Eric Hosmer Delivers Late as Padres Rally to Defeat Dodgers, 5-2 – NBC Los Angeles

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Eric Hosmer delivered the tying and go-ahead RBIs within the seventh and eighth innings, serving to the San Diego Padres beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 Sunday to keep away from a sweep within the first collection of the yr between the NL West rivals.

Dodgers starter Trevor Bauer handed off a 2-1 result in Los Angeles’ bullpen after six innings in tight duel with one other Cy Younger Award winner, Blake Snell.

Hosmer doubled within the tying run within the seventh off Brusdar Graterol, then delivered the decisive blow within the eighth. San Diego scored three unearned runs within the inning stemming from shortstop Corey Seager’s throwing error. Hosmer’s sharp single made it 3-2, and Tommy Pham adopted with a two-run double into the left-field nook.

San Diego had misplaced seven straight within the rivalry, together with a three-game sweep in final yr’s NL Division Sequence. The Padres and Dodgers will meet 16 extra occasions this season, beginning with a set subsequent weekend in Los Angeles.

In 4 earlier profession begins versus the Padres, Bauer was 0-4 with a 5.06 ERA. Bauer, the 2020 NL Cy Younger winner with Cincinnati, was efficient his complete outing, pounding his chest twice after placing out Fernando Tatis Jr. on a 3-2 fastball to finish the sixth and end his day. Bauer gave up one earned run and three hits whereas placing out seven.

Snell, the 2018 AL Cy Younger winner with Tampa Bay, confronted the Dodgers for the primary time since he was fatefully taken out of Recreation 6 of the World Sequence final yr after dominating LA for over 5 innings. He lasted 5 innings and was lifted for a pinch-hitter after 95 pitches, giving up two earned runs and two hits whereas placing out seven on 98 pitches.

Keone Kela (2-0) earned the win in aid for the Padres and Mark Melancon notched his sixth save. Reliever Scott Alexander (0-1) took the loss for the Dodgers.

Graterol, activated on Sunday from the 10-day injured checklist, confronted the Padres within the seventh and gave up a single, double and stroll in 5 batters in two-thirds of an inning. Hosmer’s opposite-field double off the left-field foul line scored Manny Machado.

Within the second inning, Will Smith singled and Chris Taylor smashed an estimated 443-foot, two-run homer to left-center on a 95 mph fastball from Snell to provide the Dodgers a 2-0 edge.

The Padres trailed solely 2-1 after Jake Cronenworth hit a knuckle curve from Bauer for a solo homer within the fourth.

Graterol pitched for the primary time since his celebration on the mound in final yr’s NL Division Sequence after teammate Cody Bellinger’s sensational catch robbing Tatis of a house run in Recreation 2. Graterol’s antics angered the Padres and led to a heated confrontation between the groups.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Dodgers: Positioned SS Gavin Lux on the 10-day injured checklist with proper wrist soreness.

Padres: RF Trent Grisham was scratched from Sunday’s beginning lineup as a consequence of left quad tightness however was out there on the bench.

UP NEXT

Dodgers: RHP Dustin Could (1-0, 1.74) is scheduled to start out Monday to start a two-game collection at Seattle.

Padres: RHP Joe Musgrove (2-1, 0.47) is scheduled to open a three-game residence collection versus Milwaukee on Monday. It is going to be Musgrove’s first residence begin since he threw a no-hitter on April 9 at Texas, the primary no-hitter in Padres historical past.



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