Pitching and simply sufficient hitting acquired the Dodgers again to profitable.
Julio Urías threw seven shutout innings for his main league-leading seventeenth victory, Max Muncy slugged a two-run homer and Los Angeles beat the San Diego Padres 3-0 on Friday evening to snap a two-game skid.
“It was actually necessary for us to get forward of this sequence,” Urías mentioned by means of a translator. “On a private observe, very nice to get these victories.”
Urías (17-3) scattered three hits, struck out seven and walked one to stay unbeaten in his final 13 begins, going 8-0 in that stretch. The left-hander hasn’t misplaced since June 21 at San Diego.
“He is a front-line starter and when he takes the baseball, we count on to win,” supervisor Dave Roberts mentioned. “For him to go deep tonight reveals his progress and maturity.”
Padres All-Star shortstop Jake Cronenworth acquired hit on his left hand by a pitch within the third and later left the sport. Supervisor Jayce Tingler mentioned Cronenworth has a small fracture on his left ring finger and might be re-evaluated over the subsequent few days.
Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth for his thirty first save.
The Dodgers remained 2 1/2 video games behind NL West-leading San Francisco and improved to a significant league-best 47-23 at dwelling with their fifteenth shutout.
Muncy’s 32nd homer off Joe Musgrove (10-9) gave the Dodgers a 2-0 lead within the third. Mookie Betts singled for the Dodgers’ first hit of the sport and scored on Muncy’s shot to proper.
Musgrove gave up three runs and 4 hits in six innings. The best-hander struck out seven and walked a season-high 5.
“Simply didn’t have an excellent arsenal to work with,” Musgrove mentioned. “The walks clearly damage me lots. Simply quite a lot of wasted pitches, quite a lot of prolonged innings. I made the evening lots tougher on myself than I wanted to.”
The Dodgers prolonged their result in 3-0 within the fourth. Chris Taylor’s sacrifice fly scored Will Smith, who doubled and took third on Musgrove’s wild pitch.
The Padres had simply two runners attain second base till the eighth. Blake Treinen gave up back-to-back, two-out singles to Ha-Seong Kim and Fernando Tatis Jr., placing the tying run on the plate. However Wil Myers struck out swinging to finish the risk.
Former Dodger Manny Machado, who was booed heartily, went 0 for 3 with a stroll. Tatis was 2 for 4 with two strikeouts within the Padres’ third straight loss.
Mired in an offensive stoop, Taylor made two stellar defensive performs in middle subject. He had a snow-cone catch towards Myers within the fourth and robbed Machado of a two-run homer on the wall to finish the fifth.
“He was sitting on that pitch all evening, he was working me to make that pitch,” Urías mentioned. “I assumed it was going to go over the fence. Fortunately, it didn’t and it was an excellent play by Chris.”
Taylor practically nabbed a 3rd catch. A ball hit by Myers went off the tip of Taylor’s glove for a two-out double within the sixth.
San Diego fell right into a tie with Cincinnati for the second NL wild card.
“Everyone seems to be in that lull proper now of feeling we are able to’t get issues proper,” Musgrove mentioned. “Underperforming the final month and a half has actually set us again.”
MAKE OR BREAK
The Padres opened an important 10-game street journey of their bid to safe the second NL wild card spot.
They’ve the hardest remaining power of schedule at .605, and the fewest remaining dwelling video games within the majors with six.
The entire Padres’ remaining video games are towards opponents that at present personal profitable data, they usually’re the one crew in baseball with none upcoming video games towards groups which are at present .500 or worse. They’re 37-31 towards groups with profitable data.
The Dodgers recalled infielder-outfielder Matt Beaty for his third stint with them and recalled infielder Gavin Lux for his second stint.
Beaty has batted .262 with 5 dwelling runs and 34 RBI in 105 video games.
Lux has hit .221 with six homers and 37 RBI in 85 video games. He went 0 for two with a stroll earlier than being changed within the outfield, the place he performed for the primary time in his massive league profession.
Outfielder Billy McKinney went on the injured checklist with left hip impingement. He’s cut up the season between Milwaukee, New York and Los Angeles, batting a mixed .192 with 9 homers and 27 RBI in 116 video games. In 37 video games with the Dodgers, McKinney has hit .146 with one homer and 7 RBI.
The crew optioned right-hander Andre Jackson a day after he was recalled however didn’t seem in a sport. Jackson is 0-1 with a 1.04 ERA and 7 strikeouts in two main league video games this season.
Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw is anticipated to start out Monday towards Arizona and pitch 4 innings. He is been on the injured checklist since July 7 with elbow irritation. … LHP Danny Duffy (forearm) threw a bullpen.
Padres: RHP Chris Paddack (7-6, 4.95 ERA) makes his third begin since coming back from the IL.
Dodgers: RHP Walker Buehler (13-3, 2.31) is unbeaten in eight profession begins towards the Padres, going 4-0 with a 1.54 ERA. The Dodgers are 6-2 in these video games.