LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers peaceable maintain a heartbeat in the NL West escape, and it was throbbing unhurried in the game.

Corey Seager hit a fade-ahead, two-escape homer in the eighth inning, when Los Angeles went deep four instances to rally past the San Diego Padres 11-9 on Wednesday evening.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts called it “a loopy explosion.”

The defending World Sequence champions trailed 9-6 earlier than Max Muncy and AJ Pollock started the onslaught by going aid-to-aid off Emilio Pagán (4-3). With one out, Cody Bellinger launched a shot to factual field that tied the game. Pinch-hitter Justin Turner doubled to deep left and scored on Seager’s shot to factual with two outs.

“That’s a whirlwind in a terribly short time,” Seager acknowledged.

Due to the their scintillating comeback, the playoff-race Dodgers remained two games in the aid of NL West-leading San Francisco with four to play in the long-established-or-garden season. The Giants beat Arizona 1-0.

“We’re peaceable searching to aid out a procedure and peaceable fighting for that,” Seager acknowledged.

Many followers had already left Dodger Stadium, but these that remained had been on their toes in the eighth, chanting and cheering because the outburst sent the crew true into a frenzy.

“We just correct never gave up,” Seager acknowledged. “We more or much less felt in that sport the total time.”

It was the predominant time the Dodgers homered four instances — all off Zack Greinke — in an inning since Sept. 5, 2016, against Arizona. Seager performed in that sport, too.

Mookie Betts hit a solo shot in the seventh to open the rally, and Pollock had a two-escape homer in the predominant.

Los Angeles blew leads of 4-0 and 5-1 on a evening when Max Scherzer struggled and acquired his 2d straight no-decision.

David Ticket (5-2) pitched the eighth to create the protect. Kenley Jansen struck out the aspect in the ninth for his 37th build.

Muncy’s homer was his occupation-high 36th.

“I went aid and looked at every pitch, all 20,” Pagán acknowledged. “The single one who I didn’t cherish was the one who Muncy hit. This has been going down to me for attain too lengthy with, for my allotment, too just correct of stuff.”

The unhurried energy burst was equivalent to a Sept. 18, 2006, sport between the groups. The Dodgers hit four consecutive homers in the underside of the ninth to tie it, and Nomar Garciaparra’s two-escape homer in the 10th gave them an 11-10 victory that put Los Angeles aid in first space.

Garciaparra was on the ballpark Wednesday evening. Roberts was a participant on that 2006 Padres crew.

“It completely reminded me of that evening. Many of the identical vibe,” Roberts acknowledged. “To be on this dugout is a remarkable better feeling than to be in the visiting dugout.”

Scherzer acquired knocked around in his roughest open since he joined the Dodgers from Washington on the alternate cut-off date on July 30.

The three-time Cy Younger Award winner gave up six runs — five earned — and a season-high 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings. The factual-hander, whose 2.28 ERA was the bottom in the NL coming in, struck out four and walked none. He allowed two homers, just correct the sixth time he’s given up a few in a sport this season and the third time the Padres maintain done it to him.

“He just correct didn’t maintain just correct represent,” Roberts acknowledged. “He’s picked us up many instances over and we picked him up. He was one in every of the happiest guys after.”

San Diego’s Victor Caratini went 3 for 4 and homered off Scherzer. Ragged Dodger Manny Machado launched a two-escape shot in the third to head away the Padres trailing 5-3.

“This one for certain hurts on account of the attain we got right here aid,” Padres manager Jayce Tingler acknowledged. “I believed we did a remarkable job of swinging the bat.”

The Dodgers made two errors in the fourth, when the Padres tied it 5-all. Third baseman Chris Taylor’s fielding error would had been the 2d out of the inning. Seager booted a ball at shortstop that allowed Wil Myers to rating the tying escape.

Tommy Pham had an RBI double and Trent Grisham added a two-escape single for a 9-5 lead in the seventh, when reliever Brusdar Graterol confronted four batters, giving up two walks, two hits and three runs.

The Dodgers misplaced hot-hitting outfielder Gavin Lux in the sixth. He crashed into the center-field wall head on and tumbled over whereas chasing Myers’ triple. Roberts and a coach got right here working out to the warning song to ascertain on Lux, who perceived to be holding his factual shoulder. Lux got right here in batting .383 since being recalled from Triple-A two weeks previously.

Scherzer had components for the 2d straight open. He didn’t inspect engaging at Colorado closing Thursday, allowing five runs and 6 hits in a no-decision. This time, he didn’t salvage his 2d strikeout till the fifth, when he had his first 1-2-3 inning of the game.

The Dodgers led 4-0 in the predominant on Trea Turner’s RBI double, Muncy’s RBI single and Pollock’s two-escape homer. Seager added an RBI double in the 2d for a 5-1 lead.


Padres: RF Jurickson Profar exited after hurting his left arm attempting a fade. … RHP Craig Stammen wasn’t active but felt better since going on the IL with flu-cherish symptoms.

Dodgers: Activated 1B Albert Pujols from the COVID-19 injured record. He felt better after having his 2d vaccine shot. … Optioned LHP Andrew Vasquez to the minors.


Padres: RHP Vince Velasquez (3-8, 6.22 ERA) was signed to a minor league deal two weeks previously after being launched by the Phillies.

Dodgers: RHP Tony Gonsolin (4-1, 3.00) has allowed one escape in 13 2/3 innings in his occupation against the Padres, going 2-0 in three games.


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