Seager’s Homer in 12th Sends Dodgers to 11-6 Win Over Padres
Golly! Also, still, 18 more to go.
Corey Seager hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer on Tim Hill’s first pitch of the twelfth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 11-6 Friday night in a strained, engaging the first matchup this season between NL West adversaries who have dreams of profound season finisher runs.
It required 4 hours, 57 minutes to choose this one, which finished early Saturday morning. The seats exhausted after Dodgers reliever Dennis Santana hit Jorge Mateo with a pitch to put sprinters on the corners with one out in the tenth. Trent Grisham strolled to stack the bases, yet Santana struck out Fernando Tatis Jr. to getaway.
“I’m exceptionally reluctant to advance beyond things, yet it resembled a season finisher game,” said Dodgers director Dave Roberts, a multisport secondary school star in northern San Diego County. “They played a ton of folks, we played a ton of folks — the force was there. Man, I can gaze upward and down my arrangement card and everybody contributed.”
The groups met interestingly since the Dodgers cleared San Diego in their Division Series a year ago in transit to winning the World Series. The Padres reacted by amplifying their turn, exchanging for Yu Darvish, Blake Snell and Joe Musgrove.
Darvish and Snell are planned to contribute the last two rounds of the three-game arrangement.
“Better believe it, it seemed like a contention around evening time,” said Roberts, who minimized that thought during spring preparing
Seager homered to focus field, his second, with Mookie Betts on a respectable halfway point in the wake of making the last out of the eleventh. The Dodgers added three additional runs in the inning, including a fielder’s choice by reliever David Price (1-0) that was gotten by Musgrove, who took over in avoided field after the Padres ran with regard to relievers.
Left defender Jurickson Profar moved to a respectable halfway point as infielder Jake Cronenworth came in to pitch. He got the last two outs, including striking out Betts to end the inning.
“It’s consistently there, something I sort of have in my back pocket,” said Cronenworth, a school nearer at Michigan. “I needed possibly to toss somewhat harder, yet they revealed to me not to.”
Slope (0-2) permitted five runs, three acquired, and four hits in 1/3 innings.
Value, who got his first save since Game 7 of the 2008 AL Championship Series on Thursday night against Colorado, said it was “a pleasant contention to be important for.”
“When you get to that first seat clearing whatever occurs, that is the point at which it sort of goes to the following level,” he added.
After the Dodgers went on 6-5 in the 10th when Justin Turner singled in Betts, the Padres attached it with two outs in the base half when Eric Hosmer singled home Manny Machado.
San Diego had tied the game at 5 on Profar’s inverse field, two-run twofold to left in the eighth inning off Corey Knebel.
“I’m simply spent inwardly, only pleased with everyone,” Roberts said after the first of 19 booked gatherings between the groups this year. “We reacted, they replied back, they continued battling, we continued battling.”