AJ Pollock hit a two-run single and robbed Manny Machado of a two-run homer to guide the Los Angeles Dodgers previous the sinking San Diego Padres 5-2 on Tuesday night time in a collection opener between NL West rivals headed in reverse instructions.
“Because the break, AJ has performed pretty much as good as anyone,” Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts stated. “He has simply been a very good participant. He has been one in all our most constant performers within the second half.”
Will Smith homered for Los Angeles, and Julio Urías (14-3) allowed one hit over 5 scoreless innings in his return from the injured record to match Chicago Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks for many wins within the majors.
“I felt actually good,” Urías stated by way of a translator. “I adopted the sport plan.”
The surging Dodgers, who’ve gained 10 of 11, stayed 2 1/2 video games behind first-place San Francisco within the NL West.
San Diego has misplaced 10 of 12 and remained a sport behind the Reds for the league’s second wild card.
“Simply as a gaggle, we aren’t swinging it like we’re able to,” Padres supervisor Jayce Tingler stated.
Urías, who missed his earlier flip with a bruised left calf, held the Padres hitless till Eric Hosmer doubled with one out within the fifth.
“Urías is likely one of the prime guys within the league. Coming off the IL he seemed fairly contemporary. We weren’t capable of get a lot off him,” Tingler stated. “He blended it up early on. He had all of the pitches going.”
In a bullpen sport for San Diego — which is turning into extra widespread with the beginning rotation in disarray — center reliever Pierce Johnson (3-3) acquired the beginning. After retiring the facet within the first inning, Johnson gave up Smith’s residence run main off the second.
“Our pitchers, our bullpen did a very good job,” Tingler stated.
Padres reliever Daniel Camarena, simply known as up from Triple-A EL Paso, gave up two runs within the seventh on three Dodgers hits. The large blow was the two-run single by Pollock with the bases loaded by way of the fitting facet.
“He had an enormous night time,” Tingler stated. “Pollock did an excellent job.”
Los Angeles made it 5-0 within the eighth towards Reiss Knehr. Trea Turner doubled, stole third and scored on a sacrifice fly by Justin Turner. Later within the inning, Corey Seager drove in Max Muncy with one other sacrifice fly.
Jurickson Profar hit a two-run homer off Corey Knebel within the backside half. Blake Treinen struck out Jake Cronenworth with two on to finish the inning.
San Diego additionally put two runners on within the ninth earlier than Kenley Jansen struck out Adam Frazier for his twenty eighth save.
“General, Kenley’s stuff was actually good,” Roberts stated.
San Diego’s greatest probability to take the lead got here within the fourth. With a runner aboard, Machado hit a towering drive to left subject however Pollock timed his leap completely and caught it a couple of foot above the wall.
“The final time I attempted to seize a homer, I embarrassed myself. I did not need to leap late and run into the wall,” Pollock stated. “You aren’t getting too many alternatives like that the place you will have a catchable ball over the wall.”
The Padres lead the 19-game season collection 7-4, together with a three-game sweep in late June at Petco Park. Los Angeles ended a four-game shedding streak to San Diego, its longest since 2010. The Dodgers have gained the season collection for 10 consecutive years.
Padres RHP Yu Darvish threw his third bullpen since exiting an Aug. 12 begin with decrease again tightness. Darvish additionally took fielding apply afterward. “We’re getting shut,” Tingler stated. … RHP Dinelson Lamet (proper forearm irritation) started a rehab stint with Class A Lake Elsinore. Lamet was nearing a mid-August return when he had a setback due to an an infection in his hip.
Dodgers RHP Walker Buehler (13-2, 2.11 ERA) faces LHP Blake Snell (6-5, 4.82) within the center sport of the collection Wednesday night time.