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Dodgers Vs. Padres Recap: Beckett Strikes Out Eight In Bounce Back Win

[new_royalslider id=”193″] After leading the entire way Friday, the Los Angeles Dodgers lost in walk-off fashion as Kenley Jansen allowed three runs to the San Diego Padres in the final inning.

Hanley Ramirez hit a one-out double just inside first base, but the Dodgers would remain scoreless as Yasiel Puig and Adrian Gonzalez both grounded out.

Josh Beckett issued a one-out walk to Everth Cabrera, who was then caught stealing. Beckett finished the inning by striking out Seth Smith, who had been wearing the Dodgers out this season.

Drew Butera hit a leadoff single in the third and was moved over to second on a Beckett sac-bunt. Dee Gordon gave the Dodgers a lead with a single past a diving Cabrera. Gordon then stole second on a pitch-out and took third on a bad throw from Padres catcher Rene Rivera. Ramirez extended the Dodgers lead on a sacrifice fly.

Beckett rode the momentum from gaining the two-run lead and struck out the side in the bottom of the third. The Dodgers went quietly in the fourth and the Padres would do the same, only managing to hit a single.

Justin Turner hit a leadoff single in the fifth and took second on a wild pitch. Butera flied out and Beckett struck out on a sac-bunt attempt that went foul. Ross then walked Gordon to put two on with two outs for Ramirez. The Dodger shortstop delivered with a shot up the middle and the Dodgers led 3-0 going to the bottom of the inning.

After picking up his fifth strikeout of the game, Beckett had a comebacker hit off his leg and Alexi Amarista reached on an infield single. The Padres wouldn’t get anything else however, as the game went into the sixth inning.

Amarista singled in the seventh, but Beckett otherwise struck out the side for the second time in the game. Alex Torres relieved Ross in the eighth, walked Gordon and then Puig to put two on with one out. Gonzalez made him pay with an RBI single to center and the Dodgers took a 4-0 lead.

Paul Maholm took over for the Dodgers in the bottom of the eighth and allowed a leadoff triple to pinch-hitter Cameron Maybin. The left-handed reliever retired the next two batters, then walked Smith to put runners on the corners with two outs.

Manager Don Mattingly brought the hook and called on Brandon League to get the final out of the inning. Instead, Tommy Medica singled to right and the Padres scored their first run of the game. Rivera followed with an RBI single and the Padres pulled within two runs before the game went to the top of the ninth.

Kenley Jansen entered the game in the ninth for the second consecutive night with a two-run lead. The Dodger closer rebounded from his blown save Friday and earned his 21st save of the season as the Dodgers won, 4-2.
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