Dodgers Come Out On Top To Cap Thrilling Barnburner


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In an exciting, nerve-wracking game where the Dodgers and Padres traded the lead multiple times, the Dodgers managed to finally come out on top with a 9th inning bases-loaded walk. Manny Machado homered twice for the Padres, but Max Muncy hit a 3-run homer for the Dodgers in the 7-6 Dodger win.

The Padres took the lead right out of the gate when Machado hit his 7th homer of the year. Rich Hill threw a poor curveball to his former teammate, who made him pay. The ball left Machado’s bat at 103mph and hit a wall 387 feet from home plate.

The Dodgers wasted little time in the second to tie the game. Alex Verdugo singled with two outs and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Chris Taylor then drove him in to tie the game.

The Padres took the lead back in the second, thanks in part to another Machado homer. Machado demolished another pitch that missed its location and deposited it 425 feet from home plate, giving the Padres a 3-1 lead.

The Dodgers rallied back in the 6th, scoring 5 runs and taking the lead. The Dodgers had two men on when Muncy demolished a curveball, depositing it in the right-field seats. Matt Beaty then hit an RBI single, collecting his first RBI. Justin Turner then added the 5th run of the inning with an RBI forceout.

The wheels came off the bus for the Dodger bullpen in the 6th inning when the Padres tied the game. The Padres scored a run on an RBI double, then two more on a bases loaded hit-by-pitch and walk.

The game stayed tied at 6 until the 9th inning when Padres’ closer, Kirby Yates fell apart. Yates allowed a single, then walked a man and hit a man with two outs to load the bases. And then he issued a 5-pitch walk to Verdugo, giving the Dodgers the lead for good.

Up Next:

The Dodgers will go for the sweep in San Diego at 1:10 pm. Kenta Maeda (3-2, 4.41 ERA) will face Nick Margevicius (2-3, 3.23 ERA). Hopefully, the Dodgers can keep Machado from hitting another homer.

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