Dodgers Defeat Padres 2-0 Because of Mookie Betts Sport-Saving Catch – NBC Los Angeles
Mookie Betts made an excellent diving catch and Clayton Kershaw starred on the mound and on the plate, serving to the Los Angeles Dodgers high the San Diego Padres 2-0 on Saturday evening in one other compelling thriller between the NL West rivals.
Kershaw (3-1) struck out eight whereas working six innings of three-hit ball. He additionally drew a bases-loaded stroll towards Yu Darvish (1-1) within the fifth, main Los Angeles to its eighth straight win.
Even with Kershaw’s stellar efficiency, the matchup wasn’t determined till Betts turned in one other memorable play for the ultimate out.
With runners on second and third, Tommy Pham hit a sinking liner to middle that regarded as if it was going to tie the sport. However Betts received over for a terrific diving seize, after which pounded on his chest in celebration.
Los Angeles additionally took the sequence opener Friday evening, grabbing the lead for good when Corey Seager hit a tiebreaking two-run homer on Tim Hill’s first pitch of the twelfth inning.
The second sport of the season sequence was simply nearly as good.
Kershaw gained his third straight begin since shedding at Colorado on opening day. Victor Gonzalez received two outs for his first save of the season.
Darvish was terrific for San Diego, permitting one hit in seven innings. He struck out 9 and walked two.
Los Angeles grabbed the lead with a two-out rally within the fifth. Zach McKinstry was hit by a pitch, Luke Raley singled and Austin Barnes walked to load the bases.
Kershaw then walked on a full-pitch rely, forcing in a run. Darvish’s 86-mph cutter was barely low and outdoors.
San Diego had runners on the corners with one out within the sixth when Wil Myers hit a pointy grounder up the center. Second baseman Chris Taylor grabbed the ball, stepped on second and threw to first baseman Max Muncy for a double play to finish the inning.
Justin Turner gave the Dodgers an insurance coverage run with a solo drive off Emilio Pagan within the ninth.
Dodgers: Infielder Gavin Lux was obtainable to pinch run, however he wasn’t allowed to hit attributable to a sore proper wrist.
Padres: Positioned RHP Dan Altavilla on the 10-day injured record with proper elbow irritation. LHP Matt Strahm (proper patellar tendon restore) was transferred to the 60-day IL. … 3B Manny Machado began regardless of jamming a shoulder sliding into second base and having again spasms on Friday evening.
Dodgers right-hander Trevor Bauer (2-0, 2.70 ERA) and Padres left-hander Blake Snell (1-0, 3.06 ERA) are slated to pitch Sunday.