LA Dodgers 8, San Diego 2

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 6:35 PM
Location - Petco Park
Temperature - 70°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jeff Kellogg, First Base - Mike Winters, Second Base - Eric Cooper, Third Base - Marty Foster,
Attendance - 24818

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
LA Dodgers 2 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 8 14 0
San Diego 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 6 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
LA Dodgers 80-75 40-35 40-40 W1
San Diego 74-81 41-36 33-45 L1

Recap


Dodgers 8, Padres 2: Matt Kemp went 4-for-5 with a two-run homer and four RBIs as visiting Los Angeles kept its flickering postseason hopes alive.

Aaron Harang (10-10) pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings and Adrian Gonzalez had a pair of run-scoring singles as the Dodgers pulled within 3 1/2 games of the St. Louis Cardinals for the National League's second wild card. Harang had a no-hitter through 4 2/3 innings and left after allowing three straight singles in the sixth.

Juan Rivera also homered for Los Angeles, which chased Padres left-hander Clayton Richard with a three-run fourth inning, capped by Kemp's two-run double for a 6-0 lead. Kemp added a two-run blast in the sixth to make it 8-0.

Richard (14-13) had his five-game winning streak snapped in resounding fashion, getting rocked for six runs on 10 hits in a season-low 3 2/3 innings to fall to 6-3 lifetime against the Dodgers.

The Padres got on the board in the seventh when Chase Headley doubled in a run and scored on a single by Yasmani Grandal. Headley has 109 RBIs, second in the NL to Milwaukee's Ryan Braun.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Kemp, who was 0-for-12 with five strikeouts in his three previous games, reached 20 homers for the fourth consecutive season. ... Richard was bidding to become San Diego's first 15-game winner since Jake Peavy won 19 en route to capturing the NL Cy Young Award in 2007. ... Gonzalez extended his hitting streak to eight games and continued to torch his former teammates with another two hits to improve to 17-for-35 lifetime in eight games against the Padres.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
LA Dodgers   San Diego
Aaron Harang Player Clayton Richard
Win W/L Loss
5.1 IP 3.2
3 Strikeouts 2
4 Hits 10
0.00 ERA 9.82
Hitting
LA Dodgers   San Diego
Matt Kemp Player Yasmani Grandal
4 Hits 2
4 RBI 1
1 HR 0
8 TB 2
.800 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Dodgers 14 2 22 .350 16 5 8 1 0 0
San Diego 6 0 7 .182 16 6 2 5 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • San Diego will play their next game at home against LA Dodgers. The Padres have a W/L % of .527 after a win and .432 after a loss.
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