Dodgers: All of the Must-See Plays from the First Dodgers vs. Padres Series

The Dodgers and the Padres had their highly-anticipated first series last weekend and there was a lot of action that occurred. LA came up short of the sweep against the Padres during this series but lost in their last game. However, both teams came out to play and would not go down easily. 

If you somehow missed it, or just want to relive the action, here are the best moments and plays for the Dodgers.

Game One: 

Game one was on Friday and started off with the Padres jumping out to a 1-0 lead on a Fernando Tatis home run. It stayed that way until the 5th inning when rookie Luke Raley connected on a solo home run to right-center and tied the game. It was also the first homer of his big league career.

After some back and forth in the late innings, the game was tied 5-5 in the 9th. Justin Turner singled to center field, driving in Mookie Betts and giving the Dodgers the 6-5 lead. 

However, the Padres tied the game back up in the bottom of the 9th inning, bringing this game into extra innings. After two scoreless frames, Corey Seager hit a 2-run home run in the top of the 12th and opened up the floodgates to an eventual 11-6 Dodger win.

To make it even better, David Price hit a sac fly in the 12th inning, which allowed Chris Taylor to score, solidifying the Dodgers win on the first night. A great way to start the series and show the Padres what LA is capable of. 

Game Two: 

Saturday’s game was more of the pitcher’s duel variety. Clayton Kershaw faced off against new Padre and old friend Yu Darvish in a battle of aces. The game was scoreless until the top of the 5th inning, when Kershaw worked a walk with the bases loaded and forced Zach McKinstry to score, giving the Dodgers the lead by 1-0. 

All of the real action in the game, however, occurred in the 9th inning, with Justin Turner providing some insurance on a solo home run to left field. 

Then, the best part of the night was an incredible catch from Mookie Betts. Padres players, Tommy Pham lines out to right-center field. With a runner on second and third base, the Padres could have tied the game if that ball had passed him. 

Game Three: 

Sunday was not full of as much excitement, but this play by Chris Taylor is a must-see. Taylor hit a two-run home run to center field in the top of the second inning. 

Now, the final game may not have ended how any Dodgers fan would have wanted, but this series proves the Padres are not going out without a fight this season. The best part is, fans get to see another action-packed series all over again starting tomorrow. San Diego comes to LA for a four-game showdown at Dodger Stadium.

I hope you’re ready.

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