Padres rally to send game into extra innings but fall to Dodgers 7-3
BERNIE WILSON, AP Sports Writer
7:44 AM, Apr 18, 2018
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Yasmani Grandal hit a go-ahead, two-run double with one out in the 12th inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers overcame Kenley Jansen's blown save to beat the San Diego Padres 7-3 Tuesday night for their season-high third straight win.
Grandal, who hit a grand slam in a 10-3 victory Monday night, doubled into the left-field corner off Tyler Webb (0-1), who was called up earlier in the day from Triple-A El Paso. Corey Seager was aboard on a leadoff single and Enrique Hernandez on a walk. Kyle Farmer added a two-run double off Kazuhisa Makita with two outs.
Scott Alexander (1-0) got the win.
The Padres struck out 20 times, tying the club record for an extra-inning game.
The Dodgers took a combined two-hitter into the ninth before Jansen blew his second save this season. He allowed Eric Hosmer's towering leadoff home run to center, his second, before center fielder Chris Taylor robbed Christian Villanueva of a homer for the second out. Jansen then walked Franchy Cordero, who stole second and took third on Jansen's balk.
Pinch-hitter Chase Headley, who came in hitting just .038, doubled to right on a 3-2 pitch to tie it. Headley clapped his hands and pumped his fists after sliding into the bag. Jansen struck out pinch-hitter Austin Hedges to send it into extras.
Hosmer had struck out in each of his previous three at-bats.
The Padres loaded the bases with one out in the 10th against Ross Stripling before he struck out Hunter Renfroe and Villanueva.
Padres starting pitcher Tyson Ross walked as a pinch-hitter in the 11th but was erased on an inning-ending double play.
Matt Kemp homered for the second straight game against his former team, a two-run shot with one out in the first off Bryan Mitchell. Taylor hit a leadoff single ahead of Kemp's third homer of the season. Kemp hit a three-run shot Monday night.
Kemp was the centerpiece of San Diego general manager A.J. Preller's wild shopping spree in the winter of 2014, acquired in a five-player trade with the Dodgers that sent Grandal to Los Angeles. That win-now approach with high-price veterans failed. Kemp was traded to Atlanta on July 30, 2016. The Braves dealt him to Los Angeles last December.
Dodgers starter Alex Wood almost got out of the sixth but was undone by his throwing error. He allowed a leadoff double to Carlos Asuaje and walked pinch-hitter Matt Szczur. Jose Pirela made the first out when he was hit by his dribbler in front of the plate. Freddy Galvis hit a comebacker to Wood, who tried to start a double play but threw wide of second base for an error that allowed Asuaje to score. Manager Dave Roberts brought on Tony Cingrani to strike out Hosmer and then summoned J.T. Chargois to strike out Renfroe.
Mitchell, obtained along with Headley from the New York Yankees on Dec. 12, has struggled with the Padres, although he did go six innings for the first time this season. He allowed three runs and five hits while striking out four and walking three. The Padres wanted him so badly that they agreed to take on Headley's $13 million salary for this season.