Dodgers Vs. Padres Recap: Errors Cost Hernandez, Dodgers

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Yimi Garcia relieved Hernandez in the fourth and threw two scoreless innings while only allowing one runner to reach via walk. While Garcia kept the Padres at bay, Cashner did the same and the Dodgers were unable to cut into their deficit until the sixth.

With one out and a runner on first base, Gonzalez hit a two-run home run to get the Dodgers within 5-2. The homer was Gonzalez’s 23rd of the season and fourth in the last four games. Matt Kemp momentarily kept momentum on the Dodgers’ side as he followed Gonzalez’s home run with a double. Adrian Gonzalez, Lorenzo Bundy

However, he was then unable to avoid a Carl Crawford ground ball and was ruled out while Crawford was awarded with a single. Cashner ended the inning by getting Juan Uribe to hit into a fielder’s choice.

The Dodgers threatened again in the seventh with consecutive singles that led to Joc Pederson pinch-hitting and representing the tying run. The prized prospect continued to scuffle at the plate and fouled out to left. Cashner again escaped the jam without allowing a run.

Jamey Wright took the mound in the eighth and gave up a leadoff double followed by a single that put runners on the corners with no outs. Rene Rivera’s sacrifice fly extended the Padres lead to 6-2, which they carried into the ninth.

Juan Uribe led off the bottom of the inning with an infield single and Andre Ethier was hit by a pitch in his pinch-hit at-bat. Justin Turner delivered a pinch-hit RBI single to pull the Dodgers within 6-3 and Gordon represented the tying run at the plate with one out.

Kevin Quackenbush struck out Gordon and got Ramirez to fly out to complete the Padres’ win. The loss snapped the Dodgers’ four-game winning streak and dropped their lead in the National League West standings to 2.5 games over the San Francisco Giants.
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