San Diego 4, LA Dodgers 3

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 10:10 PM
Location - Dodger Stadium
Temperature - 77°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jim Wolf, First Base - Alan Porter, Second Base - Ron Kulpa, Third Base - Derryl Cousins,
Attendance - 50560

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
San Diego 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 8 0
LA Dodgers 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 10 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Diego 64-74 33-33 31-41 W2
LA Dodgers 73-65 38-33 35-32 L2

Recap


Padres 4, Dodgers 3: Carlos Quentin’s sacrifice fly gave San Diego the lead and Cameron Maybin robbed Matt Kemp of a go-ahead homer as the Padres beat host Los Angeles for the second straight night.

Quentin’s sacrifice fly to center in the top of the seventh broke a 3-3 tie. Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez walked with one out in the bottom of the inning and Kemp followed with a drive to center that Maybin snagged by leaping above the fence.

Tommy Layne retired Gonzalez on a full-count grounder with a runner on first in the ninth for his second save to keep Los Angeles 4 1/2 games behind the San Francisco Giants in the National League West and 1 1/2 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals for the second wild-card spot.

Will Venable walked to start the San Diego seventh against Shawn Tolleson (1-1) and then stole second. He moved to third on Chase Headley’s single and scored easily on Quentin’s fly to center.

Nick Vincent (2-0) pitched 1 1/3 hitless innings as six San Diego relievers combined for 4 1/3 hitless frames.

The Padres scored three runs in the first inning. Headley doubled home one run – his 19th RBI of the season against Los Angeles – and Hanley Ramirez’s wild throw home allowed a second one to score. Yasmani Grandal added a run-scoring single.

Los Angeles got on the board in the second on a run-scoring single by Luis Cruz. Gonzalez had an RBI single in the third to pull the Dodgers within 3-2 before Ramirez singled home the tying run in the fifth.

Dodgers starter Aaron Harang allowed three runs (two earned) and seven hits in five innings. San Diego’s Clayton Richard gave up three runs and 10 hits in 4 2/3 innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Headley has two or more hits in four straight games and is batting .395 (15-for-38) during an eight-game hitting streak. … Kemp was 1-for-14 in the series and is just 3-for-25 over his last six games. … Venable scored twice, stole two bases and reached base four times on a single and three walks. … Gonzalez had two hits and is 13-for-26 in six games against his former club. … Padres SS Everth Cabrera also stole two bases and is 28-for-29 on the season. … Dodgers OF Shane Victorino had three hits and also reached on a hit by pitch.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
San Diego   LA Dodgers
Clayton Richard Player Aaron Harang
No Decision W/L No Decision
4.2 IP 5.0
1 Strikeouts 1
10 Hits 7
5.79 ERA 3.60
Hitting
San Diego   LA Dodgers
Everth Cabrera Player Shane Victorino
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
San Diego 8 0 9 .250 15 6 3 6 4 0
LA Dodgers 10 0 10 .278 23 5 3 2 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • LA Dodgers will play their next game on the road against San Francisco. The Dodgers have a W/L % of .589 after a win and .462 after a loss.
  • San Diego will play their next game at home against Arizona. The Padres have a W/L % of .524 after a win and .413 after a loss.