Pomeranz (4-4, 1.96) will pitch Monday night’s opener in a three-game series at San Francisco against Johnny Cueto (6-1, 2.70). The Giants swept the Padres last week for the second time this season.

Puig’s 2-run single in 17th leads Dodgers over Padres, 9-5 – ESPN

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