Los Angeles Dodgers registers a 11-9 win over San Diego Padres
Los Angeles Dodgers defeated San Diego Padres by 11-9 to seal their victory in a game that saw both teams see-sawing between one extreme to another. Pitcher Max Scherzer from Dodgers failed to deliver a sharp performance which, in turn, allowed Padres to claw some space back though finally, Dodgers won the game with four home runs that came in the eighth inning.
In the very first inning, Corey Seager hit a one-out double which helped the Dodgers to get the early advantage. This was followed by Trea Turner’s RBI single and a base hit from Max Muncy and a two-run home by AJ Pollock added to the momentum. The aggressive approach adopted by San Diego was very much visible from a two-run home of Manny Machado, taking the game to the 2-for-2 though two errors committed by the Dodgers in their fourth inning led to the tying of the game with a score of two outs.
With six runs in 5.1 innings, Scherzer concluded and this was the very first time of the year that he fails to achieve at least five hits except his outing that was shortened by the injury. By allowing three runs to the Padres, BrusdarGraterol allowed the opposition to take control; however, this dominance was short-lived as Dodgers came back strongly with a power display.
Mookie Betts led the side with a home run in the seventh inning while in the eighth inning, Pollock and Max Muncy went back-to-back. Cody Bellinger took home the credit of tying the game courtesy of his home run and building on the momentum, Seager was finally able to seal the match with a two-run winning homer.