Recap: Alex Wood, Dodgers Cruise Past Padres To Move Ahead Of Mets

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Ethier’s groundout to first base left two runners in scoring position, and Corey Seager cashed in with a two-run base hit. Seager alertly took second base on the throw home, which proved key as A.J. Ellis followed with an RBI single to extend the Dodgers’ lead to 5-0.

Outside of a Melvin Upton two-out double in the fourth, Wood had another easy inning and only thrown an efficient 49 pitches to that point. The Padres didn’t fare any better in the fifth, with Cody Decker striking out to open the inning, and the next two batters being retired.

The Dodgers meanwhile padded their lead in the bottom of the fifth with a Kendrick leadoff double and Turner RBI single. Wood erased a Norris one-out walk by getting Yangervis Solarte to ground into a double play, ending the sixth inning.

Wood’s first bout with trouble came in the seventh when Jedd Gyorko’s leadoff single was followed by a Melvin Upton double that Ethier misjudged, then watched carry over his head. Alexi Amarista’s RBI groundout scored a run and so did Decker’s sacrifice fly before Wood managed to get out of the inning with the Dodgers still leading, 6-2.

Joel Peralta replaced Wood in the eighth, struck out two batters and worked around a two-out single to toss a scoreless inning. Pedro Baez took over in the ninth and wrapped up the Dodgers’ 6-2 win.

The win was the Dodgers’ 90th of the season, making it the first time they’ve posted three consecutive 90-win seasons since 1976-78.


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