Padres score late, hold off Dodgers for first sweep of rivals in 8 seasons

Padres sweep Dodgers for first time in 8 seasons
Posted at 6:18 AM, Jun 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-24 09:18:34-04

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Trent Grisham drew a go-ahead, bases-loaded walk with one out in the eighth and the San Diego Padres hit three solo homers off Trevor Bauer and beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 for their first three-game sweep of the NL West rivals in eight seasons.

The game ended in front of a sellout crowd of 43,961 when pinch-hitter Albert Pujols lined out to third baseman Manny Machado who doubled Will Smith off second. That earned Mark Melancon his major league-leading 23rd save.

San Diego is 7-3 this season against the Dodgers, including winning four straight, and has won two of the three series against them.