San Diego Padres drop 5-2 decision to Los Angeles Dodgers

Posted at 8:27 AM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 11:33:08-04

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- AJ Pollock hit a pinch, go-ahead double in the seventh inning and added a solo homer, and Dustin May struck out a career-high eight to help the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 5-2.

Mookie Betts entered the game in right field in the eighth inning after missing a 5-4 loss in the series opener due to a finger injury.

May improved to 1-0 by getting his first career win against San Diego. He made his MLB debut against the Padres on Aug. 2, 2019.

He held San Diego to three hits and two runs in six innings, with one walk.

The Padres took an early 2-0 lead thanks to Jake Cronenworth's first MLB home run and an RBI double by Fernando Tatis Jr.

However, Friar errors and two-out rallies led to five unanswered Dodger runs.

Kenley Jansen finished off the Padres in the ninth to pick up his third save of the season.